The latest edition of AM2 Attractions Magazine has people explaining their experience from the VR testers, what they had to say was certainly interesting...
Tom Antsey - News Editor wrote:
Derren Brown promised to up the scares for his ghost train in 2017 and that’s exactly what he’s done. If you had the chance to experience the ride in 2016, you’ll know it starts off with a creepy tone, before turning into what feels like the end of an action movie. While a very enjoyable experience, customers said they wanted more fear, and that’s what this new version, Rise of the Demon, delivers. The footage from the test, released by Thorpe Park as part of the ride’s advertising campaign, was the VR element of the ride. Starting off in a familiar setting, the experience quickly goes down the avenue of horror, delivering a chilling experience based in reality that gives you that feeling elicited from only the most iconic of horror movies. If the trial run was anything to go by, then Rise of the Demon is going to set the standard for such attractions in the future
Alice Davis - Managing Editor wrote:
When we went to trial a beta version of some of the new VR content for Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon, I wasn’t worried. I’d been on the ride in its launch year last summer. I knew what to expect, and the engineers and technicians just wanted to see our reactions. However, the experience was more physically and psychologically terrifying than I’d expected, thanks to an authentic narrative that elicits a real sense of claustrophobia. The story plays, not least, on the human fear of being trapped in the dark, and like in any decent horror story there are genuine jumpy frights. Not for those of a nervous disposition.