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Now that the construction has finished and the ride is open - please post general discussion in here.

The previous topics can be found in the archive : http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/sw7-91/
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is there projection mapping with the heart line roll inside?
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Says its currently closed on ridetimes.co.uk im guessing it's just updated as it's just gone 01:00pm and it updates every 30 minutes.
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Mabalzich wrote: Says closed on ridetimes.co.uk im guessing it's just updated as it's just gone 01:00pm and it updates every 30 minutes.
let's hope that's due to a huge queue and they're after keeping people away rather than a breakdown...
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I'd love to know how that first indoor heartline is. Is it dark? Are there lighting effects as suggested on the TV ad?
Can any of today's lucky riders comment?
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I think somethings up here!

I've never seen spotted smart glass but I guess its possible
or a protective cover was left on?
Or some other kind of effect is going on here?
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so is there dueling?
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bealyboy wrote: so is there dueling?
There most certainly is :)

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Can anyone confirm where the glass floor is exactly?, and what it's placed over?
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TowersTimes are now finally live! (better late than never...) Have a look here: http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/live/
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Wow the Marmaliser looks impressive from below!

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And so does going through the queue!

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Close up of the Flasher

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And the current queue time!

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More pictures of the queue!

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camlees wrote: TowersTimes are now finally live! (better late than never...) Have a look here: http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/live/
Looking forward to the review at 4pm then...
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It now says "closed" on http://www.ridetimes.co.uk/

Is it actually closed? Technical issue?
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can anyone who is riding today take a video going ride the que line anr right in to the station ?
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Any word on the Inoculator? Do you actually get hit by the jets or is it a near miss?
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Am I the only thinking that this ride won't get large queues?

Obviously today yes but if its running 4 cars at a time with each car having 16 people. We can see 64 people going around/getting in/ getting out.

I know it does sound stupid but I think giving it about 3-4 weeks, the queues won't be as bad.

Yes in th summer, it will be bad obviously as it is with every other ride but I don't think it will be a always permanent 2-3 hour queue :3
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TheOutpatient wrote: Image

I think somethings up here!

I've never seen spotted smart glass but I guess its possible
or a protective cover was left on?
Or some other kind of effect is going on here?
Or it's for grip so people don't fall over if it gets wet.

Or it's because after a short while plain glass would stain and scratch.
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Doesn't seem to be a smoke screen before the first drop. (those lucky lucky people)

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Overall opinion: Impressed! Can't wait to try it out tomorrow! Probably going I be queuing for half of the time the park is open but looks like it will be worth it!
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