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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:50 pm

I will be popping in tomorrow, so hopefully it will be up and running. I'm taking my eldest daughter who appears to be a lucky charm. She's been with us twice this season and on each occasion the Smiler was open and we were on the front row! The times that she has been with her friends, it has been closed. Fingers crossed :-)
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:57 pm

Towers earlier responded to a tweet from someone asking when The Smiler will be open with "we are hopeful of getting it open tomorrow" but they have since deleted it.

Either there's been another setback or communication between the park is once again poor.

EDIT: Response to me from Towers

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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:58 pm

I feel like this is more of a case of "how long will it be open for?" not, "when will it reopen".
They seriously need to just bite the bullet at the end of August and close it for a month. They can't keep running off patchwork until closed season. Its going to be running 11 hours a day in the freezing cold, come Scarefest. I dread to think of the downtime.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:52 pm

Jammydodger wrote:
I feel like this is more of a case of "how long will it be open for?" not, "when will it reopen".
They seriously need to just bite the bullet at the end of August and close it for a month. They can't keep running off patchwork until closed season. Its going to be running 11 hours a day in the freezing cold, come Scarefest. I dread to think of the downtime.


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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:49 pm

The small white text from the AT website has been removed, is that saying it will be open tomorrow? :moj
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:47 am

I'm pretty p'ed of now... We were going to go to AT today to ride the smiler but it was closed, our backup was Great Yarmouth PB... Yeah, I had fun but a bit of a step back and the stupid ride decides to open tomorrow... bloody nora :(
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:00 am

The Smiler is still closed today
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:15 am

How do you know, have you looked at the AT Twitter feed?
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:19 am

altontowersbarlow wrote:
The Smiler is still closed today


RideTimes is showing it as closed, but they told me it should open at some point throughout the day.
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:20 am

The aim is to get it back open at some point today.
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Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:27 am

We've had one or two comments on Facebook and Twitter stating the ride is open.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:33 am

Indeed, The Smiler is now back open! Yay! Rejoice!
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:39 am

I'm here at the park with my lucky charm daughter and it is indeed open for business!! It's a 90 minute wait mind.
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:43 am

maliluph wrote:
I'm here with my lucky charm daughter and it is indeed open for business!!


can you get to AT every day?! so that it's always open :lol:
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Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:46 am

jackandylan123 wrote:
maliluph wrote:
I'm here with my lucky charm daughter and it is indeed open for business!!


can you get to AT every day?! so that it's always open :lol:


If the wife would let me I would. The park is closer to my house than my workplace so it suits me lol
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:05 pm

Alas, it is closed again, ALREADY.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:28 pm

Lol this is ridiculous.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:03 pm

Back open with a 90 minute queue as of 2pm.
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:55 pm

Ride currently experiencing technical difficulties :-(
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:01 pm

But now running again :-)

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