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by AidanCKY
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica
Replies: 1384
Views: 149222

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

Galactica seems poor to be honest. The marketing and branding feels very... empty. Kinda like space.
by AidanCKY
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Also fast-track wise, I bought mine at about 9:45 and my slot was 11:45 - 12:45. 

Mine was £7 (people on here said they were £10?)
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Finally got a couple of rides on the Smiler today! Very pleased with it overall, the queueline is interesting, the indoors area is quite clever and unique, the station is simple but atmospheric, the ride itself is intense, my favourite bit was the airtime hills. Last 2 inversions were a bit jarring....
by AidanCKY
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Enthusiasts Only Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Enthusiasts Only Day?

After seeing Towers' page on booking out the park for £17 per person, minimum of 5000, how many UK enthusiasts do you reckon there is in total (maybe from other countries too!) I wonder how possible it would be to organize an Alton Towers Enthusiasts day - booking the whole park out for Theme Park E...
by AidanCKY
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

How does revalidation work? If they don't re-issue tickets with an open date then isn't any ticket valid for any other day without question? The system would be unable to to determine the difference between the two, no? When I complained at Guest Services, the woman signed my ticket and wrote some ...
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Thats wierd. I took photos at the entrance without bother, and stood with 2 managers stood behind me and about 6 staff in front of me, filming the train being lifted off Were you using a compact camera, mobile phone or similar? Unfortunately my gear is a little more imposing. Ah yeah, a phone. Your...
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

What were they saying exactly? NO PHOTOS! Can you stop taking photos. Etc. Then they just kept an eye on us, waving whenever they spotted us, aggressively charging and shouting when they saw a camera. Hence us (trying) to keep a low profile. Thats wierd. I took photos at the entrance without bother...
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Which, when the ride valleyed, the staff we're non too impressed with. As a result, and to avoid any further aggravation, I had to keep a low profile, some distance back from the ride - as well as limiting time in x-sector. The staff were very aggravated all day. But I went right down to the tempor...
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Which, when the ride valleyed, the staff we're non too impressed with. As a result, and to avoid any further aggravation, I had to keep a low profile, some distance back from the ride - as well as limiting time in x-sector. The staff were very aggravated all day. But I went right down to the tempor...
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Video of the front car being rescued for those that are interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-iJKhpHF9s
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

So overall my views on today are: Impressed and Disappointed. The ride looks amazing and fits into the area well. Did not expect it to be so big in person! Disappointed that it was broken AGAIN! The ride ops told us it would be opening briefly. So us and lots of others queued. Then 30 minutes later ...
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Staff told people Smiler would open, we were away for 10 mins, when we came back the queues were massive. They just booted everyone out the queue. They tested it but it barely made the course.
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

just a quick question, why dont alton towers test their rides at night once everyone has left the park, then of a morning when the park opens they obviously test the ERT rides before park open at 9, so why dont they start the testing for smiler at the same time another question off subject, ive bee...
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The other car is now off the track. Both rear wheels on the car are missing the polyurethane that the other wheels have.
by AidanCKY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I'm at the park now. Signs all over the park and staff.telling everyone it's not opening today. Looks like they're lifting the cars off the track instead of a pull through. Very disappointed
by AidanCKY
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Wow greedy bar stuards. You can get 3 rides for £12!
by AidanCKY
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Yesterday people said Fastrack was £6 for The Smiler, now its £10?

Which is it?
by AidanCKY
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I was there today and was lucky to find out that today was the first day of the Smiler Fast Pass. They sell solo fast pass tickets for £6.00 each and give you an allocated 1 hour slot in which to use it. You get to choose your 1 hour slot subject to availability and I got the impression that they s...
by AidanCKY
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 344263

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Hey guys, long time lurker.

I'm going to Towers on Monday, whats the best idea to do regarding getting on The Smiler?

Getting to towers early, waiting til the gates open then going straight to the Smiler then?