Forbidden Valley and come face to face with your darkest
Looming out of
an ominous pit at the heart of the area sits Nemesis, one of
the best coasters in the world. The monster is surrounded by
shrapnel thrown from its pit during its excavation, such as
the park's premier thrill ride, Ripsaw, or The Blade, a
traditional swinging ship.
Now in 2012,
Phalanx Control, the company responsible for securing Nemesis
have returned to Forbidden Valley to carry out further
investigations into the legend. They have come across some
startling new findings and are now ready to reveal their
nightmarish investigations to the world in Nemesis: Sub-terra.
However if you fancy a
slightly more relaxing ride, why not head to the leafy oasis
at the far end of Forbidden Valley, where you can find the
park's flying coaster, Air. And while taking some time out why
not take the weight off and have a bite to eat at Fresh Fish
and Chips or Refresh@Ripsaw. Or for food on the go why
not head down to Forbidden Treat, Nemices or The Generator,
one of the park's Burger King units.
At the entrance
to Forbidden Valley, take a challenge on Lava Lump, the park's
climbing wall with its adjoining trampolines. And the fun
doesn't end there, with the neighbouring Edge Games or Mutant
Racers which sits at the far end of the Valley.
Forbidden Valley is considered by some to be one of the best
themed areas in the park, with large stones and twisted fences
making the place look like a monster has roamed.
This area originally started out as Thunder Valley in 1990
when the Thunder Looper was installed, for some time this was the only
ride in the area. In 1992 however the New Beast was moved from Talbot
Street to the lower end of Thunder Valley, along with it a
children's roller coaster, The Beastie, which sat
alongside the area's entrance.
1994 saw the opening of Nemesis, Europe's first inverted roller coaster, and Thunder
took on a whole new look along with a new name, ForbiddenValley. In 1997 the Thunder Looper was removed from the park and Ripsaw, the fast,
wet Topspin ride opened along with a revamped Pirate ship now
called The Blade.
time the Beastie had departed the are moving to Adventure Land
for 1996 and 1997 was also the last season the Beast
operated in the park, leaving a large gap at the far end of
In 2002 ForbiddenValley saw a massive shake up of the area, when
the far end was finally filled
by Air, the £12million flying roller coaster, where
you actually fly around a roller coaster track, in the
''superman'' position! Dynamo also arrived at the entrance of
Forbidden Valley for 2002, however its stay was only brief, as
it was removed again at the start of 2004 due to technical