Editorial: Towers Loving Care is tidying the tat

Nemesis repainted

Towers Loving Care is the name given to the process of repainting and refurbishment that is currently going on at Alton Towers.

News of the programme has pleased fans of the park, for the simple reason that it is widely held that the park’s appearance has diminished in recent years.

Namely, the decline has been most dramatic since the end of the Tussauds era and operations being taken over by Merlin Entertainments.

It is somewhat sad that something so basic as maintaining the appearance of a park has come to warranting its own name as some sort of special project.

However, given the considerable decline of the park in recent years, it could be argued that efforts to tidy the tat are indeed a notable event – or perhaps a sudden realisation of what the park was becoming.

It remains to be seen how comprehensive Towers Loving Care will be, or how long it will last, but the efforts are most welcome, even if long overdue.

6 comments

  1. Matt says:

    Long overdue, particularly with the fact X Sector had a clean up and that was it after Smiler opened. Any particular rides been named that are getting a refurb or is it the whole place?

    • Editor says:

      They’ve said that Hex, Nemesis Sub-Terra and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are closed for refurbishment. Nemesis and its station has also been painted.

  2. Nick Not Varney says:

    Couldn’t agree more,its long over due and the smiler being out last season made people look around more as the park was quiet and exposed just how bad things had gotten

  3. Most parks these days are in need of tlc! Peppa pig world at paultons park is a prime example! But it’s nice to see most parks are starting to make an effort in tidying up a bit

  4. Gareth says:

    Great they have finally started making everything look amazing again… Would be nice to have red water as part of the nemesis again

    • The Red baron says:

      They are trying to find suitable dye for the water. This is because it gets released into the local rivers.