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Saturday, 18 June 2016 12:09

The Building Of Nemesis With John Wardley

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The Building Of Nemesis

The Building Of Nemesis

 

 

When Nemesis opened in 1994 Alton Towers billed it as ''the ultimate thrill ride'' and it certainly lives up to this statement and even today is still ranking as one of the top coasters in the world.

The legend Nemesis is based around was entirely created by the Tussauds marketing department and adds to the overall effect of the ride, much more then a traditional marketing campaign could have done. Indeed Nemesis was so successful in it's marketing that the park has tried to reproduce the same effect several times since, most notable with Oblivion and Hex.

When the ride was introduced in 1994 the technology used was still pretty new, Nemesis being an inverted roller coaster, which means you board the ride underneath the track and your legs dangle freely. At the time this sent shockwaves though the UK's theme park industry, as nothing quite like it had been seen before - the nearest similar system being the Vampire at Chessington World of Adventures - however now it is quite common for parks to have inverted coasters.

 

 

Credit for video to: AT Jakee

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