Dan wrote:Shortly before the ride closed, it was temporarily closed for a “design update”, which was confirmed by Alton Towers themselves via their Facebook page. When it reopened, it had new thigh restraints and a lower locking lap bar, and because of the new thigh restraints large numbers of guests could no longer ride it.
It’s well documented across various other enthusiast forums that N:ST had restraint issues in the weeks leading up to its closure.
Just a quick Google search for Nemesis Sub Terra restraint brings up three topics on enthusiast sites which discussed the issue around the time the ride closed, including this very topic, where discussion around the restraints began on page 5.
Justin wrote:What Dan says is accurate. I was there too, on the same ride. I believe it closed straight after and never reopened
Robert.W wrote:They don't have the budget from Merlin to sort it out though, so that's why it's sat abandoned all this time. Whatever they are doing with it right now, I highly doubt it'll ever reopen as a permanent attraction. It seems likely that they have something planned for it for Scarefest, and that's it.
Swarm Chris wrote:They started a lot of the other scarefest construction in June.
But having said that, I'm n0t sure I trust any of the Merl1n Twitter accounts for hinting at possible attractions anymore...
The story goes that a Phlanx base once stood here, where they discovered some eggs laid by the nemesis creature. They immediately fled the base, and for years it has stood, being feared by everyone working in the Phlanx. The monster roams inside, and you need to go in and kill it to stop it from creating any more havoc.
Swarm Chris wrote:ROYJESS wrote:
Well that looks possible.
Although it looks like they've run Sub Strain for a few years, do we know where it was previously located?
Justin wrote:Sub Strain is located in additional rooms off from Sub Species. I believe these were the ones used for Lockdown.