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KarlaKoaster

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  1. Alton Towers will be closed until they find the cause. "We want to know if this issue is isolated to The Smiler. We can't open [Alton Towers] again until we're sure." There is also quite a detailed description of the accident from one of the riders. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33002283
  2. The park being closed was a huge surprise to me, but thinking about it if they suspect it was a human error then I guess they want to refresh/retrain staff on breakdown procedures etc, look at their breakdown restart processes etc and see if there are any loopholes that could have caused this collision. I think the thing is that if Smiler was run on maintenance mode or not reset properly it could in theory happen to any coaster there which is probably why they are being so cautious.
  3. The press keep saying that wheels fell off, but it was only tiny little wheels on the lift chain like these: http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/roodlesnouter/SW7%2025-04-13/FirstHillLiftChain-5_zpsf64168a1.jpg
  4. Yes of course, I only mentioned it because it was quite a specific detail relating to their injuries but I totally agree with you. Also ernierocker that was my first thought too
  5. BBC News report on TV has just said that some of the injuries are described as life changing.
  6. I doubt they're even considering removing it, but it does have quite a toxic reputation because of its unreliability. It doesn't help that the press keep incorrectly stating that its wheels have previously fallen off (they were little plastic coated wheels from the lift chain)
  7. I think Euromir had something similar happen where the ride stopped and engineers moved trains manually before two collided. http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/forums/europe-roller-coasters-parks/21318
  8. Whether it is a system error or a procedural error, I feel sorry for the person who pressed the button as well as the injured riders.
  9. This is so odd, things like this should never happen nowadays. Fingers crossed nobody has any life changing injuries. The fact one train was empty is a bit weird, do they often run with empty trains?
  10. Yeah, that's fair enough, I can't argue with that. It struck me as bit of a bizarre rule but honestly I don't have very strong opinions on it, and like I said, hopefully it doesn't cause too many people problems anyway.
  11. I'm not a huge fan of what I have ridden so far, but Gerstlauer are good value and have made larger coasters accessible for smaller parks.
  12. Initially it was planned/rumoured for 2016, but in the announcement recently they said early 2017
  13. Bistrot Chez Remy is really nice and does great food! The menu is very very limited (to help with throughput basically) but the food and theming is great.
  14. I've always heard upstop wheels which makes sense as they stop you from going up and not the other way round. I've never heard them called uptrack wheels before, so maybe that was a slip of the tongue. Uptrack doesn't really make sense as a term. I've heard zero G rolls called camelback hills before, but again this is bit of a weird term and better describes actual camelbak hills
  15. Oh right, of course, thank you for explaining. It does seem like a rule born out of paranoia, plus witness statements are notoriously unreliable. Hopefully it doesn't cause too many people problems anyway
  16. Why are single riders not allowed in the front seats? Surely there'd be plenty of witnesses in the rows behind? Unless I am missing something obvious (very possible!)
  17. At the time I think Disneyland Paris's Space Mountain was one of the most expensive coasters in the world at $89.7m.
  18. I really like B&Ms too. And Intamins. Quite excited for the announcement. The idea of Seaworld getting the biggest coaster in the area was bit of a surprise when I first heard about it, but I'm really looking forward to hearing the announcement, plus I normally like the way Seaworld present their rides.
  19. Cunard is 175 years old, and to celebrate did a synchronised sailing display using three of their cruise ships which looked quite spectacular. You can see more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-32836087
  20. I wonder if there is some kind of exclusivity contract between SF and RMC for a few years which is why all the American steel RMCs have been at Six Flags so far. Wasn't Colossus quite linear too? I rode it a few years ago but RMC doesn't necessarily need a twister layout to be able to make the turns and drops more exciting or even put in inversions (I'm not saying they'll get an RMC BTW, I just thought I'd comment on this) Check earlier in the thread, evidence from RMC that there isn't any exclusivity clause OK, apologies
  21. I wonder if there is some kind of exclusivity contract between SF and RMC for a few years which is why all the American steel RMCs have been at Six Flags so far. Wasn't Colossus quite linear too? I rode it a few years ago but RMC doesn't necessarily need a twister layout to be able to make the turns and drops more exciting or even put in inversions (I'm not saying they'll get an RMC BTW, I just thought I'd comment on this)
  22. I would love to see a side-by-side video of Twisted Colossus vs Old Colossus I guess you might have to speed up/slow down one of the sides of the video, but I think it would be a fascinating comparison to see just how much the ride has changed. Sorry if this has been suggested before.
  23. That picture on Luigi's Tires is so ridiculous! It is funny that people obsess so much about capturing the moment with a selfie stick that they actually miss the moment themselves. How can they enjoy the ride when they're concentrating so much on holding a selfie stick?
  24. Yes I totally agree, I love it It is such a great park to explore with little paths and spaces hidden away.
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