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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:49 pm

Sooooo, the changes made. I can confirm that the projectors are realigned in the Seeper room. However today two of them were off and there was no sign of the strobe being functional again. The indoor drop strobe was functioning perfectly fine. One needle of the Inoculator working. Flasher working fine. Giggler was intermittent. Still no TVs at lift 2 and no other real noticeable updates. This ride still has a long way to go to live up to what it once was.
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:58 pm

Seems to be something less long term which is a problem with lift 2 TVs as they were on yesterday.
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:13 pm

Both monitors were working fine last week, probably a one off failure. One is obviously newer than the other, you can see it. Good to see they are working on the effects, Towers seems much busier than this time last year, maybe they are finally getting the revenue/income to actual work on the park. I would prefer they spent it on hiring / training new engineers to keep the rides more reliable but that's a longer term thing.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:38 am

The indoor drop strobe is back?!? I haven't seen that work since late 2013!
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:54 pm

Pretty sure I saw the strobe in the tunnel before the first lift hill when I went on it on April 11th... 

Also, interesting about the Marmalizer... I actually had no idea that some of these functions existed... first time I went was in 2014, but I just don't remember any of these! Good to hear that some of the effects are back working. I suppose it's better than nothing.

EDIT: Now that I think about it, I do remember some of these effects working at some point or another. :lol 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Tue May 01, 2018 12:50 pm

I’m sorry.. but the ride will never get fully restored until that second lift has the announcement “Halfway Corrected” back!

One day, I hope it is restored.. :(
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But come, sit, have a drink.. don't mind me..
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Wed May 02, 2018 11:37 am

Yesterday both monitors at the base of lift 2 were working, as were the strobes in the correction block and first inversion tunnel.

The projectors in the correction block are still aligned correctly, however the one on the left hand wall as you walk in was displaying a blue error message.

The ride itself was running fairly well. I had some smooth front row rides, which were a far cry away from the rattly ones I had a month ago. The Marmaliser is still having issues: no movement on The Tickler and only 1 needle on The Inoculator working. Hypnotiser & Giggler working fine and I didn't notice any bulbs out on The Flasher, although to be honest I wasn't really paying that much attention :lol

It still needs a damn good clean though. The queue line and station building are in an awful state.
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 11, 2018 9:29 pm

Still an amazing ride, rode it 8 times in the past two days (the second day, 4 times in a row), easily the best in the park. 
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 pm

Had four rides today, on the front two rows, didn't even feel the jolts on the second half of the ride. Seems to running well at the moment.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Thu May 17, 2018 11:17 pm

The queue line videos are really smart and I don't think they get the credit they deserve. Last time I was on the Smiler, I noticed one of them would count up every loop and have a corresponding image to represent the name of the type of inversion. I thought it looked stylistically awesome and was really interesting. I don't think I've seen a ride do something this smart and I really like it but never hear people say anything about it. 
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Thu May 17, 2018 11:23 pm

It's probably because the queue screens spend too much of their time turned off. :(
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