Towers Loving Care

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Randomizer462, 21st Dec 2015.

  1. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    @RoyJess I'd agree if it was presented like other rides with a note elsewhere on the site, but the image is darkened and you can barely make out what the ride is due to the size of the text over the top of it telling you that it's shut.
     
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    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    Not everyone has perfect eye sight and there are still people in today world that can't read. It's just not us adults that look at the website, children do too. Anything that is misleading in the eyes of the law, even if it's in the slightest is against the law. Having these SBNO rides listed on the website is misleading, however you look at it.
     
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    I don't think it's ideal having it on the website, but come on, it is not breaking the law!

    :)
     
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    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    If it's misleading then yes it is breaking the law under the FTA (fair trading act) ASA (Adverting Standard Authority) . On the website they are saying that the Twirling Toadstool is undergoing TLC. The recent posted pic say's otherwise. I leave it there...
     
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    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    Give Citizens Advice a call, they'll pass it on to Trading Standards who will take no notice!

    :)
     
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    What IS the definition of TLC though? For all intents and purposes taking it apart is technically maintenance work so would be hard pushed to get TSA involved (also it's kinda really going over the top on it)...
     
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    As much as I despise the fact that it's closed, there are so many reasons why the website cannot be deemed misleading. Even if you overlook the text plastered across it telling you that it's closed, all rides and attractions are always "subject availability".

    As for it never appearing ever again, we've only really seen pictures of the rotting fibre glass theming have we not? Not sure these pictures indicate it won't be reopening, just that it won't be reopening themed as a Toadstool.
     
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    Obviously it’s not out of action because of TLC but I wouldn’t get too hung-up over those pictures and whether it will return. The paints faded but so long as the structure is sound then all it needs is a scene painter or two to get the paint back to scratch.

    Ripsaw and Submission left the park pretty quick when they decided to remove them. The fact it’s still on premises suggets either it is coming back or they haven’t decided yet.
     
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    Matt.GC TowersStreet Member

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    I thought Submission was still on the premesis behind CCL?
     
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    Stuie TowersStreet Member

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    Exactly! How do we know that they haven't ordered new fibreglass theming in order to get the ride back up and running?
     
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    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    A facetious man might suggest you have as much chance of riding Toadstool this season as a number of other headline rides.
     
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    Just seen this on Facebook

     
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    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Oh, good old "current intention"...
    The exact words senior managers used to lie to us in my old council job.
    If this reopens I will get ash to run down Bond St naked.
     
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    The fact that you say you'll get Ash to run down Bond Street naked and not yourself - does that mean you think there could be an element of truth in what Alton said? :p:D
     
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    At least Alton are doing something!
     
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    No, it was just a gentle reminder to ash about his idle threat about the "other" Streak.
     
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    If by "something" you mean instructing their social media teams to spout what's very likely to be lies in order to attempt to placate their growing number of disillusioned customers?
     
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    Sounds like what Thorpe said about Loggers...
     
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    Haha, that was my loaded comment on the Alton Towers FB page. Was expecting the usual reply from towers social media but I happen to know a little more thought was put into this reply. ;) ;) I was stitched up! :) :)
     
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    I can not get that link to open.

    Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
     
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