Alton Towers fans have one last chance to ride Nemesis rollercoaster until 2024

Thrill seekers are being urged to ride on Alton Towers Resort’s famous Nemesis rollercoaster before it closes on 6th November.

The iconic rollercoaster will have operations paused ahead of returning for its 30th anniversary, with a major revamp that is set to leave adrenaline junkies trembling in anticipation.

Park-goers now have just a few more weeks to enjoy the ride’s scary spins, corkscrews and loops before it closes until 2024.

Alton Towers announced the news via posters around the park from the secretive Phalanx organisation which shared that Nemesis will be closing due to the beast’s ‘abnormal behaviour’.

For those unfamiliar with Nemesis’ origin story, buckle up:

‘Deep beneath the ground at Alton Towers Resort lived a strange being.

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‘After being disturbed by workmen during routine maintenance, the monster that lay dormant was unleashed, wreaking havoc on the surrounding area. The Phalanx (an elite organisation of experts recruited from government and scientific institutions) immediately launched their extreme security division to pin down the creature and disable it.

‘It took 250 tonnes of steel, bent and twisted around the monster, and 200 men to hold it down – Alton Towers converted the steel that imprisons the creature into the tangled rollercoaster you see here today.’

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

Kate McBirnie, Head of Product Excellence at Alton Towers Resort, said: ‘Nemesis is Europe’s first ever inverted rollercoaster, which has been exciting thrill seekers since 1994.

‘The legendary rollercoaster 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.’

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 adrenaline junkies along numerous twists, turns with four inversions, and has attracted people from across the globe.

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