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The Smiler - General Discussion

by Chris » Fri May 31, 2013 12:59 pm

Now that the construction has finished and the ride is open - please post general discussion in here.

The previous topics can be found in the archive : http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/sw7-91/
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by bealyboy » Fri May 31, 2013 1:01 pm

is there projection mapping with the heart line roll inside?
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by Aidan Lowe » Fri May 31, 2013 1:03 pm

Says its currently closed on ridetimes.co.uk im guessing it's just updated as it's just gone 01:00pm and it updates every 30 minutes.
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by djedwardsmith » Fri May 31, 2013 1:04 pm

Mabalzich wrote:Says closed on ridetimes.co.uk im guessing it's just updated as it's just gone 01:00pm and it updates every 30 minutes.


let's hope that's due to a huge queue and they're after keeping people away rather than a breakdown...

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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by ProjectK » Fri May 31, 2013 1:07 pm

I'd love to know how that first indoor heartline is. Is it dark? Are there lighting effects as suggested on the TV ad?
Can any of today's lucky riders comment?
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by Aidan Lowe » Fri May 31, 2013 1:09 pm

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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by TheOutpatient » Fri May 31, 2013 1:11 pm

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I think somethings up here!

I've never seen spotted smart glass but I guess its possible
or a protective cover was left on?
Or some other kind of effect is going on here?
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by bealyboy » Fri May 31, 2013 1:12 pm

so is there dueling?
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by Forza_Dan24 » Fri May 31, 2013 1:15 pm

bealyboy wrote:so is there dueling?


There most certainly is :)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=57 ... =2&theater
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by MattAE » Fri May 31, 2013 1:15 pm

Can anyone confirm where the glass floor is exactly?, and what it's placed over?
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by camlees » Fri May 31, 2013 1:15 pm

TowersTimes are now finally live! (better late than never...) Have a look here: http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/live/
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by camlees » Fri May 31, 2013 1:18 pm

Wow the Marmaliser looks impressive from below!

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And so does going through the queue!

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Close up of the Flasher

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And the current queue time!

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More pictures of the queue!

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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by mike_roller » Fri May 31, 2013 1:19 pm

camlees wrote:TowersTimes are now finally live! (better late than never...) Have a look here: http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/live/


Looking forward to the review at 4pm then...

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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by GigaSurimi » Fri May 31, 2013 1:22 pm

It now says "closed" on http://www.ridetimes.co.uk/

Is it actually closed? Technical issue?

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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by Kieran141 » Fri May 31, 2013 1:23 pm

can anyone who is riding today take a video going ride the que line anr right in to the station ?

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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by NecronomiconUK » Fri May 31, 2013 1:24 pm

Any word on the Inoculator? Do you actually get hit by the jets or is it a near miss?
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by DeadJack5 » Fri May 31, 2013 1:25 pm

Am I the only thinking that this ride won't get large queues?

Obviously today yes but if its running 4 cars at a time with each car having 16 people. We can see 64 people going around/getting in/ getting out.

I know it does sound stupid but I think giving it about 3-4 weeks, the queues won't be as bad.

Yes in th summer, it will be bad obviously as it is with every other ride but I don't think it will be a always permanent 2-3 hour queue :3
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by djedwardsmith » Fri May 31, 2013 1:26 pm

TheOutpatient wrote:Image

I think somethings up here!

I've never seen spotted smart glass but I guess its possible
or a protective cover was left on?
Or some other kind of effect is going on here?


Or it's for grip so people don't fall over if it gets wet.

Or it's because after a short while plain glass would stain and scratch.
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by Aidan Lowe » Fri May 31, 2013 1:32 pm

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Doesn't seem to be a smoke screen before the first drop. (those lucky lucky people)

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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

by Marie » Fri May 31, 2013 1:35 pm

Overall opinion: Impressed! Can't wait to try it out tomorrow! Probably going I be queuing for half of the time the park is open but looks like it will be worth it!
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