Thorpe Park have posted a photo of the new ROTD signage on their Instagram
EDIT: Here's an excerpt from an Attractions Management article
, featuring a different quote to what has gone out in the generic press release today:
“It’s [sic] was a world-first ride – something really innovative, said Dominic Jones, divisional director of Thorpe Park, speaking to Attractions Management during the trials.
“This is something which I think is the future of theme parks if you think of all the different elements to it. We got a lot of feedback from our customers saying they wanted more fear, for it to be scarier, so we gave Derren Brown that problem. I can’t give too much away as he’s very secretive, as are we, but we’ve spent the whole winter working on how we can up the fear for Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon.”
The ride is undergoing a grand transformation as the park prepares to reopen for the season on 23 March. Changes have been made to add a sense of realism to the experience, which will follow similar themes but tell a new version of the story.
“It’s a whole new destination,” said Jones. “There will be elements that our guests will expect but there’ll also be lots of changes. The premise of the ride is still Derren Brown’s Ghost Train and he’s absolutely making it the scariest ghost train ever. There’ll still be the technology, the VR, the effects, the movement, live actors – all of that stuff we did last year – but with the ante upped and some nice scares added in.
“Derren is so clever in what he does and how he works. With this ride you question reality itself because it does play with your mind. When you get off of Return [sic] of the Demon, you’ll think to yourself ‘what actually happened?’ It’s brilliant.”