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by LCFCjames
Thu May 16, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1789911

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

So who was it that thought the entrance would be a little bland ;) Credit to roodlesnouter :D Looks much better already :D If you look closely above The Smiler sign there appears to be 4 holes in a square shape. Maybe something else will go there? The cameras make the entrance look a lot better and...
by LCFCjames
Wed May 15, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 750207

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

To start speculation again, what sort of effects does everyone think we'll see in the indoor section, if any? I would like a small pre-show with some fancy lighting and maybe dry ice and the freaky Smiler music playing loud, controlling our minds 8)
by LCFCjames
Wed May 15, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: A Future of 'The Edge' and Surrounding Areas
Replies: 5
Views: 1403

Re: A Future of 'The Edge' and Surrounding Areas

I think a new coaster in that area is a great idea :) I think a family coaster would be more suited because of its location close to nemesis and air. The location is great for a themed family coaster,with similar theming to duel and the haunted hollow. The swinging coaster looks like a great idea es...
by LCFCjames
Tue May 14, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1789911

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Can I just say that the marmaliser is starting to look amazingly good :D All the little touches like the black paint and the equations on the side of the legs are really adding to it. It must be up there with some of the best roller coaster theming elements in the world ( if you take Disney out of t...
by LCFCjames
Tue May 14, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1789911

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sorry to double post but noticed on the itv pov vid that theming on the concrete walls and floor has started! http://i44.tinypic.com/dptkdx.jpg This is going to be one heck of a coaster!  :D Hopefully we'll see a lot more theming on the concrete. At the moment it looks a bit plain, but it woul...
by LCFCjames
Tue May 14, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1789911

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

"reporting from vti news stafford towers altonshire" there doing this reverse thing on purpose, but why? Interesting, the video they uploaded was back to front as well? The pov was yes, its very weird. At the end of the video it mentioned that the ride was designed so that when you came o...
by LCFCjames
Tue May 14, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1789911

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tall people.... watch out for The Flasher!
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by LCFCjames
Tue May 14, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 182283

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Apparently preparations have begun for the Smiler press event inside the towers
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Credit to @towersstreet (via twitter) 8)
by LCFCjames
Mon May 13, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 182283

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Another freakily good video  :D anyone know what the 4th clue is?
by LCFCjames
Sun May 12, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What would you want at towers ??
Replies: 75
Views: 10167

Re: What would you want at towers ??

I think the flume should be removed and replaced with a pirate themed super splash or a pirate themed water coaster. Something like Tidal wave at Thorpe Park would be great, but obviously themed to the Mutiny Bay area. Mack Rides have quite a good design 8) http://www.mack-rides.com/en/products/wate...
by LCFCjames
Sat May 11, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1789911

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Video of the new marmaliser footage courtesy of Towers Street! (via facebook) 8)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201085526370415
by LCFCjames
Sat May 11, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 182283

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

If we see an advert tonight (which is highly probable). What do we think we'll see? I think the adverts will be similar to what is shown on the marmaliser screen mixed with clips of a subject going through testing on the ride. 8)
by LCFCjames
Sat May 11, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1789911

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Close Up Of The Smiler Entrance http://i43.tinypic.com/5v52rd.jpg It would have been really good if the eyes on the Smiler logo we're able to spin, as this would have made a nice hypnotiser effect before even getting on the ride :). Another thing, is the flasher going to act as a strobe light or ju...
by LCFCjames
Sat May 11, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 182283

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Anyone want a Smiler onion?  :lol:
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Credit to @matmi (via twitter)
by LCFCjames
Sat May 11, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1789911

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Am I right in saying there'll be a max. of 4 trains on the track at any one time?
I guess they've reached the stage now where they are going to be running more than one train at a time, to get the duelling aspect synced :)
by LCFCjames
Fri May 10, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 182283

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

On that full version POV, I do find her choice of words strange... "...this could be that vertical drop they talked about..." ...as she went up. Could still be a backwards drop, maybe... However she also said we're now climbing vertically on the first lift hill, so she seemed a little con...
by LCFCjames
Fri May 10, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 182283

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

I don't think this image has been shown before, but i think this is a brilliant picture especially with the long exposure effect! :) http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r660/LCFCjames/FA529873-385F-4952-B0EE-FC52F211257D-430-000000630583399F_zps614096fa.jpg Credit to @TeamLocals (via twitter) Pictur...
by LCFCjames
Fri May 10, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 750207

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I think there must be more to 'the disorientator' than meets the eye. We know it is the heart line roll and also includes strobe effects but I think something more special might happen in there. It seems strange how this particular section has been given a name and appears on the marmaliser screens ...
by LCFCjames
Thu May 09, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 750207

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

'Potential' SPOILER: I have been told today that the 'Secret Element' on the Smiler will be.....As the train approaches the Vertical Lift hill, it will come to a stand still, and all carriages of the train will turn around 180 degrees, at which point you will be pulled up the hill backwards, and co...
by LCFCjames
Thu May 09, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1789911

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Only just been able to read the forum today and i would like to make a few points: - Will people stop moaning about the ride because it looks amazing and they have done really well to say the amount of restrictions they have - The video posted today of the ride lit up is clearly just a teaser not a...