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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 2:07 pm

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Been on the phone to towers and they say that they are going to make a big announcement for the opening a day in advance. He said there won't be any suprise openings or soft openings just the main event :)


There's no point telling the GP about a soft opening as it will be leaked and EVERYONE will arrive, eliminating the point of a soft opening
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 2:14 pm

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What's the port cabin?


think he meant porta - cabin which is a portable cabin
 
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Wed May 29, 2013 2:15 pm

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What's the port cabin?


Was ment to say Portacabin
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 2:17 pm

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danny.g97 wrote:
What's the port cabin?


Was ment to say Portacabin


Was that the Gerst office or something?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 2:18 pm

Have alton towers contacted towerstimes and told them to change the wording of that article or something?
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Wed May 29, 2013 2:27 pm

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Have alton towers contacted towerstimes and told them to change the wording of that article or something?


Yes they told them to change the words of the article.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 2:30 pm

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James97 wrote:
Have alton towers contacted towerstimes and told them to change the wording of that article or something?


Yes they told them to change the words of the article.




Until a mod or TT staff member confirms that Alton Towers HAVE DONE NO SUCH THING.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 2:36 pm

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Sat on the fried chicken and just seen they have just removed the porta-cabin from the back off the smiler, also I know it's not reliable info but spoke to a AT worker and he said possibly Friday and they had issues with the drainage to which caused the issues on the celb night

just seen a porta-cabin on the back of a truck go past the road next to the spinball queue
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:09 pm

Really hope its open for when i go for 3 days in mid june, the advert makes me so exited :D!!!
hope the weather holds up too
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:17 pm

Well guys the window of opportunity has closed for me, Im off on my Jollies. I am gutted not to have ridden The Smiler but now I look forward to riding Shambala, Dragon  Khan and Furious Baco.

I will be back on the 9th and at AT on the 10th my fingers are crossed that it is open by then, if you guys get to ride before then I hope you enjoy it.

This more or less brings the construction period to a close for me  (I hope) and I thank you all for following but remember guys and gals, as upset that we all are about what has happened we are all coaster fans at heart, so don't blame each other. Enjoy the coaster, should it open, and I will see you all when I get back.

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:19 pm

Enjoy the coaster, should it open, and I will see you all when I get back.

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thanks for the updates roodles. very envious of your trip to portaventura.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:22 pm

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Well guys the window of opportunity has closed for me, Im off on my Jollies.


Well, Sir, thank you for your updates the last couple of months. Without you we wouldn't have seen half the stuff we did and in such high quality.

Now, go...run....run to Portaventura and experience the most pain known to man on Baco (although I love it). And Shambala, now that is an amazing experience.

I hope The Smiler's door await you on your return.

For now, brother, we bid you farewell :P
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:22 pm

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Well guys the window of opportunity has closed for me, Im off on my Jollies. I am gutted not to have ridden The Smiler but now I look forward to riding Shambala, Dragon  Khan and Furious Baco.

I will be back on the 9th and at AT on the 10th my fingers are crossed that it is open by then, if you guys get to ride before then I hope you enjoy it.

This more or less brings the construction period to a close for me  (I hope) and I thank you all for following but remember guys and gals, as upset that we all are about what has happened we are all coaster fans at heart, so don't blame each other. Enjoy the coaster, should it open, and I will see you all when I get back.

Roodles....


That damn Furious Baco, it ruined my girlfriends love of rides and she's now terrified of them.  Used to love them before, went on everything, now won't even go on Air!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:36 pm

LED screen testing
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New fences put up
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Also most, if not all, of the mesh has finished being painted black. Not far from opening hopefully!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:40 pm

Have a great time roodles, you've been amazing over the past couple of months
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:40 pm

It really does look complete now. Also, with may ending on Friday, they really need to get it open.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:41 pm

I'm going for the weekend in June and also going for the weekend in October for scarefest, and I can't wait to ride this beast, great photos by the way  :D
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:44 pm

I really hope they sort out these "teething issues" pretty soon.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:47 pm

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I really hope they sort out these "teething issues" pretty soon.


I doubt there was actually any teething problems at all. I think simply it was not fully complete yet ( as you can see from the queue lines and painting etc) teething problems were a pretty poor excuse lol Anyway , i think it will be open Friday.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 29, 2013 3:51 pm

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sixstringhotshot88 wrote:
Baco looks amazing.

back on topic tho, I really hope they sort out these "teething issues" pretty soon.



I doubt there was actually any teething problems at all. I think simply it was not fully complete yet ( as you can see from the queue lines and painting etc) teething problems were a pretty poor excuse lol Anyway , i think it will be open Friday.




Lets hope so. I plan on visiting soon. 2 new rides for me this year as I didn't get the chance to get on park last year.
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