Right to begin with this explanation of why I hate this ride. This is my personal opinion!The Ride
The actual ride itself isn't that great to look at. It looks like a pile of scrap metal in hole. The older its gotten the worse it looks. For someone who struggles with inversions generally, 14 is way to much for my body to take, so I've never come off without feeling sick. When I do actually ride it I hold on for dear life and practically force my body to stay in one position purely because of how painful each inversion actually is. I always come off bruised. I also have a hate of vertical lifts. I have this same feeling on Saw: The Ride. Even just watching the coaster makes me feel dizzy. It's just a rough ride and a massive eyesore to me. Plus at night, the screens light up the area like the Blackpool illuminations and ruins the whole rides in the dark idea. The Theme
There isn't really a theme to me. Its supposed to be a correctional device by the Ministry of Joy, yet I've never come of smiling. There is nothing that points out that it is a device. It feels like they have merged many different ideas to try to get something that is just a mish mash of failed optical illusions. The station is a mix of a dentist and a fun house. I mean, how is that theming. The Marmaliser effects don't always work either, which makes the whole point of the thing pointless. Yes I get what the concept is supposed to be, but i just don't see.Other
The queueline is just the worse! It feels like you're waiting to die. The soundtrack is just horrendously annoying. If anything it makes me want to ride less. The exit from the station to the shop, I've walked into so many walls in this corridor that I swear I could easily make a claim
It's just overall not an enjoyable experience as a whole for me and I actually wish they kept Black Hole.
If I was forced to say one positive about the ride it would be the two split seconds going over the bunny hops. But that is literally the only positives I can come up with and thats taken me about an hour to think off. This is purely my opinion. I do understand why people do like the ride, it just doesn't work for me. Its not like I haven't tried to like it, because I have. I just can't. Plus the Smiler Gnomes all still need to die! Death to the Gnomes!!!!