Derren’s Brown Ghost Train was set to open at the end of this month (May) but due to elements of the ride still in the development stage Thorpe Park Resort have decided it’s best to leave the attraction closed so when they do eventually open, everything will be ready.
Statements from Thorpe Park Resort.
“This afternoon we took the Ghost Train for a spin, and the truth is we are just not happy with a few show elements of the attraction and we will not open up the experience until it’s ready. We know you’re all desperate to get on board, please bear with us and we promise it will be worth the wait. “
Why is DBGT so late?
“This is a world first, an entirely new invention and a merging of entertainment media and new technologies never done before. What we’re building isn’t like your standard ride – every element of the Ghost Train is bespoke, and so the reason for the delay is purely creative. Quite simply, there are still elements of the show that aren’t ready.More than that, it’s taken so long to plan and create – over three years now – we are taking our time to finesse the illusion so it’s perfect for our guests. So we’re asking for a bit more time from you all, because it’s necessary to do so. “
So when will it open? Why haven’t you given a clear date?
“Quite frankly, if we released a new date and missed it, your hopes would be raised and we don’t want to make any further promises that could cause further disappointment for you so we are not yet releasing a new date. “
What we’re going to do about it.
“1. If you’ve booked your ticket to come down specifically for the Ghost Train and you want to change your ticket now for a later date you can do so for free, please email [email protected]
2. If you have any concerns with your THORPE SHARK Hotel or Nearby Hotel booking please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help
3. We will keep you updated with progress when we have announcements to make across our social channels, but if you have any other queries, please do speak to our Customer Services Team”