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THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Simba » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:56 pm


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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:34 pm

This does sound terrible but hopefully the injuries aren't to serious.

BBC News article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32980354?o ... %3FSThisFB
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Simba » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:40 pm

Yeah this is terrible news, and I mean rollercoasters are ridden by thousands of people in the worl everyday, and this is such an odd occurance. More gutted now as I am going to be going to Alton Towers in July and was hoping to ride The Smiler.

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:17 pm

As long as no-one is too badly injured, it should easily be back open by late July.

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Eclipse » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:24 pm

Oh dear this really isn't good, I feel sorry for all of the people who whitnessed this accident. I now know what coaster I am nominating for this months COTM.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Kumali » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:47 pm

Sheesh, that is bad! Hope everyone's ok! I bet Gerstlauer are regretting building it now!
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Dalek Sec » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:53 pm

Well I don't think they will regret building it, as it is one of their iconic rollercoasters, okay maybe sometimes for the wrong reason but one think is for certian is that this news has completely overshadowed it's second birthday which was two days ago (31st May 2013).
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Kumali » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:25 pm

True, but it has still had 7 pretty major incidents in it's 2 years of operating and not forgetting it opening 2 months late due to technical issues. The early faults can be classed as small teething errors in the system but anything after the first year is something wrong with the system.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Simba » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:30 pm

In all fairness to Towers, the delayed opening was because of the first incident, and last season The Smiler did not have any incidents, so I guess the time was up and it needed have one, but it is such a shame that it has happened this devastatingly, as well as to cause the whole park to be closed tomorrow (3rd June 2015), but that was probably always going to be inevitable after this kind of incident.

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Eclipse » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:49 pm

I think the park has done the right thing by having the park closed tomorrow, as this means they can start their investiagation of The Smilier without having to worry about people looking at the coaster, or taking pictures of it, I think if the park re-opens on Thursday the X-Sector area will most likely remain closed.
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