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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 4:40 pm

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Now that it's open and it doesn't matter anymore, is there any chance of TT reaching out to Alton Towers for comment on the closure, the valleying etc? You guys must have a good relationship still since the early days of construction coverage so they might say a little bit more or confirm some of the speculation.


I think it was simply they wern't even ready to open ...
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 4:41 pm

So what happens in the inside section? Is it just pitch black or light effects. ect...  :D
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 4:47 pm

Is there a complete walkthrough of the ride anywhere? From the moment you enter to the moment you walk out of the ride area? I want to know everything that happens, I'm too excited!
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 4:51 pm

liamsuxx wrote:
Is there a complete walkthrough of the ride anywhere? From the moment you enter to the moment you walk out of the ride area? I want to know everything that happens, I'm too excited!


Spoils the fun!!
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Fri May 31, 2013 4:53 pm

liamsuxx wrote:
Is there a complete walkthrough of the ride anywhere? From the moment you enter to the moment you walk out of the ride area? I want to know everything that happens, I'm too excited!


Patience my mental friend, your time will come to get corrected  :D
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 4:57 pm

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Man, I wish I had the game for The Smiler now...  :?

And I noticed a few pages back on the Queue Times..... the stand the time is displayed on isn't electrical, like the other rides. Then again, they might not have had time to fully build another one...



The Electrical board is at the main ride entrance. I think this is the start of the make shift queue line and it's warning you that if you want to join the queue it is currently 2 hrs long.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 5:13 pm

how many trains were in operation today. 
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 5:16 pm

I got a question.
What does the inoculator do?
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 5:20 pm

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I got a question.
What does the inoculator do?

Sprays water before the train pass below, see: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=57 ... =2&theater
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 5:22 pm

jbragg1 wrote:
how many trains were in operation today.


4 I believe!
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 5:24 pm

can it run with 5 trains
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 5:30 pm

Wow, Challenge The Smiler looks really good! The spinning eyes are really cool, and I can imagine are quite disorientating for anyone trying to aim into the bucket below them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JG9o5S02NcM
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 5:34 pm

A few notes:

-There were 4 trains in operation today
- the rainbow stairs are how you get out of the station
- there is a really cool optical illusion AFTER the ride. It's just after the baggage collection and it really messed with my head
- the indoor heart line area is dark and misty and genuinely disorientating
- the drop out of the station is amazing on the back row (where I was sitting)
- there is a screen in the shop that superimposes Smiler uniforms etc onto you and I think you can buy the photo
- the flasher is an INSANE head chopper
- the inoculator has been reduced to a mist spray now so like the giggler, it just cools you down
- I didn't even notice the tickler

Hope this answers some questions
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 5:38 pm

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A few notes:

-There were 4 trains in operation today
- the rainbow stairs are how you get out of the station
- there is a really cool optical illusion AFTER the ride. It's just after the baggage collection and it really messed with my head
- the indoor heart line area is dark and misty and genuinely disorientating
- the drop out of the station is amazing on the back row (where I was sitting)
- there is a screen in the shop that superimposes Smiler uniforms etc onto you and I think you can buy the photo
- the flasher is an INSANE head chopper
- the inoculator has been reduced to a mist spray now so like the giggler, it just cools you down
- I didn't even notice the tickler

Hope this answers some questions
were there smiler logos in the indoor section? did you get hypnotised and did you notice the giggler   
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 5:40 pm

tallicay2k wrote:
liamsuxx wrote:
Is there a complete walkthrough of the ride anywhere? From the moment you enter to the moment you walk out of the ride area? I want to know everything that happens, I'm too excited!


Patience my mental friend, your time will come to get corrected  :D


Sorry, I'm just so excited that it's finally open! It doesn't feel real seeing people in the queue, after watching it being constructed for so long! I am so unbelievably excited to ride it
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 5:45 pm

I thought there would be an extra trick inside. I just wondered what TT blocked out on the early photos which said they were doin this as requested by Alton Towers?
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 5:50 pm

Wow this ride looks amazingly awesome! Can't wait to ride it :D!!!
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 5:50 pm

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I thought there would be an extra trick inside. I just wondered what TT blocked out on the early photos which said they were doin this as requested by Alton Towers?


Nah it was just a track inversion, the main 'secret' was just the world record.
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 5:51 pm

Stellafella wrote:
I thought there would be an extra trick inside. I just wondered what TT blocked out on the early photos which said they were doin this as requested by Alton Towers?


Hey,

This was before it was announced that it was a 14 loop world first coaster. ;) The loop was the cover up I think.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 6:07 pm

Fred_Delicious wrote:
A few notes:

-There were 4 trains in operation today
- the rainbow stairs are how you get out of the station
- there is a really cool optical illusion AFTER the ride. It's just after the baggage collection and it really messed with my head
- the indoor heart line area is dark and misty and genuinely disorientating
- the drop out of the station is amazing on the back row (where I was sitting)
- there is a screen in the shop that superimposes Smiler uniforms etc onto you and I think you can buy the photo
- the flasher is an INSANE head chopper
- the inoculator has been reduced to a mist spray now so like the giggler, it just cools you down
- I didn't even notice the tickler

Hope this answers some questions


The indoor section is dark and misty, only this? I've heard three different notes about this part, so, it is really incredible? or nothing different and exciting? a little frustrated.  :?

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