Nemesis Development


Code Name:
SW3
Manufacturer:
Bolliger & Mabillard
Type:
Inverted Coaster
Location:
Forbidden Valley
Cost:
£10 million
Track Length:
716 metres
Track Height:
13 metres
Opened:
19th March 1994

Plans & Concepts

 

Construction

The construction of Nemesis involved a pit being blasted into the natural bedrock beneath what would become Forbidden Valley. Evidence of the bore holes into which the dyanmite was placed for the blasting process can still be seen on many of the standing stones throughout Forbidden Valley (and neighboruing areas), all of which came out of Nemesis' pit.

Work on the pit began long before the park had decided what sort of coaster the new ride would be. The blasting for the pit began in 1991 and initially it looked like the new attraction would be an Arrow Pipeline Coaster, but after two abandoned attempts (SW1 & SW2) they instead decided to try a new inverted type of coaster that John Wardely had recently heard of being developed in America and thus the legend that is Nemesis was born.