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Does anyone know when this and the mushroom tours van were removed? I feel like I have some memory of them after seeing the pics but not sure (I feel like I remember noting paraffin was spelt wrong as a kid lol). Also, why would they remove them?? They look brilliant! Sometimes I forget how big of an impact Nemesis really had on the park
Yeah sorry I think I just got confused when I saw it where it used to be placed on the british theme park archive pictures because it's not there anymore and I don't remember the graphic on the side
The bus was opposite the entrance area, where the Blade entrance was moved to. What is now the coffee lounge was originally the Nemesis shop, then it became a takeaway food place (still serving kebabs), then rebuilt as Fish and Chips, then after the fire it became the coffee lounge.There used to be a double decker bus called Nemesis Nosh, where the cafe is now which sold kebabs etc, But I think that came afew years after 94, I remember it around 2000.
What I’ve always thought was the area around Air/Galatica what what the whole area looked like before they disturbed nemesis maybe odd but it works for me
unpopular opinion, nemesis is meh.
I like that idea around the whole Air oasis thing but I can’t agree with you about Nemesis being “meh”. It’s a piece of Wardley genius.
My unpopular opinion is that Duel should be ripped up and that it’s site should be used for the new secret weapon. Think about it - it’s a brownfield site so won’t involve disturbing the natural environment, it’s a nice level site and it’s far enough away from Alton village and local houses to create something spectacular. They could also utilise the old Duel queue line and post ride area to keep costs down, and with AT investing in the dungeons, there’s now a more modern horror theme ride to take its place. Plus the recent investment in TWoDW adds another indoor attraction.
I know that the Haunted House is a Wardley classic, but Duel is now a shadow of its former self and I think the site has huge potential for a more brighter and happier theme , perhaps a multi-launch water based coaster with indoor sections. Gloomy Wood is now outdated and there’s plenty of other dark themed areas in the park so I think it’s time for a different themed area to take its place.
The Dungeons isn't a modern horror ride, its an old boat ride with a horror theme slapped on followed by a walk through guided attraction. Alton Towers needs dark rides, getting rid of the Haunted House building would be an awful idea. I could support gutting the building and installing a more modern dark ride, but I'm not convinced it would be significantly better than Duel anyway.
Also as Nemesis proved a flat site for a coaster doesn't make for a great ride, a more interesting site encourages a ore interesting layout, thats why so many US parks have great coasters than feel a bit boring, the land is too flat.