The ride has been descried as a “fully immersive psychological attraction” and will open in 2016.
TV illusionist Derren Brown is creating he world’s first “fully immersive psychological attraction” at UK theme park Thorpe Park. The ride is due to open in March 2016 and over 1,000 members of the theme park’s creative team are currently working on bringing the attraction to life.
Derren Brown is creating a 'psychological attraction' at Thorpe Park.
The ride is said to have been in development for three years and will offer visitors (aged 12 years and over) a 13 minute immersive journey that will “derail people’s minds”. “The creative concept comes entirely from Derren and we have spent the best part of three years working closely with him to bring his unique vision to life,” Mike Vallis, Divisional Director of Thorpe Park said.
“The process of creating this new experience has been the most challenging of my career - so much so that it has taken us three years to get the project on track,” Brown added. "Now we are actually in production, excitement is mounting and we are making the final tweaks to an idea I have wanted to release for some time.”
“As always, you can look forward to a heady mix of magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship. We are keeping the full details under wraps but I can say that the attraction will take you on a journey like no other, an attraction where no one will have quite the same experience and where the guests will be unable to make the distinction between what is real or imagined.”
Brown is best known for his series ‘Trick of the Mind’ and ‘Mind Control’ as well as numerous TV specials. In November he will begin his seventh stage show ‘Miracle’, which is scheduled to tour across the UK until July 2016.