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by Friedchickenman
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3169
Views: 556821

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Well... Don't we love immature people... I was about to see if The Smiler's most resent ride trouble had been added on Wikipedia only to discover that it had been reverted to the SW7 Wikipedia site dating back in November!! Luckily though its been changed to its original state xD just a little more...
by Friedchickenman
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Early Ride Time (ERT) 2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7911

Re: Early Ride Time (ERT) 2013

Hi, forgive me I'm a little confused. I'm going on Friday, we're using the Kit Kat 50% off vouchers. We're not booking online nor using a MAP nor staying at the hotel. Would we be OK to enter the park at 9am and queue up for rides? Can we enter the park at all at 9? Thanks. As far as I believe, you...
by Friedchickenman
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3169
Views: 556821

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The lack of any information is starting to feel a little ominous, normally by now we've got a reasonable guess / info from someone within the park as to why a ride is experiencing some down time, really hoping that it isn't a major problem, especially hoping that the post that someone had overheard...
by Friedchickenman
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3169
Views: 556821

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

It closed last night and had "technical difficulties" at about 1740, a few more trains went around until about 1800, then nothing for 10mins, then they announced it was closed, as I was leaving the queue line I passed a member of staff whose radio mentioned "the exact same bolt has g...
by Friedchickenman
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3169
Views: 556821

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

garth.netherton wrote:
What have the queues been like in the last few days ? going next friday and wondering when to join the queue or to get a fast track ?


Get a fasttrack, queues for most rides will be close to a hour. Smiler will be atleast 2 hours as it has been since it opened.
by Friedchickenman
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2013
Replies: 222
Views: 35028

Re: Ride Downtime 2013

fabiasimon wrote:
Is there any news when oblivion will reopen yet??
Thanks


Soon.
by Friedchickenman
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2013
Replies: 222
Views: 35028

Re: Ride Downtime 2013

It just seems that Alton isn't in a rush to sort these things out. Shame really because it kills customer satisfaction. Old rides like Nemisis oblivion and Air don't exactly have parts still being made for them 15 years on so they have to have them specifically made. So stop talking out of your ars...
by Friedchickenman
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3169
Views: 556821

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Seems a hell of a lot busier than last week. Must be the weather.
by Friedchickenman
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3169
Views: 556821

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

CallMyName wrote:

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.
by Friedchickenman
Thu May 30, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6772
Views: 1147864

Re: What's the next coaster going to be?

Heard a Rumour at the end of the year the flumes are getting replaced.
by Friedchickenman
Thu May 30, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1851449

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

On park today and i asked the guy standing at the entrace of the smiler just now and he told me that everything is being cleared up now for opening tomorrow ! Apparently the staff have been told that the ride IS opening tomorrow ! Also , on the queue times bored , The smiler has now appeared ! :D :...
by Friedchickenman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1851449

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

vincevincent wrote:
Friedchickenman wrote:
Smiler is planned to be open this Friday.

Hopefully it will!! I'm going on Friday!!


Its planned for then, could change, like it did last week :) contractors have been told friday though.
by Friedchickenman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1851449

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

King Nemesis wrote:
Yes I know they were not. I visited on Un-Opening Day. :)

I'm just saying obviously they love giving people notice :)

Nah.. I'm not digging into towers just using cases that have happened for purely comedic purposes :D


i could tell you some info about the setbacks if you like :P ;)
by Friedchickenman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1851449

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

King Nemesis wrote:
Alright people, caaaam down! Well we will have to see tomorrow wether this is true or not because I'm guessing in true Alton fashion they will announce 12 hours before its due to open.


They will because contractors said things could still change, they defo weren't ready last week.
by Friedchickenman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1851449

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

by Friedchickenman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1851449

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Stern John wrote:
I bet it isn't!


Want to put some money on it mate?
by Friedchickenman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1851449

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

ilyAlton wrote:
bryanycroft wrote:
What would you say the chances are of it being open by june 7th?


I think it will be open by then. At least I hope so, i'm visiting on the 15th June to be safe.


Its open this friday.
by Friedchickenman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1851449

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

arsenalfan-1 wrote:
Friedchickenman wrote:
Smiler is planned to be open this Friday.

How do you know?


If I told you I would have to kill you.

(Friends with contractors working on the site)
by Friedchickenman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Early Ride Time (ERT) 2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7911

Re: Early Ride Time (ERT) 2013

They don't check, if your in the park at 9 they will let you on the rides.
by Friedchickenman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1851449

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Smiler is planned to be open this Friday.