The Smiler - General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scott, 11th Jun 2013.

  1. paternoster

    paternoster TowersStreet Member

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    Went to park today. Only tend to go around once a year, so was fairly gutted to find The Smiler closed. At first I suspected it just to be the late openings that have been mentioned, so we tried to sneak in Oblivion, only for that to also close after 30 mins queuing.
    Was told throughout the day that the Smiler may open at some point, but no-one knows, although it obviously didn't seem likely, no signs of life whatsoever.

    My favourite quote was overhead from a member of the Smiler staff replying to the public, who said 'To be honest, it seems to be more of a monument than a rollercoaster!'
     
  2. T

    T TowersStreet Member

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    So, The Smiler is down again for a second consecutive day, along with it's neighbor Oblivion... Not a good few days for Towers.

    If you look on the back of the row in front, there's a silver box with a sticker emblazoned with "Ride Video" on it. I can only assume it's a similar thing to The Swarm, as they look like webcams!
     
  3. spinba11

    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    And there are extra screens where the on-ride photo display is, any news on when it will reopen?
     
  4. JAMMYD778

    JAMMYD778 TowersStreet Member

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    The Smiler has now re-opened! How long for is anybodies guess. :twirly:
     
  5. siralgenon

    siralgenon TowersStreet Member

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    The cameras between the seats are on-ride DVD cameras which have only been fitted on one train so far to be tested before being fitted to the other trains :)
     
  6. spinba11

    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    It will close again at 5:30.
     
  7. JAMMYD778

    JAMMYD778 TowersStreet Member

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    Just as a notice, it's nice to see the drainage system in the pit works well. ;)

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    Credit to @hoddsiecanary89
     
  8. BigAl

    BigAl TowersStreet Member

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    "I'm surprised this happened" said nobody. Ever.


    What did they expect would happen? :p
     
  9. Alastair

    Alastair TS Forum Team Team Member

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    Oh dear, how the heck have they let that happen?
     
  10. QTXAdsy

    QTXAdsy TowersStreet Member

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    Ah it could be worse...we could've had another stall! :p
     
  11. T

    T TowersStreet Member

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    The drainage down here in the pit is pathetic! Side stepping over a puddle that's worse than Nemesis' queue line steps!

    Also, the wheels are squeaking very loudly on the trains.
     
  12. josht

    josht TowersStreet Member

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    And the smiler is back up and running after experiencing down time
     
  13. T

    T TowersStreet Member

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    Due to a fallen loose jacket by a silly advocate.
     
  14. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    Is it still running on 3 trains, or have the 4th and 5th trains been added (again)?
     
  15. T

    T TowersStreet Member

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    Three today.
     
  16. Tom

    Tom TowersStreet Member

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    What were queues like.
     
  17. Scott

    Scott Former TS Team Member

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    Bah! That's just the super-secret splashdown element!

    ;)
     
  18. T

    T TowersStreet Member

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    Advertised two and a half hours. Actual queuing time was two hours 45 when someone dropped a jacket and it fell into the ride system, and two hours for the last ride of the day (last train, just myself and my +1).
     
  19. Dave

    Dave TS Founding Member

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    They really need to get at least train 4 running, they need a solution to Stall Always!
     
  20. JB1985

    JB1985 TowersStreet Member

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    I wonder how much the issues are costing Gerst? This thing would have run overbudget and it seems nothing has been cut, so i can only assume they are pushing the costs back onto the groundworks team / gerst
     

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