UK theme parks from another point of view!

 
TheDuke
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 136
Joined: December 2016
Location: Dublin

Re: Towers Loving Care

Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:46 pm

Owen wrote:
Duel's sign has seen some refurbishment, and is now back in its place!

Towers Loving Care wrote:
A refurbished sign for Duel, with further TLC treatment planned for Duel next closed season!


Image


Good improvement can't wait to see further improvements for it's size gloomy wood is one of my favourite areas
 
User avatar
Dom
Fabulous
Fabulous
Posts: 4284
Joined: December 2010
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Re: Towers Loving Care

Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:47 pm

Yay! Next closed season is going to be interesting now with a Duel TLC and SW8
Image
Image
Even the good can fall from grace
 
User avatar
S.J_O'Grady
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 432
Joined: October 2014
Location: Shropshire, England

Re: Towers Loving Care

Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:49 pm

Duel has always been in such a terrible state and yet it's really important to me, so glad to see this and that there's more to come. Means it should be around for a while longer (though arguably Ice Age could deflate that theory)
Life is a roller coaster. You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy it.
 
User avatar
Tom170499
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 395
Joined: January 2013
Location: Leeds

Re: Towers Loving Care

Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:25 pm

Just a thought. With the 2017 map stating SW8 will be in GW, and now that Duel will be receiving TLC next closed season, could this point towards SW8 actually being in GW? Just thinking that it's not unusual for a neighbouring attraction to receive a refurb before a new one opens (a la Oblivion repaint in 2013)?
Image
 
User avatar
S.J_O'Grady
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 432
Joined: October 2014
Location: Shropshire, England

Re: Towers Loving Care

Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:28 pm

Tom170499 wrote:
Just a thought. With the 2017 map stating SW8 will be in GW, and now that Duel will be receiving TLC next closed season, could this point towards SW8 actually being in GW? Just thinking that it's not unusual for a neighbouring attraction to receive a refurb before a new one opens (a la Oblivion repaint in 2013)?


Mutiny Bay and Katanga Canyon have been receiving some TLC as well though.
Life is a roller coaster. You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy it.
 
User avatar
Tom170499
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 395
Joined: January 2013
Location: Leeds

Re: Towers Loving Care

Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:36 pm

S.J_O'Grady wrote:
Tom170499 wrote:
Just a thought. With the 2017 map stating SW8 will be in GW, and now that Duel will be receiving TLC next closed season, could this point towards SW8 actually being in GW? Just thinking that it's not unusual for a neighbouring attraction to receive a refurb before a new one opens (a la Oblivion repaint in 2013)?


Mutiny Bay and Katanga Canyon have been receiving some TLC as well though.


That is a good point. We'll have to wait and see. It's all speculation at this time but that's the part I love about a new development! It will be interesting to eventually find out all the details :D
Image
 
User avatar
Dan
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1928
Joined: June 2009

Re: Towers Loving Care

Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:39 pm

After spending the weekend at Alton Towers I can safely say that all the TLC work is visible and the park itself is looking the best it has in many years.

The refurbishment to Hex has been completed to a very high standard (not enough to have kept it closed for a whole season but we all know the real reason why it was closed) and it's great to see it looking so fresh. I just hope they maintain it and don't just leave it to rot as they did before.
Image
Image
Image
Image
 
User avatar
S.J_O'Grady
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 432
Joined: October 2014
Location: Shropshire, England

Re: Towers Loving Care

Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:46 pm

I was also there yesterday. Nemesis looks better than it did in '94 and Hex was also very atmospheric with all effects working well. Other little things across the park were noticeable.

Driving School wasn't bad but it's a shame it's in such a now terrible area. Also the bubble machine wasn't working and after having it closed for a year I'd expect everything to be top top.

I also saw quite a bit of work in the gardens. The pagoda now completely covered and lots going on at the conservatories. It looked to me like the Swiss Cottage had been repainted lately as well.
Life is a roller coaster. You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy it.
 
User avatar
Luce
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1912
Joined: February 2005
Location: Sussex

Re: Towers Loving Care

Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:01 pm

I was also impressed with all the TLC that's gone on over closed season and was nice to see everything looking so much nicer. Hopefully this can be kept up and I especially loved getting back on Hex after the work that's been done - still one of my favourite things at AT :)
Image

Image
 
User avatar
Adam.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 790
Joined: October 2014

Re: Towers Loving Care

Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:22 pm

Not sure whether this has been confirmed elsewhere, but according to Alton Towers' Twitter, Nemesis: Sub-Terra is closed for TLC. Presumably, this confirms that we will see the return of N:ST in some form or another in the future.

Image
 
User avatar
S.J_O'Grady
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 432
Joined: October 2014
Location: Shropshire, England

Re: Towers Loving Care

Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:30 pm

Don't forget Wobble World and Charlie were also closed for TLC ;) But yes, I've always had the impression that it will reopen at some point.
Life is a roller coaster. You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy it.
 
User avatar
Bert2theSpark
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 150
Joined: March 2017
Location: Somewhere

Re: Towers Loving Care

Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:35 pm

My guess it will open in 2018 along side SW8. 2018 is looking to be an exciting year for the resort in a long time!
[Insert Signature Here]
 
User avatar
Justin
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1180
Joined: April 2014

Re: Towers Loving Care

Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:10 pm

I really hope N:ST opens again. It is a good addition to Forbidden Valley, adding to the overall story of Nemesis and the area. Phalanx seems to have been written out at present (apart from Scarefest), so the military feel has gone! Having their presence around the ride was good, bringing the area alive!
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Count-Vonduel
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 465
Joined: October 2012
Location: ...look behind you...

Re: Towers Loving Care

Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:12 pm

Adam.W wrote:
Not sure whether this has been confirmed elsewhere, but according to Alton Towers' Twitter, Nemesis: Sub-Terra is closed for TLC. Presumably, this confirms that we will see the return of N:ST in some form or another in the future.

Image

That last bit of the tweet, I find the wording of it strange, think they are hinting that it could open this year (perhaps at Scarefest)?
 
User avatar
Dom
Fabulous
Fabulous
Posts: 4284
Joined: December 2010
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Re: Towers Loving Care

Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:15 pm

The end of that is probably just in reply to someone who asked if it will be open on that day. I wouldn't read too much into it
Image
Image
Even the good can fall from grace
 
TheDuke
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 136
Joined: December 2016
Location: Dublin

Re: Towers Loving Care

Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:56 pm

Dom wrote:
The end of that is probably just in reply to someone who asked if it will be open on that day. I wouldn't read too much into it


Yeah couldve sworn we've gotten this reply before from them we won't know what's happening with NST until the outright say whats happening to it
 
User avatar
Robert.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 374
Joined: May 2017

Re: Towers Loving Care

Sat May 13, 2017 11:41 pm

When I was last at Alton Towers, I swear the sign for NST was missing.
Image
 
User avatar
Count-Vonduel
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 465
Joined: October 2012
Location: ...look behind you...

Re: Towers Loving Care

Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:38 am

It has been missing for a few years now.
Anyway, do you think TLC might get extended to 4 years because short of global fraud, it is by this point, impossible for them to do everything that needs doing on whatever downright offensive budget they have been given in just the 1 year!
 
User avatar
Justin
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1180
Joined: April 2014

Re: Towers Loving Care

Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:27 am

Towers Loving Care will continue and Alton hopes it will be a rolling project. Duel is up next for TLC with Twirling Toadstools receiving work this season. Nemesis is also up for Phase 3 this winter, but beyond that nothing more has been announced yet.
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Smiler313
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 289
Joined: July 2016
Location: In The Smiler's Baggage Hold

Re: Towers Loving Care

Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:39 am

I will wait with anticipation to see how much will change with Duel. Whether they give it a nice Hex 'polish' or something more (or less), who knows...
Image
Image
'You are now embarking on an Optical procedure'

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Justin and 59 guests