Smiler at Alton Towers will reopen in 2016

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Smiler at Alton Towers will reopen in 2016

Post by Vonni » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:15 am

I'm sure most of you will see this on Screamscape soon enough, but I thought I'd share it. http://www.screamscape.com/html/alton_towers.htm

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Re: Smiler at Alton Towers will reopen in 2016

Post by Paul Drabek » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:44 am

I'm not surprised that it turned out to be human error. I'm surprised that anyone other than a manager had access to put the ride in manual control. Hopefully this incident gets other parks to look at who has access to options that they shouldn't.
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Re: Smiler at Alton Towers will reopen in 2016

Post by Vonni » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:35 pm

I was surprised by that too Paul! I honestly never thought about the fact that anyone other than maintenance could ever over ride anything.

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