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by adsyrah
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

SW7 is innovative. Have you seen a cobra roll and batwing intertwined before? No Has there been a self-duelling mobius coaster before? No Does intertwining elements count as innovative?   Only in the world of marketing and hype :lol: As for self-dueling mobious coaster, doesn't that require 2 ...
by adsyrah
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

If we, mere mortals, could think of a 'worlds 1st coaster'  then perhaps we would be 'one of them' designing it. IF we can't think of any new innovation, or a new 'worlds 1st' that doesn't mean that a professional wouldn't. At the end of the day, it is their proffesion . Although a lot of us k...
by adsyrah
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

That's not innovation, that's just creative engineering , utilising what space is available. As for the seating positions, before Wingriders, it was thought that there wasnt anything more that could be done. There is always room for something more in design As long as, as you say Dave, the gimmick ...
by adsyrah
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Dormiens-Dave wrote:
Anyway as i said i wouldn't hold your breath on the layout being what we see on those plans.


Do you know something we don't, Dave?!

:?

EDIT:

And if it's not the same, I feel dead sorry for Nemmy who spent so long recreating the plans in No Limits!
by adsyrah
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Vertical launch. *yawn* If there is a worlds first, then I expect it to be in the station where we can't see it. But if that's the case, then it's likely to be a gimmick, which I worry will detract from a solid decent coaster, which they are desperate for. What's happened to the worlds first additi...
by adsyrah
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

No idea if that image was shown to market research groups, it was a concept board that we found in the archives in November along with pictures of the existing vertical launch rollercoaster. Im not altogether sure the track layout on those plans is what we will get as the track doesnt require plann...
by adsyrah
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Someone brought it up a few pages back and I'm going to beat the vertical launch drum again. During the market research for Thirteen, the image below was shown to guests. I really think SW7 will be launched up the vertical section of track to give us our world first. The fact the image below alludes...
by adsyrah
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1820544

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Considering there was a time lapse set up for The Swarm, it wouldn't surprise me if there's an official one set up for SW7.

This was the company that did it, so keep an eye on their site to see if there's anything for SW7 set up.
by adsyrah
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Nemesis has SW3 in the number plate Apparently this is untrue. SW4 in the concrete structure in the middle of the Oblivion queue. Stripped off several years ago. :( Are you sure about Oblivion? It's not a sign, it's actually letters that were moulded into the concrete structure. edit: changed the p...
by adsyrah
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

There is a 'stone' above the new toilet block next to The Swarm that carries the inscription LCXII - presumably a nod towards the code name, just like some of the coasters at Alton Towers carry their SW designation.  (I forget which ones  :oops:) Off the top of my head, the land rover by ...
by adsyrah
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

There's absolutely no problem with them using SW7 in the marketing! The general public will either ignore it, or will Google it. I once told one of my mates about the "SW" tagline and he ended up doing loads of research and found things like the SW4 Easter Egg in the Oblivion queueline dea...
by adsyrah
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

A hint of a theme!

DNA = double helix. This could be a play on the duelling nature of the ride. And the DNA strand looks a bit like coaster track!
by adsyrah
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Depends how fast the launch is - doesn't have to be forceful.
by adsyrah
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 236252

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

Isn't the whole point of it to be ridiculous? I do like the whole military yelling in the ear (indeed this happened to me on my first ride during batching, because of me being heavily amused by it), and it does allow for some good banter because staff and guests... I thought it was meant to be terr...
by adsyrah
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 236252

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

⋅ Phalanx operatives need to change their methods - heard one of them ordering a five year old kid to sing "we are the Cheeky Girls" when I rode it on Monday ; hardly indicative of a professional military organisation. They need to act more impassive and foreboding - them strutt...
by adsyrah
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761865

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

If there is a Worlds first element, it's got to be before or part of the first lift. The fact it will have a traditional angled lift must stand for something, why else would Alton Towers opt for this when a vertical lift would have saved them so much space... and we know space was extremely tight. ...
by adsyrah
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 236252

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

From what I understand of the sequence after the drop it sound like they are trying to replicate stitches great escape ride at disneyworld florida. In that ride you sit in a circle in the dark and some monster thing runs around the room, sneezes in your face and prods you in the back. I thought alt...
by adsyrah
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 236252

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

The one thing I'm getting from this thread is that it isn't worth me goint to AT this year. I've only time and money to make the effort with one visit to either AT or Thorpe Park and I think it'll definitely be  Thorpe as I've not been since before Saw. Next year, hopefully Sub-Terra will have ...
by adsyrah
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Tesco Cereal - Merlin 2-4-1 Vouchers
Replies: 9
Views: 7560

Re: Tesco Cereal - Merlin 2-4-1 Vouchers

OH!

There's actually a dedicated page on the Tesco site that lists all the products that offer the Merlin 2-4-1 voucher:

Offer minisite
by adsyrah
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Tesco Cereal - Merlin 2-4-1 Vouchers
Replies: 9
Views: 7560

Re: Tesco Cereal - Merlin 2-4-1 Vouchers

I'm guessing it's all tesco own-brand cereals. You can't miss them - as Ripsaw Raver said, they've all got bemused animals on them. Specifically, though, this is the one that I bought: Multigrain Hoops EDIT - In fact, you can see the 2-4-1 offer in the top left corner of the picture in the link above.
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