Nemesis Development

Code Name:
Bolliger & Mabillard
Inverted Coaster
Forbidden Valley
£10 million
Track Length:
716 metres
Track Height:
13 metres
19th March 1994

Plans & Concepts



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.