Towers Loving Care

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

  1. Blizzard

    Blizzard TowersStreet Member

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    Thing is, woodcutters is supposed to be one of towers premier food outlets. I mean really, where else is there on park apart from the new rollercoaster restaurant, that offers high quality food with table service?

    Towers need to plough all their efforts into restaurants like this to reflect the prices they charge and keep the punters paying top dollar. After all it's a theme park which offers "experiences" why should that not extend to dining?

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    They've redone the path on the South side of FV

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  3. AstroDan

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    It used to look like that in 2002! 14 years later and it's back to that quality!

    Hooray!
     
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    I for one agree with what you're saying,I do like to have a proper sit down meal at lunchtime from time to time.

    Perhaps Merlin have decided that there isn't much demand for this. I imagine most people like to visit the parks and just get something quick and simple to eat and then on to the next ride. That was certainly my mind set a few years ago.

    In terms of woodcutters...I would have settled for some proper heating, not sat in front of an electric heater getting 3rd degree burns!
     
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    :O

    That is an incredible difference! I've never even seen it like that before but it looks much better :D
     
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    People may have slated Towers at the start of this scheme saying they'll do the bare minimal but, on the majority of projects, they've gone above and beyond. That Air path wasn't really a focus because it still worked fine as a path but they know that the area will be focussed on this season and they want it to look great. Credit where credit is due!

    Also Nemesis looks amazing in my opinion, love the paintwork on the track and the station.
     
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    Honestly does anyone here genuinely give two hoots about what colour they paint that Woodcutters restaurant? It has only ever been a generic soulless Wetherspoons-esque grill type place with a limited overpriced menu stuck in a neutral themed area of the park.

    As others have said, just about every high street has better 'themed' eateries these days so Merlin's non-effort with it is plain embarrassing. Which makes it even more tragic that it is still one of the better places on park for food and decor.

    Frankly it could burn down and I wouldn't bat an eyelid (obviously with no-one inside).

    As for Nemesis, well I want it to like it was designed to look in the 90s, but they have clearly made an effort and spent the money and the station does look pretty decent so I will accept that. I fear they may have sanitized it a bit too much though.

    Thing is, this general park wide maintenance is all well and good and has been a long time coming but ten years ago it was done every closed season as standard.
     
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    How does it look sanitised? I'd say with all the extra red it's more graphic than before.
     
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    I get the impression, and this isn't aimed at anybody specifically - it's a general comment, that no matter what Alton Towers do in TLC, that for some - it won't be any good.

    I have read comments on Facebook and Twitter like "I hate the new Nemesis paint scheme" amongst other thoughts.

    In the words of the great John Wardley:

    Get. A. Life.
     
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    It's such a sad thing to say but WOW THAT FLOOR! lol

    I can only assume that since Ripsaw's removal that stuff's had to be resurfaced and they've followed it on right up... thought it had just been pressure washed at first but it's clearly been painted too. Let's hope that paint stays on well, looks great!

    Got to say... for a year with what is really only medium investment with Galactica etc. I'm really looking forward to going back to Towers more than ever before (I wasn't going to bother renewing my pass this year!) and these improvements really make it worth while when trying to justify to friends and family as to why they should buy a ticket and come with you, it's actually shaping up to something you'd be quite proud to take them by the looks of things, before it felt so run-down and grotty I felt guilty for convincing them to part with their hard earned cash!
     
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    I wasn't expecting to see that, a nice effort indeed. It's a shame it'll inevitably be ruined by discarded chewing gum in a matter of hours.
     
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  12. BarryZola

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    That path looks a lot more pleasant now. I've been impressed with the efforts in FV generally and at least they've made a bit of an effort with the scaffolding in DF. Some good work has been done so far. It's been better than I expected on the whole so far.
     
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    Lots of very decent stuff happening!!

    Might I just remind everyone please, that being an enthusiast doesn't mean you have to LIKE EVERYTHING just because they attack it with a paintbrush.

    How about, I pop round to your house, repaint all your rooms that you quite already liked, but got a bit tatty, and a bunch of other people think is great, but actually, you'd have just quite liked to refresh the ORIGINAL WALL.

    Then get told to GET A LIFE.

    Just because they've not done it for a while, doesn't mean people suddenly have to revere it.

    Now my position's not that intense, I'm happy as I've said she's getting a repaint and some care, long overdue now, I myself have merely EXPRESSED A PREFERENCE for the original colouring - no amount of forum brow beating is going to change that, by the way, unless everyone's forgotten I'm relatively strongly opinionated? :D

    Also, I'd rather read posts of a few people giving Merlin hell whatever they do, because it stops this place becoming a sanitised, boring, dullard, self agreeing yawn fest of a forum... it's the varied opinions, passion and sometimes OTT views, or rants, that makes this place interesting.

    How about you step back from this TOPIC, and recognise how that contributes to the forum's liveliness as a whole and welcome it?

    Now, there's a thought.
     
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    what was the small structure they removed?
     
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    This was the original Nemesis story, FYI: It's always been steel:

     
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    IT'S EFFING TENTACLES.

    I've gone and searched out the original bloody advert because being an enthusiast etc...

    You're welcome.



    (By the way, the music over that frankly BRILLIANT advert, STILL chills!! :D)
     
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    It's so obviously ambiguous. They used both versions, in that case it appears to have been more for effect in the advert than as an accurate rendition of the story. The story above clearly states the opposite, as does the most recent implementation of it in N:ST.
     
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    Withnail, that version of the story (which I think is from Towersnerd?) seems to be based on the version of the story narrated by Tom Baker for the ride theme recordings that were available as merchandise, but from the outset the backstory explained the track as being bony tentacles. Have a listen to this recording on Towers Almanac of John Wardley at the Nemesis X event in 2004, where he read his original 1992 memo to Tussauds Studios about the backstory from 17 minutes in.

    TM, the video you've found there wasn't the advert. It wasn't even publicly released as far as I'm aware; it was created to give everybody at Tussauds Studios involved in creating Nemesis an understanding of the backstory so that they'd all be singing from the same hymn sheet (I think it's pretty clear that this idea worked). That copy on YouTube is probably from a tape given out at the same event as the recording of JW was from, as he mentions the tapes earlier on.
     
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    Because of the reason. :p

    I'm not. I retired. ;)
     
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    Trust @Cheese to out nerd me. :D

    But still.... TENTACLES. :D
     

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