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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:55 pm

Morgan, The VR does seem brighter in Part 3. I had the same opinion and felt I could see more when riding it the other weekend.

I'm going to give it another go a week on Sunday. Hopefully, it will be better and improvements are made in the meantime!
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:59 pm

Hope you noticed more improvements. Rode it weekly since opening weekend, and there were noticeable improvements to how they operated it. First week was bad, left in the dark on the stairs between pre-show and the train. Then my VR headset positioned itself under the train, I only told staff after the first section as it was interesting seeing how they set up the animation, which is better than most Vive VR content. Completely missed the mid section, then we stopped half way through the final section, making the ending really anticlimactic.

Later weeks we now had staff at the hold between pre-show and the train, who all now make a point about the really good visual effect you're about to see but probably won't notice. There were a few more physical effects in the mid section. On my last run through they had changed how they operated the lights, with a more sudden light to dark which made the initial part of the show work much better.

I even saw it one Sunday with a walk on queue! But sadly I also saw it have to evacuate people out the back a couple of times too.
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:13 pm

I'm still not a fan of the middle section, purely because of it spoiling the flow of the ride - It is also so anti-climatic! 
I rode it again on both days at the weekend and it does vary. On Saturday, they were using the siren on the megaphone to add to the atmosphere. You also got to see the monster on the wall before you board again. On Sunday, nothing! It was a disappointment and it has certainly become the weaker section of the attraction. It still needs work, and I believe this is the attractions weakest year!
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:25 pm

Have to agree, the second section is pointless now. I missed the final room part the first time, thought something great must happen, no just a shadow. The additional effects I've had are more smoke in the walkway and some lights at the end come on. If you aren't the first person walking through in the group, this section will seem more like an additional queue and the effects more of an annoyance.

I was at least happy they were trying to point out the floating train effect. I still think that's the best bit and it's completely under utilised.
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:33 pm

It is so hit and miss. Sometimes you'll get staff explain about the carriage before boarding, some will just stand there and wait with the crowd. 
I did get the smoke, but I am not keen on it at all. I think so much more could be done, even with just sound effects, sirens or 'Platform / Service Tunnel' announcements. 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:47 pm

Oh I'm not saying it's great. I just found it an improvement over no smoke and just chain link fence!

Even some randomly triggered jump scares would be an improvement, like a vent blowing or siren going off when random guests walk past. But I did notice staff were trying to play down the scariness of the attraction. Where they used to mess with you at the photo booth, I've frequently been promised that nothing will jump out at me and there will be no loud bangs, just lean against the window and smile.

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