This TLC best be up to a high standard to jusitfy all this.
This is what it boils down to.
There is a lot of angry people it seems, sure it's understandable but I'd take downtime for an overall up to date better experience of the ones receiving TLC then just letting them age without alteration and I feel this is what people fail to understand.
Alton Towers are doing this for the benefit of the guests for future visits but currently people are getting pitchforks out because they won't be open this year and kind of fail to see ahead.
The park is transitioning into a new period and a huge overhaul it seems and people simply need to deal with it.