Nemesis Rebuild Late May 2023 Update
Tuesday 30th May 2023
The re-tracking of Nemesis at Alton Towers is continuing, with more track and supports delivered every week.
Since our last visit to the park more 2 more sections of track have been installed for the final inversion. When riding the monorail, you can now see track coming out of the tunnel and the inversion taking shape. A small red pole can be seen keeping this section upright and supported whilst other supports are installed and finished. New breaks and kicker wheels can be seen sat in the break run waiting to be install over the next few months.
Supports for the turnaround inversion have also been installed. It won’t be long until more track is installed and views from the viewing platform will become more exciting!
The biggest change seen since our last visit is the removal of one of the legs of the Nemesis creature. Is this an indication of the theme of the station dramatically changing or just maintenance of the station structure?
Nemesis Sub-Terra To Reopen 27th May 2023
Wednesday 17th May 2023
Alton Towers Resort has announced its hugely popular drop tower dark ride, Nemesis Sub-Terra, is reopening on May 27, just in time for May half term.The underground attraction, which is a firm favourite amongst theme park fans, invites guests to embark on an intense journey and witness the research of The Phalanx, before freefalling into the pit. Nemesis Sub-Terra, also known as the Phalanx Research Facility, is being reopened by The Phalanx, the secret organisation tasked with keeping the Nemesis beast under control. Civilians are invited to take a thrilling ride deep into the Earth’s core to discover the secretive research of The Phalanx. Look, stay alert, but don’t touch, as you’re shown exciting glimpses of a Nemesis egg. We’re told it’s controlled and contained, but very little is known about the origins of the egg that sits beneath the Nemesis site, but this much is clear, it’s showing life signs, and a team of Phalanx operatives are investigating. But can they keep control?Alongside the announcement, the Resort has revealed the attraction’s brand-new logo echoing the look and feel of the new Nemesis track, which was unveiled last week. The slick black track with red veins snaking along its length can now be seen on park ahead of its return in 2024. Located next to Nemesis Sub-Terra, fans of Nemesis can also watch the transformation take place on a specially constructed viewing platform, overlooking the site.Nemesis Sub-Terra will reopen on 27th May. For more information and to book, visit: altontowers.com
Nemesis Track Delivered Unwrapped And More Supports and Track Installed
Thursday 4th May 2023
Over the past few days trucks containing sections of the Nemesis track and supports have continued to arrive at the resort. Supports have always been unwrapped as they weren't given a custom paint job but the sections of track delivered up and until today have been wrapped to help contain the secret that they are custom painted.
Today, two more sections of track have been delivered to the park unwrapped and ready to be installed over the next few days and weeks.
Last night we reported that strange noises could be heard coming from the site during our rollercoaster restaurant visit during the evening.
From riding Galactica and the Monorail a few times we've spotted more supports installed in and around the last inversion area. With another section of track poking out of the tunnel. It must have been one hefty job to install rollercoaster track in the tunnel!
With the path through from Nemesis Sub Terra to The Blade entrance closed again, the new entrance for The Blade is being used again with new signage installed.
Spray-painted signs have also appeared overnight warning us to #SeekTheTruth with some strange symbols which appeared on the Phanlax website last night.
This will be our last mega update for Nemesis for a few weeks but we really can't wait to see this project progress!
More Nemesis Track Delivered And Installed
Monday 1st May 2023
Trucks continue to arrive at Alton Towers with more sections of Nemesis track and supports. Being delivered by the Phalanx the trucks are being stored in the car park by Air. Closely guarded these trucks are shrouded by fences so no one can disturb the Nemesis experiments going on by Phalanx.
Since our last look at the first section of the track being installed more sections have been installed going into the tunnel. And work on the final inversion has started, supports have been installed and bits of track for the inversion can be spotted on the truck and placed around the area ready to be installed during closed hours. Due to the location of these bits of track, everything is being done outside of theme park hours due to site access and track being lifted over the monorail and close to other ride areas.
Around the rest of the site, work continues on building new foundations for supports. Parts of the break run can also be seen on the floor of the break run, we expect these will be replaced with new parts closer to the ride testing etc.
It's amazing to see old and new Nemesis tracks bolted together. We cant wait to see what the park does to blend in the new and old track. The custom-painted sections of the track look amazing in person and the photos just don't do it justice.
From the viewing platform, not much can currently be seen but it won't be long until larger sections of the ride are reinstalled.
Maybe we will see Nemesis Sub Terra return very soon too! With the rides pre-show seen testing throughout the day and staff going in and out of the building.
Nemesis track revealed as iconic Alton Towers rollercoaster returns
Thursday 27th April 2023
Return Of An Icon - Nemesis Moves Closer As First Pieces Of New Track Arrive On Site
Alton Towers Resort’s iconic Nemesis rollercoaster takes a step closer to reopening with arrival of the new track
The Resort announces that part of the revamp will include the track changing colour from white to black, with red veins snaking along its length
Fans can now watch the new developments from the ride’s viewing platform
The eagerly-anticipated return of Alton Towers Resort’s iconic Nemesis rollercoaster has taken a step closer with the arrival of the first new pieces of track.
The legendary attraction - which takes riders on a heart-pounding journey with a g-force of 3.5 and top speed of 50mph - welcomed fans on a final ride round its exhilarating twists and turns last November before temporarily ceasing operations to undergo an exciting revamp.
Part of the transformation will see the entire 250-tonne, 716-metre-long track replaced ahead of thrillseekers being welcomed back in 2024.
Fans of Nemesis - Europe’s first inverted rollercoaster - can watch the transformation take place on a specially constructed viewing platform, overlooking the site. Up to 30 people at a time can get a glimpse of what’s to come, ahead of the legendary rollercoaster returning next year.
Nemesis closed on 6th November 2022 and guests got to see The Phalanx, the secret organisation tasked with keeping the Nemesis beast under control since its discovery in 1994, take control and close the ride. Since then, fans of the ride have been told how this organisation is carrying out investigations into the beast's behaviour ahead of reopening in 2024.
As a result The Phalanx were among the first to witness that the new track has changed colour. Previously white - it is now black, with what appears to be red veins snaking along its length.
Bianca Sammut, Divisional Director at Alton Towers Resort, said:
“As Europe’s first ever inverted rollercoaster, Nemesis rightly holds legendary status among thrillseekers.
“At Alton Towers Resort we’re committed to providing visitors with stand-out attractions that are unmatched by anyone else.
“Reaching this latest milestone in the transformation of Nemesis is a proud moment for everyone involved in the project.
“And for all thrillseekers out there it means the day we can take the wraps off our thrilliant revamp is edging ever closer.
“Stay alert for more developments…”
The Phalanx reports all is well amongst the Nemesis beast, encouraging those intrigued by the investigation to come and see for themselves at the new viewing platform - however, recently seen leaked footage implies all is not what it seems…
To find out more, sign up here: Phalanx Public Announcement | Alton Towers Resort
First Sections Of Nemesis Track Installed
Thursday 27th April 2023
The first sections of the track for Nemesis have been installed! The final turnaround of the ride has been installed with new jet-black supports and a custom paint job on the track.
Since the announcement the other day guests have been left wondering if this detail will go all around the track. And it would appear it does!
We wonder if the old white sections of the Nemesis track will receive a repaint before the ride reopens next year.
Nemesis Observation Platform Opens
Wednesday 26th April 2023
The Nemesis Observation Platform is officially open!
The Phalanx has opened up a viewing platform for the reconstruction of Nemesis.
With new track and supports starting to be delivered to the park from last night it won't be long until the iconic ride structure returns.
First Look At The New Track For The Nemesis Refurbishment
Tuesday 25th April 2023
Alton Towers have today revealed a new teaser for the Nemesis refurbishment / reimagining coming to the resort in 2024.
The video, which can be found via Alton Towers' social feeds shows "leaked" footage around a Phalanx facility, explaining all is not what it seems surrounding the Nemesis investigations.
In the video, it shows a Nemesis tentacle has been discovered, which is the track for the rollercoaster itself, sporting a black design with red veins running down the spine on the track piece. It is very reminiscent of the original colour scheme of the branding used when the ride first opened in 1994
Nemesis Observation Platform To Open April 26th
Friday 21st April 2023
Over the winter months, investigations have been underway at our Phalanx Research Facility to identify the reasons behind the unusual behaviour of Nemesis during 2022.
We have taken extensive samples for a range of in vitro and vivo tests, including deep cell analysis, chemical treatment testing, radiation exposure tests, antidote research, behavioural analysis and DNA genome mapping.
Our tests are confidential, but all results so far indicate that there is nothing to be concerned about.
We invite you to take a look for yourself via our Observation Platform open from 26th April located at the Alton Towers Resort.
Nemesis April 2023 Reconstruction Update
Monday 3rd April 2023
Work on rebuilding the foundations for Nemesis at Alton Towers is well underway. Riding the monorail into the park in the morning yesterday it was a weird sight not seeing the track wrapping around the pit and area. But you get an amazing view of the progress being made in the area. Construction walls for Nemesis have also been pushed back with more access doors installed in the area meaning we can get a sneak peek at some of the progress being made. Towards the top of the ride after the list hill, some of the basses of the supports are still visible. You can see where the removal company laser cut the base of the support to get the track out as quickly as they could. From riding air and looking around the area, it looks like these are the last two original support left to be fully removed. The entrance for the rollercoaster remains for now with a time-lapse camera installed to capture the progress being made for the ride. There is another time-lapse camera installed near the helix section. Every angle of this project is being covered by the camera and it wouldn’t surprise us if there was more than just 2 time-lapse cameras. At the helix of section of the track, new foundations are being dug. With a huge hole is being dug where a new support will be installed to help relieve some more stress of the ride. It's interesting that only 4 or 5 new supports are needed around the ride. With the fences pushed back it opens up the park again a little more. The Blade now uses its original entrance again rather than the old Ripsaw entrance which has been used for the past 2 weeks. We also spotted an old 2022 park map with Nemesis and Duel still on it. We’re sure over the next few days this map will be removed and maybe have some Nemesis is under-protection marketing added to it. Still, no more signs of Nemesis Sub Terra reopening yet, but the ride has been seen testing the pre-show the past few days. We didn’t see it ourselves but there are videos on social media and YouTube. Exciting times ahead for Nemesis!