A CLOSED ride is reopening at Alton Towers this month – eight years after it closed.
Dark Drop Tower Nemesis Sub-Terra first opened in 2012 and closed three years later as part of a 2015 downsizing of the park.
However, the reopening will take place on May 27th, just in time for the half-year semester in May.
The once-popular ride takes guests through the Phalanx research facility, run by a secret organization that keeps the “Nemesis Beast” under control.
Passengers then explore the facility to see the egg before free-falling into the pit.
Guests can enjoy the ride again this month when it reopens in time for the summer holidays.
The description of the ride states: “Civilians are invited to embark on an exciting journey deep into the Earth’s core to discover the mysterious research of the Phalanx.”
“Look, stay alert but don’t touch it because you’ll be offered exciting glimpses of a Nemesis Egg.
“We’re told it’s being controlled and contained, but very little is known about the origin of the egg that resides beneath the Nemesis site, but this much is clear, it shows signs of life and a team of Phalanx agents examine it. But can you stay in control?”
The announcement comes ahead of the reopening of the Nemesis roller coasteryear, found next to Nemesis Sub-Terra.
It opened in 2014 and closed in November 2022 as part of an extensive renovation project.
The reopening is planned for 2024, just in time for its 10th anniversary.
John Wardley, who designed Nemesis, said that for the “most disorienting” experience, passengers should sit at the front of a roller coaster.
He told Sun Online Travel: “Obviously when you sit in the front you can see the route in front of you. Although of course it flies by very quickly so you can’t really get your bearings from where you are.”
“It’s the most confusing journey on the front lines.”
“But there was a completely different driving experience in the middle and at the back. So there is no rule of thumb as to where to sit – all seats are equally exciting.”
Andis ready to open a new £12.5million ride after the project was given the green light.
The ride is said to be an indoor attraction and is currently referred to as Project Horizon, but not much more is known about it.
Until then, drive to Chessington, where the new Jumanji attraction opened.
It’s the only Jumanji resort in the world and home to the Mandrill Mayhem, Chessington’s first new roller coaster since 2004.
And Thorpe Park is opening its new ghost train ride this year.