Nemesis Inferno lift tops out in construction

Posted Monday, September 16, 2002 4:51 AM | Contributed by shadowsniper

Thorpe Park's 2003 B&M inverter has reached its highest point while elaborate station theme takes shape.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 4:56 AM
This ride is as ugly as Iron Wolf!
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Monday, September 16, 2002 5:02 AM
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How do you make that call when most of the ride isn't complete and the station is a mass of unfinished steel?

I love the length from the station to the lift. That's kind of fun. It kind of gets you away from people and transitions you from the real world full of people to the ride experience.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 5:46 AM

You're out of your mind. That's gonna be a great coaster, and I bet it's gonna look awesome once they're done. I love the dive into that stretch of track underneath the station. Wonder if they'll theme it with some kinda "hellish" tunnel.

Speaking of hellish, how about that entirely too long exit ramp?

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Monday, September 16, 2002 5:59 AM
I bet that long tunnel before the ift is gonna' be sweet. This ride is gonna' have great theming,hopefully even better theme than Nemesis, though that is extremely hard to top. But I've been told that the reason why they are starting so early is that they're is quite a bit more work to do after the actual ride is constructed. To bad the park didn't give any "special" info, like what exactly they mean, but I pretty sure this means hardcore theming that's got to be finished.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 6:39 AM

I bet swimmerkev means the two are similar in colours & layout - twisted.

Is it just me or is the lift hill spine deeper than usual? Could be, as to reduce the number of supports as with Silver Star.

Looks like this will be the smallest B&M Inverted ever! Not that it's a bad thing, it'll be intense.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 7:04 AM
as this ride is being built in my home park i think i should comment!

the ride construction is due to be completed by december for themeing to start. the ride and park will open sometime in march 2003. also, tussauds (who own thorpe park, alton towers, chessington among others) dont like to spend money that isnt really necessary, so construction workers only work 9-5 on weekdays and so dont have to be paid as much if they were working long hours 7 days a week.

the ride should be awesome though. its 100ft tall and has a pair of interlocking corkscrews (worlds first on a single inverted coaster) and finishes with a cool looking downward into upward helix combo which im hoping will have the same effect as goliath's centrifuge. the ride is themed around a volcano that is going to be about 17.3 meters tall according to planning applications.

if anyone has any more questions about this ride, please ask i will try to answer them as best as i can.

EDIT: the exit ramp is so long as the park want to take full advantage of a current shop located near the ride. the shop should be themed to tie in with the volcano theme of the ride. *** This post was edited by laurence on 9/16/2002. ***

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Monday, September 16, 2002 7:09 AM

Congrats on getting the ride laurence! Definitely will visit TP when I'm in the UK to ride the awesome two.

Had they not used stairs at the end of the ramp, there would've been no need for the lift.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 7:23 AM
I think the run up to the lift hill is a great idea. I would like to see more unique approaches to lifts. One of the best aspects of Kennywood is the unique start to the Thunderbolt. It is good to throw in the unexpected once in a while.
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Monday, September 16, 2002 7:28 AM
Taipan, you could definentely say that this is longer than Top Gun at PGA and it's probably longer than Nemesis. With all the turns and helxes, plus the long trip to the lifthill, it would probably to the Batmans in length as well.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 7:42 AM
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Vertigo - sorry to be off-topic here, but please email me at msullivan@ntmllc.com

As for Nemesis I, too, love the prelift section. I just hope whatever theme elements they use can be view from all rows, not just the front.

Moosh

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Monday, September 16, 2002 8:39 AM

Was anyone at the park on Thursday, Sept 12th. Colossus was closed. I left at 1pm. Did it open afterwards? Also Vortex was closed most of the day and Detonator broke down.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 9:12 AM
I was just going to comment on how great this ride looks already! I am absolutely enthralled at that drop out of the station and into the tunnel before the lift. I don't know what type themeing this ride will have (I'm guessing volcano from what I read in earlier posts) but I'm sure once it's all in place it will be even more grand! :) And to throw another .02 in there, the colors of the track have me drooling on my keyboard as well!

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Monday, September 16, 2002 9:32 AM

by the way, on the note of colossus, some of you might be intrested in there modifications that have been made to the trains. health and safety were not happy with the trains, 6 months after the ride opened! it seems that it was possible to get your leg out of the train while it was in motion which could be dangerous i guess. the ride was down for about a week while changes were made.

the main change was adding metal bits to where you get into the trains. you now have to step right over these instead of just getting right into the trains. i think they have made some of the most beautiful trains ever so ugly. hopefully they will do something over the closed season.

you can see pics of these modifications here: http://www.thorpeparkguide.com/parknews/index.shtml

im not sure if this is really news worthy, but i will put it here for you to see

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Monday, September 16, 2002 9:41 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Again, sorry to do personal business here but...

Vertigo - I can't reply to the email you sent me until you add my addy to your AOL account.

Moosh

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 9/16/2002. ***

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Monday, September 16, 2002 9:52 AM

typical, just as i post a better picture comes online of more colossus modifications:

http://www.thorpedatabase.homestead.com/mods.html

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Monday, September 16, 2002 12:41 PM

I can't even bear to look at the photos.

This coaster is proof that B&M can build a great ride in a small footprint....but of course we'll never see one at VF, even though we get rides that cost nearly as much. Arrrgh.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 1:03 PM
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Playa - look at it this way: the odds of Valleyfair getting a B&M inverted are better than Astroworld's! LOL!

Moosh - not sure if that's any consolation

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Monday, September 16, 2002 1:10 PM

Jeez, and I thought *I* was bad with the SFAW jokes. Not they don't deserve everything they get down there...

Chris "idiot" Baran

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Monday, September 16, 2002 3:00 PM
That's really funny haha, especially seeing as Astroworld already has an inverter, though it's an SLC...

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