|Nemesis. Photo: Alton Towers|
Nemesis was officially crowned ‘King of the Coasters’ at Alton Towers Resort on 29 August 2011, after 8 weeks of public voting in the ‘All Time Greats’ Rollercoaster Elections. The votes were registered over 8 weeks at the Resort and online, but Nemesis emerged victorious with 41% of the votes, followed by Oblivion (21%), Air (20%), TH13TEEN (10%) and Rita (8%).
The votes were registered over 8 weeks at the Resort and online, but Nemesis emerged victorious with 41% of the votes, followed by Oblivion (21%), Air (20%), TH13TEEN (10%) and Rita (8%).
Nemesis was Europe’s first inverted coaster when it launched in 1994 and was the oldest contender in the election. Over 50 million people have ridden it since it opened and experienced its top speed of 81km per hour and g force of 4.
Katherine Duckworth, head of consumer marketing at the Alton Towers Resort, comments, “Nemesis has always been a popular choice and the voting outcome just shows that it hasn’t lost its appeal, even 17 years after it launched. As Europe’s first inverted rollercoaster, Nemesis is still a groundbreaking ride and we are delighted to crown it King of the Coasters at the Alton Towers Resort.”
Alton Towers Resort was designated the Kingdom of Alton Towers Resort for the day to celebrate and the ride was officially crowned with a giant floating crowns. Riders wearing crowns marked the coronation.
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