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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 7:29 pm

OK, right.... Never really thought about this up until now, but those look like single file stairs to me (the rainbow stairs) Ummm if you've got a bunch of advocates trying to locate themselves up the stairs at the same time, it could be interesting... My thought is by that point people will want to get off the ride quickly and dash to the exit so we would see a little mini war on who get's to go up the rainbow stairs first..... Well anything to keep the crowd laughing.  :lol:
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 7:32 pm

I thought the door out the back was the exit but it seems to be another emergency exit
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 7:35 pm

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 7:37 pm

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I could of taken that spare seat Alton! Wheres my invite! :(


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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 7:37 pm

Posting these before they get lost in the excitement of whatever tonight may bring. Some amazing new pictures of The Smiler testing just posted on Facebook by ATG:

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 7:59 pm

Gutted theres no secret weapon/element except the 14 inversions - very un-Alton Towers tbh. But no doubt that I'm happy with the The Smiler and can't wait to ride it next year.
 
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:04 pm

What, wait. So there is no 'second' world first element?

...guess it was just a really badly written press release, talking about this being Alton Towers second, real, World First coaster after all.  :roll:
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:07 pm

haydn! wrote:
What, wait. So there is no 'second' world first element?

...guess it was just a really badly written press release, talking about this being Alton Towers second, real, World First coaster after all.  :roll:


No there was no "Second" Element, the press release contained a spelling mistake.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 8:12 pm

Possible power issues on site -

Lisa Minor (Travel Editor of The Sun) @lisaminot

Kids doing Oblivion on a loop as Smiler has, er, stopped. Smiling. Power cut. Oops. @altontowers #notgettingcorrected
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:15 pm

hursty wrote:
Possible power issues on site -

Lisa Minor (Travel Editor of The Sun) @lisaminot

Kids doing Oblivion on a loop as Smiler has, er, stopped. Smiling. Power cut. Oops. @altontowers #notgettingcorrected
7:56pm - 17 May 13


Oh dear!

But on a lighter note, ATG continue to bring the goods today with a new video of the Marmaliser screen and effects testing with area music in the background (good to finally hear a longer snippet of it, to hear how it all fits together!).

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 8:26 pm

And now this...

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Looks like a bad start if the journalists are having to be evacced!
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:26 pm

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Smiler broken and some people stuck, were off to get our booze on instead
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:31 pm

cactuselves wrote:
And now this...

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Looks like a bad start if the journalists are having to be evacced!


It would make sense if there's been a power cut to evac. At least they weren't on the v.lift!

A little off topic i know but does this latest power cut place into doubt how successfully the park will be able to operate with another big attraction using lots of power or will it be unrelated?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 8:32 pm

Isn't it always the way that something works perfectly with no problems and you turn around and say "hey everyone come look how awesome this is!" and then it doesn't work  :roll:

Anyway, glad these teething problems are happening now instead of opening day!
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:34 pm

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On 'The Smiler' bus @altontowers #marmalisation
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:35 pm

Is it just coincidental that SAW had exactly the same problems on the PR event? I just wonder if they do this for the sake of drill practice or perhaps to give the stronger critics a focus of energy away from the ride experience itself? Im not normally full of BS conspiracy theories but it does seem strange.
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:39 pm

Wildboy wrote:
Is it just coincidental that SAW had exactly the same problems on the PR event? I just wonder if they do this for the sake of drill practice or perhaps to give the stronger critics a focus of energy away from the ride experience itself? Im not normally full of BS conspiracy theories but it does seem strange.


Pretty sure they wouldn't do this on purpose. That's a pretty stupid idea in fact.
 
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:41 pm

Wildboy wrote:
Is it just coincidental that SAW had exactly the same problems on the PR event? I just wonder if they do this for the sake of drill practice or perhaps to give the stronger critics a focus of energy away from the ride experience itself? Im not normally full of BS conspiracy theories but it does seem strange.

Saw shut on media day due to a computer program error and then shut on opening day due to sensor problems!
I don't think though that we should experience these same problems  [-o<
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 17, 2013 8:43 pm

Danscott22 wrote:
SwEDEN wrote:
Danscott22 wrote:
altontowersbarlow wrote:
Ok is their any other inside areas of the queline/station you go through apart from the bit where you actually board the ride, I say this out of intrest because of the distinct optical illusions on the area at the top left of the picture, is this a queline corridor. Im trying not to speculate Just something I noticed.


You mean top right of the photo? And I was thinking the same thinh, what is the stairs leading to? It cant be a queueline corridor because the airgates are on the other side of the ride?



It should be the tunnel leading from the station to the shop.


Youre most likely right, I'd completely forgot about that:P


Is it not access for the Ride operators to the control booth??
 
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:47 pm

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Danscott22 wrote:
SwEDEN wrote:
Danscott22 wrote:
altontowersbarlow wrote:
Ok is their any other inside areas of the queline/station you go through apart from the bit where you actually board the ride, I say this out of intrest because of the distinct optical illusions on the area at the top left of the picture, is this a queline corridor. Im trying not to speculate Just something I noticed.


You mean top right of the photo? And I was thinking the same thinh, what is the stairs leading to? It cant be a queueline corridor because the airgates are on the other side of the ride?



It should be the tunnel leading from the station to the shop.


Youre most likely right, I'd completely forgot about that:P


Is it not access for the Ride operators to the control booth??


no that's the other side :)

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