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by Aidan Lowe » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:20 pm

Capt. Barnacles wrote:Also worth mentioning is the corkscrews in the plaza appear to be being repainted. Could be wrong though.


This facebook post confirms that.
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by Capt. Barnacles » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:00 am

Called it haha! Having seen them in person though, they're looking VERY nice again!
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by TheDuke » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:37 am

Some pictures of maintenance blade went under posted by TLC

Towers Loving Care wrote:Work in progress on Blade TLC - each support has been stripped back & several layers of specialist paint applied to protect the structure.


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by ThemeCrafter264 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:57 am

Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet!

CBeebies Land has had extensive TLC this year, all characters repainted, queue lines repainted, rooftops cleaned, flags replaced and more!

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by Owen » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:10 am

Here's a new video showcasing the improvements made to what is now known as "Cuckoo Cars Driving School!" and it features the sheep!
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by TheDuke » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:18 pm

Corkscrews repaint also shown by TLC on twitter

Towers Loving Care wrote:Our famous iconic corkscrews have had a full repaint ahead of the season!


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by Dom » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:50 pm

Quite a few updates today it would seem. The Blade supports look good in black. Nice to see TLC in Cbeebies and the corkscrew looks so good too.
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by Dan » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:13 am

I have to say I'm very impressed with the amount of work we've seen from the TLC account over the closed season.

Looking forward to seeing it all in person in a couple of weeks.
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by Smiler313 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:32 am

Dan wrote:I have to say I'm very impressed with the amount of work we've seen from the TLC account over the closed season.

Looking forward to seeing it all in person in a couple of weeks.


I thought that because this was the second year of TLC, a good chunk would be done this closed season which I am happy with! :)
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by TheDuke » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:04 am

Another update showing a touch up of the mutiny bay sign

Towers Loving Care wrote:Pirates have a nice new sign welcoming them into Mutiny Bay this season.. This refurbishment includes new posts, theming and flag.


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by DrCalman42 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:57 pm

Loving how much detail some of these refurbs are going into, but with stuff like the driving school I do wonder how it's needed to be down for a year just for a repaint and retheme.

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by TheDuke » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:03 pm

More X-sector refurbishmenton the Rehydrator

Towers Loving Care wrote:The Rehydrator back to its original colour scheme....


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by Smiler313 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:45 pm

You can see a little bit of the cleaned(ish) Smiler in the background!
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by Rob » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:59 am

I just hope this continues past the 3 years planned TLC. Its all well and good refreshing and fixing things but areas will return to a poor state if not maintained.
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by Tom » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:54 pm

Rob-TT wrote:I just hope this continues past the 3 years planned TLC. Its all well and good refreshing and fixing things but areas will return to a poor state if not maintained.


Agreed, a lot of this work was seriously overdue. Nemesis has been in need of serious aesthetic maintenance for the best part of 10 years, and most of the other stuff should just be routine anyway.

Hopefully management acknowledge what a difference this all makes to the guest experience and continue it long term.

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by TheDuke » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:59 pm

Tom-TT wrote:
Agreed, a lot of this work was seriously overdue. Nemesis has been in need of serious aesthetic maintenance for the best part of 10 years, and most of the other stuff should just be routine anyway.

Hopefully management acknowledge what a difference this all makes to the guest experience and continue it long term.


This. It shouldve been ongoing for every off season like most other parks
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by Count-Vonduel » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:23 pm

Don't forget to mention the "TLC" in feed back this year so the out of touch apes at Merlin can see that it makes people spend more money...?
It makes sense to them so go with it!

Also I like what they did to cbeebies land...I'll give it until opening day...
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by Luce » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:00 pm

I also agree about the TLC project and that it is kept up to maintain a nice appearance around the park. The other thing that occured to me is that sometimes the visiting public (not everyone mind you but some) create extra issues by graffiti on fences or other types of wear and tear which isn't very nice especially as they are visiting someone else's property. Hopefully Merlin will keep an eye on these things :)
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by ThemeCrafter264 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:57 pm

At the end of the day, TLC is great and is doing the park a huge favour, especially since this park level of care wasn't this high before the incident. I just want note here, after my 2014 visit, I was quite disappointed with the park because i found it very 'dated' (exact word i remember using then). From a review I heard, hex sounds a lot better and the nemesis repaint was certainly something interesting. However, at the same time, the majority of the work could have been done in the closed season, without the needs to close rides or make a big deal of it. This only makes me become more impressed with Thorpe's tlc (it actually works 'Thorpe Loving Care'), especially when the work, in some areas like improving the entrance/ dome is something 'extra' that may not have been necessary. Therefore, my overall verdict with the entire towers loving care project is that it has improved the park but needs to still occur after the project ends, in order to make a magical resort come to life! :D
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by Owen » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:40 pm

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!


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