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by PaxmanValenta
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: End Of Season Review 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

Re: End Of Season Review 2016

I'm pleased to see the Smiler inquiry be concluded and allowing the park to move on. It's a great ride and a truly awesome piece of machinery and I'd have been very sad to see it go. AT will continue to grow with the development of SW8. This time last year we were mourning the demise of rides that h...
by PaxmanValenta
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2540
Views: 312190

Re: Scarefest

I went and did all three mazes last year. As far as the touching goes I was pretty much left alone, my girlfriend on the other hand got "purposely" split from me and taken down a very different maze to me! Safe to say she mentioned a lot of grabbing of legs in the tunnel and pushing and sh...
by PaxmanValenta
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509698

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The independent report into the whole incident is actually quite interesting. The CCTV footage makes me wince every time I see it knowing that the carriage was correctly stopped by the control logic to then be overridden by staff. The Smiler is a fantastic piece of engineering and I would like to th...
by PaxmanValenta
Sun May 22, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: X-Sector refurbishment?
Replies: 99
Views: 26444

Re: X-Sector refurbishment?

When I went last month the only thing I noticed was that they have repainted the orange arrows in the queue line but the queue line in general needs if anything a deep clean. Some of the queue line monitors have dirt and other detritus on them that's gone sticky over time. Plus the paths and alot of...
by PaxmanValenta
Sun May 22, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509698

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Are there not similar theodolite marks on 'blivvy too? Surely being built on similar ground that is subject to a little movement?
by PaxmanValenta
Sun May 01, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509698

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Does it still say time to get corrected before u get on the train? And has the overall bass/volume been turned back up in x sector/ the Q I think it has been amended to just say Join Us. The music still doesn't appear to be as loud as previously although still a reasonable volume. No idea what the ...
by PaxmanValenta
Sun May 01, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 245077

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

Just got back from a two day bender at towers with the following observations re Galactica: Rode Galactica five times. The velcro on the VR headsets is already showing signs of deterioration. The velcro on in particular was struggling to hold the headset around my head and slipped forward going over...
by PaxmanValenta
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 435562

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

This may sound harsh but the person who I feel sorry for the most is the ride op in charge when it happened. Certainly not harsh, and is something that they will have to live with for the rest of their life as by all accounts the person wasn't that old. Sadly we may never know how they're coping wi...