As promised here is a construction update from 20/03/16.'Plaza' - The Sign
Notice that the gates are wide open.'Plaza' - Site Panorama
Apparently people are unable to understand the attraction will not be opening until May 6th, and so it is necessary to have two staff members standing outside for the entirety of the day, a temporary sign stating its opening date, the date hanging from the ride sign as well as the various marketing materials around the park. This also shows the true scale of the building thanks to the two members of staff standing outside of the building.The Building
Why hello Mr.Construction Man!The Queue and Interior Work
Doors are now open for workers to enter in and out of the building. There were also 5 large speakers just on the outside of the building, so we can expect a good atmosphere from this attraction!
A nice view of the guest entrance and baggage hold (I think).
A view into the shop. In reality you could see into here, and inside there wasn't too much exciting stuff - workers were installing lighting and thematic elements, although work was taking place through the entirety of the day. There were (from what I could see) approximately 5 workers in the front section of the shop near the doors.
There was also construction inside the queue line shop, which was nice to see.Possibly the Ride Vehicles
The train is still covered up but something I saw has me question if this is just one train, or rather three...
This is the view from the front -
From this image it seems they are getting ready to put the vehicles into the building.
But from the side these look much longer
This makes me think that the ride will feature 3 ride vehicles, and 4 groups of 60 in the attraction at one time. This would equate to an approximate throughput of 940-1000 people per hour, and a group of 60 being batched every 3-4 minutes. Either way it seems Derren is already messing with our heads with the length of the trains seeming extremely different from different perspectives!