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inside_inversion Ride Review:
THE SMILER

Manufactured by: Gerstlauer
Class: Infinity Coaster

Height: 8/10
Speed: 7/10
Inversions: 8/10
Theming: 8/10
Airtime: 7/10
Duration: 9/10
Smoothness: 8/10
Manufacturer: 7/10 (Gerstlauer)
Queue: 8/10
On-Ride Effects: 9/10
Shop: 8/10
G-Force: 6/10 (4g's however I never really feel them)
Illuminations (if applicable): 8/10

Comments: Very good coaster! My favourite element is either the second airtime hill, the butterfly inversion or the indoor section at the pre-lift! It's much smoother now than when it first opened! The queue does get very big, however THE SMILER is running about 3 or 4 trains for most of the day therefore the queue isn't really as long as it looks! I never really get bored in the queue as it's below the coaster and you can watch the trains sour through 7 of the 14 inversions directly above your head and watch 6 of them from not that far away! The indoor queue is amazing too! The optical illusions on the walls and the 3d objects really get your adrenaline pumping but also gets your very exited! The exit queue is cool too as it's quite dark and there are optical illusions and THE SMILER face following you! However, it wouldn't be great if you get claustrophobic! The shop is also a place for fun as there is a great selection of merchandise and screens around the shop with webcams, overlaying merchandise examples when you stand in front of them!

Overall Rating: 8/10
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