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by Horras64
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: SP Summer Sizzler - 15th July 2017 - Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: SP Summer Sizzler - 15th July 2017 - Discussion

Unfortunately, I can only make it to the park for 11:00am - due to travel complications. However I would still like to attend the event. Is this possible? Or is it too much of a hassle to organise in which case never mind. T.I.A


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by Horras64
Thu May 18, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 70043

Re: PortAventura World

Does anyone know the current situation on Ferrari World, when staying in a PortAventura Hotel. I'm going back in August, and was wondering what was going on with the park hopper 'thing'. Slightly off topic, a member of my family's birthday is on one of the days we're at the hotel. Does anyone know ...
by Horras64
Wed May 17, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 70043

Re: PortAventura World

Does anyone know the current situation on Ferrari World, when staying in a PortAventura Hotel. I'm going back in August, and was wondering what was going on with the park hopper 'thing'. Slightly off topic, a member of my family's birthday is on one of the days we're at the hotel. Does anyone know i...
by Horras64
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

I just wondered if anyone knew what days during July are the best/quietest days to visit the resort? I know there's likely school trips during July, but are there specific days that trips take place, or is it going to be pot luck? Any advice would be appreciated. It is most likely going to be pot l...
by Horras64
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Derren Brown's Ghost Train

I had the joy today of riding Derren Brown's Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon (formally known as Ghost Train 2, credits to Owen [emoji2]) and I must say I was impressed and can agree about Owen's points about batching and the second VR section. DO NOT READ THIS if you have not experienced the ride aft...
by Horras64
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

What time did the attraction open today to the general public. I accidentally looked at a spoiler (no idea whether its minor or major) and am therefore trying to keep free. Will hopefully get on the attraction next Wednesday!
by Horras64
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

It's a shame if they have removed the head in a jar photo, I never managed to get one as it was always 'closed'. Maybe that's why they've removed it, if they have even removed it. I'm definitely not a fan of that yellow wood just after the rusted metal enclosed bit, is that temporary or what? Edit: ...
by Horras64
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

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. Wasn't it the 31st March? The park opens on the 23rd, bu...
by Horras64
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

I'm sure Thorpe are much more confident with this date, they've had all this time to test it as opposed to needing to build and test it so I expect they have left it to the last minute to announce the opening date for good reason. :) I do agree, I wouldn't expect them to make the same mistake as la...
by Horras64
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

haHAA an opening date. All jokes aside I do hope they make this opening date, and regarding the video, it seems like another promotional video rather than anything serious, if they are real reaction then I am even more excited but there's no way of knowing. I'm going in April so if the opening date ...
by Horras64
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2540
Views: 312328

Re: Scarefest

I have noticed that they are enforcing age restrictions this year, even if parents are happy to let their child in. I do think age restrictions are a good thing, as it allows the actors more freedom. I know some members of the public react in different ways which may be unsuitable for younger guest...
by Horras64
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2540
Views: 312328

Re: Scarefest

I experienced the Alton Towers mazes for the first time this year. And I was impressed. With any maze I did this year as it is the first year I have done them. I had ear plugs in due to my sensitive ears. I'm unsure as to whether this might of made my experience worse. Terror of the Towers I felt wa...
by Horras64
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1275
Views: 155843

Re: Fright Nights

I experienced the Thorpe Park Fright Nights mazes for the first time today. And I was both impressed and disappointed. I didn't experience Platform 15 or Blair Witch unfortunately. However I will experience them when I go on the 31st. Firstly, I think the scare factor rating is strange and depends o...
by Horras64
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Hopefully it will be just that. Looking forward to it.


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by Horras64
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Hopefully they won't mess this up. They better make this good and fix all the issues with the ride, rather than trying to add something else when not everything is fixed.


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by Horras64
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the Ghost Train today. New additions compared to my first 4 goes which were on the 17th July. Firstly, just after the pre-show there was a train conductor shouting. Which surprised me. Secondly within the train, the leg ticklers were working! They were quite mild leg ti...
by Horras64
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

I'm just glad that there at least trying to make it better. Even though all the effects weren't working on my 4 runs, I was very pleased. And whether the downtime is due to technical reasons, which is entirely not their fault, or they're trying to improve the ride, which is better than leaving it un...
by Horras64
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Related to the closure they were giving free return tickets as you enter, don't know how long they do this for depending on when stealth reopens


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by Horras64
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Thorpe Park have updated their facebook page cover photo to longer say "Now Open" on the Ghost Train image.
by Horras64
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 754003

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

I only felt the motion platform on my first ride, which is why I was left very impressed at the ride system. The fact there are two transfer tables basically confirms our theory as to how the ride system works. Sad to see there being no smoke, leg ticklers or second ending for the moment. Hopefully ...
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