Thorpe Park Resort have celebrated the opening of their new attraction, Derren Brown’s Ghost Train by sharing with us images from inside! Wouldn’t you agree they’ve got the theming bang on perfect for Victorian London and Modern London?
After two months of delays Derrens Browns Ghost train has officially opened to the public. Three years of work and over 1000 specialists have toiled over this project to make it the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
Using the HTC Vive VR headset the Ghost Train using state of the art technology to manipulate and confuse you. Early reports from what the experience is like is that the ride is more mind boggling and disorienting than scary, the ride of course has an age restriction of 13+ due to nature of the ride.
Although the rides predicted opening date back in may did not happen the anticipation is still at high from the incredible marketing carried out by Taylor Herring and a few other companies.
The experience has rules and one of them is not to share what the experience is like inside. Although this is not possible, as we wouldn’t like the break the Ghost Train rules, we can share with you a few of the first images from inside. We must say you can really see that 3 years of effort has been put into the making of this! The detail on everything is exquisite!
Derren Brown comments:“I’m thrilled that the ghost train is finally launching to the public and everyone will be able to experience what I’ve been working on behind the scenes over the last three years.
“This has been one of the biggest challenges I’ve undertaken, but without doubt the most enjoyable. I can’t wait to see the public’s reaction after unleashing this wonderfully twisted experience for the world to enjoy.
“From training the actors to shovelling coal under the suspended Ghost Train, this experience with the team at Merlin Magic Making and Thorpe Park has been a perpetual delight.
Mike Vallis, Divisional Director of THORPE PARK Resort commented: “We’re thrilled to announce the opening of Derren Brown’s Ghost Train. This is a true world-first attraction and believe this development is a daring and exciting step into a new realm for theme park attractions around the world.
The attraction is a full assault on guests’ senses and will play with their minds – in an original and fully-immersive experience. We ask that guests keep their experience secret, so that other visitors are also allowed to take their journey unaware of the shocks that lie behind the doors once they board the Ghost Train.”
*WARNING SPOILER’S BELOW*
Each passenger will enjoy an intense and personal experience. The vibrating floor plates and self-steaming windows, alongside virtual reality, all ensure high-octane live action throughout, toying with guest’s minds and perceptions of what is real and what is not.
The suspended Victorian Carriage is laden with secrets of a toxic gas leak which is hinted at in the queue line – as guests’ pass through infection check points. A company called Sub Core Energy has been drilling into the earth’s core, and the results of their actions will lie in wait for guests on board Derren Brown’s Ghost Train.
Even though guests will enter the experience as a group, they are isolated and alone once their VR headsets are on because everyone will disappear from around them. Once guests have finished their journey on board the Ghost Train they may find out what they saw was quite different to the person they sat next to.
Guests will be subject to a variety of multi-sensory surprises throughout the journey including a series of high-octane live action sequences where participants will take centre stage in the story. And like his TV shows and stage performances, Brown will toy with guests’ minds and perceptions throughout the journey on board the Ghost Train until they no longer know what is real, before leaving them on a cliff-hanger ending.