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Nemesis Inferno at Thorpe ParkSubmitted by SilPho on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 19:42
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Apr 5, 2003
Bolliger & Mabillard
Custom Inverted Coaster
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A “sequel” of sorts to the Nemesis roller coaster at sister park Alton Towers, Nemesis Inferno uses the same Bolliger & Mabillard inverted roller coaster ride system. However, it features a completely different layout, and while the storylines are linked (the alien from the original ride is said to have created the “volcano” setting for Thorpe Park’s version) most guests will be hard-pressed to notice.
Nemesis Inferno’s trains are suspended underneath the track, with riders’ legs dangling beneath them. The ride starts with a sharp turn into a misty tunnel section, before climbing a lift hill. The remainder of the circuit features a vertical loop, a zero-G roll and interlocking corkscrews.Review:
Nemesis Inferno has not achieved the same legendary status as its predecessor at Alton Towers, and it doesn’t really deserve to. The volcano theme is almost entirely wasted, with the majority of the ride taking place in a relatively bland setting. There are no close encounters with burning lava pits, and the sense of the ground rushing beneath your feet that it such as key part of the original Nemesis is not as prevalent here.
Despite this, riding Nemesis Inferno is an absolutely essential part of any visit to Thorpe Park. Taking on its own merits, it’s still one of the best roller coasters in the UK, and features a tightly-designed circuit packed with one thrilling element after another.Top Tip:
You’ll have to queue for slightly longer to ride on the front of Nemesis Inferno, but it’s worth the wait. As on the original Nemesis, the ride experience is greatly enhanced by being able to see everything in front of you before it rushes past.
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Reader reviews of Nemesis Inferno
There is no way you can get on this ride without comparing it to Alton Towers. Although it is a good coaster and very smooth (also very fun in the rain) it just doesn't have that same intensity as the original. At the top of the chain lift it does offer some great views of the park.
I agree totally with the other reviewer, it is a good coaster, but not as good as Alton Towers Nemesis and you just can't not compare them to each other.
The ride is also ultra smooth for a coaster, which takes away some of the effect.
Don't get me wrong, a good ride though, especially if you have never ridden Nemesis at Alton Towers.
This is a tough review to write. I suppose the best place to start is to mention the most common phrase heard whilst stepping off of the train. 'That wasn't quite up to Nemesis' standard'. That's where the problem begins with this ride.
No matter how hard one might try, it is impossible not to compare it with its big brother housed in a trench 150 miles north. Nemesis at Alton Towers was never going to be beaten in all round intensity, fun and thrill ratings, so this ride should have been left completley seperate.
The name 'Nemesis' has, since 1994, made people instantly think of Alton Towers and unfortunatley, Inferno just doesn't pack the same punches.
Don't get me wrong, this is a good coaster, but it has nothing on the original and that is what makes it seem a bit, well, 'meh' in comparison.
I enjoy riding this, the interlocking corkscrews and the unique drop out of the station ensure that it will never be a dull ride, but when you are almost forced to compare it to the ride at Alton Towers, it just doesn't grab me in the same way.
If you have never ridden Nemesis at Alton Towers, then you will love this ride, however, if like me, you have ridden and loved Nemesis for years, then try to enjoy it on its own merits rather than compare the two.