The Smiler Will be Completely Insane
It was over a year ago that the blueprints for Alton Tower’s new coaster were revealed. At the time everyone thought it would have eight inversions which was impressive considering that manufacturers rarely venture above seven.
A few days ago Alton Towers released The Smiler app for Android and iOS. This game allows one to ride a very basic version of the ride and gain points to buy elements which enhance the layout. From what’s been constructed of the ride so far, the layout seems pretty accurate. I haven’t played it enough to buy all the elements but those who have say that the ride will have a few more than eight inversions.
Thanks to thesmiler.com for the picture.
ThemeParks-UK has finished the game and they say that there will be fourteen inversions. Yup, that’s twice as many as any coaster we possess in the USA. If the app is accurate to the real life version the inversions are as follows: Heartline Roll, Inverted Drop, Pretzel Loop (two inversions), Batwing (two inversions), Corkscrew, Inverted Drop, Sea Serpent Roll (two inversions), Cobra Roll (two inversions), Barrel Roll, and a Corkscrew/Barrel Roll combo.
Overall, it looks like an insane ride. In addition to the inversions, The Smiler will also have this weird contraption:
Called The Marmaliser, it’s supposed to have the ability to make soon-to-be-riders smile. How will it do this? No one’s really sure yet. Don’t worry if your confused about the layout, inversions, and scenery, you’re not the only one.
After all of this, The Smiler will certainly be better than Alton Tower’s last coaster. Here’s a No Limits POV:
What do you think? Does The Smiler look too intense or does it look exiting? Please comment. Thanks for reading! :-)
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