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by 118hazaman
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

She is also content that the same level of human error on other rides, such as nemesis, would not result in an accident, which is probably true, and she will still ride those! Would she only not ride The Smiler, or every other multi-train roller coaster. It makes sense why on Nemesis a collision of...
by 118hazaman
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

She is also content that the same level of human error on other rides, such as nemesis, would not result in an accident, which is probably true, and she will still ride those! Would she only not ride The Smiler, or every other multi-train roller coaster. It makes sense why on Nemesis a collision of...
by 118hazaman
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Aww if you want idiotic comments imagine my delight when their creator's homeland ran the news, ladies and gentlemen I give you, the Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3331897/The-Smiler-rollercoaster-crash-Alton-Towers-caused-human-error.html#reader-comments The article itself is b...
by 118hazaman
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10958
Views: 746530

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

360° of The Swarm for those who are missing it but want something more than a regular POV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX1PExHEzO4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I'm liking this new trend of 360° roller coaster videos coming out. For those who can't get to parks in oth...
by 118hazaman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

So just come across this tweet on Twitter, they reply with the standard response as of late; stating that they're taking the 'necessary steps' first, however what they say next is quite interesting and hints that it may open tomorrow as he is asking whether it'll operate tomorrow and they don't say...
by 118hazaman
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

It's testing again today, with the trains dueling. However there seems to be more dummies being used compared to what we have seen recently.

Source: https://twitter.com/megBBK/status/651002810721529857
by 118hazaman
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort General Discussion
Replies: 3071
Views: 559949

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

It will be interesting to find out what kind off things AT will post on the blog. What can we expect to see?

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by 118hazaman
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Virtual Towers Online
Replies: 197
Views: 51557

Re: Project Towers: NL2

Dan C wrote:We're coming close to revealing our teaser, who here would be interested in seeing say, a sneak preview of Th13teen's freefall drop element?
I for one would love to see that!
by 118hazaman
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10958
Views: 746530

Re: Colossus

Sounds about right Sum1Mad. You don't need 5 of the same inversion, a heartline roll, on the same ride. Its a cool experience but I would say a mix of inversions would have been much better.
by 118hazaman
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort General Discussion
Replies: 3071
Views: 559949

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

They just launched a Towers Tastic Summer campaign on Facebook. This comes with revamped graphics, as well as an image with the description including: "...we're really excited to launch ‪#‎IamTowersTastic‬ - a search to find your greatest memories of Alton Towers Resort."
by 118hazaman
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort General Discussion
Replies: 3071
Views: 559949

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Looks like there is a lot of school trips at Towers at the moment as it is the second to last day of school. You might have better luck tomorrow as there shouldn't be as many school trips.
by 118hazaman
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future Discussion
Replies: 947
Views: 235847

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Similar to The Smiler (2013) and Nemesis Sub-Terra (2012), could we see a medium investment made at the end of this season, for 2016 and then a major investment for 2017?
by 118hazaman
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Can you ever believe the timings the media give? 2 hours of being stuck "upside down" on air changed to 20 minutes on the chain lift. I bet '2 hours' was a quick check up and then they were advised to go to Hospital if they felt they needed to.
by 118hazaman
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

...it would be too fast for the track, it would create lateral g's in some inversions as the ride would have been designed to go slower. This is technically incorrect. On paper both a 4 row cart and a 2 row cart would have the same maximum speed as all objects accelerate towards the ground at a spe...
by 118hazaman
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I think they could be forced to just use the trains as 2 rows of 4. But like someone else said they could have 2 loading areas. What would this solve? It wouldn't change anything safety wise, and as rightly said above the ride would not be able to function with the lack of momentum. It's just not p...
by 118hazaman
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

If the smiler is to have a re theme I hope the park goes for the original concept art and it makes it look more sinister and fits well with xsector. Concept art video: http://youtu.be/yA2Y_aw0ojw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Surely this theming would be worse from the ri...
by 118hazaman
Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

After looking through Twitter at #AltonTowers it seems like many people have switched their focus from the accident itself, to the hatred of Kay Burley.
by 118hazaman
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 555156

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Just a question, for Physics reasons, how much does a single cart on the Smiler weigh in kg? (What is the mass of the one of the Smiler carts?)
by 118hazaman
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rides you want to see leave the park.
Replies: 99
Views: 31231

Re: Rides you want to see leave the park.

I think that the park does really need to concentrate on adding rides with an excellent level of theming. They have some amazing rides, but a lot of them lack the theming that makes Alton Towers an 'enchanting' place. I think that Rita should leave the park soon, in return for another launch coaster...
by 118hazaman
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 574
Views: 113170

Re: 2015 - Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure

Alton Towers just released 'First Test Run' footage of the new Octonauts RollerCoaster Adventure.

Click here to view the coaster in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-uyVDyt3IQ