UK theme parks from another point of view!

Welcome to the all new TTSP Forum!
We are still working some magic behind the scenes, your patience is requested.
 
ASturge21
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 105
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:24 pm

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Tue May 09, 2017 4:03 pm

Capt. Barnacles wrote:
This is literally the only thing that surprised me. The fact that the empty vehicle actually stayed at the top of Inv. 6 for a good 20 seconds. Along with everything else that day, some pretty astronomical odds for that to happen!

Your only talking about 0.5 mph less wind speed or higher car speed and the whole thing wouldn't of happened. Tiny margins.

Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
 
User avatar
Smiler313
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 220
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:36 pm
Location: In The Smiler's Baggage Hold

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Tue May 09, 2017 5:24 pm

However you could say things happen for a reason...
Image
'You are now embarking on an Optical procedure'
Image
 
User avatar
theparklifekid
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 371
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:23 pm
Location: Dubai

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Tue May 09, 2017 7:47 pm

Sadly, I have a bad feeling that due to the recent event at Drayton, The Smiler will probably get some more hate from the press...
Image
A TowersTimes Middle East Reporter!
 
User avatar
Stan.H
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 946
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:04 am
Location: Glastonbury Festival
Contact:

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Tue May 09, 2017 8:10 pm

theparklifekid wrote:
Sadly, I have a bad feeling that due to the recent event at Drayton, The Smiler will probably get some more hate from the press...

Abdul Hasil, 30, from east London, said he was on a day trip to the park and began "panicking" and asking staff what had happened.
He said that not knowing what was going on "increases the panic, especially after what happened with the Smiler at Alton Towers."
Five people were seriously injured in a collision on the Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers, also in Staffordshire, in June 2015.

Sorta... :cry:
Creds to NemesisRider!
Image

Scarefest 2017 Hype Kicking in... all because of Rita Fan
 
User avatar
Aidan Lowe
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1743
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:08 am

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:26 pm

Leah & Joe have been discussing their compensation claims on a channel 5 show. Article here.

Joe received £100,000 whereas Leah's claim should be resolved next year and be in the region of £2 million.
Formerly known under username Andy Mc
 
User avatar
OhShambhala
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 113
Joined: Sun May 22, 2016 3:49 pm

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:39 pm

I'm all for them getting compensation, they deserve it at the end of the day, but should they really be discussing the amounts on national tv? It just seems a bit wrong to me.
Airtime Machine, Shambhala!
 
User avatar
timmy1372
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 382
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:33 pm
Location: Somerset

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:28 pm

 
User avatar
Aidan Lowe
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1743
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:08 am

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:51 pm

I saw this yesterday, a fair few people on social media were tagging news outlets in their posts. Its pathetic this is what it has come to.

To be fair though this seems to have been a worse breakdown than usually and it doesn't seem the 45 minute wait was exaggerated. That is an awful long time to be waiting up there especially on the vertical lift hill.

The woman who passed out no doubt did because she let herself get so worked up to the point she probably hyperventilated etc. But it must of been a rather bad breakdown for it to be closed today. 

There is a video floating around of one of the vertical fins which I'm guessing retracted and the smiler train jerked downwards, I can imagine that would of been quite terrifying for people. Obviously they won't know about the magnetic fins and probably only think of the chain.

Our good friend the operations director is back again with another video.
Formerly known under username Andy Mc

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dazza4783 and 15 guests