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

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:43 pm

Any word on whether Derren ok'd the ride. I'm assuming he has as the twitter response changed after his visit.
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:20 am

The attraction is likely to be completely finished now as Merlin Magic Making have left the site!

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The luggage room shutters also seem to be slightly raised.

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

Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:39 pm

There is still work men in and out. All staff keep saying is soon.


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

Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:25 am

Theme Park Guide on Facebook have posted -

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I've heard through the grapevine that yesterday bags may be have been going into the bins around Derren Brown's Ghost Train. Does this mean we will see it open today or tomorrow?


Very exciting stuff, but all I keep thinking about with the sheer amount of bins in the queue, God knows how many bin bags the ride will go through! :lol
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:37 pm

Owen wrote:
Theme Park Guide on Facebook have posted -

Theme Park Guide wrote:
I've heard through the grapevine that yesterday bags may be have been going into the bins around Derren Brown's Ghost Train. Does this mean we will see it open today or tomorrow?


Very exciting stuff, but all I keep thinking about with the sheer amount of bins in the queue, God knows how many bin bags the ride will go through! :lol


We'll see but don't get too excited by this, some eagle eye watchers last year saw staff doing the same with The Smiler. It has to open soon anyway but don't get hopes up just in case it isn't this weekend.
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:00 pm

Owen wrote:
Theme Park Guide on Facebook have posted -

Theme Park Guide wrote:
I've heard through the grapevine that yesterday bags may be have been going into the bins around Derren Brown's Ghost Train. Does this mean we will see it open today or tomorrow?


Very exciting stuff, but all I keep thinking about with the sheer amount of bins in the queue, God knows how many bin bags the ride will go through! :lol


This is the problem with a dark ride, there's so little to speculate we've turned to bin-bags :lol
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:15 pm

Oh I'm not worried if it opens this weekend or not, as I won't be getting on it for awhile anyway! :lol

It's more the fact Merlin Magic Making have now seemingly left the site that is a stronger indicator of opening soon.
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:33 pm

JaykeAT wrote:
Owen wrote:
Theme Park Guide on Facebook have posted -

Theme Park Guide wrote:
I've heard through the grapevine that yesterday bags may be have been going into the bins around Derren Brown's Ghost Train. Does this mean we will see it open today or tomorrow?


Very exciting stuff, but all I keep thinking about with the sheer amount of bins in the queue, God knows how many bin bags the ride will go through! :lol


This is the problem with a dark ride, there's so little to speculate we've turned to bin-bags :lol


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

Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:53 pm

Lol people are getting hyped over bin bags ! [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]


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

Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:57 pm

People are getting hyped for the final details being added to the visible ride area, and rightfully so - people have been waiting patiently and it's in touching distance! ;)

In more eventful news, a tent has been set up outside. Photo credit to TPM.

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I smell a media night...
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:04 pm

I'm hopefully going to Thorpe in July, so let's hope it doesn't get delayed again and opens soon.
My curiosity is very high and the longer I wait the more I wonder!! :lol:
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:48 pm

Just a thought...
Maybe that tent could be somewhere for people to register their interest in participating in technical rehearsal and checking in when it's their time to ride?

And Owen that looks a little small for a media night :lol
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:54 pm

Not really, the media groups walk up and register their name for a badge - it's quite often at many parks only a small tent is used.
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:55 pm

I don't know if its an isolated glitch to my computer however, when I click the "Coming Soon" text on the Thorpe Park homepage on the DBGT graphic it is instantly loading the buy tickets tab. This suggests to me that the tab has been linked to a "book now" format but the link hasn't been renamed yet. I don't know if I'm looking too far into this but it seems strange.
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:56 pm

Altontowersbarlow wrote:
I don't know if its an isolated glitch to my computer however, when I click the "Coming Soon" text on the Thorpe Park homepage on the DBGT graphic it is instantly loading the buy tickets tab. This suggests to me that the tab has been linked to a "book now" format but the link hasn't been renamed yet. I don't know if I'm looking too far into this but it seems strange.


This has been doing this for awhile now (at least for me) - it's quite irritating to be honest! :lol
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:09 pm

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Not really, the media groups walk up and register their name for a badge - it's quite often at many parks only a small tent is used.


I think it's either for a media event, or they are temporarily using timed tickets for the ride, as has been rumoured, and this is where you go to get them.
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:28 pm

So someone asked about the GT and Thorpe replied with something a little different,

We are still yet to confirm a date


Opening is imminent.
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:58 pm

I agree, dazza.

They are just saying the same thing with slightly different wording...
I wouldn't looking that much. From here I suspect it'll just be a waiting game. :)
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:11 pm

Just a thought- what if that tent is there so Derren Brown himself can meet people and sign books?
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:14 pm

All we can do is.........

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I'm sure this will open soon, i am hoping and praying. But hopefully the pop up gazebo is a sign that an opening is very close. If Derren was going to be there, chances are he won't sign books etc. He will officially open the ride and then wait for the first people to come off and see their reactions and then probably a quick photo shoot and then home, but it is quite unlikely

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