What is the point about changing the smiler's theme?
The theme of the ride is not the thing that caused the accident.
If you say that is for the respect of the victims then that is very stupid due to the fact that the only surgical themed part is in the ride station section.
What is the point of changing the whole theme if only one section could be removed.
The Smiler theme has a very sinister edge to it and whether intentionally or not, that will cause offence after the recent incident. It's not about stupidity, it's about respecting that a very serious accident happened at the resort which severely injured paying guests - removing the signage represents the resorts commitment to the victims and to rectifying the issue.
They've taken a lot of time and expense to remove the signage across the whole resort and that won't be a decision they've taken lightly. The aerial photos by Sky show that they'd already begun the removal mere days after the incident happened.
I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see The Smiler theme return at all. Which is a shame as for all the rides faults, the IP they had marketed was very well received worldwide. The issue is that the same worldwide audience are now watching the resort and judging their next move, something they'll have to consider carefully and meticulously to ensure they keep face.