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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 12:57 am

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I would like to see it open over the weekend but if it I'd health and safety being signed off... they won't worm weekends, esp not bank bol weekends so my guess now would be Tuesday or Wednesday...

Yeah but if a train has stalled this is a totally new issue with the delayed opening, they may have got health and safety signed of the other day when those people were looking round the site.


But haven't Gerstlauer signed the ride off as well?  :-s
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 2:44 am

If a train had stalled it would be REALLY obvious, as if that was the case AT would have had to bring in a crane to lift the stranded car off the tracks (as standard regulation). This, however, seems to be the case of someone from the H&S being a bit disorganized/slow and messing up some of the paper work (or is potentially dissatisfied with a safety aspect of the ride).

It is important to note, as stated above, the ride has been signed off by the manufacturer which means that the operational part of the ride is fully functioning.

Simply, the reason we can't go on The Smiler yet is due to one of the most pure evil devises conjured up by the deepest, darkest parts of the government:

Bureaucracy!


As it is the bank holiday weekend that H&S inspector isn't going to think about looking at those forms again until Tuesday.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 2:49 am

You can see the crane in operation in one of the photos of TN Stretchy here.

Really really not liking the cattle pen queue lines, mainly because I will feel caged in :p
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 6:21 am

Loving the pic of the cow in the cattle pen! (See link above)!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 7:09 am

So was there seriously cows down there?, why everything was shut? :D
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 8:07 am

I have sat on the side lines here and had VERY mixed thoughts on why its not open but that just takes the biscuit. advert on ITV at 7.45am TODAY SAYING VERY CLEAR.


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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 8:23 am

Cows? WTF?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 8:34 am

so the crane mystery has been solved and the late opening is due to cows on the track only thought that happend on the railways ha ha :lol: :lol:
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 8:51 am

Well at least that link confirms that there will be a baggage hold inside the building
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:17 am

Im a bit confused was the crane there all day yesterday?. I only ask as we came out yesterday we must of got 500m from the entrance and we saw another crane heading towards AT. I thought I read a crane was at AT all day but hadnt moved. Could it be that the crane there had broken down and they had to wait all day for a back up. Would explain why x sector was off limits all day?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:24 am

Any1 have any guesses on whether the smiler will be open tomorrow or monday?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:26 am

Towers 2 Go have reported that the smiler will open on Tuesday. But won't quote source.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:28 am

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Towers 2 Go have reported that the smiler will open on Tuesday. But won't quote source.


The most reliable source ever :roll:
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:29 am

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Towers 2 Go have reported that the smiler will open on Tuesday. But won't quote source.


I'll love it to be open Tuesday as that is when I'm going but my god I'll be gutted if its busy. The whole reason I booked the next week is to try and avoid crowds.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:31 am

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Towers 2 Go have reported that the smiler will open on Tuesday. But won't quote source.


I'll love it to be open Tuesday as that is when I'm going but my god I'll be gutted if its busy. The whole reason I booked the next week is to try and avoid crowds.


Try to avoid crowds by going during half term... Sorry to break it to you, but I don't think that's going to happen...
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:33 am

Why the hell have Alton Towers got Cows there -_- It's a bloody theme park! Not a farm park
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:35 am

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Why the hell have Alton Towers got Cows there -_- It's a bloody theme park! Not a farm park


There are no cows in Alton towers
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:54 am

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Why the hell have Alton Towers got Cows there -_- It's a bloody theme park! Not a farm park


There are no cows in Alton towers
yes there are http://forum.maniahub.com/topic/7601-th ... ntry159403
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:56 am

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Why the hell have Alton Towers got Cows there -_- It's a bloody theme park! Not a farm park



Reallllllly?    *facepalm*
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat May 25, 2013 9:57 am

Looks like The Smiler is closed tomorrow as well

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