Derren Brown develops psychological theme park ride

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 October 2015
Derren Brown

Derren Brown

Illusionist Derren Brown has collaborated with Thorpe Park to create the world's first fully immersive psychological attraction for a theme park

Derren Brown has developed a psychological ride for Thorpe Park.

The illusionist has created the world's first fully immersive psychological attraction for a theme park, which will open in March 2016 after three years in development.

The attraction - which will involve a 13-minute long journey - will encompass 2,306 square metres and involve a team of over 1,000 specialists to help put it together.

Derren 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. 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!'

"This opportunity with Thorpe Park Resort has enabled me to create a unique Derren Brown experience, for many to enjoy. It takes everything I love from Victoriana to mystery and illusion and wraps it up into a mind blowing journey."

Mike Vallis, Divisional Director of Thorpe Park said: "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.

"This is our biggest investment to date and over 1,000 members of our creative team and external specialists will be working on the ground to bring the new experience to life."

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