The Smiler @ Alton Towers POV, Opening Day + Roll-back.





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Published on Jun 3, 2013

The Smiler, 'the world's first 14 loop roller coaster' opened at Alton Towers on 31/5/13. Video includes POVs, off-ride footage, the queue line, and even a roll-back on the vertical lift!

The Smiler seems a lot bigger when you're in the Q underneath the ride than it seems in photos, and is really good to watch when the trains duel. There's loads of great theme-ing and things to look at while waiting, and a great shop full of merchandise.
The first of a new kind of train from Gerstlauer, enthusiasts were worried if it will be as painful to ride as Saw & other Eurofighter roller coasters - its early days, but rides comfortably, although repeat riding lead to headaches among enthusiasts I spoke with on opening day.

Has the magic returned to Alton Towers? - YES!! - The Smiler is a FANTASTIC attraction, the ride is great fun if not the tallest or fastest roller coaster, but much of its enjoyment for me, was watching it.
I dedicate this video for Adam, Dan, & everyone who turned up on 23/5/13!
Please enjoy the video, and smile always!

'The Smiler' - Alton Towers,
'Smile' by Nat King Cole,
'Smile' by Uncle Kraker, &
'Smile' by Kirk Franklin.


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