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by MatthewR1990
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Just to add my knowledge. I can assure you that if you took a bolt out of every section of that track the coaster would still be perfectly safe. In today's world, (specifically when the health and safety of humans are at risk) there is no room for "that will do" situations. Everything is o...
by MatthewR1990
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: So has The Smiler topped Nemesis?
Replies: 135
Views: 34279

Re: So has The Smiler topped Nemesis?

Mattfat1 wrote:
Has anyone who voted YES started to change your mind a bit yet?


No. Lol. The whole Smiler experience is better than nemesis.
by MatthewR1990
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Towers have tweeted.
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by MatthewR1990
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: The Smiler
Replies: 156
Views: 59981

Re: The Smiler

Those wondering if the innoculator works by the way?

Back row = a light mist

3rd row = a heavier mist, nothing bad

2nd row = a quick run through a sprinkler

Font row =
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by MatthewR1990
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I found the queue times to be greatly exaggerated when I was there Wednesday. Yes the smiler was a long queue but the woman at the front said it was between 40 and 80 minutes for single rider... It was 20 minutes lol. But it wasn't only the Smiler that were exaggerated. Queue times for thirteen and ...
by MatthewR1990
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I also went on The Smiler today. Queued for about 2 and a half hours including the couple of times it was down for a little while. The cheers that went up from the queue once it was running again made it less monotonous. Of the ride itself. Damn is all I can say. Damn. It was absolutely brilliant. ...
by MatthewR1990
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The extra train won't help throughout that greatly. I was there yesterday. With only three trains there wasn't a much if any delay times with trains coming in and trains departing. It would just be that there will always be at least one train on the brake run ready to come in as soon as the old one ...
by MatthewR1990
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

They're running a train with just test dummies. Hang on Alton I'm on my way to replace one of the dummies with myself!
by MatthewR1990
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I completely agree SWFCJambo. Nothing does this justice in pictures. When you are underneath the legs of the Marmaliser it is something else with size! Best themed coaster I have ever seen. Even the supports for the track on the pictures all look thin and weedy! But guaranteed you and a mate will on...
by MatthewR1990
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

While its fresh in my memory. Anyone else feel that weird shudder near the top of the Vertical lift? It happens all three times I went on.
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Do you think they will introduce a Fastrack soon? I don't want to be queuing ages when I go with school in July :( No plan at all to introduce fasttracks all year. The lovely lady sorting out the single rider queues had to keep explaining that the fast track queue was there but isn't being used yet...
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: The Smiler
Replies: 156
Views: 59981

Re: The Smiler

You want my review... http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/931/imageeor.jpg THAT'S IS ALL! Seriously though, it is undeniably amazing. No point with an in depth review to be homest we all know what happens. The only downside was It was a bit rough near the end of the day (not painful, but rough). And ...
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I actually say back row for my first go. Second row for my second go and first row for my last go. It was definitely not train related with the roughness. It's the track. There's a very harsh bump on the way out of the batwing or cobra roll (I get mixed up. The one just before the final double cork...
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I actually say back row for my first go. Second row for my second go and first row for my last go. It was definitely not train related with the roughness. It's the track. There's a very harsh bump on the way out of the batwing or cobra roll (I get mixed up. The one just before the final double corks...
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Be warned of my essay. It will be helpful to anyone visiting soon though. Right to answer a few questions today. Yes you can queue for the smiler without ERT. I did and I'm a nobody. In fact I was only 15 mins from the front of the queue. They don't let you into the actual queue though until its fin...
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The smiler queue is much bigger than 100 mins believe me. Single rider is about 20 minutes though.. RE- RIDE muhahaha
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: So has The Smiler topped Nemesis?
Replies: 135
Views: 34279

Re: So has The Smiler topped Nemesis?

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. You can't take anything away from Nemesis it is still an amazingly intense coaster but the smiler is just more. It's such a compost package.
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Well so far this has been the worst trip of my lifeZ other than the smiler I have not managed to get on anything else. Ridiculous queu times. Turns out its East Midlands school holidays. It's horrid. On a side note. The smiler really is phenomenal. Best ride in the country and it would take a LOT to...
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

ANNNDDDD IT'S OPEN!
by MatthewR1990
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612939

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Music and Marmaliser effects have just kicked in. I think we're about to open.
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