2016: The Smiler Reopening

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

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Will you ride in 2016?

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  2. No

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  1. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    I kinda hope it opens the same as before with no changes, I really do like the theme, music and videos of the Smiler. It's actually a very clever theme for a ride, just a shame the actual theming is a bit naff and broke and done cheaply.
     
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  2. Ted

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    I for one, always hated Smiler's theme, but in this circumstance, I hope nothing changes as it shows Towers haven't bowed down to any pressure from the media to change it.
     
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  3. Burbs

    Burbs TowersStreet Team Team Member

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    Only time will tell, but I would imagine the videos with 'possible side effects' will be edited/removed. I'm sure one of them was 'loss of limbs'...
     
  4. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    Think they'll need to change the smiler shop video. Watched it yesterday and realised how bad some of it sounds now.
     
  5. Rob

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    I'd imagine that there will be several video edits as there were with Oblivion when the park re-opened following the incident. There's no way they are going to list "loss of limb" as a possible side effect of The Smiler! It will be interesting to see how many chages there are, I hope that it won't be many but I fear it will be quite a lot.

    In terms of media coverage now, I actually think news of it re-opening is now good PR for Towers. Those that are disgusted etc have already made up their minds. However news of it opening could entice some people back to the park. Let's hope that happens anyway!

    :)
     
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  6. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    Just look at towers facebook, some people have been saying "I wont visit untill its open". Might not be a huge number of people saying this, but they have nothing to lose by announcing its opening, and if it entices a few to the park that may not have gone for opening day, then that's a bonus for them. Anyone put off by the accident won't go, as they wouldn't last year.
     
  7. Danny

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    Towers have now restored The Smiler's ride page on the website to its usual form, removing any notices of closure. :)
     
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  8. rockstar223

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    No particular theme mentions anywhere on there, something tells me the theme has been watered down :( just a generic "world's first 14 looping rollercoaster" tagline rather than "time to get corrected"
     
  9. phildenholm

    phildenholm TowersStreet Member

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    I cant wait to get corrected!!!
     
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    Quick question, was this really some of the marketing wording used on the website prior to the accident?

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  11. Burbs

    Burbs TowersStreet Team Team Member

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  12. Benzin

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    God I can see that image making the rounds now because everything on the internet is true...
     
  13. deathproof69

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    Do you guys think the ride area will be jetwashed/painted/new theming added? I wouldn't of thought so but after seeing their TLC efforts, I'm really hoping the ride is up to scratch!!! I'm excited to ride the beast again x
     
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    To be clear, I did not create/upload/whatever the image. Found it here - http://imgur.com/qvCcrgk
     
  15. KingNemesis

    KingNemesis TowersStreet Member

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    To get back on topic, we are gonna get this sort of news articles for weeks now... Like a few others have said, as long as everything is as it was before it happened. I'll be proud of towers for not caving in!
     
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    I have moved all of the latest posts relating to the recent media coverage to the Media Coverage of Alton Towers thread. Please do continue to discuss it there, as I said previously it is not that the discussion is discouraged, I just think it is better on its own rather than taking over a thread to do with what will happening regarding the reopening of The Smiler in a couple of weeks (as there is lots to be discussed about that as well)!

    Hope that clears everything up!

    :)
     
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    I wonder if we'll be seeing a press release of Nick Varney riding the front row in a couple weeks, given the big deal that's been made about him saying he'd be the first person back on it?
     
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    So will the smiler be in the ERT lineup then ? :)
     
  19. Burbs

    Burbs TowersStreet Team Team Member

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    Has the ERT lineup been announced yet?
     
  20. KingNemesis

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    Currently what's on the website.
     

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