As most of us will remember, back in 2015 The Smiler broke down at Alton Towers- injuring several people. Unfortunately, I am sad to report that it has broken down again.
Several witnesses are stating that the ride came to a standstill as it was climbing vertically just before a large drop. After the ride was reopened in March this year, it is certainly shocking to see images of the broken rollercoaster once more.
— Lindsey McQueen (@Mcqueen0510) September 1, 2016
I can only imagine that the people currently stuck on the ride are slightly worried- as they are likely to be aware of last years events.
Many people have been talking about today’s incident on Twitter. Here’s a few of the comments:
— The Bi-Fold Fitter (@Bifold_Fitting) September 1, 2016
surprise surprise the smiler ride at alton towers is having issues again can't they just shut that damned rollercoaster down already???
— Estelle Maskame (@EstelleMaskame) September 1, 2016
Even Katie Hopkins decided to make an offensive remark:
Have you ever thought about taking bets on The Smiler @paddypower ….I mean, kids just never know if they are coming off that thing alive.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) September 1, 2016
Let’s all hope that all the riders get off the ride safely.