A planning application submitted in October 2014 revealed that Thorpe Park were developing an ‘indoor fully themed’ attraction for 2016. Additional plans submitted in April 2015 provided further insight into the development, which would eventually be revealed as Derren Brown’s Ghost Train.

After the attraction opened during the 2016 season, unexpectedly an application to extend the building was submitted in October 2016. This would turn out to be to enable enhancements to the attraction to be made, as part of its relaunch as Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon for 2017.

Original Plans

These initial plans showed that the attraction was planned to consist of external themed plaza and entrance features, fully themed building to house the attraction, covered queue lines, pre-show, retail outlet and back of house and service areas. Our full news article can still be read here.