A mysterious new development commenced at Thorpe Park in 2015, with the construction of a new dark ride, later announced as Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, which eventually opened during the 2016 season.
Vertical construction has been continuing at a rapid pace with a roof now installed on the first section of the building. Metal supports have been installed around the sides to support the building’s exterior cladding. Inside, what appears to be some form of tunnel is being installed, however it is now known at this stage how this will fit into the overall attraction.
The constructed portion of the lowest part of the building has received its red corrugated metal cladding, similar to the nearby building which houses X. Elsewhere on site, the concrete foundations for the other sections of the building have been poured. New promotional posters advertising the MindsWanted website have replaced those previously on the construction walls.
Almost all of the building’s steelwork has now been erected, with the tallest section of the building now having the first stages of its themed cladding applied. At the very front of the building a brick wall is being constructed, as the building’s interior becomes increasingly enclosed, keeping its secrets out of sight.
With the park now closed until March 2016, construction was now able to progress away from the prying eyes of guests. By January the structure was largely complete with the main ride building already receiving a significant amount of its ‘Thorpe Junction’ theming, whilst the lower section began to receive its cladding and the queue-line its canopy framework.
Images credit to THORPE PARK Resort social media.
When the park opened for the Annual Pass Preview Day, the building looked vastly different to what it did at the end of the 2015 season. The warehouse exterior is now fully themed, including painted signage along with distressed and broken windows. The majority of the queueline has been installed, including the gated entrance to the ride and its sig