Alton Towers’ ‘too scary’ egg rejected in London’s Big Egg Hunt - pictures

11:52 03 March 2012

Already rejected by a number of locations, the Alton Towers Resort

Already rejected by a number of locations, the Alton Towers Resort's Nemesis Sub-Terra egg was forced into eggs-ile when men in protective biohazard suits escorted it off London's Carnaby Street

© James McCauley

A giant egg promoting Alton Towers Resort’s new attraction has received a backlash for being “too scary” after going on display in London’s Faberge Big Egg Hunt.

The egg was created as part of the launch of the Nemesis Sub-Terra ride at the Staffordshire theme park.

Around 200 large decorated eggs, many designed by leading artists and celebrities, have been scattered around the capital in hidden locations.

The challenge is to spot as many of them as you can, but you may have difficulty finding the Alton Towers egg as it has been rejected by a number of sites and has yet to find a permanent home during the hunt.

The Nemesis Sub-Terra egg – based on an alien theme – was removed from Carnaby Street in the West End on Friday after it was deemed too distressing to be homed in one of the capital’s tourist hotspots.

Katherine Duckworth, spokeswoman for Alton Towers Resort, said: “The other eggs are all so beautiful and eye-catching, but that’s resulted in this nightmare of our ugly egg becoming excluded.

“Several of the locations called us at the last minute to say that our Nemesis Sub-Terra egg was just too repulsive for their area, even if it was hidden!

“Our egg was always supposed to be scary to represent the theme of the new attraction, but we never expected this kind of backlash.”

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Frankie Bridge may not have lifted the glitterball trophy, but she’s living the dream – both on and off the dancefloor.

Read more

TV presenter Caroline Flack jumped for joy as she and Pasha Kovalev lifted the glitterball trophy after becoming ballroom victors.

Read more

It’s 30 years since the film came out and it’s still utterly watchable, even for the cast.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.

TOP Stories

Fri, 17:24
Fabric club in Charterhouse Street

Clubbers across the globe are breathing a sigh of relief now that Farringdon superclub Fabric has been allowed to stay open.

Fri, 17:31
The three teenagers were found guilty of killing Paul Thrower with an axe at a block of flats in Hayes (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Three 18-year-olds have been jailed for their part in a “wicked and unnecessary” axe and knife attack reminiscent of The Shining. An unnamed 17-year-old was cleared of involvement.

Fri, 12:40
The Met have released images of 12 people wanted over burglaries and violent offences (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Images of 12 of London’s most wanted have been released by the Met as it launches a Christmas crackdown on evasive suspects.

London Bloggers

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bird Lovegod

I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years: