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The Smiler features
Operating
United Kingdom
Gerstlauer
Steel
Sit Down
Infinity
Chain lift hill
Lap bar
5/31/13
Reviews  127
  • Charlie Thornton
    Charlie Thornton 27 days ago

    Airtimes Intensity Duration Theming Harness

    Amazing ride. - Intense, great duration and airtimes. Poor theming for the most part, and uncomfortable harness.

  • Joep van Baren
    Joep van Baren 1 month ago

    Theming Inversions Duration Headbanging Discomfort

    The coaster area looks sick, everywhere you see the track, steel beams or other theming. In the few times I rode it the ride grew on me, first I didn't like it that much but yeah. I would like some more airtime but to have the world record of inversions that is of course not possible. The waiting times are too high, especially when the fast track rides have priority. Sadly, the trains do not match up in speed very often.

  • Last Action Weeaboo

    Theming Pace Layout Capacity Harness

    So.... I now have 10 rides as of 2019, and it's my number 1 by far. It's Jack Hammer's you at two points, but no rattle. The Inversions are paced exceptionally, an the night ride is to die for! The Sea Serpent roll is absolutely smashed with tones of G Force, And the 2 ejector hills are nuts. The first drops are fun, but brace yourself at the bottom of the first one, as there's a REALLY jack-hammery Jack Hammer at the bottom - The other Jack Hammer is at the bottom of the cobra roll exit. I personally prefer the middle seats as the Jack Hammer's are a lot more forgiving at these points, but if you brace yourself, they're fine. At night this thing runs like the track is laced with melted butter, and the lighting is surreal. It's really fun when you get 'duelling' Ride, as the interaction with the other train is spot-on. They over the shoulder restraints come down almost immediately, so sorry if you wanted to feel all of the nut's air, but it doesn't hinder the first inversion's hang time. The Vertical lift hill is fun, as they always are, and the story is my favourite for a roller coaster - period, it's so demented, it's great! The layout is so inter-woven and tangled it's amazing, the ride op's are really nice, and let you ask for your rows in my experience... But that doesn't matter... The single rider line is a walk on what-ever the queue - 60 min wait... Walk on. Next time I plan on marathoning this thing. An odd complaint is that the pads on the restraints smell funky, so, be aware of that I guess. The Presentation is outstanding, very deserving of my number 1.

  • Expedition Coaster

    Harness Discomfort Tear it down!

    Painful (especially if you're a bloke) and presents no enjoyment for me.

  • Simon M.
    Simon M. 4 months ago

    Inversions Layout Duration Headbanging

    Insane concept and incredibly well designed layout. Not the smoothest but I didn't really mind.

  • Theo
    Theo 4 months ago

    Inversions Layout Duration Discomfort

    Smiler does everything it attempts to do really well other than a bit of discomfort towards the end. The only way it could be improved would be to swap the second lift for a launch some how as it does kill the pacing a bit. It just lacks lots of airtime and good transitions so thats why I don't like it but its the ultimate inversion coaster in my opinion.

  • Semina S.
    Semina S. 4 months ago

    Theming Inversions Hangtime Headbanging Harness

    I absolutely love the smiler. It’s forceful layout keeps an amazing pace through delivering some great laterals throughout. The ride can get rough and I have noticed that the harness comes down on you more during the ride so try not to staple yourself. But that doesn’t take away from its airtime on its small hills and the insane hangtime on the first heart line roll.

  • Elliot Taylor
    Elliot Taylor 5 months ago

    Inversions Pace Intensity Headbanging

    Ride is relatively smooth overall but the cobra roll is one of the roughest coaster elements I've experienced

  • Jason King
    Jason King 5 months ago

    Theming Inversions Duration

    The Smiler is batsh*t insane, and that’s why we love it.

  • Moogal
    Moogal 5 months ago

    Airtimes Theming Inversions Rattle Headbanging Harness

    A visually impressive ride, that's a lot of fun to ride. There's a hell of a lot of track squeezed in to a very small footprint, and the layout is well-paced. Depending on where you sit within the train it can be a rough ride, however. Inversion number 12 (near the shop) has always been badly profiled and tends to slam you uncomfortably into the restraints.

  • Nicky Borrill
    Nicky Borrill 6 months ago

    Airtimes Inversions Intensity Rattle Headbanging Discomfort

    I do enjoy Smiler, but I cannot rate it too highly because it is so rough sometimes. I am unable to ride it more than 3 or 4 times in a row.

  • Formula 1st
    Formula 1st 6 months ago

    Theming Inversions Intensity

    My first inverted coaster... front row. I don’t think it’s that rough or painful and the vertical lift hill is awesome. The theming is the best in the world

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 7 months ago

    Capacity Discomfort Tear it down!

    The Smiler is Marmite. Love it or hate it, it seems. The latest Gerstlauers have learned that rate-of-change-of-acceleration is important. Smiler was on that learning curve, but not right. Suspect build quality from day one, even pre-accident it had a lot of problems. The spin-and-spew quality to the ride is, I will grant it, somewhat novel, but those trains, oh those trains are hateful bolt-upright things and highly uncomfortable. Also, I intensely dislike the queue line. Yay! Let's deliberately pack you all in like cattle in a cage. Not a pleasant experience. Given a shorter queue I'd maybe have enjoyed it somewhat more; however the only thing that will entice me into a return is a refit with Hangtime-style clamshells. Some legends say the Black Hole was cursed; and I am inclined to believe the Smiler is proof!

  • Poodz
    Poodz 8 months ago

    Inversions Masterpiece Layout Discomfort

    Deserves nothing less than 5 stars. It somehow manages to have 14 inversions yet never get boring. It's relentless from start to finish. I absolutely love the rolled drops, airtime hills, the sea serpent roll, and the two consecutive rolls towards the end. Right now I can't pick between this and Nemesis as my favourite UK rides, maybe one day I'll resolve it. It can sometimes be uncomfortable, but for me that doesn't detract from the experience at all. My last ride on it was butter smooth apart from the infamous bump at the cobra roll.

  • kai phillips
    kai phillips 9 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Duration Headbanging

    Stunning, poorly maintained in parts but...stunning

  • Lachlan S.
    Lachlan S. 1 year ago

    First Drop Inversions Rattle

    Very impressive layout, surprisingly manages not to feel repetitive. The inversions are varied, with the rolls during the first drop standing out for me. The break in the middle provides a breather but is short enough to not be boring. The rumoured launch would have been cool but would have possibly been too intense, I guess we will never know. While it looks super cool from the outside, the Smiler theme adds little to the onboard experience, however it's not needed as the ride itself is sufficient. The coaster is rough in places and I'm sure it won't age as well as Nemesis but as of 2018 it is manageable.

  • Luke Freeman
    Luke Freeman 1 year ago

    Theming Inversions Intensity Headbanging Harness

    My No.2 ride after Wicker Man, The Smiler packs a lot into its compact space. The theming is fantastic, along with the soundtrack, and the overall experience is incredible. My only downside is the second-half of the ride, especially the second-half of the cobra roll and the first corkscrew at the end of the ride. If you are shorter, your head will not thank you after this ride.

  • Harry D.
    Harry D. 1 year ago

    Inversions Fun Intensity

    The Smiler is a fantastic ride, with an extremely unique layout, and an even more unique theme. The ride features 14 intense inversions, and a whole range of onride effects.

  • Jeff T.
    Jeff T. 14 days ago
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    Anthony C. 14 days ago
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    Tomáš Pišúth 14 days ago
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    Richard T. 23 days ago
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  • Steffen Hermes
    Steffen Hermes 1 month ago

    Inversions Location Fun Harness

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    Llorenç Romaní 1 month ago
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    Leo W 1 month ago
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    Gaku N. 1 month ago
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    Sébastien V. 1 month ago
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    Nicolas L. 2 months ago
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    Stéphane Richet 2 months ago

    Fun Intensity Duration Discomfort

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    Warren Duke 2 months ago
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    Damien Richet 3 months ago
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    Matthew Bradley 3 months ago
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    Justine Bonvallat 3 months ago
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    Timo Draxler 3 months ago
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    Olly H. 4 months ago
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    james 4 months ago
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    MUHR Franck 4 months ago
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    Corentin Monin 4 months ago
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    Laurent B. 4 months ago

    Theming Inversions Duration Discomfort Reliability

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    Victor V. 4 months ago
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    Jamie T. 4 months ago
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    Matthew Ritchie 4 months ago
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    Brice Préfix P. 5 months ago
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    Angelina Fresnaye 5 months ago

    Theming Nice surprise! Fun Capacity Reliability

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    Rowena W 5 months ago
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    olivier kapoun 5 months ago
  • Matt Newman
    Matt Newman 5 months ago

    Inversions Rattle

  • Dan Price
    Dan Price 5 months ago
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    Thibaut Estanguet 6 months ago
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    Beloutre Daxter 6 months ago
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    Rémy D. 6 months ago
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    Steve Corning 6 months ago
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    coaster f. 6 months ago
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    Fabien F. 6 months ago

    Nice surprise! Ejectors Duration Rattle Theming

  • Benedikt Hermes
    Benedikt Hermes 6 months ago
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    Oscar Pinchbeck 6 months ago
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    Swan Blanc 7 months ago
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    Nick B. 7 months ago
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    Wojciech Froń 7 months ago
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    Chris C. 7 months ago
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    LiuKa_ 7 months ago

    Airtimes Inversions Location Dead spots

  • Chief Pancake
    Chief Pancake 8 months ago
  • Jules Dwd
    Jules Dwd 8 months ago

    Inversions Nice surprise! Duration

  • Thibault M.
    Thibault M. 8 months ago
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    Coaster Jon 8 months ago
  • worse than pinfari
  • James Cook
    James Cook 8 months ago
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    Fabien L. 8 months ago
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    Co Fir 10 months ago
  • Charles Muckenhirn
    Charles Muckenhirn 10 months ago

    Airtimes Inversions Intensity Harness

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    Steven Palisse 11 months ago
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    Tilen B. 1 year ago
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    Sven Popelier 1 year ago
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    Morgan Price 1 year ago
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    Aleks W. 1 year ago
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    Luis H. 1 year ago
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    epstan 1 year ago
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    JB T 1 year ago
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    Daniel W. 1 year ago
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    Daniel Obier 1 year ago
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    Axelle T. 1 year ago
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    Fun Rattle Headbanging

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    Marijke D. 1 year ago
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    Joseph Bricout 1 year ago
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    bmx cc 1 year ago
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    Aurelien G. 1 year ago
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    Luc R. 1 year ago

    Inversions Nice surprise! Fun Headbanging

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    Adrien Crucet 1 year ago
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    Benjamin R. 1 year ago
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    Florian Blond 1 year ago
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    Antoine P. 1 year ago
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    James G. 1 year ago
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    Jonny Morgan 1 year ago
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    Dan Wright 1 year ago
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    Maxime Cretton 1 year ago

    Airtimes Inversions Layout

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    Usa t. 1 year ago
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    Syl Splace 1 year ago
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    Jay Deloddere 1 year ago
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    Teddy Groux 1 year ago
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    Cyril Barbier 2 years ago
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    François D. 2 years ago
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    Ben Zo 2 years ago
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    Guillaume F. 2 years ago
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    Michaël Rmn 2 years ago
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    Alexandre Luini 2 years ago
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    Florian Yunquera 2 years ago
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    Will Garner 2 years ago
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    S 2 years ago
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    Faykety Fayke 2 years ago
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    Romain B. 2 years ago

    Discomfort

  • Frédéric Beck
    Frédéric Beck 2 years ago

    Fun

  • Louise B.
    Louise B. 2 years ago