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  • Monday July 11th 2016
  • Jordan

We are incredibly pleased to announce that Derren Brown's Ghost Train is now departing from Thorpe Junction. We're sure you've seen plenty of facts and figures about our now infamous floating Victorian train carriage, but we thought we'd go one step further and delve into some Derren-style Easter Eggs hidden within the attraction itself. Brace yourself to depart reality with these mind bending facts...

Derren Brown's Ghost Train Exterior

1. 1871

Ever notice that our Victorian warehouse is dated 1871? This is a clever nod to the curator himself, Derren Brown, whose birth year is 1971! We just took off 100 years to give it a bit more of a Victorian edge.

Derren Brown's Ghost Train Tube Station Platform

2. The power of suggestion

Ever feel there's more about Derren within the attraction than first meets the eye? That's because there are little hints to Derren's previous work slipped in where you might least expect it! See those posters on the tube carriage you board? Read them again and you'll see what we mean!

Derren Brown's Ghost Train Fracking Posters

3. What the frack?

From anti-fracking posters to chanting protesters, this attraction takes lots of its narrative inspiration from fracking. How many references can you spot throughout? Hint: they start in the queueline!

Derren Brown's Ghost Train Shop, Heads In Jars

4. Leaving your mark

Every person who worked on the Ghost Train has been so passionate about this project that they've decided to leave their mark on it forever! For the eagle-eyed among you, pay extra attention to all of the hidden details: Figment, Simworx and even Derren himself are among some of the manufacturer names you'll find hidden in the darkness.

Derren Brown's Ghost Train, Hanging Train Doors

5. No end and no beginning

We've said all along that this Ghost Train will mess with your mind, and in no place is this more apparent than when you're boarding our suspended Victorian carriage. But how did that mind-blowing stuff just happen without you ever leaving the room? Unfortunately that's too big a secret for even us to reveal, and as Derren says, it's a lot more fun if you don't know what's coming!


Until next time Islanders,


Official THORPE PARK Resort Blogger

Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Thorpe Park Resort until further notice.

Have a short break booked when the Resort is closed?
Following the latest Government guidelines (issued on 10th May), and given the continued uncertainty about when we will be able to reopen, we are now asking guests with short breaks booked between 1st June up to and including 3rd July to move your booking free of charge (subject to availability). Please visit the Manage My Booking site to rearrange your booking.

Have a Park ticket pre-booked when the Resort is closed?
If you have booked a ticket to visit Thorpe Park Resort during the closure period your ticket will be valid for use on any date during the 2020 season (excluding FRIGHT NIGHTS and pre-advertised closed dates as outlined on our website). Further information for guests with pre-booked and promotional tickets will be published on our website prior to opening.

We are determined to be here for you, your friends and your family offering otherworldly thrills and helping you create fantastic memories as we have done for decades and will continue to do for many more.

We’ll be sharing our full plans soon. In the meantime, please keep smiling, clapping and supporting each other. See you soon!

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