7 February 2013

The Smiler Merchandise

2017-02-26T15:48:04+00:007th February 2013|Alton Towers Resort, The Smiler|

TowersTimes in conjunction with The Alton Towers Resort are pleased to reveal this exclusive first look at some of the merchandise for this years new rollercoaster, The Smiler. The Smiler's shop will be a unique undertaking for the resort and a first for Merlin Entertainments. The concept calls for this store to [...]

21 January 2013

The Smiler confirmed opening for May

2013-05-05T16:02:18+01:0021st January 2013|Alton Towers Resort, The Smiler|

Today Alton Towers Resort has confirmed that The Smiler, the Resort's brand new attraction, will open in May. The news of the delayed May opening comes after the official name: The Smiler was revealed early this morning. In a statement released by the Resort they say: “We wanted to create [...]

21 January 2013

UPDATED: New Promotional Website

2017-02-26T15:48:04+00:0021st January 2013|Alton Towers Resort, The Smiler|

That's right, coming in 2013 from the Alton Towers Resort - World's First; The Smiler! This morning the Resort updated the website for The Smiler with a new promotional image and WE LOVE IT! Check out the website for yourself at altontowers.com/thesmiler. Also this morning, a leaked brand new website for The Smiler was discovered and quickly [...]

20 January 2013

Method in the Madness?

2017-02-26T15:48:05+00:0020th January 2013|The Smiler, TowersTimes News|

A member of our fantastic community, has brough forward some interesting research tonight. Lewis97 as they are known on the forum has a great story, regarding Inoculation Theory and a certain 'Dr Kelman' "Inoculation theory states that to prevent persuasion it is necessary to strengthen preexisting attitudes, beliefs, or opinions. [...]

20 January 2013

SW7 Ride Name – The Inoculator?

2017-02-26T15:48:05+00:0020th January 2013|Alton Towers Resort, The Smiler|

Alton Towers have just Tweeted another teaser picture today, hinting at the the name of SW7 being 'The Inoculator'. Inoculator - 1. To introduce a serum, vaccine, or antigenic substance into (the body of a person or animal), especially to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease. 2. To communicate a [...]

20 January 2013

Mysterious Sheep and Theme Park Awards!

2022-04-25T11:44:56+01:0020th January 2013|Alton Towers Resort, The Smiler|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This morning you may have woken up to find news stories online about sheep with smiley faces on them! Well you guessed it, Alton Towers are up to their marketing tricks again, with large amounts of reports of these sheep being 'tattooed' with a 'Smiley Face' - the public have [...]

20 January 2013

SW7 + X Sector Update

2017-02-26T15:48:05+00:0020th January 2013|The Smiler|

Earlier this week news broke in the enthusiast community that the X Sector area of the park was due for a makeover, including a full repaint of Oblivion. TowersTimes has been authorised by Alton Towers Resort to reveal the news from the confidential staff magazine 'The Pulse'. This week, the [...]

4 January 2013

SW7 Delayed?

2013-04-26T14:23:35+01:004th January 2013|Alton Towers Resort, The Smiler|

Earlier today Alton Towers Resort updated the official SW7 page (found athttp://www.altontowers.com/2013) with a refreshed look but curiously removed the countdown to the rides opening. Rumours within the theme park community have been circulating for months over the potential for the ride to be delayed, these rumours were fuelled even [...]