Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Twisted Mess That Is The Smiler

© Alton Towers
Not since the "spaghetti bowl" that is the main portion of the Flight of Fear (and other clones) coasters have I seen that much track located so closely together... so twisted.

But that's a great thing!  Some more inversions have started to go in, visible in the latest update of the ride directly from Alton Towers.  None of them were unexpected from the initial drawings and the game, so I'm still not sure just how many inversions the Smiler will have.  It will be disorienting without all the special effects and theming that will be applied, so I can only imagine how that will be when both inversions and effects are combined!