We think that each of us are scared about the roller coaster, and this question “which is the most dangerous steel roller coaster?” is interested each of us. But before passing the main topic, we would like to inform you that, scientists proved that roller coasters are safer than almost any recreational activity that can be done (apart from sleeping). You are far more likely to die/be injured in the car on the way to or from a theme park than you are on any given flat ride or roller coaster.
So, among the roller coaster, “the Smiler” is considered one of the most dangerous steel roller coaster of the world. It is located at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Smiler features 14 inversions and holds the world record for most inversions on a roller coaster. The Smiler has suffered a series of setbacks and ride incidents, including a malfunction at a press preview event which delayed the official opening date by two months, and in 2015. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive was initiated, and the ride was closed for the remainder of that season. The ride eventually reopened on 19 March 2016 with revamped safety standards.
At first, The Smiler was supposed to make its public debut in March 2013 for the park’s opening day, but due to construction delays, the date was pushed back to 23 May 2013. Following the incident on 17 May 2013, Alton Towers explained on their website that The Smiler would not open on the originally scheduled date due to “unforeseen teething problems.” The Smiler eventually opened on 31 May 2013.
Below you may watch the video which is really terrifying!