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Iconic Alton Towers attraction is one step closer to being reopened

Iconic Alton Towers attraction is one step closer to being reopened

Thrill seekers will be overjoyed to hear the theme park is making serious progress.

Calling all thrill seekers - Alton Towers has got some exciting news to share.

The theme park in Staffordshire, England, is beloved by Brits who enjoy riding rollercoasters, so it's no wonder we were all left heartbroken when one of its iconic attractions closed.

Back in November 2022, Alton Towers announced that it would be closing one of it's most popular rides after a nearly 30 year run, where it travelled over 800,000 miles.

A whopping 52 million people had the pleasure of strapping themselves in before whizzing around twists and turns at speeds of up to 50mph.

If you have ever visited Alton Towers, you will surely be well acquainted with Nemesis.

The ride has been a favourite among thrill seekers since it opened back in 1994, especially as it made history when it opened as Europe’s first ever inverted rollercoaster.

But apparently, the order of the Phalanx comes well above what adrenaline junkies want.

Alton Towers have made impressive progress on revamping the iconic ride.
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The secret organisation tasked with 'keeping the beast' pinned beneath its steel structure under control' revealed that the ride would be closing on 6 November, 2022, breaking the hearts of thousands of Nemesis fans.

However, the rollercoaster has now undergone a major revamp and is one step closer to being reopened.

Testing has begun to check that the entire 2,349ft track is in full working order after being replaced, while part of the old carriages have been recycled and used to create brand spanking new ones.

Alton Towers gave themselves a pat on the back for reaching the 'milestone' while sharing the news with visitors that the ride will be returning later this year.

The theme park said Brits will soon be back riding on the rebranded 'Nemesis Reborn', which has been given a new lease of life and is only the second inverted rollercoaster to be built in any theme park worldwide.

Nemesis Reborn is set to be ready at some point later this year.
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Divisional director of the Alton Towers resort, Bianca Sammut, said: "It feels absolutely incredible.

"It was so incredibly important for us to bring it back to Nemesis Reborn and to give it new life for generations of thrill-seekers that are going to come to the park."

Senior creative lead John Burton said: "As someone who grew up in Nemesis, as passionate about both the nostalgia of it but also the future of it bringing it back to life, having Nemesis reborn for the 2024 season, I'm super proud to be part of that and to also make sure I put my utmost into delivering the best it can possibly be."

Project manager Dave Taylor seconded his comments, saying it was great to see Nemesis 'come back alive'.

He added: "We've made some advancements in the running rails, we've quieted the runner rail down, so there'd be a smoother experience through there, but as we've seen, the roar is definitely still there."

Featured Image Credit: Christian Rochat/RDB/ullstein bild/PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images

Topics: UK News, Good News, Theme Park