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|Designer / calculations||John Wardley (track layout)|
Ben Dowson (development)
|Model / product||Infinity Coaster 1170|
|Riders per train||16|
|Propulsion||2 Chain lift hills|
Top speed52.8 mph
Smiler is a steel roller coaster located at Alton Towers, opened in May 2013. The ride is manufactured by Gerstlauer and is a Euro-Fighter roller coaster. The ride is positioned where the Black Hole was formerly located, opposite Oblivion. The ride is the first roller coaster with 14 inversions.
Due to "teething" problems, the coaster did not open on the planned date of May 23. The ride opened on May 31, 2013.
Plans were submitted for SW7 in late December 2011. Documents were later revealed showing that it was a custom Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster. Planning permission was granted on 15 March 2012, despite opposition from both Alton and Farley Parish councils.
Vertical Construction of the ride started in September 2012.
Deconstruction of the Black Hole tent started mid-April.
Smiler opened on May 31, 2013.
On 21 July 2013, a bolt fell from the ride. People queueing for the ride at the time said that they heard a large clanging sound as the bolt fell. The bolt partially disengaged two sections of track and the ride reopened on 25 July 2013.
On 4 November 2013, guide wheels flew off one of the ride's trains as the train was ascending the vertical incline and hit four people in the face. The ride was closed for the rest of Scarefest.
On June 2, 2015, two cars collided, one full and one empty. Four people were seriously injured. The ride's fate is currently unknown after the incident as Alton Towers has been prohibited from operating the ride while an investigation takes place. 
|First roller coaster with 14 inversions|
May 2013 - present
10 Inversion Roller Coaster
|First roller coaster with 14 inversions
May 2013 - present
|Roller coasters at Alton Towers|
|Present||Galactica • Nemesis • Oblivion • Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure • Rita • Runaway Mine Train • Smiler • Spinball Whizzer • Thirteen • Wicker Man|
|Former||4 Man Bob • Alton Mouse • Beastie • Black Hole • Corkscrew • Mini Apple • New Beast • Thunderlooper|
|Unbuilt||Secret Weapon 1 & 2 • unknown|