About Nemesis Sub-Terra and some Fireworks


During the time after the first visit of this year, the Ministry of Joy moved into the park, which gave it an insane atmosphere, because wherever you looked, the Ministry of Joy was omnipresent. Since the whole action has a huge potential it would be a pity if the symbols would only be seen at SW7 next year. If you travel by car and can live without Priority Parking, you will find yourself at the other end of the park, not far from the Forbidden Valley theme area with its legendary roller coasters and the indoor attraction Nemesis Sub-Terra. From here, a monorail connects the parking lot with the entrance of the park, unfortunately, the view into the park through the windows covered with foil is hardly given. The fact that English people are not averse to joking is especially evident in the evening hours, when for example the cow train of the monorail is supposed to be greeted with a loud “moo”.

Nemesis Subterra

First Impressions

As I missed Nemesis Sub-Terra during my last visit, I had to take a closer look at it. The attraction can hardly be compared to a specific attraction, as Nemesis Sub-Terra is simply more. In a military tone of voice you are introduced to the upcoming experience. Shortly after the first preshow follows, where a newly discovered cave is pointed out, where some eggs of the legendary alien creature Nemesis have been found, which, tamed, has been used as a ride for the visitors of Alton Towers for several years.

The Experience

After entering the elevator you go down to the visitor center where one of the eggs is already in sight. After all guests have taken their places, something goes wrong. The egg breaks out and you immediately fall into the depth. While on the upper level one was only confronted with one egg, here one meets the siblings. You can feel that the crab-like creatures are not particularly friendly, especially on your legs.

Shortly thereafter, we get back on track and a countdown to self-destruction shows that we should leave the visitor center as soon as possible. It is loud, it is dark and not a soul is in range. In the elevator to the top you see yourself safe again, but even here not everything is right. The Nemesis Younglings attack the elevator, so that you can be glad to meet some employees of the Phalanx Operative, who are here for some aliens roast. Due to technical problems, we now pass through a stroboscope-like illuminated corridor, until we can see ourselves in security shortly afterwards.


Nemesis Sub-Terra is a terrific attraction, which even makes its real attraction, an ABC Rides Freefall, a minor matter. In contrast to Krake lebt! at Heide Park, which can only convince by its design, Sub-Terra offers not a specific attraction, but an experience which you should not be missed.


Towards the end of the season, Alton Towers blows up quite a lot of rockets into the air and presents a good 20-minute fireworks show, which is well synchronized to current as well as classic melodies. As Alton Towers is a quite big park, it is recommendable to get on the way early, as, among other things, the cable car Sky Ride stops its operation at an early stage. Also, some areas are widely closed and paths are narrowed down. Moreover, on these days, there is a very huge crowd of people in the park.


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