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So what do we make of this? As well as the postponed 'World of David Walliams' featuring 'Gangsta Granny: The Ride' opening this season, Alton Towers have rented three classic fairground rides they ar

I mean, at least Merlin is finally using their bizarre ass marketing for something that kind of works?!!? I get that it's a bunch of temporary carnival rides but at this point I'll take it!

I think they're trying to make the best out of a bad situation - partly of their own doing as they seem to have got rid of all their support rides. The choice of rides seems pretty crappy so well done

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Looks like it has a good speed throughout the ride, only part I saw it go slow was at the second half of the batwing. Looks like a great ride can't wait to ride it.

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Oh yeah!! 24th May can't come quickly enough.

 

My 5 year old daughter seems to be obsessed with it, obviously gets it from me. Was most upset to find out she needs to grow another 30cm before riding!

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We've already saw it on the offirde video but the entrance is on site:

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I do think it doesn't fit the rest, If they did the same shape but with the colors and pipes from the station I would have found it a lot better. I know Alton Towers just have these sorts of entrance signs but I think Oblivion, Air, Th13teen and Nemesis are much more in theme then this.

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^I love it! I really don't understand where your complaints come from, because I think it adds a lot to the theme and mood of the ride as a whole.

 

Edit: Wow, this was the 600,000th post on the "Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!" forum.

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Looks like tons of speed throughout. It may not be as smooth as it could have been, but I'm sure that it's going to be one of the best 2013 coasters; maybe even the best.

Those two airtime hills look like they took her by surprise.

Looking forward to a proper POV soon.

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^^Honestly, those kinds of videos make me a little sick. It doesn't show enough of the actual ride to give us an idea of how the ride runs.

I really prefer the way Robb does it, which is why I can't wait for the next TPR trip through England.

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Haven't quite been completely following the Smiler's progress, but this ride looks crazy! 14 inversions on one ride is insane, really. And it doesn't look too rough from the video but I guess you will have to wait to see if it is yourself.

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^^Honestly, those kinds of videos make me a little sick. It doesn't show enough of the actual ride to give us an idea of how the ride runs.

I really prefer the way Robb does it, which is why I can't wait for the next TPR trip through England.

Not showing enough of the actual ride is the whole point of building hype. If you show a full on-ride front-seat video before a ride like Smiler - which is heavily themed and has elements indoors - opens, it ruins the experience. Part of the fun of sitting down in the seat and plunging into darkness is not knowing what's ahead of you.

 

Would you want a dramatic part of your favorite television program to be spoiled right before your eyes days before it airs?

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Honestly....I`m NOT impressed. Loop after loop after loop. MANY small ones. I would definitively prefer fewer lops, but a bigger variety of elements.

 

And to me it looks shaky in parts.

 

I think this is a fun coaster....yes...but I don`t see this ranking high in the polls.

 

Greeds....GeorgeT

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^Yeah they didn't break enough broken records or provide a unique enough back story with the ride either. I expected a longer dark ride portion with a rotating tunnel piece and enough strobes and laser to make an ordinary person epileptic They really needed more elements you know?

 

/sarcasm

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I think this looks absolutely stellar!!! 2 significant air time pops and what looks like a solid amount of positive Gs!

 

Alton Towers is #1 on my "parks to go to" list. Which unfortunately is rather long.

 

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