Nemesis Sub-Terra Deemed too Scary by BBFC
In a recent Press Release, the Alton Towers Resort have revealed that Nemesis: Sub-Terra, their latest ride, has been certified 12A by the British Board of Film Classification.
This will be, however, discretionary, as with other rides in the Merlin Entertainments group, with a notice recommending under 12’s to avoid the attraction.
Katherine Duckworth from the Alton Towers Resort commented, â€śThe classification advice from the BBFC is important for the Resort to ensure the wellbeing of our guests. We are aware the enforcements that will now be implemented will mean that many of our younger visitors are unable to experience Nemesis Sub-Terra, which we are obviously concerned about. However, the Alton Towers Resort prides itself on offering a variety of rides for all ages and we hope that those under the age of 12 will continue to enjoy our other attractions.â€ť
According to research conducted by Alton Towers, 75% of Brits have a phobia of being trapped underground, and as many as 1 in 5 adults are still scared of the dark. Nemesis Sub-Terra has been said to play heavily on both of these fears.
As was the case with their latest Rollercoaster, Thirteen, Nemesis: Sub-Terra is being described as “unlike anything the world has seen before â€“ a psychologically and physically thrilling experience”. Whether or not the ride will live up to its hype, is yet to be seen, with the ride set to launch on the 24th of March.
UK Park News will be on site on the 24th of March to conduct a full review of Nemesis: Sub-Terra.