Towers Loving Care

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

  1. RicketyCricket

    RicketyCricket TowersStreet Member

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    Is this their awful take on Disney's Go Away Green?
     
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    venny TowersStreet Member

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    Another colour from the B&Q end-of-line range. I’m not sure it’s as awful some, but apart from the questionable colour choice, it’s also a shame to see yet another example of downgrading the detail of every single bit of the park’s painting.

    In this instance the stars have disappeared, which I think used to add a subtle touch of magic. It’s perhaps no surprise though given the debacle we’ve witnessed on Towers Streey, the corporate vandalism of the car park monorail station mural and the wanton destruction of Splash Landings’ original, much richer and more subtle colour scheme.
     
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    Kraken27 TowersStreet Member

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    Buying a selection of paint colours in bulk / or this seasons colours at B&Q probably does not qualify for any bulk discount. Hence we get the "nice" selection of paints on special offer used at Towers.

    You have to give them some credit I guess - cheapest option would be woodchip wallpaper & magnolia paint. Hold on... let's not give them too many ideas, as the accommodation offer will need some regular refurbishment, doubtless all times to coincide with a B&Q Bank Holiday weekend 10% off special offer to get supplies in.
     
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    Coaster TowersStreet Member

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    Yuck yuck yuck!
     
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    Poopoohead TowersStreet Member

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    Be interesting to see what the room refurbs are like in splash!
     
  6. Austin Towers

    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    It's better than nothing.


    On second thoughts it's not !
     
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    Well it's good to see that #PrayForBlade has worked once again!

    As for the Monorail station, I mean I'll wait to see what it looks like in person but it does appear to be rather garish.
     
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    Steve74 TowersStreet Member

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    In this case I think all they've done is stripped and resprayed the components. That company is a metal finishing company specialising in shot blasting, powder coating and spray painting based in Burton on Trent.

    It's good to see that Towers are using a local company though.
     
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  9. MakoMania

    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    Seems like they might be building an entirely new Blade.

    If that is what's happening, I bet Towers have had to fight tooth and nail with Merlin to get the money, good on them.
     
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    delta79 TowersStreet Member

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    Well atleast we know blade will be around for at 3yrs minimum.

    Sent from my SM-J600FN using Tapatalk
     
  11. WickerManiac

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    To the skip!


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    Looking forward to seeing it on the M1 on its way to Germany!
     
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    I think it's fantastic it's getting a more thorough refurbishment rather than take the easy option and bin it.
    Chessington's swinging ship is/was rumoured to be shutting soon too, cheaper to bin than to refurbish it. Like an old car, the longer you don't service it properly the more expensive any problem is to resolve. Hopefully they follow Alton Towers' example now.
     
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    dickie001x TowersStreet Member

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    I don’t think Chessington’s ship will be going anywhere soon as it was removed from its location and was dumped near Market Square for a few months last year while they did some kind of work on it. It didn’t open until mid-May I don’t think. It was also available over Xmas during their Xmas Tale events (along with Vampire! - unbelievable!). Let us pray.
     
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    Good to see they have been able to invest in it, hope it hasn’t come at the expense of other much needed investment in the park.
     
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    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    I hate to break it to you, but Blade isn't a real ship.
    No salty wet stuff to rot it quickly.
     
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    This is nothing like a real ship both in it's design and construction. Couldn't be further apart in fact. Remember also, ships are subject to harsh marine environments for the entirety of their life span. Blade is not.

    Blade would not even float.
     
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    RicketyCricket TowersStreet Member

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    I don't think @TheBolt was being entirely serious. I hope not anyway :p

    Plus the Blade is more of a sword than a ship. And the oldest ever sword discovered is 2000 years old.

    Blades not going anywhere until the year 3985.
     
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    They need to replace the stars to the monorail building to break up the moss green
     

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