Nemesis: Alton Towers confirms re-track closure

Nemesis, Alton Towers

Alton Towers has confirmed that its Nemesis rollercoaster will close for re-tracking work at the end of this season.

The 1994-built ride from Swiss manufacturers Bolliger & Mabillard was confirmed earlier this year as being planned for widespread restoration.

It will remain open until the last day of Alton Towers’ 2022 season – 6 November. The re-tracking will see the ride out of action throughout 2023.

The rollercoaster’s entire track will be replaced between the top of its lift hill and final brake run, as will many of its supports.

Plans revealed that the replacement track and supports will be sand-filled in order to dampen sound, something which is likely to see the end of the ride’s distinctive roar.

‘Secret Weapon 9’

Meanwhile, Alton Towers has filed a planning application for a new indoor attraction with Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

A public consultation event was initially planned for Monday this week but was postponed due to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Documents for the new ride, which is widely expected to be Alton Towers next major ‘secret weapon’ investment, are not yet available to view online.