Merlin Entertainments started in 1998 and presently owns 12 hotels and over 100 attractions.  Among Merlin's holdings are Madame Tussauds wax museums in 20 locations, the London Eye Ferris Wheel, the Orlando Eye Ferris Wheel, seven Legoland parks, and a handful of amusement parks in the United Kingdom.  Merlin acquired Alton Towers and Thorpe Park from the Tussauds Group in 2007.  Nemesis Inferno, a B&M inverted coaster that opened at Thorpe Park in 2003, is similar in design to Nemesis.  While the rides are somewhat comparable, the terrain and dips underground make Nemesis a vastly superior ride to Nemesis Inferno, in my opinion. (I'll post pictures from Thorpe Park in the next few months, so please check back!)

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