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by Rollercoasters4Life
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: East Coast-er Mega Trip Planning!
Replies: 0
Views: 2434

East Coast-er Mega Trip Planning!

Looking at doing an East Coast mega trip (after a recent Germany trip  went so well) with the missus this May/June and was looking for some help along the way. Here is the plan roughly: Day 1:  Flights - Flying to Cleveland, Ohio via Reykjavik, Iceland from Manchester. Day 2:  1 Hour drive ...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed Season 2013/2014 - Photo Of The Day.
Replies: 125
Views: 18147

Re: Closed Season 2013/2014 - Photo Of The Day.

Fourth day running, photo four - The Towers from Forbidden Valley:

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(Taken 31st October 2013)
by Rollercoasters4Life
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed Season 2013/2014 - Photo Of The Day.
Replies: 125
Views: 18147

Re: Closed Season 2013/2014 - Photo Of The Day.

Third day running, another photo. 8)

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(Taken 31st October 2013)

Picture of the inside of The Smiler building without a train in the way! :D
by Rollercoasters4Life
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed Season 2013/2014 - Photo Of The Day.
Replies: 125
Views: 18147

Re: Closed Season 2013/2014 - Photo Of The Day.

New day, new photo from myself. This is of a Smiler train going through the corkscrew after the batwing and before the mid-course brake run - shame about the damn netting but safety first, ay? http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c259/shaney108/IMG_3463_zps0909520b.jpg (Taken 31st October 2013)
by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed Season 2013/2014 - Photo Of The Day.
Replies: 125
Views: 18147

Re: Closed Season 2013/2014 - Photo Of The Day.

I like this photo I took quickly as I was moving past The Smiler sign (in the overflow queue) on a cold Halloween night this year.

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(Taken 31st October 2013)
by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 505071

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

As far as I know it's a static model. As you can see, there are four trains on the track and they are fixed into place. Even so, it's a nice looking model and would love to see it in my house - Shame, I bet this costs a fair bit as the coaster dynamix sets did and these are all customer sections. Ge...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri May 31, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 505071

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Any sign of the inoculator working? Can't see it https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=571644216200094&set=vb.168150643216122&type=2&theater Around the 11/12 second mark in the video above near the left side you can see The Inoculator - it sprays a mist section just before the train gets...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Thu May 30, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1719301

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

If the ride is opening tomorrow, shouldn't the announcement have already been made? If it is to open tomorrow I imagine they won't say it is open till the day it actually opens. Why? To make the first day as quiet as possible and then they know for sure there is nothing stopping them such as late h...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue May 28, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1719301

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

i just love the fact that the U.S.A spend at least £30 to £50 million on there roller coasters and we only spent £18 million  for the smiler and its as good in theming, got one of the longest tracks in the world and got the most loops than any other roller coaster in the world. big thanks to J...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Wed May 22, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1719301

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Pretty annoyed with this to be honest. Missus isn't allowed time off at all in May due to where she works but convinced the boss to allow her this once to have it off and now the ride isn't even going to be open. I could understand it if this was 16th March (opening day 2013) and they said it wasn't...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri May 17, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1719301

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Kathy wrote:
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@altontowers


I could of taken that spare seat Alton! Wheres my invite! :(


:lol:
by Rollercoasters4Life
Thu May 16, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 173889

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

I'm confused now. This AT competiton was for 8 winners and a friend to ride Smiler before the GP. Tomorrow is your last chance to enter our competition to be one of the first to ride #TheSmiler http://www.the-smiler.com/videos. But now on the T&C it says: Winners will be chosen at random from a...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Thu May 16, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 173889

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Just uploaded this for you guys, it involves all of The Smiler footage that was in the Blue Peter show with all the other Blue Peter stuff cut out! It shows construction at several periods and also onride/offride shots of the ride with Face recognition science near the end: Click here for The Smiler...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue May 14, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1719301

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

The Smiler POV Corrected, It will be available in 720p at some point but youtube is still processing it, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZM0-jEUUiE Nearly correct but the first shots of the station and the shot before the first lift hill were correct. Its just the POV that was incorrect. Near enoug...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue May 14, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1719301

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

PeteB wrote:
Do I hear smiler area music in the background of that video?  :D


Does sound like it! :D
by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue May 14, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1719301

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Another video of testing from yesterday (Monday 13th) can be seen Here

Also as we know, John was on park and he was doing some media work too:

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by Rollercoasters4Life
Mon May 13, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 173889

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Do you think it would be the day before opening day the winners would ride the smiler or maybe on the day but the first people on? Either way, this is exciting stuff! It says in the Terms & Conditions (which no one normally reads but I did just to see if there was any more information): ALTON T...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Mon May 13, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 173889

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Its worked for me: 1) Do Not Resist 2) Its Time 2 3) Get Corrected 4) Smile Using Google Chrome - also noticed its says you have to be 18 or over yet the date box ends on 1993 which would be 20 years old! Im 22 so it doesn't affect me, but they need to change that. Hopefully I am one of the lucky 8!...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Mon May 13, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1719301

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I think it seems to be coming along well, my only gripe is queue line snack huts. They hold up the queue halfway through if somebody is buying and if there isn't enough bins the queue line will become filthy, as some people will have zero respect and just throw it on the floor! Alton Towers please ...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri May 10, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1719301

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

One last quick one from me showing the train on the vertical lift:

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