Nemesis Sub-Terra tweaked following negative feedback

Alton Towers has made minor changes to the way its new attraction Nemesis Sub-Terra is operated following negative feedback from guests.

The dark ride concept is centred around four enclosed small drop towers, with simulated lifts acting as pre and post experiences to the main underground setting.

Reaction to the ride has been overwhelmingly negative, with many guests reportedly expecting an enclosed rollercoaster to feature.

The ride cycle time has been increased slightly, with a longer wait before the freefall drop being notable.

A video now plays to guests while they wait to board the entry lift, showing a one minute explanation of the ride’s storyline – loosely based on the theme of the original Nemesis rollercoaster.


Strobe lighting within the main ride area and brief moments of total darkness also feature, while the exit lifts also now feature momentary blackouts.

The alien egg is now shown to have hatched prior to the activation of the drop towers.

Previously malfunctioning 4D-style effects on the drop towers are now reportedly working, which include leg and back touching devices.

Reaction to the ride on the social networking website Twitter has remained predominantly negative so far.