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Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:38 pm

It was closed during 2015 due to restraint problems, rumoured to be closed in 2016 due to budget cuts. This discussion belongs to another topic though :)
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:39 pm

Alright sorry didn't realise there was another discussion it was only a quick question, thanks.


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Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:25 pm

No worries, and if you don't know it's always worth asking :)

Loving the look of that refreshed gun, looks creepy and nasty all over again.
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:28 am

I must say, I'm loving what they are doing!
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:51 am

I can't wait to see what the next two years bring with TLC, because look what's been done in just one closed season!
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:49 am

Having somewhat only experienced Alton this past 2 years I'm really looking forward to seeing it for how it should be!

Please forgive my lack of effort, but has the new coffee shop come to light?
The corner cafe at the entrance is absolutely brilliant and look forward to the new addition more than the restaurant! Haha!!

I cannot help but wonder why the entire park hasn't been scheduled to be re-painted on one off season... How I see it at the moment is bits and bobs throughout the park have been touched up..? Great and all but doesn't do it much justice for me.
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:06 am

Lhayze wrote:
Please forgive my lack of effort, but has the new coffee shop come to light?
The corner cafe at the entrance is absolutely brilliant and look forward to the new addition more than the restaurant! Haha!!

Yes, the new coffee shop will be in Forbidden Valley, possibly in what was previously Fresh Fish and Chips. It's not yet clear whether this will be a branded outlet or not though.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:13 pm

Lhayze wrote:
Having somewhat only experienced Alton this past 2 years I'm really looking forward to seeing it for how it should be!

Please forgive my lack of effort, but has the new coffee shop come to light?
The corner cafe at the entrance is absolutely brilliant and look forward to the new addition more than the restaurant! Haha!!

I cannot help but wonder why the entire park hasn't been scheduled to be re-painted on one off season... How I see it at the moment is bits and bobs throughout the park have been touched up..? Great and all but doesn't do it much justice for me.


Doing the whole park at once would be expensive and time consuming. Especially with the work around Galactica and the new restaurant. For one closed season they have already done loads! I imagine this will all be done in time for the grand opening for SW8, the only thing that I would have done is prioritised a repaint of the Smiler before Nemesis. The old rusty look doesn't exactly support the argument that it's safe in the eyes of the public.


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Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:28 pm

Aye I would have thought polishing up the smiler would have been high up if not top of the list. Has MI7 done another fly by to see? They stated TLC would touch every area of the park and they haven't showed any of X Sector yet so maybe they're saving it till last?
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:13 pm

The Towers Loving Care initiative will touch every area of the park, in some way or another, over three years. I think they have mainly been doing updates from Forbidden Valley because of both Galactica and the roller coaster restaurant opening this year. I know other areas of the park has had some tlc, which is also great. I think at the end of the three year plan the whole park will look fantastic.
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:57 pm

I think the refurb of the Nemesis gun is one of the nicest TLC updates so far as it's my favourite piece of AT themeing and has always looked impressive - even more so now it's had work done :)
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:28 pm

xylyx wrote:
Aye I would have thought polishing up the smiler would have been high up if not top of the list. Has MI7 done another fly by to see? They stated TLC would touch every area of the park and they haven't showed any of X Sector yet so maybe they're saving it till last?


Possible they could have done it but haven't broadcasted it to not bring more media attention to it. The media picks up every little thing and twists it. Opening day will be article worthy enough, a repaint would simply get a mention. Not an article like t probably would now.


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Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:12 pm

Seems to me the paint on the Smiler has corroded insanely fast compared to other rides so if they were gonna repaint it they'd want to do it properly, blasting it to base metal like Nemesis, else it's just gonna look rusted again in another 3 years time. I guess they must have scrimped on decent paint the first time around?
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:01 pm

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Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:22 pm

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How exciting I can't contain myself.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:03 pm

Whilst it isn't the most exciting update, any progress is always great to see. It's nice to know even the small details are being thought about, and it'll give the park and nice fresh look for 2016 :)
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:55 pm

In another update we can see that more of Forbidden Valley has been resurfaced.

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Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:42 am

I'm liking the red/earthy colour of the pathway and I think it fits in with the whole theme of FV. It also makes me wonder if returning the red water to Nemesis is included in the TLC plan - I hope so because that's always been a great feature :)
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Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:47 am

I noticed so far all the rumoured closed Attractions haven't featured on the TLC pages yet. I just hope all theses very good improvements don't get over looked by closed rides,shops and restaurants.
The red water of Nemesis won't be back as July 2014 we had no much rain it filled the pit that much the ride had to close for a couple of days as it was getting close to people's feet. They released most of it out but it got into local steams and lakes and I think the park got fined for this.
 
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Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:53 pm

The Mutiny Bay flags have all been replaced

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