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by nickhutson
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Industry Chat & Theme Park Gaming
Topic: When Is Immersive TOO Immersive?
Replies: 9
Views: 3896

Re: When Is Immersive TOO Immersive?

I think this has been around for ages! The Haunted Mansion's Cast Members are not allowed to smile and the Dungeon's actors (though it may have changed now) were always told to be a bit "rude" to guests. I remember going up to the Kilimanjaro Safari at Animal Kingdom having a fast pass boo...
by nickhutson
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1970
Views: 305270

Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

I wouldn't be surprised if they add a Smokehouse BBQ in the area, too.
by nickhutson
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1496
Views: 403245

Re: Alton Towers - Music and Videos

S.J_O'Grady wrote:I actually prefer this to the old one! Part of it sounds a little like last year's Towers Street Scarefest music which he did as well.
Ha! That'll be the contrary motion chromatic scale.
by nickhutson
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 490612

Re: Scarefest

No IPs are going in. However, I think the James Wan films are brilliant - (SAW, Conjuring, Insidious, Dead Silence, etc). Universal are the IP people now - which is a shame - as they once did brilliant original mazes. I am disappointed they're, once again, doing a Halloween Maze, the Exorcist maze ...
by nickhutson
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 490612

Re: Scarefest

No IPs are going in. However, I think the James Wan films are brilliant - (SAW, Conjuring, Insidious, Dead Silence, etc). Universal are the IP people now - which is a shame - as they once did brilliant original mazes. I am disappointed they're, once again, doing a Halloween Maze, the Exorcist maze m...
by nickhutson
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

Still don't get why people say "on park". Anyway... It was open for an hour yesterday so I wouldn't expect anything major as it is nothing different to what we have seen before. They still had to sign NDAs and they were told the attraction is still not complete. Will be interesting to see ...
by nickhutson
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

I think because the attraction relies on actors - they probably want to do it during the day whilst they're there as opposed to pay them overtime. Also - it's also for the actors' benefit that they get as much rehearsal time with the audience as possible - so there are more hours in a day than in a ...
by nickhutson
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1970
Views: 305270

Re: The Next Big Attraction

No more water rides.

It'll be a woodie.
by nickhutson
Sun May 08, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

What late summer openings?

I believe summer nights have been cancelled this year, sadly.
by nickhutson
Tue May 03, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

Yes. This has always been more of a show; as it's a theatrical presentation - more so than a ride, I would guess. Derren has always been saying that from the beginning. Experience! :) Also - show is always used to describe indoor attractions - as it contains controlled show elements such as lighting...
by nickhutson
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

The ride board says: Derren Brown’s Ghost Train is designed to test your mind to its limit with an ongoing theme of distorted reality. Dark scenes of twisted perception feature strongly in this deep psychological attraction. The Ghost Train features virtual reality, special effects, illusions and li...
by nickhutson
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

And is that a creepy little girl on the top left? :)
by nickhutson
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

Some interesting things, then.

50 Steps.
Live Actors touching you.
It's dark and scary :)
by nickhutson
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

Why would they have a shop outside a shop?
by nickhutson
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

Because no-one can foresee issues with construction, health and safety, external testing, technology, signing off, actor training, re-writes, AV installation, show edits to ensure better throughput.. This happens so much in the theatre and theme park world. It's painful to say - but we just have to ...
by nickhutson
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

As much as I didn't want to like this ride, I can't help but look on and think how beautiful it is turning out. Never before have we had an attraction in this country that's so detailed. It's not in the league of Universal but it's great to see a lot of effort has been put in to make this attractio...
by nickhutson
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

At least we will never see POVs :-)
by nickhutson
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

Nothing new of significance, but here's a video from ExposureDigital summarising the success of the MindsWanted campaign. https://vimeo.com/163804296" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Couldn't help but mention a couple of pointless world firsts when not required but that's Me...
by nickhutson
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4894
Views: 1065387

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

No. This is a completely different system and all the reviews of HTC thus far in the gaming and tech world have far surpassed the samsung system. The joy of the HTC comes from the practicalities of it - not so much the graphical implications. https://www.thorpeparkmania.co.uk/articles/27-03-2016/HTC...