Nemesis is one of Alton Towers most popular rides. The B&M roller coaster which opened in 1994 is an iconic attraction at the top UK theme park and is much loved by Alton Towers fans.
There have been rumors in the last couple of years that Nemesis may be in for a much needed overhaul and it has now come to our attention that Alton Towers put in an application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council on January 21, 2021 for major work on this rollercoaster.
The application seems to involve the replacement of majority of the track with only the lift hill and station appearing to be kept intact as well as the supports. The layout is not expected to be changed in any way.
The likely reason for this as stated by Screamscape is to fill the track piece with sand which is now a common method of making the coaster run quietly. We are also guessing that with its 30 year birthday coming up in 2024 that the track is also in need of replacing due to wear and tear. To see the full application which is listed as having a determination required date as March 18, 2022 visit the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council website.
This will be a major overhaul for this beloved B&M coaster which shares similarities to when Universal completely rebuilt the Incredible Hulk Coaster At Islands of Adventure in 2016 which is also a B&M rollercoaster. All fans of Nemesis will be hopeful that this track replacement will enhance the ride experience rather than hinder it.
As the planning application has only just been submitted there is still a long way to go for Alton Towers to get full approval and begin the work. We will keep you up to date with developments on this huge project on our News and Facebook page. Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below.