So Ghost Train was an interesting experience today.
After being held at batching for slightly longer than normal, the pre-show was started when only 8 people had entered the room. So people were still entering long after the lights had turned off and the show well underway.
On the first train, for some reason the normal earpiece radios weren't being used by staff, just regular handheld radios, so all I could hear was the staff radios going off for most of this section.
Central scene, just a single - albeit very good - actor. I spotted a fair number of people looking confused as to what that whole section was about.
Second train, the two VR headsets I tried were broken. The first because the headset material had fallen apart and was blocking the lense and unable to be moved out of the way. The second, one lense was just broken. When I left, a large number of the headsets looked in really bad condition, with a lot of the wipe clean material that comes into contact with your face damaged or removed.
Post ride scene, none of the screens were working, one just playing the TV manufacturer "no signal" message the entire time (not the message that appears when this scene starts). The projector was off when I looked, but it may have been I looked after it had finished, but I seem to remember it should stay on until everyone has left. And the saddest part, the monster is no more, just a random coughing and flailing actor, with the monster sound effect playing.
Finally, the shop has had another redesign.
I began the year with such hope for Ghost Train this year, but today was definitely my worst ever experience. To me, it's starting to sadly feel run down.