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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:26 pm

Feel sorry for you guys, my wife goes on all except oblivion and I still try n get her on....my mission continues... 8)
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My hubby's very lucky and i will go on most, but funny enough I won't go on Oblivion! I'm not keen on flat rides either!
I love roller coasters they are my thing.

I can't believe how much the smiler has changed since I was on park at the beginning of may, it's amazing how a bit of paint and some shrubs can make a big differnce (although I still would of loved it without the extras).
Just can not wait to ride the thing, shame I have to wait until September. 
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:27 pm

danny , oh danny. mr danny not rotater, got a stiff neck now, best no go tomorrow.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:28 pm

how many trains are on track
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:29 pm

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You know what really bugs me? That flipping yellow catwalk over the Halfway Screens. They are pretty awful if you ask me.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:30 pm

Towers2Go have stated that The Smiler will open tommorow at 11am.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:33 pm

alex tyler wrote:
Towers2Go have stated that The Smiler will open tommorow at 11am.


Towers2go.... Voted UK No1 for reliability of information :D
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Thu May 30, 2013 7:34 pm

Back from AT.

I managed to take some videos! :D
One thing though, not sure if my campsite's upload speed is fast enough to upload them  :|

Anyway, it was great to see it with nicer weather!
Today, on the marmalizer, they had:
  • The Tickler, fully working
  • The screens, (minor pixel glitch here and there)
  • The Hypnotiser (wasn't spinning around that fast)
  • & The Giggler, basically smoke. Looked cool though! Made the top of the marmalizer look really nice.

The construction sight seems pretty clear. They also took away the construction fencing today now! So we could go right up to the edge and by the shop! The ride looks so much bigger further down.

I have my hopes high.
I will try to post videos soon, if I can. My brother also took videos and is taking pictures of them videos and should be posting them soon!

~JMR
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Thu May 30, 2013 7:36 pm

Phild94 wrote:
alex tyler wrote:
Towers2Go have stated that The Smiler will open tommorow at 11am.


Towers2go.... Voted UK No1 for reliability of information :D


I'm just saying what they have said.
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Thu May 30, 2013 7:37 pm

JUST SPOTTED THIS ON ALTON TOWERS FB WALL..... not sure wether it is 100% reliable as when you click the link it sends you to 23rd..... but if you look at the picture......

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This was posted on May 15th. however i'm not sure wether the image has changed since then as when i originally looked i'm pretty sure it said 23 not 31 on the bottom left corner of the image
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:37 pm

hmm am i right in saying the ride has 5 trains in total?

1 in station
1 on transfer
2 on final brakes

1 on outside storage track.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:39 pm

Phild94 wrote:
JUST SPOTTED THIS ON ALTON TOWERS FB WALL..... not sure wether it is 100% reliable as when you click the link it sends you to 23rd..... but if you look at the picture......

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the date says 23rd of May.
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Thu May 30, 2013 7:41 pm

Phild94 wrote:
JUST SPOTTED THIS ON ALTON TOWERS FB WALL..... not sure wether it is 100% reliable as when you click the link it sends you to 23rd..... but if you look at the picture......

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EDIT:

This was posted on May 15th. however i'm not sure wether the image has changed since then as when i originally looked i'm pretty sure it said 23 not 31

That has been on there for a long time I saw it a week or so ago before the original opening. It is a loose use of the term 'recent'.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:43 pm

That 31st Calender logo is the generic calender logo used throughout Facebook. No matter what date the event is the same logo is used with the number 31.
 
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Thu May 30, 2013 7:50 pm

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That 31st Calender logo is the generic calender logo used throughout Facebook. No matter what date the event is the same logo is used with the number 31.


My bad... shows how often i'm on fb XD
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:57 pm

Guys, it's official... the Smiler advert has FINALLY occurred during Britains Got Talent!!  :joy: :clap:

Hoorah.

Hopefully this could be a step up in advertising before an opening day soon!?
"Everybody dies, but not everybody lives"
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:58 pm

Watching watchdog for alton towers report
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:58 pm

Guys take a look at this....
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 699&type=3
found it whilst searching Facebook. It shows 83 photos from The Smiler press event  :lol: 8)
Smile. Always.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 7:59 pm

Visited the park today got some pics:

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Vids(in zip file):
(waiting upload please wait .. :) )


And did anyone else notice the red bar/pixel glitch(and there was some yellow ones) on the screen:
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I'm new!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 8:04 pm

Phild94 wrote:
alex tyler wrote:
Towers2Go have stated that The Smiler will open tommorow at 11am.


Towers2go.... Voted UK No1 for reliability of information :D


Trust me, they know more than you all think they do.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu May 30, 2013 8:10 pm

They may well. But it has turned into a case of the boy who cried wolf.

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