Alton Towers
Air
Chocolate Factory
Congo River Rapids
Duel
The Flume
Hex
Rita
Runaway Mine Train
Nemesis
Oblivion
Ripsaw
Sharkbait Reef
Sonic Spinball
Th13teen
Twirling Toadstool

If you have even the slightest interest in British theme parks you must have heard of Nemesis. It's still recognised as one of the worlds greatest roller coaster creations. Even a decade after it was built it still constantly comes up on top 10 roller coaster lists. Do I really need to tell you how good it is? Well, I suppose I'd better, that's kind of the idea of these reviews.

The whole Nemesis experience doesn't start when you get on the ride, but as you approach it. It's themed around an alien stuck in the ground, surrounded by some great post apocalyptic style theming, including the famous blood red coloured waterfall and lake. This is enhanced even further by the fact the queue and the paths around it let you get very close to the ride itself. This all works brilliantly, meaning you're anticipating a great ride before you even get on it.

 

Once on the ride it never fails to deliver. The train tears around the track at an incredibly thrilling rate. This is all done on an excellent track layout. It has a loop, corkscrews, twists and some fun banked corners. As soon as you go down from the hill lift it's exciting ride element followed by exciting element. It's non stop high adrenalin thrills that don't let up from the first drop, until you hit the station breaks.

The real icing on the cake though has to be the rides setting. I read a quote from John Wardley, one of the rides main concept designers, that they could have built a bigger taller ride on a flat piece of land, but it wouldn't have been as good. The thrill of flying over a blood coloured lake, coming close spectators and people queuing, and diving under bridges and in to the ground. It's an almost unique aspect of this ride that enhances an already thrilling set of ingredients to create an absolute masterpiece of a ride.