2016: The Smiler Reopening

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by micksalt, 26th Nov 2015.

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Will you ride in 2016?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    8 vote(s)
    5.2%
  1. MattyH

    MattyH TowersStreet Member

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    I've only ever ridden it twice, but that jolt is what made it slightly worse than nemesis in my opinion
     
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  2. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    I've lost count how many times I've ridden the Smiler. I personally found it to be no more rougher than any other coaster that I've been on.

    Sometimes riding the Smiler can be uncomfortably rough as well as smooth. It all depends on where you sit on the ride, which car you sit in and what time of the day it is. The same goes for other rollercoaster, even Rita (especially the first right bank when you hit you head against the restraints), Nemesis and Oblivion can also be rough to ride at times.
     
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  3. micksalt

    micksalt TowersStreet Member

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    I don't find the Smiler that rough either. I don't mind rough rollercoasters as long as they don't have OTSRs (I'm looking at you Gwazi). Colossus is the only rollercoaster I've actually sustained injury on due to roughness, even the Corkscrew couldn't manage that.
     
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  4. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    BPB is the only park I come away from with bruises, especially riding their mouse ride, now that's what I call a rough ride!
     
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  5. MattyH

    MattyH TowersStreet Member

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    That mouse ride is brilliantly brutal
     
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  6. AliceHL91

    AliceHL91 TowersStreet Member

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    I'm surprised it's still there. Always come off with a migraine and have seen many people crying (and not with joy) when they get off it, the smiler is nothing in comparison lol
     
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  7. DiogoJ42

    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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    But Mouse doesn't beat you in the head with an OTSR. Also, it is made of win. ;)
     
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  8. jenniferelka

    jenniferelka TowersStreet Member

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    I never loved the ride to start with and it never felt the safest to me (I always feel iffy on vertical lift hills anyway) so nah, I'd have a lot more fun on the other rides and not bothering with The Smiler as usual.
     
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  9. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    I think I will actually ride more now than before the crash. Not because I feel I'll enjoy the ride now, but because I'm guessing that the queue will be much shorter. I will ride nemesis and oblivion over and over, but I can't do that on the other rides (apart from at scarefest; walk on Rita :)) because of the queues. I usually get one ride on the smiler once a visit, because it's not worth an hour and a half wait if oblivion is walk on (coming from the person who waited 45 minutes for submission :eek:)
     
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  10. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    That's why I never hold my head back against the head rest on the rides with OTSR. I always stick my head forwards, other wise I end up with my ears bashed to bits, mind you I've now got a good set of muscles in my neck :p
     
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  11. MilesK

    MilesK TowersStreet Member

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    Of course I will be riding the Smiler again. I haven't been on since August '14 and despite it not being the best ride in the park I love it! If it has a 3 hour queue and reduced trains then no. But if maybe 1 hour all trains then yes. Your more likely to be struck by lightning twice than hurt on a roller coaster and what happened was horrific and extremely unfortunate. However, with the new safety measures, it definitely won't happen again and will be safer than ever.
     
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  12. josht

    josht TowersStreet Member

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    No it's a dangerous it's a disappointment it hasn't been torn down
     
  13. Stelios

    Stelios TowersStreet Member

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    No, only because I don't plan to go back to the Towers this year if the park is in such a recovery period as much as I'd like to support it. Probably will in a few years when the crash memories fade out of the general public's minds.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  15. Coaster

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    The Mouse is fantastic, easily more thrilling than any steel coaster!
     
  16. Danny

    Danny Leicester Melvin Rong

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    What would you say the most thrilling steel coaster you've been on is?

    Because it seems you need to ride more.
     
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    Depends, The Big One is my favourite but I would class Nemesis as the most intense steel coaster I have been on.
     
  18. Spike

    Spike TS Contributor

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    I have ridden PMBO after it's accidents & Space Invader after it's death. I'll be riding it happily as it's one of the best coasters I've ridden. :)
     
  19. jonny9403

    jonny9403 TowersStreet Member

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    I can one up that. The wild mouse scares me
     
  20. 1996coaster

    1996coaster TowersStreet Member

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    I'll be riding it 'cos if you think about it, with the amount of safety improvements made on it, and not to mention how close they'll be keeping an eye on it, you'll be safer riding The Smiler now than you would be walking through Sharkbait Reef.
     

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