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What will The Smiler be like in 20 years?

Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:59 am

As most of us know, nemesis will next year be celebrating it's 20th birthday. In my opinion, nemesis still looks great considering it's age. So I thought of this:

What will the smiler be like in 20 years? Will it wear as good as/ better than nemesis? Do you think it will still be open in 20 years?

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(Apologies if this is in the wrong category it's sort of the future and sort of the smiler, so I wasn't too sure where to put this  :))
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:06 am

I never thought of this, what I'm hoping is that Merlin keep all the elements working and keep it well maintained everywhere else, I also hope that it doesn't get rougher, although I can ignore it, the rest of the public feel as if it is unsafe if the ride is as bad as SAW, they are the only things I feel can go wrong, but I do think this topic is very good, and thank you for creating it :moj
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:07 am

I think with nemesis, the theme means when it's gotten old and worn it still looks good with the theme. However if the smiler does this it won't, because its a big shiny meta piece of work, it will need a lot of maintaining to look like what it does today.
 
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:12 pm

What will the smiler be like it 20 years?
It'll be on anti-depressants, if it still has issues.
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:21 pm

On the scrap heap?
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:08 pm

Hopefully,they will just about have ironed out the issues it has
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:11 pm

JaykeAT wrote:
Hopefully,they will just about have ironed out the issues it has

Not likely

tallicay2k wrote:
What will the smiler be like it 20 years?
It'll be on anti-depressants, if it still has issues.

Nearly

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On the scrap heap?

Bingo!
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:34 pm

My personal opinion is that if its not extremely well kept it will have to go before it's 20th
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:56 pm

Ilovecoasters wrote:
My personal opinion is that if its not extremely well kept it will have to go before it's 20th


Wow you must really hate the ride
 
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:53 pm

It would of fallen down by then....
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What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:31 pm

Well, I seem to have a more optimistic view than most  :lol:
I think it'll be trudging along at half capacity, but will still be regarded as an alright coaster. It'll be seen as good and a crowd pleaser but that it 'never quite got there' in terms of being the best.
Bless The Smiler, It's trying hard and you're all putting it down! Shame on you!
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:39 pm

As painful as. Always.
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:11 am

It will probably just be similar as to what Rita is today.

Just sits in the background, never really given great attention, everyone knows it's there but they'd rather go on something else that they haven't been on already.

The Smiler is still a fantastic ride though. But will all rides be just as fantastic 20 years ahead?
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:21 am

danny.g97 wrote:
Ilovecoasters wrote:
My personal opinion is that if its not extremely well kept it will have to go before it's 20th


Wow you must really hate the ride

I don't think it's a terrible ride I just think it had terrible reliability.

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It would of fallen down by then....

Probably
lucy2244 wrote:
Shame on you!

This is just our opinion, if you disagree that's fine I knew when I created this topic and put my thoughts in that the would be some disagreement.
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:28 am

20 times worse pain than it already gives.

Or... stays up as a structure.

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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:11 pm

Rough.
 
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:49 pm

Lottie. wrote:
20 times worse pain than it already gives.

Not possible
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:30 am

It will most certainly have had its crown taken away by a longer, and better paced coaster.
The Hypnotiser and Innoculator wont have worked for around 10 years, but the Tickler and Giggler will still work to a fashion.
Structural damage would've led to extensive downtime, at one point it was down for around 5 months to be fixed.
The "Sterile" white station will have faded overtime, looking tacky and dingey. Of course the yellow air gates will be peeling away and show signs of poor lazy paint overs with no effort to sand off an even coat.

5 years on, new H&S rules actually condemn the ride due to its structural integrity and it is left SBNO for 5 years, until eventually the whole X-Sector is closed to the public for a few years.

Okay...I might've gotten a bit carried away there. At the end of the day, noone knows, and anything could happen.
For all we know Merlin might not even own the park, and a more maintenance savvy group could take over.
 
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:10 pm

I doubt I be going to theme parks then and my kids will be adults then and park tickets will be nearly £100 each.
 
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Re: What will the smiler be like in 20 years?

Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:52 am

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
I doubt I be going to theme parks then and my kids will be adults then and park tickets will be nearly £100 each.

At least ...

If you pay full price at the gate it's over £40 a ticket already
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