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Fri May 31, 2013 10:46 pm

TheOutpatient wrote:

I think I've seen 90% of the ride but can anyone tell me - Is there any smells in the ride?


Yes there is, the giggler smells weird, we spent a few hours just below at the front of the queue
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 10:59 pm

Hi,

A few photos from today's opening.

Testing

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Queue Line

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The Ride

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YouTube Videos

Full Offride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Yy4Spb4LA

Duel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvwFJ0kqyR0

Flyover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtRhj2xDMM

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Fri May 31, 2013 11:02 pm

I'm still absolutely ecstatic after going on it, we'll and truly corrected., hats off to all involved it realy is mind blowin,

Got into the station just about to board and it broke down at around 7, realy did panic as I thought that would stop me from riding but they sent a few test cars out and all was sweet, so smooth, that bunny hop hill is beautiful aswell!

Tommorow trip may be on the cards to ride again!
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:05 pm

We queued for an hour and a half which I thought was amazing considering it was opening day!
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:21 pm

I had organised a trip today not thinking it would be open so was very supprised when I saw it was open. Atmosphere was great today and I loved the Q and theming of the ride. My last trip here was only in April and the track wasn't built then - shocked at how good it looked. Back in April I thought it would realistically be open in July.

Don't want to ruin the ride but its a real game changer for alton towers. Great ride with great theming. Scary and fun. And one of the longest coasters I've been on.

I qued for 1hr30 but the single rider q was like 10 minutes apparently so that's a good tip. Q moved fast though so i think once the hype has died down so will the q's. it's not going to be a Rita!
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:33 pm

The queues will work like It is a roller coaster half it's size because when a train reaches half way people board again ;) never thought about it like that! I guess this will make queues not just a standing wait but constantly moving :)
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:36 pm

Is the main queue line big? How long did you have to queue from entering the main queue line? I was thinking with the coaster been nearly 11 weeks late the GP are happy that the coaster was a worthly replacement for the black Hole. It's made X sector the place to be again.
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:37 pm

What an absolutely AMAZING ride!  :D I was one of the people queuing from the morning, but it was well worth it, even if I am sunburnt! 

Got a few pictures:

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Please credit me if used for anything :) but, anyone who is going on this thing, is in for a real treat!!!
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 11:38 pm

danny.g97 wrote:
We queued for an hour and a half which I thought was amazing considering it was opening day!


Wow. What time of day did you start to queue roughly?
Did the single rider/ disabled queue open during the day?
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:39 pm

I haven't been today, but just looking at the photos coming in from various sources this ride looks absolutely fantastic.

What has completely blown me away is the shop! It's huge! Like nothing we've seen in this country before, it's on par with the American parks. And the Shop TV? How random but utterly brilliant.

Love, love, love it! This has got to be the way forward for Alton Towers now, creating a brand around their rides as big as this.  Who cares about IP's!
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:39 pm

bbooth2 wrote:
Got into the station just about to board and it broke down at around 7, realy did panic as I thought that would stop me from riding but they sent a few test cars out and all was sweet, so smooth, that bunny hop hill is beautiful aswell!


They were still running at 7!! Blimey!!
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:41 pm

Love the Luggage storage idea!! They give you a wristband!
You aint losing that! Top idea!!
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 11:49 pm

Yeh I got to the park around 5 and got in the queue at about half past, did alright considering I had work till 4 :)
 
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Fri May 31, 2013 11:52 pm

coliver wrote:
danny.g97 wrote:
Wow. What time of day did you start to queue roughly?
Did the single rider/ disabled queue open during the day?



The single rider did not open today! :)
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Fri May 31, 2013 11:59 pm

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Love the Luggage storage idea!! They give you a wristband!
You aint losing that! Top idea!!



They use that on almost all rides at thorpe park (The main rides). They may use it for other rides at Atlon Towers too. It is no new idea :)
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:12 am

Thirteen seems like a warm up to this One. After port aventura is done in July I shall be heading up to the towers for this bad Boy. Great pics and posts enjoyed it today from my Office desk. What's next?
 
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Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:17 am

bbooth2 wrote:
Yeh I got to the park around 5 and got in the queue at about half past, did alright considering I had work till 4 :)


Where you work? I finished at 4pm today too and seriously considered plopping down £8.50 in clubcard vouchers to go and ride this thing. I work in Rocester, so only about 10 minutes away :)

Decided against in the end, will wait for Monday June 10th when I go for my birthday.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:37 am

Ok.... here comes a post with FARRRR too many pictures... this is maybe 10% of what i actually did take today...

WOW what a ride i must add.... Warning picture heavy post :D

Testing at start of the day :D
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That legendary airtime hill and marmaliser :D
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A very grainy picture of the train cresting the v.lift (immediately before freefalling of course ;) )
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"Prepare to Duel" (woops wrong ride)
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Another Marmaliser shot (nothing we haven't seen before)
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Train being marmalised
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The Flasher (oh no thats the sun being brighter than a few LED's.....surprising.....XD)
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Arty....
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Marmalisation complete
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1st Break Run.... Half Way Converted
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View from the shop end of site
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Exit from the indoor section (which i have to say is some heck of a drop)
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MOJ notice boards at X-Sector Entrance... sorry it's so bright :D it is readable though... just about
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Scaling the vertical lift
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And one final one of The Smiler doing it's thing :D
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Hope you enjoyed the pictures.... Feel free to use them anywhere on TT or link and name will do anywhere else... although i'm sure you'll all just look at them anyway :D

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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:48 am

I heard The Smiler broke down on its last run today.

Can anyone confirm this?
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:06 am

Would like to give a MASSIVE thank you to the fabulous TT team alongside the passionate TT community  for your updates, information and speculation! You have all provided hours of entertainment and excitement over the past few months, people have really out done themselves and i am thrilled to shear my passion with all you guys! So from the admin guy's, to MI7, to the people who have provided photos and information alike.... THANK YOU! I am even thankful for the sceptics who love to moan about fences and paint work, you have also provided me with fun! Long live Tower Times, the best Alton Towers fan sit in the world!  :yes:
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