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by youarecorrectsir
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494625

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Well it was an interesting one yesterday: There were no trains stuck on the track - it was all clear apart from a couple on the final break run. Also the music was still playing for a long time after there were no running trains and it wasn't apparently closed for a while afterwards as well. I can't...
by youarecorrectsir
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494625

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I was extremely lucky. Today was my first ride on the Smiler. I was with a group of muggles (non-enthusiasts) who did not care for a 2 hour queue. Luckily I had the foresight to buy us all Smiler fast tracks for 4 o'clock in the hope of skipping everyone as they finished lunch. This did mean however...
by youarecorrectsir
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494625

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I'm off to get my first taste of The Smiler tomorrow! About time...

By any chance does anyone still have a 50% off fast track prices or anything like that before I make up my mind? Typical student eh? Anything to save a bit of dosh! Cheers all
by youarecorrectsir
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 163548

Re: 2014-2019: Possible Developments?

Everyone believes that there will be a new re theme of Katanga Canyon to Pirates, I honestly don't think that Mutiny Bay needs to be any bigger as it already contains quite a few restaurants, arcades and a couple of small childrens rides and shows. I think Adventure Land will stay the same as they ...
by youarecorrectsir
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6756
Views: 997575

Re: SW8?

Here's my evaluation: I can see them building a roller coaster behind Air simply because there is space. It would be so weird though as you'd have to practically walk through Air just to get to it! It would certainly make forbidden valley seem very stretched! I've always wondered how the theming for...
by youarecorrectsir
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494625

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Hey everyone, long time no see! So a week today I finally, FINALLY get to ride The Smiler! Could someone who has been recently give me some idea of how to structure my day to get a good few rides in? I.e, when is the queue smallest, is the fast track worth it, which row is best etc. I also have ERT....
by youarecorrectsir
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494625

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

And there we have it our backwards drop... Is that the fi*s? Did you even watch the video? It's a safety feature. They are extremely slowly lowered from the top of the hill using the fins to carefully control the speed of the car. No hint of a backwards 'drop' at all and I'm so thrilled we can fina...
by youarecorrectsir
Fri May 31, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494625

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Source: @paulcapper Doesn't seem to be a smoke screen before the first drop. (those lucky lucky people) http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7306/blma83fcaaaret2.jpg I think there is, it just waits for the departure sequence before it falls. It isn't mist - it's that weird smoke stuff you get for speci...
by youarecorrectsir
Fri May 31, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Could someone possible post a picture of the queueline full of people? Would be quite interesting to see how the queue looks when it's full I think!
by youarecorrectsir
Fri May 31, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/217356_670365586322740_1925727904_n.jpg Also, what a gorgeous day for it! With this sun, and the train and effects seemingly working, they would be mad not to open it today!! Anyone else as excited as I am?! And I'm not even going for ages!!
by youarecorrectsir
Fri May 31, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Good news guys! I'm sat in a library in Bristol and I have had it confirmed to me by the Library staff that The Smiler will be open today...

;)
by youarecorrectsir
Thu May 30, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Guys, it's official... the Smiler advert has FINALLY occurred during Britains Got Talent!!  :joy: :clap:

Hoorah.

Hopefully this could be a step up in advertising before an opening day soon!?
by youarecorrectsir
Thu May 30, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

The fact that they have now corrected all of the mistakes makes me want to smile always . The promise of opening time soon has filled me with joy , but I feel a bit funny already... almost like I've inhaled laughing gas ... I think the process has already begun :O Hopefully food shopping will take m...
by youarecorrectsir
Thu May 30, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Not really relevant but... gerst car spotted at 8:40 in a car park in uttoxeter http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p732/J_Baggie/DSC_0030_zps0de07710.jpg I like to wonder what a Bolliger and Mabillard company car looks like... In my head they drive Bentleys and smooth sports cars haha. I also like...
by youarecorrectsir
Thu May 30, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Other Discussion
Replies: 561
Views: 131647

Re: The Smiler - Other Discussion

Image

22301, not a bad starting place I suppose?
by youarecorrectsir
Wed May 29, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Well guys the window of opportunity has closed for me, Im off on my Jollies. I am gutted not to have ridden The Smiler but now I look forward to riding Shambala, Dragon  Khan and Furious Baco. I will be back on the 9th and at AT on the 10th my fingers are crossed that it is open by then, if yo...
by youarecorrectsir
Mon May 27, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I had a dream last night I went to Alton Towers to check out The Smiler being built... Looked over towards oblivion and they were installing 2 dive loops in the tunnel o_O

A man can dream.
by youarecorrectsir
Sun May 26, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I, for one, am really not too bothered about the delayed opening! Yeah it's a shame but I don't really mind that much because I know it will have been worth the wait when it's open. Riding it one week earlier wont make it any more fun for me - I'd rather wait for perfection! I feel really sorry for ...
by youarecorrectsir
Fri May 24, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Yes, they have had months to build it and they have had months to plan and everything but can you imagine how damn difficult it must be to guess when it will be open!? It's hardly outrageous, they're trying to get it open ASAP and they made an honest mistake! I don't understand how people can be so...
by youarecorrectsir
Fri May 24, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1693863

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Yes, they have had months to build it and they have had months to plan and everything but can you imagine how damn difficult it must be to guess when it will be open!? It's hardly outrageous, they're trying to get it open ASAP and they made an honest mistake! I don't understand how people can be so ...
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