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The Smiler DVD

Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:12 pm

It was inevitable but we now have on-ride DVD's for The Smiler. Is it a good idea, or not? Thoughts?

It's so helpful they don't show you them, but they may not be operational, just yet ;)
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:13 pm

How much is it?
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:15 pm

It is £15
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:50 pm

Pizzazz wrote:
It is £15

Fudging hell!
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:55 pm

Do they still do the Air and Oblivion ones? Are they the same price?
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:02 pm

lf2001 wrote:
Do they still do the Air and Oblivion ones? Are they the same price?

They did air last year I do recall, not sure any more
And oblivion is not operating any more due to malfunctions and lack of popularity

Air- http://youtu.be/4VtRtMMdRzA

Oblivion- http://youtu.be/UdjDnhjY1vs
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:52 pm

Smiler on ride DVD's were working sporadically today, I tried to buy one from one of my rides but it didn't work, will try again tomorrow. £15 is steep but AP discount will soften the blow.
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:17 am

Dan.N wrote:
Smiler on ride DVD's were working sporadically today, I tried to buy one from one of my rides but it didn't work, will try again tomorrow. £15 is steep but AP discount will soften the blow.


That's if they actually give you a discount!

I had a "discussion" with a Picsolve employee, admittedly at Thorpe Park, and was told the only product they now discounted was individual photographs. And this was on The Swarm, where they do have DVDs.
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:48 am

anyone seen this yet? would love to see how well this comes out! would quite like to get one without my bro knowing hahahaah
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:48 pm

I got mine today and it came out rather well very happy with it :) it's made in to a proper film sort of thing and the bonus' on the DVD are brilliant you get HD time lapse, tv ad and the smiler shop footage
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:39 am

I would be very grateful if someone who owns a DVD of The Smiler, as I would like to see what it looks like as I am thinking of buying one next time I go to Alton Towers.
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:21 am

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I got mine today and it came out rather well very happy with it :) it's made in to a proper film sort of thing and the bonus' on the DVD are brilliant you get HD time lapse, tv ad and the smiler shop footage


Any chance of seeing this at all mate?
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:08 pm

Tried to rip it off the DVD but I can't :/
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:29 pm

There is a video of The Smiler DVD at the link below although please bear in mind I do not own this video, simply posting it.

My thoughts, it's okay but by gosh does it show just how many jolts, however small or large, that The Smiler has. It's certainly a very interesting perspective seeing all those heads move around like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nOUPSitglo
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:50 am

Its very dark I wouldn't say you get jolted much. On the ride at all what your seeing is body movement fron the inversions
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:58 pm

It would appear that it is pure luck as to whether you get a on-ride DVD or not.

Alton Towers Resort Facebook wrote:
at the moment it depends which train you're on as to whether you'll be recorded or not. We are unable to say which trains we can offer the service on and unfortunately you will not be able to wait for these trains. Our external company who offer the photos and on-ride DVD are working to allow the offering on all our trains soon.


It seems a bit odd that something would be advertised that isn't available for everyone. My best guess is it was planned to be in place on all trains but wasn't completed in time for the start of the season.
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:10 pm

On my five rides on Friday they said none of the trains cameras were working. Would've bought it as well!
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:05 pm

Master_feedback wrote:
Its very dark I wouldn't say you get jolted much. On the ride at all what your seeing is body movement fron the inversions


The jolt on the cobra roll is very noticeable though, from about 1.15 onwards you can see that the first half of it is fine but the exit of the cobra roll they get jolted quite a bit.
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:25 pm

Thrillmad wrote:
lf2001 wrote:
Do they still do the Air and Oblivion ones? Are they the same price?

They did air last year I do recall, not sure any more
And oblivion is not operating any more due to malfunctions and lack of popularity

Air- http://youtu.be/4VtRtMMdRzA

Oblivion- http://youtu.be/UdjDnhjY1vs



They still do air
 
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Re: The Smiler DVD

Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:26 am

Very pleased with my on ride DVD, definitely worth the money :D
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