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by Sam198
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!
Replies: 58
Views: 8898

Re: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!

This one i saw over on TST but was too good not to share... see if you can spot what's wrong without me pointing it out.

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judging by the vines around the edges i presume this is in the th13teen que :O
by Sam198
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1855810

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Gerstlauer are now on site :)

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A shipping container not owned by merlin :shock:

Picture taken from TowerStreet facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TowersStreet
by Sam198
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Fairs/Travelling Rides - General Discussion
Replies: 553
Views: 92049

Re: Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

I'm not entirely sure why Zippers haven't been seen in this country - they may have been around in the past but you tend to find them more in the US for some reason. Safety I'm thinking! Not really that safe. Just remember, we have tagada's and the americans don't :P I would think it's more of a pu...
by Sam198
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!
Replies: 58
Views: 8898

Re: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!

6. Forbidden Valley sign that mentions dynamo somewhere along the path between MB and FV. (goes off to find photo)

EDIT: found one 8)

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made me smile the first time i spotted it :)
by Sam198
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!
Replies: 58
Views: 8898

Re: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!

2. The cats where are the cats? Gloomy wood and FV usually, although i can remember seeing one on the cross valley path earlier this year 4. Railway buffers near the flume wheelchair entrance http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/nickn5_photos/Alton%20Towers/DSC03129.jpg
by Sam198
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1855810

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

ben.at08 wrote:
so the estimate of 18-20million could also include the price of a spruce up of x-sector?


Hopefully, Alton did the same thing with th13teen and the dark forest... i just hope we don't see a similar kind of total retheme
by Sam198
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 776077

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

The coaster in the second video is called takabisha and is gerstlauer's biggest to date; here's a POV for your enjoyment... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Vy_YzhwHE

looks awesome in my opinion :D
by Sam198
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1855810

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Ready_23 wrote:
Sorry for sounding like a novice, where is the underground section going?


The orange highlighted section in Morgano's picture is directly underneath the station/shop, hope this helps :)
by Sam198
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 776077

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Hi, I've been a lurker on here for a while, just finally decided to sign up. :) Someone on here (or one of the other forums) pointed out the other day that so far we only have one bit of "solid" evidence (the noise report) regarding the manufacturer of the ride, so I thought you lot might ...