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I have never been on smiler but was hoping to ride this year, what is the vertical lift hill like, do you feel like your lifting out your seat, are you well hold in ? I have a phobia of heights.
I am seriously worried for the future of Alton Towers right now.
The recovery process will begin next season when the ride reopens at the start of the season. The papers will report it but ultimately very few of the general public visit before Easter, and by the time the summer comes people will have begun to have moved on. 2016 will be a recovery year, but if the major investment comes in 2017 then it will drag things back up to some sort of normality I'm sure.
But, how do you know definitively that it hasn't been removed already?
The staff are very tight lipped about this, but not all It might have been removed at the start of this week with more than just water bottles on the ride before the guest are allowed in
I'm saying no more
That is the problem, the major investment is not coming in 2017. Heide-Park has been given the Alton Towers 2017 money.
As of last Friday it was still in effect.So basically, you don't know when it was removed and are just relying on hearsay at best. For all we know the order could have been lifted ages ago and the reason it hasn't opened yet COULD be entirely down to Alton dragging their feet. Just wanted to clear that up as I still havn't seen any definitive evidence that the order has still been in place in recent times. Apologies if I seem slightly abrupt but it gets annoying when people keep throwing this prohibition order thing around with no real knowledge of how long it lasted for or even if it is still in place. Also, I really wouldn't rely on anything the staff on the ground say as various things have been said by staff members and people in the know in recent months which have proven not to be true.