Tuesday, September 25, 2001 3:16 PM
What is Nemisis's themeing. I know a nemisis but, But really what is that Thing that has claws?!?
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 3:59 PM
Don't know for sure, but I think it has to do with aliens...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 10:39 AM
Post nuclear is the themed area description by John Wardley, the guy that did it. Its a mish-mash of mad-max and aliens. The story goes that there was this alien that no living force through the universe understands, so it found a place to rest in the gardens at alton towers and remained undiscovered for centuaries, then it was found, had a tantrum that it was found, and thrashed about, creating the pit we see today.... they pinned it down with steel, and now we ride it......
Theres a CD with the story and soundtrack on, read by Tom Baker, ( one the Dr Who's for you kiddies!). Used to be avail from Alton I think its deleted from production now though.
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 12:55 PM
Yeah, basically the centrepiece is this big pink alien, best described as a giant spider with crab-style claws. The loading station is contained inside this monster (it's quite cramped!) and it sits above various pits that the coaster dives into (the track is meant to be its tentacles I think). The deepest pit contains a vertical loop. It is great to stand in the queue with the top of the loop way above you and the bottom of the loop way below you.
The theming is effective whilst you are on the ride too. You go up a natural hill, turn and drop down a blood waterfall into the main area. After a corkscrew and helix, you rise into the zero G roll which is positioned inches above the monster - you really think you are going to hit the thing!
It is a lovely, lovely ride that makes the other UK coasters seem rubbish!
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 6:39 PM
Does anyone have a Layout pic of it? Or know where to find one?
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 6:46 PM
You might try a search engine. You might even go to the park section of this site, where you'll find all sites that have to do with the particular park listed with its park.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 6:56 PM
A quick 180 degree turn of the lift gets you to the first inversion, the corkscrew. After that, you go into a tight helix (about 240 degrees) and up into the in-line twist. Then you fligh up into another very tight (180 degree) turn which leads you too the vertical loop. Another 180 degree turn and you go through a corkscrew and then the final brakes. Now imagine several trenches and tunnels along the way, with most of the ride being half-burried.
Don't look down-Oblivion