Some photos I took back in 2008 of the legendary Nemesis at Alton Towers, Staffordshire, UK. Was looking through my photos folder and found I had some great shots from this year when the ride was looking exceptional.
Nemesis opened in 1994 and remains the most renowned roller coaster of it’s kind in the world. It’s unique landscaping, unusual layout, obscure theme and intense ride experience are what make it so special. It has consistently ranked in the top 10 world steel coaster polls.
Due to local planning regulations to keep the English countryside picturesque, Alton Towers are unable to build anything above the tree line. To get round this, they literally blew a hole in the ground and built the ride into it. The damp rocks that waterfalls of blood cascade down are real, natural rocks. It’s aged appearance was once intentional, but over the years Nemesis has acquired real rust and algae, become overgrown and a part of the landscape. The exit of it’s helix remains one of the most intense positive G force moments I have experienced on any ride. Not because it’s insainly high (3.5g ish) but the length of time this force is sustained is unusual.