“Life will never be the same!” Thrill seekers are shocked as Alton Towers announces its Nemesis ride will close in November for up to two years to undergo major refurbishment
- Alton Towers announced the closure of the Nemesis roller coaster on November 6
- The attraction is closed to “undergo an exciting revamp before returning in 2024”
- The much-loved ride will reopen in 2024, coinciding with its 30th anniversary
- Roller coaster fans said their day was ‘ruined’ upon hearing the news
Nemesis fans at Alton Towers have said ‘life will never be the same’ after it was revealed the much-loved ride would close in November.
The theme park announced this morning that its flagship roller coaster will close on November 6 to “undergo an exciting revamp before returning in 2024”.
In a social media post, he said, “By order of the Phalanx, Nemesis is closing. You have until November 6 to ride.
“Please arrive at Alton Towers Resort in an orderly manner.”
Posters circulated in the park announcing the closure of Nemesis on November 6 “by order of the Falange”
The theme park said the ride was closing to ‘undergo an overhaul’ and will reopen in 2024
Meanwhile, visitors were alerted to the plans after posters appeared throughout the theme park.
The posters announced the shutdown by order of the Phalanx, a special organization “assembled to control the alien beast Nemesis by laying the roller coaster track on it in 1994”.
Details of the transformation are “being kept under wraps,” but park officials said more information would be revealed later.
A planning application was submitted earlier this year to undertake ‘major maintenance work’ on the route, according to Stoke-on-Trent Live.
This, they said, includes replacing large swaths of the track ahead of the attraction’s 30th anniversary.
Alton Towers announced the ride would close earlier this morning on social media
Signs have been put up around Alton Towers to let people know that Nemesis will close in November
Kate McBirnie, Head of Product Excellence at Alton Towers Resort, said: “Nemesis is Europe’s first inverted roller coaster, delivering thrills since 1994.
“The legendary roller coaster is loved by thrill seekers across the UK and beyond, and we want to give fans of the ride the opportunity to experience Nemesis in its current form before it closes on November 6.”
Loop-the-loop fans said their day was “ruined” upon hearing the news.
Taking to social media, one person said: ‘Nemesis is closing??? Wednesday Ruined’.
Another added: ‘ALTON TOWERS IS CLOSING NEMESIS NO ONE TALK TO ME THIS IS THE WORST NEWS’.
A third posted: ‘Alton Towers is closing Nemesis. Life will never be the same again”.
Social media users have reacted to news of the temporary closure of Nemesis at Alton Towers
The roller coaster cost £10 million to build and was named Europe’s first inverted roller coaster when it opened in 1994.
Riders experience a G-force of 3.5 as they zip past the rocks and rivers of the theme park’s Forbidden Valley at speeds of up to 80 km/h.
It transports thrill seekers along numerous twists, turns with four inversions.
Alton Towers said the ride drew people “from all over the world to the Staffordshire theme park”.