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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 2:20 pm

Does anyone know where the path to our left of the entrance (based on the photo above) leads to? I know that the intially planned plaza has not been included, but has part of it remained perhaps?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 2:20 pm

Ha ha that just made me laugh, first few times we went to AT I was scared of coasters going upside down and would go on the black hole, first time asking does this go upside down because i'm not going on it if it does, seems ironic that on that sight now stands the coaster that goes upside down more than any other and I can't wait to ride :)

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I wonder if one of the 'do not ride if you are..'' warnings are

''If you don't like going upside down .. well .. yeh'' ;)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 2:23 pm

Just a quick question really.... Am I right in thinking this is the worlds first self-duelling coaster if it does duel?
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Fri May 17, 2013 2:31 pm

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Just a quick question really.... Am I right in thinking this is the worlds first self-duelling coaster if it does duel?


by self dueling do you mean that its the first one to duel without 2 tracks? eh I don't think it will be. There must be another one.
 
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Fri May 17, 2013 2:32 pm

hambletwins wrote:
Phild94 wrote:
Just a quick question really.... Am I right in thinking this is the worlds first self-duelling coaster if it does duel?


by self dueling do you mean that its the first one to duel without 2 tracks? eh I don't think it will be. There must be another one.


Wasn't there duelling dragons, or as I believe it's now called: Dragon Challenge?
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Fri May 17, 2013 2:34 pm

SwEDEN wrote:
hambletwins wrote:
Phild94 wrote:
Just a quick question really.... Am I right in thinking this is the worlds first self-duelling coaster if it does duel?


by self dueling do you mean that its the first one to duel without 2 tracks? eh I don't think it will be. There must be another one.


Wasn't there duelling dragons, or as I believe it's now called: Dragon Challenge?

2 tracks and even those don't duel anymore.
 
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Fri May 17, 2013 2:34 pm

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Wasn't there duelling dragons, or as I believe it's now called: Dragon Challenge?


yes but that was 2 separate tracks. there are tons of dueling roller coasters out there. like stampida at port aventura. but he's asking if this is the only one with only 1 track dueling itself
 
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Fri May 17, 2013 2:35 pm

Moley wrote:
SwEDEN wrote:
hambletwins wrote:
Phild94 wrote:
Just a quick question really.... Am I right in thinking this is the worlds first self-duelling coaster if it does duel?


by self dueling do you mean that its the first one to duel without 2 tracks? eh I don't think it will be. There must be another one.


Wasn't there duelling dragons, or as I believe it's now called: Dragon Challenge?

2 tracks and even those don't duel anymore.


Oh yeah, forgot about the whole 2 tracks thing...... Please pardon my stupidity.
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Fri May 17, 2013 2:42 pm

SwEDEN wrote:
Moley wrote:
SwEDEN wrote:
hambletwins wrote:
Phild94 wrote:
Just a quick question really.... Am I right in thinking this is the worlds first self-duelling coaster if it does duel?


by self dueling do you mean that its the first one to duel without 2 tracks? eh I don't think it will be. There must be another one.


Wasn't there duelling dragons, or as I believe it's now called: Dragon Challenge?

2 tracks and even those don't duel anymore.


Oh yeah, forgot about the whole 2 tracks thing...... Please pardon my stupidity.


A mobious coaster? Grand National at Blackpool has only one track.
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Fri May 17, 2013 2:48 pm

RobJackson85 wrote:
SwEDEN wrote:
Moley wrote:
SwEDEN wrote:
hambletwins wrote:
Phild94 wrote:
Just a quick question really.... Am I right in thinking this is the worlds first self-duelling coaster if it does duel?


by self dueling do you mean that its the first one to duel without 2 tracks? eh I don't think it will be. There must be another one.


Wasn't there duelling dragons, or as I believe it's now called: Dragon Challenge?

2 tracks and even those don't duel anymore.


Oh yeah, forgot about the whole 2 tracks thing...... Please pardon my stupidity.


A mobious coaster? Grand National at Blackpool has only one track.


im almost 100% sure it has 2 tracks :L
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Fri May 17, 2013 2:54 pm

jbuckton18 wrote:
RobJackson85 wrote:
SwEDEN wrote:
Moley wrote:
SwEDEN wrote:
hambletwins wrote:
Phild94 wrote:
Just a quick question really.... Am I right in thinking this is the worlds first self-duelling coaster if it does duel?


by self dueling do you mean that its the first one to duel without 2 tracks? eh I don't think it will be. There must be another one.


Wasn't there duelling dragons, or as I believe it's now called: Dragon Challenge?

2 tracks and even those don't duel anymore.


Oh yeah, forgot about the whole 2 tracks thing...... Please pardon my stupidity.


A mobious coaster? Grand National at Blackpool has only one track.


im almost 100% sure it has 2 tracks :L


Technically it has 1 track as you join the opposite station when you finish.
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Fri May 17, 2013 3:03 pm

And now moving swiftly back on topic...
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 3:11 pm

If it indeed has been constructed to self duel, will we actually even appreciate the effort gone into makeing it work?  This ride will be so intense with so much theming in between other tains on the track, that i doubt as you ride, you would be able to tell, either way??
 
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Fri May 17, 2013 3:12 pm

I'm just looking at the pics of the entrance, all the usual stuff going up - queue time board, safety, minimum height etc.

I wonder if there will be the traditional 'test seat'?  We didn't get one for Th13teen but I suppose with it being a family ride they didn't need it.
 
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Fri May 17, 2013 3:28 pm

PeteB wrote:
I'm just looking at the pics of the entrance, all the usual stuff going up - queue time board, safety, minimum height etc.

I wonder if there will be the traditional 'test seat'?  We didn't get one for Th13teen but I suppose with it being a family ride they didn't need it.

I think there will be, Thirteen probably doesn't have one because it just uses a simple lap bar, whereas OTSRs have a higher chance of not fitting.
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Fri May 17, 2013 3:50 pm

Gax wrote:
PeteB wrote:
I'm just looking at the pics of the entrance, all the usual stuff going up - queue time board, safety, minimum height etc.

I wonder if there will be the traditional 'test seat'?  We didn't get one for Th13teen but I suppose with it being a family ride they didn't need it.

I think there will be, Thirteen probably doesn't have one because it just uses a simple lap bar, whereas OTSRs have a higher chance of not fitting.


Saw has one so i imagine the Smiler will have one (off topic i know  :|)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 4:01 pm

Love how the entrance is so interactive! They have gone all out for this ride!! :D shame about the mist
Well lack of in the entrance, I was hoping for loads like for it to create a wall almost so you can't see through it! But still rather have little mist than no mist ;)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 4:03 pm

arE Y0u R3AdY t0 Sm1Le? wrote:
Love how the enterence is so interative! They have gone all out for this ride!! :D shame about the mist
Well lack of in the enterence, I was hoping for loads like for it to create a wall almost so you can't see through it! But still rather have little mist than no mist ;)


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Fri May 17, 2013 4:16 pm

Good to see it running with no test dummies and running at full speed without the screeching sound  :D
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 4:16 pm

arE Y0u R3AdY t0 Sm1Le? wrote:
Love how the enterence is so interative! They have gone all out for this ride!! :D shame about the mist
Well lack of in the enterence, I was hoping for loads like for it to create a wall almost so you can't see through it! But still rather have little mist than no mist ;)


I believe the mist you can see in that video is from the Giggler leg in the background, not the misters (if that is indeed what they are) at the top of the entrance archways.

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