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by Mogga
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 585841

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I was near the front of the queue on opening day, during testing in the hour prior to the ride open, one of the trains *almost* didn't make the batwing.  It was so noticable that there was actually a gasp from everybody around.  The next train round the track didn't slow at all on the same...
by Mogga
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 585841

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Can anyone tell me are those cameras in the back of the seats and if so can you buy the video and how much thanks I thought they looked like cameras, but no there is no option to buy in the shop.  Saw has an LED on the back that presumably indicates the restraints locked, is this the same LED ...
by Mogga
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 585841

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Possibly going on Monday, so fingers crossed it's a quiet day. Maybe someone who's ridden could answer this. I'm quite well built, sometimes need to use the bigger seats on Nemesis and Oblivion. What are ny chances of getting on The Smiler? I hate to put you off but when my step dad rode it he came...
by Mogga
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 585841

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

It's all sounding very promising, don't know whether anyone has specified but how rough would you say some of the last inversions are? Spine shattering or are people just being picky? Its not that spine shattering, i was exaggerating a bit in that earlier post.  Its not as smooth as Swarm for ...
by Mogga
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 585841

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

As MAP holders, will they stop GP entering park / Smiler queue till 10am? Or is it only ERT that the GP miss out on ? If they are allowed to queue at 9 - what's the benefit of MAP/ERT ? Whining I know, but hey .... I know we are going off topic here but ERT is no longer "a perk", yesterda...
by Mogga
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 585841

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Could someone enlighten me, was the reason the queue went all the way out of x sector because they were holding the queue in places? Or because half e actual is still the be opened? Or because the queue was THAT long? The queue was that long, 3 hours at one point!  There is a break in the queu...
by Mogga
Fri May 31, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 585841

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

TheOutpatient wrote:

I think I've seen 90% of the ride but can anyone tell me - Is there any smells in the ride?


Yes there is, the giggler smells weird, we spent a few hours just below at the front of the queue
by Mogga
Fri May 31, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 585841

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Also, and I know mentioned before, the washing machine shown on the marmi screen, well done alton towers they clearly do read these forums. 

And hats off to the staff and management for making today run smoothly.
by Mogga
Fri May 31, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 585841

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Got home an hour ago after riding The Smiler! Got to the park at 5pm (only live 30mins away and have a merlin pass so i shot up after work) - Got in the queue just before 5:30 - Just as we were about to load onto the train it broke down for around 30 minutes then we were straight on the front row, ...
by Mogga
Fri May 31, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1947728

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Signs are still up saying smiler closed today.  Hell of a lot of school trips at the entrance
by Mogga
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2748
Views: 381653

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Slightly off topic but why at Legoland do they need to employ somebody on the carpark exit gate to take your pass, scan it then pass it back  :shock: I am quite capable of waving a barcode around under a barcode scanner. Same at towers but they have to press a button to let you out as presumabl...
by Mogga
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1947728

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Yup just uploading!

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by Mogga
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1947728

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I'm at towers today they are just lowering a new support next the sea serpent.
by Mogga
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SBNO Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 5924

Re: SBNO Rides

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
Is that big Blue metal fencing still up in adventure land? Can't believe it's taken this long to remove it. Maybe it's the start for new area for 2014.


Yes the fence is still there. 
by Mogga
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Alton Towers 02/04/13
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: Alton Towers 02/04/13

How long were the queues?  Might go tomorrow, I went last Friday and it was really quiet, front row on every major ride with little queing!
by Mogga
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SBNO Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 5924

Re: SBNO Rides

Beastie is gone, I had a look from Sonic last week and nothing there anymore.
by Mogga
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 246643

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach 2013: Wallace & Gromit dark ride

Does it still go through the cafe like the old Gold Mine?
by Mogga
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Your Very First Rollercoaster!
Replies: 156
Views: 20906

Re: Your Very First Rollercoaster!

Mine was mini apple at Alton, can anyone remember where it was located in the park? 

I can remember it clearly on a corner next to some trees (yes I realise that could be anywhere in the grounds!) but can't quite place it, was it near the current Ice Age cinema?
by Mogga
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride
Replies: 422
Views: 47081

Re: Thorpe Park: X:\No Way Out Changes?

The page says 1m height restriction, was it that low before?  I'm sure that has been lowered
by Mogga
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1947728

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Excellent mini update, this ride really is OMG
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