stealthsmiler wrote:That would be a good alternative, but the rides still look very contrasting. Oblivions very dark (not as in the colour) where as MOJ is well joy. If the vids on the smiler were added to incorporate Oblivions failure to correct it would be good, but if they are failures, why would they still be in operation?
I do love X sectors theme but now that Smiler has been added IMO it needs to be replaced, as The Smiler is the Rita of X sector, just worse (as in fits in worse, if that makes sense)
I don't think that The Smiler needs a storyline which explicitly links it to Oblivion, it just need a visual thematic style which matches that of Oblivion and the rest of X-Sector.
Nobody could possibly say that The Smiler's entrance, station building, queue or general landscaping were done to a high standard. It just doesn't have a quality finish to it like you would expect from a properly designed attraction.
On the other hand, Oblivion has a well landscaped queue which wraps around a mound with themed buildings and videos, a nice stylized concrete entrance arch (or it did have), a curved steel and concrete style station built into the side of the hill; as well as a spacious viewing area around the drop zone complete with a cafe kiosk and themed fences.
You can see the difference in standard...