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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 2:19 pm

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Another scintillating conversation on here today  :D although I can't moan as I kinda sparked it!
Alton should let our army of TT enthusiasts at The Smiler! Here's enough of us to get her fixed up in no time, a deed already be up north so we could ride it as soon as we opened it  ;)

But surely AT would need experienced builders to work on the smiler although we do know alot about roller coasters
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 2:22 pm

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On the bright side of this dissapointing situation at least we will have a completely finished coaster :D I would personally wait for everything to be complete / safe than ride it without everything being finished.

Oh and have they painted the rehydrators surports cream? off colour choice if so  :?

I didn't think the rhydrator would stay like that? It doesn't match The Smiler or Oblivion.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 2:26 pm

Oh well, at least we can get a kinda Smiler fix from.....

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At least that opens in May lol
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 2:29 pm

Pics from Sunday of smiler work quite a few :)

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Note workmen working on trains

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Workmen working on trains

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Note workman under track he was welding most of the day in the same area????????

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No idea what the convo was but the guy in the white hat was in shirt and tie.

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2.30pm sunday crane leaving site

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Workmen pulling up floor and working on elecs

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Look close at this round the track etc floor level still loads of fence work to be done and removed

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Coffee and on a mobile i was asked to delete the photo

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A closer look at the track here and you see steel work on the track

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2.35pm sunday look at the queue time

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look at the track

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towers staff in hard hats

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bottom left still fences in place to be sorted

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One train on the track

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one train on the track

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Top of the V lift hill

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Top of first lift hill

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Shop area

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Vans etc still on site 2.40pm sunday

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 2:34 pm

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obliviben wrote:
On the bright side of this dissapointing situation at least we will have a completely finished coaster :D I would personally wait for everything to be complete / safe than ride it without everything being finished.

Oh and have they painted the rehydrators surports cream? off colour choice if so  :?

I didn't think the rhydrator would stay like that? It doesn't match The Smiler or Oblivion.


I agree it looks strange have they painted it since the cream coat it was given?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 2:40 pm

cream is better than what they had to advertise fanta
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 2:40 pm

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i just love the fact that the U.S.A spend at least £30 to £50 million on there roller coasters and we only spent £18 million  for the smiler and its as good in theming, got one of the longest tracks in the world and got the most loops than any other roller coaster in the world. big thanks to John Wardly.


TBH the only company that spend that amount of money on rides is Disney sorry i'll go back on topic :)


Not true millennium force at cedar point cost $52 million


No, Millennium Force cost them in 1999/2000 $25,000,000 (£16,547,525) which due to inflation nowadays would cost about $35,000,000 (£23,166,535).

We are getting The Smiler in today's money for £18,000,000 which is about $27,194,400. To put that into perspective, Gatekeeper added this year to Cedar Point cost them in the region of $25,000,000 - $30,000,000. So The Smiler is basically around the same sort of cost as Gatekeeper.

If The Smiler was being built at the same time as Millennium Force (year 2000) it would of cost about £12,500,000 - £13,250,000 ($18,885,000 - $20,018,100). In contrast, Oblivion built 2 years earlier (1998) cost £12,000,000 ($18,129,600) and would of cost £17,882,353 ($27,016,659) nowadays.

The only real company that spends over $30,000,000 on most of their attractions is Disney. Expedition Everest cost them about $100,000,000. Their latest Tower of Terror attraction opened in 2007 at Walt Disney Studios (Paris) for €180,000,000 ($232,722,000).

Just some figures for you all to ponder over...
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 2:42 pm

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A wrote:
Richardio123 wrote:

coastercrazy18 wrote:
i just love the fact that the U.S.A spend at least £30 to £50 million on there roller coasters and we only spent £18 million  for the smiler and its as good in theming, got one of the longest tracks in the world and got the most loops than any other roller coaster in the world. big thanks to John Wardly.


TBH the only company that spend that amount of money on rides is Disney sorry i'll go back on topic :)


Not true millennium force at cedar point cost $52 million


No, Millennium Force cost them in 1999/2000 $25,000,000 (£16,547,525) which due to inflation nowadays would cost about $35,000,000 (£23,166,535).

We are getting The Smiler in today's money for £18,000,000 which is about $27,194,400. To put that into perspective, Gatekeeper added this year to Cedar Point cost them in the region of $25,000,000 - $30,000,000. So The Smiler is basically around the same sort of cost of Gatekeeper.

If The Smiler was being built at the same time as Millennium Force (year 2000) it would of cost about £12,500,000 - £13,250,000 ($18,885,000 - $20,018,100). In contrast, Oblivion built 2 years earlier (1998) cost £12,000,000 ($18,129,600) and would of cost £17,882,353 ($27,016,659).

Some some figures for you all to ponder over...


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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 2:52 pm

In mutiny bay ATM. Must say, the Smiler is huge (the pit is massive!). Passed it first thing, and fence work is going on near the Staffordshire knot. Loads of tarpaulin over the queue near the queue line shop. To stop rust maybe? Anyway, I'll keep you all updated. :moj
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:00 pm

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In mutiny bay ATM. Must say, the Smiler is huge (the pit is massive!). Passed it first thing, and fence work is going on near the Staffordshire knot. Loads of tarpaulin over the queue near the queue line shop. To stop rust maybe? Anyway, I'll keep you all updated. :moj


Any pics ? The smiler looks big and cool ?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:03 pm

Ironically the HToT version at DLRP is a "Budget version" too haha...
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:08 pm

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Ironically the HToT version at DLRP is a "Budget version" too haha...

Bit off topic, but I thought it was better than the MGM one.

Anyways, back on topic, does anyone know if anything significant is happening on site today? :moj
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:13 pm

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Ironically the HToT version at DLRP is a "Budget version" too haha...


actually i went there a week ago and i have to say HTOT is a fantastic ride, best drop tower ive been on, and its certainly not a 'budget version' infact its practically the same as the american version and better than the tokyo version (in my opinion) sorry for the short rant but HTOT is one of my faves :) on another note, the smiler, if portrayed by disney would be even better, i would love to see what the smiler would be like undercover with lighting, loud music (that goes along with the track :D and maybe a launch uphill, kinda like space mountain mission 2. sorry for a bit off topic rant, but yeah, i needed to get that out.

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:39 pm

Just passed the site. They are painting the mesh on the queue lines now. I'm assuming this means they have added all the mesh they need??
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:40 pm

Workers are currently painting the mesh 'roofing' in a greyish colour. Yellow plastic/ metal is under some tarpaulin near the shop, resting on top of the queue. 2 guys are working on car wheels and there are staff with litter pickers and brooms in the plaza thing (near enterprise). Pictures this evening.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:46 pm

glad they painting it, wouldnt be nice having rust coloured water droplets on your clothes  :D
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:54 pm

We have movement of trains! They are currently taking some trains of the track and some into station! Just asked one of the construction team if we will see testing and he said only time will tell...
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:56 pm

Just spoken to site workers. The Smiler is staying shut tomorrow :-(
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 3:58 pm

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Took this earlier. No significance apart from the fact I love how the track looks in person. I'll take some more tomorrow morning. Any requests?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 28, 2013 4:01 pm

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Took this earlier. No significance apart from the fact I love how the track looks in person. I'll take some more tomorrow morning. Any requests?



Yeah, pictures that show up please  :D
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