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by Smiffy107
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: M&D's
Replies: 74
Views: 11956

Re: M&D's

Just heard about this today, theres everyone freaking out over the smiler and then this happens, I think its obvious that this one is so much worse than the smiler, but I still pray for all the victims today, very sad times indeed
by Smiffy107
Tue May 03, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 39962

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

This can't be good :( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-st ... e-36190323 'Alton Towers Galactica ride leaves 28 stranded in heavy rain'
by Smiffy107
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What Element of a ride do you like the most?
Replies: 122
Views: 26237

Re: What Element of a ride do you like the most?

Mine has to be Hex, the queue area and the ride itself :D
by Smiffy107
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 237567

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

I feel its nice for a change but its just their way of trying to get people to ride it again, good idea, I still love air, but I think I would prefer it without the headset
by Smiffy107
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rides you want to see leave the park.
Replies: 99
Views: 25140

Re: Rides you want to see leave the park.

I think they should remove sub terra, I went on it the week it opened and found it so pointless.
by Smiffy107
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 175267

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I've been following the Towers Loving Care team on twitter, I am glad they have repainted alot of the rides and much needed areas of the park ready for this year, and I've discovered that they've added new audio/music around the park including new music in the area surrounding congo river rapids, al...
by Smiffy107
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494315

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Me and my sister are going to visit in June and we both decided even if it was human error that caused the smiler incident, we aren't chancing it. I shan't miss riding it, I have plenty of other awesome rides I cannot wait to get on anyway :P ](*,) you might bang your head against a brick wall (whi...
by Smiffy107
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494315

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Me and my sister are going to visit in June and we both decided even if it was human error that caused the smiler incident, we aren't chancing it. I shan't miss riding it, I have plenty of other awesome rides I cannot wait to get on anyway :P
by Smiffy107
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2788
Views: 373601

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I realize I may be slow to notice this ( I don't live anywhere near AT) but I see that Air has now be renamed on its wikipedia Page as 'Galactica' Is this relating to trying to draw attention away from the Smiler incident? if it is, are they also doing a complete retheme of it to get guests back int...
by Smiffy107
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Your unofficial sound track to the rides of AT
Replies: 15
Views: 3833

Re: Your unofficial sound track to the rides of AT

I thought of another, Danger zone from the Movie Top Gun goes well for Air :P
by Smiffy107
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: How Obsessed With Alton Towers Can You Get?
Replies: 132
Views: 29905

Re: How Obsessed With Alton Towers Can You Get?

I have constant dreams about Hex and oblivion, and the weirdest thing I did was I yelled 'I love alton towers' the first or second time I went on Nemesis, I have also happily skipped through the ENTIRE queue area at air cos I was so happy to be going on it, did get some odd looks though but who care...
by Smiffy107
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers 2015 Season Memories
Replies: 31
Views: 5008

Re: Alton Towers 2015 Season Memories

The wasp issue at thorpe park is pretty good, however at AT its bloody awful, at TP they have these wasp trap things hanging all over the park to trap wasps. its really good, I think AT should invest in a few hundred of them and it would lower the horrible wasp problem within the park. the last time...
by Smiffy107
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Scariest moments at Alton Towers
Replies: 159
Views: 43800

Re: Scariest moments at Alton Towers

My last terrifying experience was not long after they introduced Nemesis Sub Terra, I had NO IDEA what type of ride it was, so I was terrified, I had no idea about the live action part, that gave me nightmares for a good week! Gah to this day I refuse to ever go on that ride again, hated it!
by Smiffy107
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Hex
Replies: 36
Views: 9134

Re: How much longer will Hex last?

you guys are all right, I love the music and the backstory to hex, yes I agree it is a great ride to go on to get out of the rain as the queue are is mainly indoors, I remember firsthand how terrified I was to even try to go on hex when I first went to AT, my dad had to literally almost drag me on, ...
by Smiffy107
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2788
Views: 373601

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Andy Mc wrote:



thats pretty awesome that they did that!
by Smiffy107
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Hex
Replies: 36
Views: 9134

The Future of Hex

I have been wondering how much longer the Hex ride will stay within the park, I realise they made it a permanent part of the towers and all, and I enjoy it immensely every time I go to AT, although I used to be terrified of it when I went on years ago for the first time. ( I live in hertfordshire, w...
by Smiffy107
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What will The Smiler be like in 20 years?
Replies: 103
Views: 25785

Re: What will The Smiler be like in 20 years?

I personally can't see the smiler lasting much longer, maybe a few years more (3-5 years) but I highly doubt it will ever be as popular as it was when it first opened, I have only been on it once but that will be the first and last time I ever ride it most likely.
by Smiffy107
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 247
Views: 56830

Kids stuck on the flume (video)

Just watched this video on youtube where The Flume basically broke down earlier this year, (this was after the smiler acident) (The water stopped running) and their flume car got stuck just at the end of one of the tunnels, its about 12 minutes long and details their desperate cries for help to try ...
by Smiffy107
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 423971

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

190 being let go, is a bit ridiculous and OTT on the part of alton towers, like surely the acident was caused by one person maybe two not 190 people, thats an awful lot of staff to be getting rid of especially for a place like alton towers where they aren't a huge worldwide company on the stock mark...
by Smiffy107
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What Element of a ride do you like the most?
Replies: 122
Views: 26237

Re: What Element of a ride do you like the most?

I LOVE oblivions hang just before the drop, I used to love the countdown on Detonator at TP, but last time I visited, they had taken the countdown away so you didn't anticipate it so much or something, I love the first drop on Air right after the lift hill, its the best :P