2021: General Discussion

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  1. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    Because this is a company who specialises in sucking up slurry. They’ve got a good machine there for getting the goop out of the bottom of a pond, but that isn’t what The Smiler needs.
     
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  2. Tom

    Tom TowersStreet Member

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    The queue line does, to be fair.
     
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  3. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    But it also needs some kind of fix to prevent the queue becoming a pond again!
     
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    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Is there a realistic way to do that?
     
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  5. siralgenon

    siralgenon TowersStreet Member

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    Yes, don't build it in a big hole without drains in the first place.
     
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    Shhheesshh you guys..... ITS THEMING!!!!
     
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  7. Benjsh

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    Flag ship ride? Hahahahaha. Give over. It's not their flagship ride at all.
     
  8. siralgenon

    siralgenon TowersStreet Member

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    What would you say their flagship ride is? Nemesis might be the oldest but with The Smiler being the largest and most publicised in recent years I'd say it's taken over. I think if you asked people to name an Alton Towers ride, The Smiler would come out on top.
     
  9. Thameslink Rail

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    I don't think Alton Towers really has a flagship attraction
    In the past I think most people would agree
    1980-1993 Corkscrew
    1994-2012 Nemesis
    2013-mid 2015 The Smiler
    After that, I don't think they really have one. I know that the Smiler was going to be the one to top Nemesis but they can't really market it as such anymore.
     
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    I thought that too, they don't really have a stand out one. Normally it's the biggest e.g The Big One, Stealth, Shambhala but Towers not so much.
     
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    Footage has cropped up online showing a Smashing Jump being installed in X-Sector

     
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    And apparently its the same one that's been at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland too
     
  13. Ethan

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    Well wicker man certainly isn't. May be the most popular due to it being the newest but in reality its an average GCI whereas the smiler is a world record breaker
     
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    I personally would have said The Smiler is the flagship ride as well to be honest - not sure that's an unpopular opinion to have, I'd say a substantial amount of the GP would say the same.

    Also, the smashing jump looks like a really fun ride!
     
  15. Rob

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    I don't think there needs to be one single flagship ride. The Smiler, Nemesis, Oblivion, Galactica and Wicker Man are all stand out headliners.
     
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  16. jon81uk

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    CBeebies land is the flagship attraction. :)

    Although I agree with @Rob above, there isn't really one and never has been really. Even in the 90s it was a mix of Nemesis, Toyland Tours and Peter Rabbit on Ice.

    See the image Rick posted which shows a mix of the headline attractions in 1995


    and here is a similar more recent image
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    Which shows off a lot of CBeebies but also the Smiler and other attractions.
     
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  17. Ethan

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    Ye well just look at how prominent the smiler is in that. Its clear as day its the main thrill coaster
     
  18. Skyscraper

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    I sense a diehard Smiler fan here. ;):p
     
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    It’s interesting how the Smiler has a cult following on different forms of social media. I remember at one point last year seeing somebody tweet that they give birth to the Smiler with an intense labour. :confused:
     
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  20. Ethan

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    Well admittedly it may be my favourite hahaha. The smiler is to me what nemmy is to majority on here
     
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