Towers Loving Care

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

  1. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    To me that looks like the picsolve counter has been removed from Sealife.

    Probably for the best since they started taking photos of you in front of a green screen rather than the actual physical theming they have there!
     
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    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    This just randomly popped up on Twitter.

    Bit awkward. Maybe someone should tell them ;)

     
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    Is it me or does MCL seem like some kind of sham company that could be used to funnel profits from Merlin Ents. Though big budget rides are about to cost more than ever, at least it will look that way on paper!

    Like when Starbucks set up a separate company to buy beans from, and all of a sudden the beans were so expensive that Starbucks weren't making any money. Meanwhile in a tax haven somewhere ...
     
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    "Underground ride"....‽
     
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    I miss them :sob:
     
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    Seems it's run by James McLoughlin who's previous employment was Tussauds. Strange there is a north branch and a south branch just like Merlin studios.
    It does seem very odd. The website is very basic and a lot of the links don't work. It's also very vague.

    I wonder if they provide cross channel ferry services also?
     
  7. TakeYourMedicine

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    Almost all Merlin projects use subcontracted project management.

    There's nothing suspicious about it though really. Project management is a specialist part of any project and you'd either employ your own project managers on a full time basis, or you'd subcontract it to the same bunch of people on your sub list (especially for smaller projects like these).

    It's also hard for Merlin's subs to really be clear on what they did and didn't contribute, because Merlin control what they are allowed to say since the work was done under their contract. And Merlin are oddly cagey when it comes to that sort of thing. So that's probably why it's vague, it's fairly typical of other websites Ive seen of Merlin's contractors
     
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    The refurbish Blade has returned to the park (as posted on TS FB page, pics from Mectek Mechanical)

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    Good to see such an extensive rufurb, you would think that it should keep Blade going for another few years. I do hope that Towers work on distressing the new colours somewhat though, as it does look rather bright for Forbidden Valley!
     
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    Just give it a few weeks in our British weather and that soon will need a jet wash :p
     
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    From being threaten with being SBNO to a full refurbishment.
    It looks really good. Are they going to add the blade theming?

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    I went to Alton Towers today for the rollercoaster restaurant. I’ve noticed that potentially don’t quote me on it but almost certain one train on Galactica which was testing was 100% no VR and another train that was also testing was no VR on the first 4 rows and 3 rows at the back as VR like last season. But they were excessively testing it today whilst we were there but only ride amongst Forbidden Valley to be testing. Nemesis had a crane into its extended queue line but couldn’t see too much. There’s a new HB leisure game in the sight of Ripsaw and Blade had wooden planks outside its exit. Also not really to do with TLC but in the hotel shop it seems they are celebrating Nemesis 25th birthday as they’ve released a pin badge!
     
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    Not another one. :mad: What is it this time?
     
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    It always saddens me to see only 3 attractions in forbidden valley instead of the 5 we used to have (40% decrease in attraction options). Surely this needs correcting . The area can't cope if heaven forbid nemisis or galactica goes down.
     
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    I wouldn’t hold your breath, the best that will likely happen is a blade replacement.
     
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    They need to do something with the tin shed at was NST.
    A walk though history of Nemesis for its 25th birthday year maybe?

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  17. Emma99

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    It looked a football type of game and the hang bars
     
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    Or experience life as a Merlin CEO where you fumble around in the dark and end up falling down a hole in what was where the drop tower was.


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    Wonder if it's a different set of the hang bars or if they've moved from Cloud Cuckoo Land?
     
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    Honestly think blade is going to look out of place in FV with its pretty bright refurb.
     

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