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Re: The EDF Energy London Eye

Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:44 pm

Awful. Working with the Lo-Q system is quite poor.

Plus for london eye, the amount of time that the queues will be longer than a pretty acceptable 15mins during that trial period.. is.. well a few days in half term.
 
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London Eye open 'til midnight

Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:09 pm

For the olympics... let's hope they can incorporate it to be all summer (or at all peak times)
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Re: London Eye open 'til midnight

Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:42 pm

Hope it doesn't fall asleep.
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Re: London Eye open 'til midnight

Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:31 pm

It would be pointless it being open till midnight that often, it is REALLY empty from the evening theatre performances onwards really... Still get people going on it at 9:30/10 (whenever it normally closes) but nowhere near enough to justify it outside of the Olympics...
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Re: London Eye open 'til midnight

Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:07 pm

This is partly due to EDF being a major sponsor for The Olympics and they're going to have a lot of competitors and organisers going on it as well as visitors/tourists. It won't become perminant because it's not needed to, it already runs til 9:30 and that's late enough really. I was down there tonight between 9/9:30 and there were few people on it.
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The Coca-Cola Eye

Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:11 pm

So the re-brand of the Eye which not too long ago had an EDF Energy branding is getting heavily criticised.
Do you feel this is the right branding?

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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:16 pm

That article voices a good point, but i don't see why it would encourage people to drink Coca Cola. Everyone knows that brands sponsor things and it doesn't mean people go out of their way to buy the product. As i haven't witnessed the sponsorship directly i can't really comment on it. But i do think the red colour is a bit bright and over powering.
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:17 pm

That's a bit over dramatic and it is not supporting 'full sugar coca cola instead of diet coke' the company is called coca cola!
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:47 pm

Coke doesn't need more limelight. It's a good and popular drink that can't get any bigger. Or, is this saying that Merlin are gonna bring Coke as the Thorpe dark-ride IP...
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:43 pm

A brand still needs to maintain its position in the market though. At the end of the day its up to parents if they want to buy the drink so there is still some element of control over what kids drink.
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:58 pm

As with any other major brand, Coke wants to stay up a the top.
This is probably a good way of advertising Coke, but TBH I don't really think Coke needs much more marketing (much to TTh's point)
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Fri May 29, 2015 4:00 pm

Why is The London Eye so obsessed with brand recognition???
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Sat May 30, 2015 7:59 am

Emporium wrote:
Why is The London Eye so obsessed with brand recognition???


Because it's operated by Merlin.

Sponsorship = £££
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Sat May 30, 2015 4:10 pm

Very true Dan!

They used to do a lot of ride sponsorship too, but this seems to have died off.

The ones I can remember are...

Air = Cadbury Heros
Flume = Imperial Leather
Bubbleworks = Imperial Leather
Rumba Rapids = Ribena
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Sun May 31, 2015 10:33 am

Flume & Bubbleworks still are.

Tidal Wave = Dr. Pepper
Dragons Fury = Skips

Legoland = Lego!!!

I will start a topic on sponsored rides & attractions as it is quite interesting!! :D
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Sun May 31, 2015 10:38 am

Emporium wrote:
Flume & Bubbleworks still are.

Tidal Wave = Dr. Pepper
Dragons Fury = Skips

Legoland = Lego!!!

I will start a topic on sponsored rides & attractions as it is quite interesting!! :D


The Imperial Leather sponsorship of both The Flume and Bubbleworks ended in 2009. Some elements of the theming are still present but all IL branding was removed.

As far as I know the sponsorship of Dragon's Fury has also ended despite being visible in the queueline.
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Sun May 31, 2015 10:53 am

Oh, I never knew that it had ended as they both have the theming still there (that's probably why!!). Thanks for telling me! :D
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Sun May 31, 2015 11:52 am

The Smiler was Krave.

Back on topic, I personally think walking along south bank and seeing the whole of the stretch lit red is extremely pretty and the eye looks fantastic!
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Sun May 31, 2015 12:08 pm

Thrillmad wrote:
The Smiler was Krave.


Krave never sponsored The Smiler. A promotion was run in conjunction with the new attraction, just like Goodfellas Pizza.
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Re: The Coca-Cola Eye

Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:54 pm

dropkick10 wrote:
Thrillmad wrote:
The Smiler was Krave.


Krave never sponsored The Smiler. A promotion was run in conjunction with the new attraction, just like Goodfellas Pizza.


I was gonna say that as well!! :D
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