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Ride Review: The Smiler – Alton Towers

Alton Towers’ newest coaster, The Smiler, smashed the world record for inversions on a coaster when it opened in 2013. Sadly, it is perhaps best known today for the terrible incident in June of last year when two trains collided on the track, resulting in multiple severe injuries to riders on the front row. But, with it being scheduled to reopen next month with the park, it’s a good time to find out whether the coaster itself lives up to the hype…

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“Galactica” and the rise of the Virtual Reality coaster

Virtual Reality…everyone’s talking about it! Whilst the new tech might be familiar to gamers, it’s just finding its feet in theme parks. We take a look at the early stages of VR on full size coasters…

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