"A full investigation is on going before we determine whether to re-open the ride.
"We are sorry for any disappointment the ride's temporary closure caused our visitors but the health and safety of all of our visitors is our absolute priority."
sully1311 wrote:Just close the ride until next year. It's obviously not in a fit state to operate. There's just been way too many serious problems with it.
aircanman wrote:sully1311 wrote:Just close the ride until next year. It's obviously not in a fit state to operate. There's just been way too many serious problems with it.
This seems to be a little unfair to say, if you were going next week would you say close it then? I think for the people who have booked to go over the last week or so would have wanted to see the smiler open.
upgraiden wrote:I'd rather they closed it for the remainder of the season than risk the safety of everyone who dares ride it. It's clearly got some serious issues and I personally wouldn't feel safe going on it until they've sorted them.
Alton Towers Shuts Smiler After Wheels Fall Off
Jammydodger wrote:I'm not defending the integrity of this ride, because lets face it, its a mess but...Alton Towers Shuts Smiler After Wheels Fall Off
Really? There's a fine line between sensationalism and full blown lying.
Average Joe public is going to give that headline one glance and assume the ride has lost its wheels mid-run and derailed and killed thousands of people. Is it even legal to do that?