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by PJ.
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 511475

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I wonder if this terrible event will have any bearing on the Smiler? (Although on the surface it looks like it was down to the gent having no legs so no safe on a coaster with just a lap bar http://www.ladbible.com/now/weird-disabled-man-seriously-injured-after-falling-from-roller-coaster-20170414" ...
by PJ.
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 592290

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Rocky Express, Samurai and IAC don't open until 11am. I've been at Thorpe yesterday and today and both operations and reliability have been much better than the shambles at the weekend. Colossus is still on one train and Stealth is closed but apart from that the park is running well. Doh, forgot ab...
by PJ.
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 592290

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Looks like a few closures again today from the app (I'm not on site)Image


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by PJ.
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 613832

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

£5 million fine, could have been s lot worse (and I think it should have)
by PJ.
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 613832

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

rosco1982uk wrote:
I'm actually quite disgusted that a rollercoaster crashed and it took 17 minutes before anyone dialled 999.


There is no defence for that.
by PJ.
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 613832

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The court case sentencing hearing is scheduled for two days. Here is the up dates https://web.archive.org/web/20160926110419/http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alton-towers-smiler-operated-46mph-8914914" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "Alton Towers Smiler 'operated in 46mph wi...
by PJ.
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 298074

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

They went from "the world's first fully dedicated VR rollercoaster" to "the universe's first fully dedicated VR rollercoaster". AT is upping their game it seems! ;) Expect a law suit from Mat Damon, you should see the VR coaster he set up on Mars to while away the time, it was s...
by PJ.
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 511475

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

All the peeps in the media have at least. I quite like how Daniel Thorpe has kept everything private, but anyway it was to be expected. Always good to see them doing so well, once the ride is up and running and any hubub has died down they can maybe start moving on from it all and let life get back...
by PJ.
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 511475

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

She is really getting on my nerves now. I'm really not interested in her anymore. Glad she is getting a high-tech bionic leg (that some war veterans can only dream of having) but all the other stuff (free super expensive tattoo for TV, dreams of getting onto Strictly Come Dancing, very expensive 'd...
by PJ.
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 511475

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Has any of the media asked for a comment on what happened from John Wardley? I know he would say no comment but I am surprised it hasn't been printed that he said no comment. Likewise with the manufacturer
by PJ.
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 511475

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

In the YouTube clip of the seconds after I am sure I saw a red light flash on the fence so if it was would that confirm maintenance mode active? But even so surely that mode wouldn't allow to override sensors would it? Thought someone said that was on the track the button needed to be pressed. Sad f...