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Alton Towers Resort Announces Nemesis Refurbishment

Alton Towers Resort’s legendary Nemesis rollercoaster is set to close later this year, meaning thrillseekers have a matter of weeks left to enjoy its heart-pounding and exhilarating twists and turns.

Nemesis, Europe’s first inverted rollercoaster will return in 2024 after an exciting revamp. Until then, visitors to the theme park will have just a few more weeks to enjoy its corkscrews and loops before it starts its transformation this winter.

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Park visitors were alerted to the plans after posters appeared on park announcing the closure by order of the Phalanx, the special organisation assembled to control the alien Nemesis beast by laying the rollercoaster track over it back in 1994.

Details of the transformation are being kept under wraps for now with more information to be revealed nearer the time.

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“Nemesis is Europe’s first ever inverted rollercoaster, which has been exciting thrillseekers since 1994. The legendary rollercoaster is loved by thrillseekers 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.”

Kate McBirnie, Head of Product Excellence at Alton Towers Resort

Nemesis cost £10m and was crowned Europe’s first inverted rollercoaster when it opened in 1994. Riders experience 3.5 G-force as they race past the rocks and rivers of the theme park’s Forbidden Valley at speeds of up to 50mph.

It carries dangling thrill seekers along numerous twists, turns with four inversions, and has attracted people from across the globe to the Staffordshire theme park.

To buy tickets to ride Nemesis before 6 November, visit


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