So today myself and some of the team got to experience Derren Brown's Ghost Train twice.
Our first ride we got inside the main building about to board, but had to be evacuated. It has been confirmed by management that someone mid ride removed their headset and tried to leave the carriage. No one tried to break in to the ride whilst in operation.
There are mixed views amongst the team, but I personally loved it. I had two different experiences, but I am so impressed with Thorpe. They have suffered several break downs today, and even managed to reopen it 10 minutes before closing time. As previously mentioned, we had pretty much the full experience, although these were still technical rehearsals.
Small tweaks are required to several parts of the ride, but these will come over time and it is obvious they are keen to perfect the ride experience.
For the next two weeks the rehearsals will continue, and they aim to have the ride open at some point each day. Obviously this is subject to availability.
There's so many impressive aspects and it will take several times to notice them all, but all in all I'm very pleased and think it's a fantastic addition