Thorpe Park unveils Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

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Thorpe Park has revealed the title of its forthcoming indoor attraction as Derren Brown’s Ghost Train.

Illusionist Brown has been working with the Surrey theme park for three years on the project, which will open this Spring and include multi-sensory experiences including virtual reality.

Guests will be housed within a full size Victorian railway carriage suspended in mid-air by chains. It was modelled on an antique carriage built in 1903.

In previous media releases, the project has been described as a 13-minute experience that will be an “immersive psychological attraction” to “manipulate the human mind”.

Brown told the Daily Telegraph last year: “First and foremost it’s a theme park attraction, the psychological part of it is a layer to it but its ultimate reason for existing is to thrill.”

4D virtual reality

Thorpe Park said that five multi-sensory experiences would be a feature of the attraction, including “grand illusion, live action, next generation technology, 4D special effects and physical transit”.

A press release issued this morning said that the wearing of virtual reality headsets would form part of the experience.

Actors are also set to be a feature of the attraction, which will have 12 possible journeys and two different endings.

Brown said: “Akin to my shows, I ask that when you board the train, the secrets remain mine and yours to share and fear, and you don’t spoil the experience by telling others ahead of their visit.”

The park has said that the Ghost Train’s opening date will be announced in February.

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