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The Smiler features
Operating
United Kingdom
Gerstlauer
Steel
Sit Down
Infinity
Chain lift hill
Lap bar
5/31/13
Location
Reviews  106
  • Expedition Coaster

    Harness Discomfort Tear it down!

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

  • Simon M.
    Simon M. 11 days ago

    Inversions Layout Duration Headbanging

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

  • Theo
    Theo 20 days 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. 28 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

    Theming Inversions Duration

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

  • Moogal
    Moogal 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Duration Headbanging

    Stunning, poorly maintained in parts but...stunning

  • Lachlan S.
    Lachlan S. 10 months 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.

  • Olly H.
    Olly H. 19 days ago
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    james 20 days ago
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    Anthony C. 20 days ago
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    MUHR Franck 30 days ago
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    Corentin Monin 30 days ago
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    Laurent B. 1 month ago

    Theming Inversions Duration Discomfort Reliability

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    Victor V. 1 month ago
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    Jamie Trowbridge 1 month ago
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    Matthew Ritchie 1 month ago
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    Brice Préfix P. 1 month ago
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    Theming Nice surprise! Fun Capacity Reliability

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    Rowena W 1 month ago
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    olivier kapoun 1 month ago
  • Matt Newman
    Matt Newman 1 month ago

    Inversions Rattle

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    Dan Price 1 month ago
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    Thibaut Estanguet 2 months ago
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    Beloutre Daxter 2 months ago
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    Rémy D. 2 months ago
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    Steve Corning 2 months ago
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    coaster f. 2 months ago
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    Fabien F. 2 months ago

    Nice surprise! Ejectors Duration Rattle Theming

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    Benedikt Hermes 2 months ago
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    Oscar Pinchbeck 2 months ago
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    Swan Blanc 3 months ago
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    Nick B. 3 months ago
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    Wojciech Froń 3 months ago
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    Damien Richet 3 months ago
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    Stéphane Richet 3 months ago

    Fun Intensity Duration Discomfort

  • Chris C.
    Chris C. 4 months ago
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    LucAction 4 months ago

    Airtimes Inversions Location Dead spots

  • Chief Pancake
    Chief Pancake 4 months ago
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    Jules Dwd 4 months ago

    Inversions Nice surprise! Duration

  • Thibault M.
    Thibault M. 4 months ago
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    Coaster Jon 4 months ago
  • worse than pinfari
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    James Cook 4 months ago
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    Fabien L. 5 months ago
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    Co Fir 6 months ago
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    Airtimes Inversions Intensity Harness

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    Steven Palisse 7 months ago
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    Alexandre Routier 8 months ago
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    Tilen B. 9 months ago
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    Sven Popelier 10 months ago
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    Morgan Price 10 months ago
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    Aleks W. 10 months ago
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    Luis H. 10 months ago
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    epstan 10 months ago
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    JB T 10 months ago
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    Daniel W. 10 months ago
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    Daniel Obier 10 months ago
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    Axelle T. 11 months ago
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    Fun Rattle Headbanging

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    Johnny Hooyberghs 11 months ago
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    Marijke D. 11 months 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
  • Luc R.
    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 1 year ago
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    Ben Zo 1 year ago
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    Guillaume F. 1 year ago
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    Michaël Rmn 1 year 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
  • Romain B.
    Romain B. 2 years ago

    Discomfort

  • Frédéric Beck
    Frédéric Beck 2 years ago

    Fun

  • Louise B.
    Louise B. 2 years ago