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by sam_ph777
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 512749

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Now the hype has died down a little, would people recommend still joining the smiler queue straight away in the morning? or go on all the other rides then queue later in the day?
by sam_ph777
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 512749

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Griff wrote:
Heading into station now, so about an hour queue for us, ish.
Although the queue grew as soon as we joined it and it was up towards the towers entrance at 10.
Must say, it's looking awesome from the queue underneath it.


What time did you join the queue at?
by sam_ph777
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 512749

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Is the smiler opening at 10am now?
by sam_ph777
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 512749

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Thanks for the info!
If it opens at 11 or later would I still be worthwhile going there first?
How long do you think it will be testing until mid morning now, hopefully it'll be opening at 10 soon
by sam_ph777
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 512749

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

When I visit I have 2 ideas for riding:
1) Get there around quarter past 9 and queue outside the smiler
2) wait until last ride of the day

Which would be best? I know it hasn't opened until 11 some days due to testing, how long will this continue for?
by sam_ph777
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741175

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Somebody was mentioning the inoculator needles earlier and the motor/mechanism on the side, what if the needles lowered before or after the train had passed that point? Like an injection?
by sam_ph777
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 352
Views: 49038

Beat The Swarm!

by sam_ph777
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Other Discussion
Replies: 561
Views: 134403

Re: The Smiler - Other Discussion

I don't think Oblivion's drop will be overshadowed by The Smiler as Oblivion's is vertical, whereas the ones on The Smiler are not, the drops are less striking which is everything Oblivion is about.
by sam_ph777
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1038462

So... about SW8

I'd like to see the next secret weapon not containing an indoor section like Th13teen, The Smiler etc. Just a top class coaster with no break at the start or end.
by sam_ph777
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 247
Views: 58313

On-Ride Breakdown's Experience's

I got stuck at the top of Slammer for about 20 minutes, it got really cold! We got a free fastrack though and we used them on The Swarm. :)
by sam_ph777
Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: RCT Quick Questions
Replies: 719
Views: 85588

Re: RCT Quick Questions

How can I make the queues for my rides longer, they never seem to get above 5 minutes? Thanks When I used to play RCT3 I remember there was a code and all the guests had to queue for all rides atleast once. Search RCT3 codes on Youtube. Thanks, will do! I also have a few more questions: -How can I ...
by sam_ph777
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: RCT Quick Questions
Replies: 719
Views: 85588

Re: RCT Quick Questions

How can I make the queues for my rides longer, they never seem to get above 5 minutes?
Thanks
by sam_ph777
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Marketing Campaigns
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Marketing Campaigns

Hey guys, My first visit to Alton was only in 2006, but I haven't really become enthusiastic until 2010, so I feel I have missed out on many great marketing campaigns. The advertising and stuff like that are the things that really excite me so would anyone be able to explain the marketing campaigns ...
by sam_ph777
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 56043

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

It could still happen, there would just be more health and safety checks etc.
by sam_ph777
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 56043

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

Perhaps it would work if Rita's queue line was moved to the other side of the path (where the ride photo stand is) and there was some sort of bridge going over the path, like Ripsaw. This would reduce the claustrophobic feeling and possibly open up some space for something new, possibly a ride. At t...
by sam_ph777
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 1004
Views: 129746

Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)

I went today and had a fantastic time at Scarefest, it was the first time I've been on all the mazes. The park was hardly busy with the maximum queue times being 25 minutes, but even then they were easily avoidable. Terror Of The Towers: I really liked this maze, it had a great length but also built...
by sam_ph777
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: Quick Questions
Replies: 150
Views: 21882

Scarefest 2012: Quick Questions

So you can get one of these posters from Alton towers?
by sam_ph777
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: Quick Questions
Replies: 150
Views: 21882

Scarefest 2012: Quick Questions

Sorry for the double post. :(
by sam_ph777
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: Quick Questions
Replies: 150
Views: 21882

Scarefest 2012: Quick Questions

SamPowell wrote:
[email protected]$ wrote:
Heyy guys I am going to scarefest on the 29th til the 31st. On the 31st do you think I will be able to get one of The Sanctuary poster? Have people done it before?


I have the poster. There are a limited number available at Box Office.

SamPowell


What are the posters?
by sam_ph777
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: Quick Questions
Replies: 150
Views: 21882

Scarefest 2012: Quick Questions

SamPowell wrote:
[email protected]$ wrote:
Heyy guys I am going to scarefest on the 29th til the 31st. On the 31st do you think I will be able to get one of The Sanctuary poster? Have people done it before?


I have the poster. There are a limited number available at Box Office.

SamPowell


What are the posters?