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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:38 pm

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Do u think Sonic Spinball will reopen when the park does as that too has multi-cars on the track at the same time. Chessington really can't cope with just the Vampire open as the only coaster available at the park.


NV has said on TV today that they are working towards opening AT in the next few days as well as having all the multi-cars rides upgraded and staff trained within the next couple of days. So I can't see why Spinball will not be open when the park dose.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:41 pm

"If I could just interrupt as it's an interview, not a statement"

What the hell? Perhaps i'll use that in every conversation when I fancy interrupting someone..
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:42 pm

Don't know if anyone has seen this or not but i found it quite an interesting read

https://getupfromalltimelow.wordpress.c ... on-towers/

As for Kay Burley, how does she still have a job? just awful....
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:48 pm

Just a question, for Physics reasons, how much does a single cart on the Smiler weigh in kg? (What is the mass of the one of the Smiler carts?)
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:50 pm

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I heard somewhere that Alton says an option is to close the ride for good, is this true?


From what we can tell, no official statement has been produced to state this. Can you provide any proof, or is it just literally something you heard?


It is literally just something I heard, cant remember where.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:53 pm

Kay Burley is a really vile person. Her only goal in that interview was to bait a headline quote out of him at the expense of finding out any potential new information. I hate gotcha journalism.

Pressing him to reveal information about people in hospital was sickening. It's a fair question to ask once, when you're told they can't answer out of respect for privacy, you leave it be.

Incredibly smooth conduct by Varney, no way could I have kept my cool without either getting angry, sweating like a pig and/or saying something stupid. Certainly earns his wages.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:00 pm

Ninnut85 wrote:
Don't know if anyone has seen this or not but i found it quite an interesting read

https://getupfromalltimelow.wordpress.c ... on-towers/

As for Kay Burley, how does she still have a job? just awful....


I'm just going to highlight one thing:

I worked all over the park, and I don’t want to give any further identifying details because I don’t want to get sued


Yet then proceeds to reply to comments with a photo..
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:01 pm

I personally think Nick Varney is a muppet but listening to his press chat with the BBC I am changing my mind.

"they will want for nothing" .....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33025024
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:24 pm

Definitely seems that the BBC Interview is much easier for him, with Sky more of a dress rehearsal :lol .

Kay Burley is a disgrace, she clearly is just trying to slander Merlin as much as possible and squeeze a headline out of him. Sadly, she got one... "Alton Towers Boss: Safety Not Adequate"

http://news.sky.com/story/1496893/alton ... t-adequate
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:41 pm

It's best just to stick with the BBC when it comes to incidents like this. The news is slower but its far more easy to digest and way more fairly presented.

Just think yourself lucky we're not in America, Fox news would have somehow blamed this on the gays and pro-abortionists by now if they were given the chance.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:42 pm

I love how people *well, the media.. are slating Alton Towers for taking 11 minutes to call 999... Which given the gravity of the situation and the sheer size of the catastrophe is actually a good response time... BUT are saying NOTHING about the circa 2000 people that were happy to stand and watch this all unfold without themselves calling 999... I mean, seriously, did it not occur to A SINGLE ONE OF THEM to call 999? At least 5 of them had their pone in their hand FILMING it! What is wrong with people!?
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:44 pm

Sky news are clearly on a witch hunt, that headline is misleading to say tthe least. I don't usually cheapen myself to saying this however, they are scum.
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:50 pm

Evostance wrote:
"If I could just interrupt as it's an interview, not a statement"

What the hell? Perhaps i'll use that in every conversation when I fancy interrupting someone..


I loved that line she spouted, made me wonder if she realised she was the one giving a statement?

What she means to say is "Can I just stop you answering that question as I forgot what I asked."
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:57 pm

Burley is an old TV-AM cast-off who is possibly quite suitable for SKY news, and SKY news only.....
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:59 pm

 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:12 pm

As has been mentioned before, this interview was totally bias, had irrelevant questions and really showed Kay Burley's ignorance when it comes to most issues.

If you feel strongly about it, take 5 minutes out of your day to complain to Ofcom - link below.
http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/complain/
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:20 pm

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mi ... ee-9397443

Probably Worst yet, how is it Altons fault if you headbut your friend?
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:26 pm

The BBC were clearly less biased than Sky although I did think the way they led with the story along with a headline of "more roller coasters shut down" it does make it sound like Ebola spreading! Haha! :clap:
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:41 pm

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http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/thirty-accidents-alton-towers-three-9397443

Probably Worst yet, how is it Altons fault if you headbut your friend?


30 Accidents reported in 3 years for somewhere that get as much of the general public in and has as many staff as Alton towers does sounds low to me.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:56 pm

tgm999 wrote:
Baggie79 wrote:
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/thirty-accidents-alton-towers-three-9397443

Probably Worst yet, how is it Altons fault if you headbut your friend?


30 Accidents reported in 3 years for somewhere that get as much of the general public in and has as many staff as Alton towers does sounds low to me.


10 Accidents a year for a park that regularly has 15,000 guests a day, can't really see why Birmingham Mail think that's an unacceptable number...

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