Work began on Nemesis way back in the winter of 1991, with the initial blasting for the ride’s large pit. Due to the time when it was being built, not many pictures of construction exist on the internet, so TowersTimes are proud to bring you this selection.
Grass as far as you can see… and cars. Yes in 1991 the site was still part of the car parks. The two prominent trees in these pictures are still in the park today. The tree in the second picture neighbours Nemesis’ station.
Ground work begins on the site. At this point it is possible that the park were yet to finalise what they would build on the site. What’s that small red and white structure in the distance of the second picture you ask? Well that is The Beastie of course, when it used to operate on the site now occupied by Nemesis Sub-Terra.
The first structures start to appear on the site. The tunnel seen being constructed here is the one you cross when walking from the station to the photo booth.
Work starts on the ride’s station.
The alien under construction late in 1993 and on opening day (from a similar angle).
The lift hill under construction.
Nemesis from above shortly after opening. The lack of tree coverage gives good views of the ride as well as the surrounding area. Rather interestingly this image seems to have been taken before both the Ride Photo booth and Nemesis Nosh bus were added.
Also notice that the current extended queue line near the entrance has yet to be added. Instead the now defunct extended queue lines at either end of the queue are in use – one of these now forms part of the queueline for Nemesis Sub-Terra.