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

Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:49 pm

Nice to see Derren having a laugh about the delays!

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

Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:35 pm

In the queue now, completely by accident on opening day! What's the chances.
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:04 pm

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I also had a problem with this "green gas" part... it can go on for minutes and barely anything happens! People were confused and taking their masks off.

If it's a filler, then the filler needs to be more entertaining than a screen of green gas with nothing to look at. Or maybe just don't bother with the filler, and the ride finishes when it finishes. If we have to wait a minute or two to offload at the end so be it.... better than starting at a green gas screen with everyone confused!
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:42 pm

SkuM001 wrote:
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I also had a problem with this "green gas" part... it can go on for minutes and barely anything happens! People were confused and taking their masks off.

If it's a filler, then the filler needs to be more entertaining than a screen of green gas with nothing to look at. Or maybe just don't bother with the filler, and the ride finishes when it finishes. If we have to wait a minute or two to offload at the end so be it.... better than starting at a green gas screen with everyone confused!


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

Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:52 pm

Sorry to be quite ignorant (as I haven't really kept too up to date), but after experiencing the attraction, can anyone comment on the relevance of 'Minds wanted'?

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

Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:13 pm

Derren has stated that was just a marketing campaign the resort developed seeing as the attraction will mess with your mind, other than that it has little to no significance to the attraction. :)
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:37 pm

I'm actually still in denial that it is open. And that I'm riding it Sunday
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:42 pm

jonny9403 wrote:
I'm actually still in denial that it is open. And that I'm riding it Sunday


You'll suffer with me if its not open on Sunday since I'm going then. It is open because of Thorpe's tweets and pictures, as well as Derren Brown's.


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

Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:11 pm

The resort have stated that guest feedback has shown that 70% of guests found the experience made their day more terrifying!
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:27 pm

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Great news that it's finally opened, hoping to visit at some point this year! Just a small side note, anyone notice that in the re-uploaded advert this morning they've tweaked the advert slightly again... and now instead of "Derail your mind on a Ghost Train like no other", it now been very obviously edited to say "A Ghost Train like no other".... why have they removed the "Derail Your Mind" slogan, or have I missed something glaringly obvious?


The only thing I can think of is they might think having "Derail your mind" in the advert may bring to mind the accident at M&Ds in scotland where the coaster derailed. That might put people off going to theme parks altogether, so probably not the best thing to have in a theme park advert at the minute.
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:08 pm

Sooo...I accidentally Ghosttrain. Had a meeting down in London which got cancelled last minute, so I snuck in a quick trip to TP.
Without spoiling anything, I can honestly say the wait was worth the wait. The buildup, VR tech and actors where quite convincing!
I do have a fear of empty tube trains now though...
Definitely recommend giving it a go, unless you get scared too easy (like myself). :D
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:46 pm

Is disabled queue in use yet?
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:04 pm

Very excited to be going on this tomorrow!
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:16 pm

SkuM001 wrote:
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I also had a problem with this "green gas" part... it can go on for minutes and barely anything happens! People were confused and taking their masks off.

If it's a filler, then the filler needs to be more entertaining than a screen of green gas with nothing to look at. Or maybe just don't bother with the filler, and the ride finishes when it finishes. If we have to wait a minute or two to offload at the end so be it.... better than starting at a green gas screen with everyone confused!



I understand that it's like that while it's been in technical rehearsals as I had that when I went on it on Sunday.

But glad to see that it's finally "officially" open as it's such a fantastic experience :)
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:19 pm

Yes, Morgan :)
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:11 pm

Luce wrote:
SkuM001 wrote:
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I also had a problem with this "green gas" part... it can go on for minutes and barely anything happens! People were confused and taking their masks off.

If it's a filler, then the filler needs to be more entertaining than a screen of green gas with nothing to look at. Or maybe just don't bother with the filler, and the ride finishes when it finishes. If we have to wait a minute or two to offload at the end so be it.... better than starting at a green gas screen with everyone confused!



I understand that it's like that while it's been in technical rehearsals as I had that when I went on it on Sunday.

But glad to see that it's finally "officially" open as it's such a fantastic experience :)


It's still like it! Even though it's fully open.
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:32 pm

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Due to how the system works this time may or may not be increased. It seems to be unavoidable at the moment unfortunately
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:48 pm

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Is there actually 2 trains? Or do you get back in the same one?
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:40 am

timmy1372 wrote:
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Is there actually 2 trains? Or do you get back in the same one?


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as far I'm aware, you get back in the same one, but there is a second train that another group is using
 
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Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:49 am

It would seem the annual pass event for DBGT will now be held on Friday 5th August.

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