Nemesis Thorpe Park

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Are you a fan of inverted coasters? The Nemesis Inferno at Thorpe Park is one of the most popular rides among families and is in fact, the only inverted rollercoaster at Thorpe park! It’s most popular with riders aged 8 years+. Packed full of thrills, this intense ride put its riders through the ringer! Daredevils will love bursting through a fiery pit at the heart of a steaming tropical volcano… like, who wouldn’t, right? 

This hot coaster is a must. Don’t believe us? Read on and find out what makes it one the UK’s most superior ride!

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Why you should take a ride on the Nemesis Inferno at Thorpe Park...

Adrenaline junkies will love the exciting momentum before the ride even begins! Families will queue up the rocky mountainside which leads to the heart of the volcano. This immersive theme is created by lush foliage and tropical-esque decor. It makes your wait time that little bit more magical before you board your highly-anticipated carriage…

Buckled in? The ride spits you out alongside the hot lava surrounding you – so make sure you’re strapped in tightly! The whole ‘make your escape’ element adds up to a high quality experience. The whole set of the ride is aided by the foliage and rockwork surrounding the area, creating a really immersive and brilliant ride experience. It also ticks some of the ‘dark ride‘ boxes too, as you begin your adventure in the depths of an active volcano.

The near-two-minute ride is a quick burst of eye-widening, jaw-clenching, and scream-tastic fun. It’s the only inverted theme park ride at Thorpe Park, so you should savour every earth-shattering moment… Prepare to be propelled through 750 metres of twisted steel track, at speeds of up to 50mph, while your legs dangle freely. Just make sure to swerve the flying lava…

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What's the theme of the ride?

Nemesis Inferno’s main theme is centred around an erupting tropical volcano. Look around you and see all the different features of the jungle theming. What sounds can you hear? What wild plants are growing around you but more importantly how do you get out?!

Guests will begin their trek up the side of a rocky mountain as if they were explorers. To your horror, you’ve ended up at the heart of an active volcano – what will you do? The only way out is up…and down… and up again… and then through a few more inversions… Good luck!

Kids will love the rush, excitement and fun intensity of this wild adventure, from start to finish.


What is Nemesis Inferno?

his iconic thrill ride includes 4 inversions! FYI: Inversions are elements of a ride in which the track turns riders upside-down and then returns them to an upright position. That’s a lot of looping, swooping and of course, screaming – how fun! 

The ride has a time span of 1 minute 43 seconds long so it’s a real whirlwind of an experience! You can expect other crazy roller coaster features like a tunnel, Chain Lift Hill, Loops, Zero-G Roll, and Interlocking Corkscrews! Pretty gnarly if we do say so ourselves…

This must-ride coaster is made up of 2 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 28 riders per train.

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Where is it located?

The Nemesis Inferno ride at Thorpe Park is located near Detonator and Derren Brown’s Ghost Train. You can find it on the Thorpe Park map here.
Height restrictions

Age suitability / height restrictions?

There are no age restrictions for this family-favourite coaster however,  the minimum rider height is 1.4m.
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When did it first open?

The Nemesis Inferno opened in 2003. Later on, Nemesis Inferno’s sister ride, Nemsis: Sub-Terra was born at the Alton Towers Resort. Both steel roller coasters were created by Bolliger & Mabillard. Both rides have awesome intensity with Alton Towers’ Sub-Terra being a slightly more sinister ride than Inferno.
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What is the average queue time?

The queue time for this popular thrill ride depends on what date and time you go. In March you can expect an average queue time of 21 minutes but in peak Summer months like July you can expect an average queue time of 41 minutes.



Non-Ambulant & Wheelchair Access

  • You must have full upper body strength including head and neck control and be able to brace against the forces.
  • This ride is suitable for non-ambulant riders, you must be able to transfer into the ride seat with assistance.

Missing Limb or Amputation Information

  • Rider must have a minimum of 3 full limbs, missing/amputated arms or legs must be below the elbow or the knee.
  • Prosthetic limbs are not permitted.


  • In the event of a lift evacuation you must be able to pull yourself up and out of the seat at an inclined angle and make a 180 degree turn onto the walkway.
  • For non-ambulant riders, an evacuation chair is present to assist with the descent from the lift.

All ride details...

  • 80mph speed
  • 62.5m height
  • fastrack available
  • 1.4m minimum height
  • 51 inches maximum torso restriction
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Do you feel more prepared for Nemesis at Thorpe park? We have many articles about rides at Thorpe Park such as Stealth, SAW the ride, The Flying Fish and Rush. If you are looking for Thorpe Park tickets head over to our ticketing page.

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