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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Mon May 02, 2016 11:05 am

Not sure if this has been asked, but has the "Halfway Corrected" announcement take place before the second lift hill?
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Mon May 02, 2016 11:10 am

theparklifekid wrote:
Not sure if this has been asked, but has the "Halfway Corrected" announcement take place before the second lift hill?


No.

Both the announcement and the "Corrected" lettering of the sign have been removed.
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Tue May 10, 2016 9:25 pm

The media are now complaining about Merlin and how they are being too safe.....
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Tue May 10, 2016 9:33 pm

and before the crash a soldier was noy allowed on Air as he only had 1 leg.

these stories come out from time to time.
 
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Wed May 11, 2016 6:42 am

The press will post anything which they think will make them money :-# :-# :-#
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Wed May 11, 2016 7:32 am

The phrase "You're damned if you do and damned if you don't" comes to mine.
 
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Sat May 21, 2016 1:42 pm

The info boards are back up around The Smiler!

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Sat May 21, 2016 5:13 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong (no pun intended ;)), but didn't the info boards used to be by the exit, around by where the double batwing is?
 
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Sat May 21, 2016 5:17 pm

Adam.W wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong (no pun intended ;)), but didn't the info boards used to be by the exit, around by where the double batwing is?

They've been added back there too. Leek Signs posted some photos on Facebook a few days ago.

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Sat May 21, 2016 11:16 pm

Some potentially concerning information over on Towersstreet's facebook, obviously we don't know the extent of the problem, or if there is a problem at all, but it seems as if they are investigating if The Smiler is "moving" a bit, if you know what I mean.......

https://m.facebook.com/TowersStreet/pho ... 7682696675
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Sat May 21, 2016 11:19 pm

The Smiler will have been designed to wobble a little bit :)
 
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Sat May 21, 2016 11:34 pm

Morgan wrote:
The Smiler will have been designed to wobble a little bit :)


Nah, that's not what I mean, I mean the foundations are moving.
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Sat May 21, 2016 11:45 pm

Oh! That seems a bit dodgy.
 
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun May 22, 2016 12:32 am

Haven't they have problems with foundations from the start?
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Sun May 22, 2016 8:57 am

Are there not similar theodolite marks on 'blivvy too? Surely being built on similar ground that is subject to a little movement?
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Sun May 22, 2016 9:28 am

If there is a problem I hope that Alton Towers close the ride to rectify it for a short period of time, just to be on the completely safe side, and then reopen it when there's no risk of any type of incident. Also I feel it would be in the parks best interest to publish a non-alarming statement in advance,informing guest that the ride is closed for scheduled matinence and will reopen soon. Hopefully this would allow the problem to be fixed without causing much of an issue in the media and would avoid snooping questions. I realise it's not an imminent danger and couldn't really cause any specific incident as such ,but this ride needs to be watertight in operations at the park for the rest of its time there to ensure the parks reputation is re-built.
 
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Sun May 22, 2016 9:30 am

Maybe everyone, is reading too much into this. it could be simply to monitor it.
 
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Sun May 22, 2016 11:09 am

I did notice this when I went a month or two back, it's mainly around the second dive loop and it wobbled left and right, maybe between 50cm and a meter, but it was hard to tell as it was from a distance. Whether that's anything to do with it, I don't know, but at the time I presumed it was to do with the structure not having too much tension and causing cracks in the foundation.
 
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Sun May 22, 2016 11:45 am

Adam.W wrote:
I did notice this when I went a month or two back, it's mainly around the second dive loop and it wobbled left and right, maybe between 50cm and a meter, but it was hard to tell as it was from a distance. Whether that's anything to do with it, I don't know, but at the time I presumed it was to do with the structure not having too much tension and causing cracks in the foundation.


It's not about the ride itself wobbling a bit, that's perfectly normal. It is about whether the actual foundations are moving/sinking.
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Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sun May 22, 2016 12:24 pm

If there is an issue I guarantee they will deal with it properly. It wouldn't surprise me if this was just another layer of safety checking as part of making sure nothing goes wrong. Lol

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