UK theme parks from another point of view!

We are recruiting! A fantastical opportunity has arisen for someone to join Team TTSP as a Forum Moderator. See TTSP News & Your Views for more details.
 
User avatar
Tom170499
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 407
Joined: January 2013
Location: Leeds

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat May 21, 2016 7:50 am

Has anyone heard how the sentencing went?
Image
 
User avatar
Owen
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 3286
Joined: March 2012
Location: Hastings

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri May 27, 2016 2:00 pm

Vicky Balch has apparently returned to the resort planning to ride The Smiler today. The reason being to "help with on going trauma treatment".
Image
Image
Image
 
bryn_the_pen
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 9
Joined: June 2015

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri May 27, 2016 4:11 pm

Owen wrote:
Vicky Balch has apparently returned to the resort planning to ride The Smiler today. The reason being to "help with on going trauma treatment".


Oh the headlines that will become of this...
 
 
User avatar
Dan
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1936
Joined: June 2009

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri May 27, 2016 4:31 pm

Owen wrote:
Vicky Balch has apparently returned to the resort planning to ride The Smiler today. The reason being to "help with on going trauma treatment".


It wasn't today, she visited earlier this month.

She's also not said she'll ride The Smiler again. I imagine she spent some time standing around it, much like Joe Pugh did as part of his rehabilitation.
Image
Image
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Owen
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 3286
Joined: March 2012
Location: Hastings

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri May 27, 2016 6:01 pm

Yes I thought this may be the case, hence why I said 'apparently' as no one will know 100% :)
Image
Image
Image
 
wamdue
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 44
Joined: October 2015

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri May 27, 2016 8:13 pm

is this ever going to end? this just seems like the press wanting to post pictures of an attractive young woman now. I dont get the interest in this.
 
User avatar
xylyx
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 427
Joined: February 2013
Location: Chesterfield

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:50 pm

As of tomorrow it's been a year since the crash I wonder if we'll see something from every enthusiast's favourite rag about it?
 
archie.mm
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 109
Joined: April 2015

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:18 am

xylyx wrote:
As of tomorrow it's been a year since the crash I wonder if we'll see something from every enthusiast's favourite rag about it?

How has it already been a year. No doubt The Mirror will say something. My bets on mentions of 'HORROR SMILER CRASH'.
 
User avatar
Dan
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1936
Joined: June 2009

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:20 am

Vicky, Leah and Joe were interviewed on This Morning today.

Nothing really said that hasn't already been covered but one bit that stood out for me was Joe said he doesn't feel any anger or animosity towards Alton Towers for re-opening The Smiler because of how well they've been looked after since the crash.
Image
Image
Image
Image
 
User avatar
theparklifekid
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 438
Joined: November 2012
Location: Dubai

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:15 pm

Its kind of strange seeing how a year ago today, we were all very worried about what had just happened...
Image
A TowersTimes Middle East Reporter!
 
User avatar
xylyx
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 427
Joined: February 2013
Location: Chesterfield

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:40 pm

Yeah it was a weird time, flicking back to the beginning on the thread is strange seeing all the reactions.
 
Stellafella
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 32
Joined: January 2013

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:51 pm

I decided to go to the park today. Had a great day which included 4 rides on the Smiler.
Its not the first time ive been on since it re opened but today i realised what was missing.
Has anyone noticed the Smiler staff dont Smile?
They used to be quite fun and zany.
Nemesis, Blivvy, Rita staff etc all seem to be cherpy but not the Smiler Staff.
Im not sure if there stressed being scrutinised about what happened or what it is but to me the staff were part of the theming to me.
See if you notice it.....its not just the guys loading but the ppl on cloakroom etc.
 
User avatar
Morgan
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 2008
Joined: September 2014
Location: Altonville Mines

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:56 pm

I'd assume this is just a bad experience with the staff- I had a bit of a joke with the cloakroom staff last time. I'll see what they're like on Saturday :)
Image
 
Stellafella
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 32
Joined: January 2013

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:01 pm

I can imagine they are sick of questions or maybe sick jokes as to whats happened but I always find Towers staff to be over the top happy and friendly.
Maybe im reading too much into it just being Smiler staff.....perhaps with all the cuts all the staff are a little under the weather so to speak.
Theres one ride op on smiler called Dave who still gives a little wave as u get dispatched but on the whole i find it is whats missing for me.
 
User avatar
Aidan Lowe
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1803
Joined: February 2013

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:40 pm

Stellafella wrote:
I decided to go to the park today.
Has anyone noticed the Smiler staff dont Smile?


Not really a day in history to be smiling which could of played a part in their overall mood. The staff are usually spot on across the park.
Formerly known under username Andy Mc
 
User avatar
Justin
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1238
Joined: April 2014

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:47 pm

Stellafella wrote:
I can imagine they are sick of questions or maybe sick jokes as to whats happened but I always find Towers staff to be over the top happy and friendly.
Maybe im reading too much into it just being Smiler staff.....perhaps with all the cuts all the staff are a little under the weather so to speak.
Theres one ride op on smiler called Dave who still gives a little wave as u get dispatched but on the whole i find it is whats missing for me.


I was on park today and they were all OK :)
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Themeparksandy1981
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1644
Joined: October 2009
Location: Midlands
Contact:

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:38 am

I can tell you it has effected people's minds a lot. I got my sun free tickets for July and the misses is having a op so can't do much for 8 weeks after so I offered 1 ticket to my work mates and most of them said neither I value my arms and legs or why do u wanna go back there. Going with my best man instead but couldn't believe how the non theme park fans have really turned there back on Theme parks.
 
Stellafella
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 32
Joined: January 2013

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:32 am

Andy Mc wrote:
Stellafella wrote:
I decided to go to the park today.
Has anyone noticed the Smiler staff dont Smile?


Not really a day in history to be smiling which could of played a part in their overall mood. The staff are usually spot on across the park.

Yeah like i said not just today but on most the visits ive made to the Smiler this year.
To me its really noticeable but then ive always judged the park on the staff. Ive always said the staff make it, as they are so friendly.
 
User avatar
xylyx
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 427
Joined: February 2013
Location: Chesterfield

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:41 am

I've been twice this year and made the smiler the focus of both visits and the staff have been very smiley on both occasions. I guess it's just how you catch them plus with yesterday being the anniversary I'll bet it played on a few minds

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 81 guests