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Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:53 pm
by Dan
It is nice that they’ve had a tidy up of the facade but I think the thing we all want to see is the interior. Apart from the pictures that were released two weeks ago, I’m hoping there’s been some serious adjustments made to the lighting, especially in the screaming head room.

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:27 am
by Justin
I have to agree. I really want to see the changes made inside Duel. There are many effects which are broken and need work, so I hope that these are being addressed.
TLC done such a great job with Hex, so I am really hoping Duel follows the same pattern.

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:08 am
by Zach
Ask and I guess you shall receive! This morning this was posted to Towers Loving Care’s social media, a long with a host of images some of which I’ve included below.

And a few more behind the scenes pics from the Duel TLC programme. These show the detailed repair and repaint work going on by our theming experts. Work includes having all the scenic walls and props repaired and painted, new UV lighting continues to be fine tuned and every single one of the 34 ride cars has had a paint job to make them look as good as new again. We can’t wait for you to visit and see what you think...

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Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:18 pm
by Dan
The Towers Loving Care Facebook page has posted some images showing the work completed on Tree Fu Tom Training Camp in CBeebies Land.

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They’ve also given us another sneak peek at the work taking place on Duel.

Join us tomorrow for more updates from our Duel TLC.. in the meantime, see this great before and after shot of one of the screaming heads...


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Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:18 am
by lewis97
The guys who cleaned up Tree Fu Tom seemingly had the time of their lives going by this video! The results are quite impressive though, with it practically looking brand new again.

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:10 am
by Dan
We have another Towers Loving Care update in the form of work that has taken place on the crypt in front of Duel.

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Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:15 pm
by Kraken
It all looks good, yes, but it should all be under the guise of routine maintenance, as opposed to "loving care".  

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:23 pm
by Tom170499
Kraken wrote:
It all looks good, yes, but it should all be under the guise of routine maintenance, as opposed to "loving care".  


I agree completely. There are also other areas of the park (such as The Smiler) that need attention more than Duel. This is all well and good, but as Kraken said, it shouldn’t have been allowed to get to this point. This should be routine, not a special case.

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:07 pm
by Stan.H
I totally agree with what said above, but I suppose it just works well on Towers' part on their impression to the GP as its basically free marketing for them as they're pretty much glorifying routine maintenance. However, I do like seeing the updates, but they are just making it seem like they're going out of their way to make things look how they should be.

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:08 pm
by Bert
Am I the only person who thinks it looks like the demon from DBGT but green and has teeth?

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:01 pm
by Danny
We have another Duel update for TLC!

https://www.facebook.com/AltonTLC/posts/425923527834335

They have also confirmed the ride will open this weekend and the TLC project will continue when the park is closed in the evenings and mid week. :)

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:04 pm
by Justin
As Danny mentioned, Towers Loving Care has posted a TLC update...

Towers Loving Care wrote:
More fantastic repaints on the screaming heads in Duel. We're still fine tuning the lighting and timings throughout the attraction, something we'll be working on continuously for the next couple of weeks to ensure the finished effect is perfect.


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Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:05 pm
by Morgan
Went on Duel a few times today. The TLC is generally great, although I do feel there's too much UV. However, the audio is a million times better, and the screaming room is finally dark again. Apparently it's not quite finished yet, so hopefully in a month or so's time it'll be a better experience overall.

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:48 pm
by Rustyo
Have they fixed the trommel?

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:51 pm
by Dan
Rustyo wrote:
Have they fixed the trommel?


Nope, it appears to have had some UV paint applied but it isn’t rotating. I believe a permanent fix to the trommel would be quite a complicated and costly job, so I think we’ll be waiting a while until it’s functional again.

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:57 pm
by Rustyo
Thanks for the reply, it’s a shame it’s not been fixed but I’m still looking forward to seeing the other improvements that TLC have done.

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:08 am
by Robert.W
Dan wrote:
Rustyo wrote:
Have they fixed the trommel?


Nope, it appears to have had some UV paint applied but it isn’t rotating. I believe a permanent fix to the trommel would be quite a complicated and costly job, so I think we’ll be waiting a while until it’s functional again.

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So they do at least intend to have it fixed at some point. :)

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:41 am
by Whoguru5
So glad duel is getting the love it needs. 

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:55 am
by Rustyo
Thanks for the update Rob, it's good to know they are looking into it.

Re: Towers Loving Care

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:49 pm
by Justin
I'm little late posting these, but Leek Signs have posted some pictures of the improvements they've installed over the closed season on their Facebook page.

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Towers Trading

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Forbidden Valley

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Mutiny Bay

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Goal Striker

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Hotel Arcades 

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