Do you think they will get rid of nemesis and air in the next 2 years?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bex, 10th May 2014.

  1. bex

    bex TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester
    Hey guys,

    So i was thinking to myself how old are nemesis and air and i realized it is neme's 20th birthday and airs 12th birthday so in rollercoaster terms they are exceptionally old. Do you think merlin's entertainment will get rid of them in the next 2 years and replace them with something twice the size, speed and durability and come up with a nemesis and air 2.0 if you like?

    Could this be a possibility?
    What do you guys think?

    Bex
     
    Posted 10th May 2014
    #1
  2. Danny

    Danny Gugu Rides’ Number 1 Fan

    Messages:
    4,521
    Likes Received:
    10,108
    Location:
    Manchester
    Favourite Ride:
    Unknown - Parque dos Elefantes
    Compared to the majority of coasters at Blackpool, they're both young nippers. Nemesis certainly won't be going anywhere within the next ten years, never mind two. Air's future is likely to be shorter compared to Nemesis, but it isn't going anywhere just yet. They assuredly are not "exceptionally old".
     
    Posted 10th May 2014
    #2
  3. Rowe

    Rowe TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,201
    Likes Received:
    579
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Favourite Ride:
    The new Liseberg dark ride, probably
    To be honest, there's no good reason to remove either of them within the next 2 years when they're still working well, albeit breakdowns, and gaining considerable queuelines, they'll both be at the park for several decades to come.
     
    Posted 10th May 2014
    #3
  4. BigAl

    BigAl TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    2,957
    Likes Received:
    241
    Location:
    South East Cheshire
    Favourite Ride:
    Forbidden Journey
    Nemesis and Air are not old, even in 'rollercoaster terms'. Even 30 isn't really what you'd describe as old for a theme park attraction. Up the road in Blackpool is where you'll find the old timers. :p
     
    Posted 10th May 2014
    #4
  5. Alastair

    Alastair TS Forum Team Team Member

    Messages:
    4,405
    Likes Received:
    2,388
    Location:
    Stockport
    Favourite Ride:
    Indiana Jones Adventure
    Even if Nemesis was aging (which it isn't, yet), it's such a good ride that it should just be maintained and kept for as long as possible anyway.
     
    Posted 10th May 2014
    #5
  6. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

    Messages:
    11,174
    Likes Received:
    15,711
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Favourite Ride:
    Steel Vengeance
    Unless a major catastrophe happens then there is no chance of either ride going in the next ten years, never mind two! I reckon they will last as long as Towers want them to last, with Nemesis maybe having a slightly shorter life span due to where it is built.

    :)
     
    Posted 10th May 2014
    #6
  7. bex

    bex TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester
    ok so i guess they are not old. However what about AT building new coasters in the next 2 years where are they going to put them.... ?!
     
    Posted 10th May 2014
    #7
  8. Tom

    Tom TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    2,477
    Likes Received:
    810
    They won't be removed for at least 10 or 20 years respectively.
     
    Posted 10th May 2014
    #8
  9. Alastair

    Alastair TS Forum Team Team Member

    Messages:
    4,405
    Likes Received:
    2,388
    Location:
    Stockport
    Favourite Ride:
    Indiana Jones Adventure
    Posted 10th May 2014
    #9
  10. alee298

    alee298 TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    250
    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Favourite Ride:
    Colossus or Oblivion
    I have a strong feeling Air isn't going to last as long as Nemesis, due to the fact the trains seem to be forever breaking! :') But Neither will be going anywhere for a good 20 years to come!
     
  11. nemesis1994

    nemesis1994 TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Behind You...
    Favourite Ride:
    The Smiler just above Nemesis
    Doesn't nemesis have a 40+ year guarantee and air 30 years + as with most b&ms
     
  12. LordOfDarkness

    LordOfDarkness TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    196
    Location:
    Leicester
    Favourite Ride:
    Nemesis
    Nemesis will last aslong as the park does, only see groundwork being done in the future to make sure the supports still hold on the sides of the pit or something along those lines.

    Air I can see needing to be refurbished in maybe 10-15 years, to bring it up to standard with it's more recent Flyers, but that's about it.
     
  13. Bob

    Bob TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Aside from changing the layout, how could you refurbish Air to bring it up with the newer models?
     
  14. delta79

    delta79 TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    5,923
    Likes Received:
    5,131
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Favourite Ride:
    Nemesis, Air
    Theme the tunnel :D * runs away quickly*
     
    Russ and josht like this.
  15. LordOfDarkness

    LordOfDarkness TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    196
    Location:
    Leicester
    Favourite Ride:
    Nemesis
    GETTING RID OF THAT HORRIBLE SCREECHING SOUND WHEN THE CAR UN-ASSUMES THE POSITION :'(
     
  16. Bob

    Bob TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Both Tatsu and Manta make that noise as well, if it was easy to get rid of then I assume those two wouldn't have the screeching noise either.
     
  17. JamesDLD

    JamesDLD TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    West Midlands
    If the park are still hanging on to the likes of the Blade and Flume, I can't see a top class coaster going anywhere soon.
     
    djtruefitt likes this.
  18. josht

    josht TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,099
    Likes Received:
    546
    Location:
    Stoke on Trent
    Favourite Ride:
    bandit (movie park)
    Well no I would get rid off Rita, smiler, spinball and thirteen first
     
  19. chris556

    chris556 TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    8
    not a chance just look at how long the vampire has been going at Chessington but nemisis is looking tierd and could do with a retheme
     
  20. mobius91

    mobius91 TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    I don't think it needs retheme, but it does need it's theming to be renovated. Hopefully it will get some next year for it's 21st birthday.
     

Share This Page