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by Lotte
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1819328

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I could spoil the whole what's behind the blue box but I won't.
I canl tell you that Smiler will not be setting the record for the most inversions
by Lotte
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1819328

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Hmv wrote:
X sector was already the most power cut prone area in the park so the smiler would have just tipped it over the edge on the existing electrics. So a new sub station was vital to say the least.


The quote I heard was Smiler was to have its own sub station not x sector
by Lotte
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1819328

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

If you look at the side elevation in the plans, it shows the lift hill track exiting surprisingly low from the maintenance shed. That same shed is almost 3 stories tall. The station track is elevated (the indoor drop coming afterwards) so what is stopping the maintenance area being underneath the s...
by Lotte
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1819328

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

As a construction worker myself, It's mortar that can't be used in minus temperatures but concrete can, we use an additive called 'concure', it helps the concrete cure at low temperatures, down to about -3. I hope that clears it up for you. If it only works down to -3 it wouldn't have helped much r...
by Lotte
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Why do we have a speculation section and quotes like... More confusing information came when The Smiler had been labelled as “World’s First” once again  when Chris and team know exactly what it is?
by Lotte
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I really think this will have a 'eurofighter' theme to it - as in it will be themed as two fighter jets attacking something sinister. Like a nuclear weapons factory or something.  Whatever the large themeing object is will be attacked By some sort of swarm maybe ?    :lol:......Ok i'...
by Lotte
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Submission & Enterprise: Now Open for 2012
Replies: 312
Views: 30381

Re: Submission & Enterprise: Closed (SBNO) for 2012

I think they will be closed purely because of construction of SW7 as they are in a direct pathway to the access road..
by Lotte
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Chris wrote:
Lotte wrote:
So was wondering where the pics i put up of swarm testing went to ?


They were moved to the Swarm topic, because this topic isn't about The Swarm.


Lol @ me...Thanks
by Lotte
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

So was wondering where the pics i put up of swarm testing went to ?
by Lotte
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6438
Views: 485510

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

by Lotte
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

  The Thorpe Park ride, “Saw” is the same TYPE AND MANUFACTURER as the proposed ride, including a “beyond vertical” drop. Look at the comma after ride. It is more than obvious that they are talking abot saw when mentioning beyond verticle drop with this punctuation mark. A comma is used to sepa...
by Lotte
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Can someone point me to the plans which show the coaster track.
Thnaks
by Lotte
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Something else to chew on.Remember this notice proclaiming a Swiss secret weapon heading its way to Alton Towers

http://old.towerstimes.co.uk/news/news. ... m=&ucat=8&

So is this SW8
by Lotte
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

dominoes wrote:
Sorry if this has already been posted, but what about this? Vertical launch that was originally going in the Dark Forest...
Image


Thats the original promotional art for Oblivion which has been photoshopped  :x
by Lotte
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

With people saying that throughput will be an issue with eurofighter trains and saying that AT should use trains like maverick and fahrenheit, I thought I would look up the throughput of them two coasters and both of them are less than 1000. Maverick = 936, Fahrenheit = 850 and Saw's throughput is ...
by Lotte
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

mrbrightside wrote:
I have high hopes that this ride will instantly fall into 2nd place behind Nemesis - therefore it needs at least 1200rph as a minimum IMO or it will be a disaster!


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Qing has never bothered me at any park as i only go on a week day when kids are in school
by Lotte
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761421

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Just to make it clear to all of you who still do not think this is a Eurofighter in 3.1 of the noise report is states Noise from the planned new coaster was modelled based on a similar one located at Thorpe Park. The Thorpe Park ride, “Saw” is the same type and manufacturer as the proposed ride, inc...
by Lotte
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356565

Re: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath... Part 2

I suppose a newish story might go well, especially seeing as most people won't be too familiar with the old theme behind Nemesis and Forbidden Valley. I do agree though, the whole radiation thing is boring and overdone. A blast from the past, here's an actor guarding the Oblivion hole during constr...
by Lotte
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 190604

Re: 2012: New Attractions

Here're the ride chamber measures. http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2557/plan130675edit201.jpg That looks like it could easily house that spinny ride thingy... you go down in the lift to a lower level, Board the ride, Which needs heght to be kept indoors, Then depart ride and exit via other lifts...
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