The star, who is best known for his mind blowing TV specials and interactive stage shows, has become synonymous with the art of illusion, misdirection and hypnotism since he first came to prominence with his early Channel 4 shows in 2000.
The award winning ‘mentalist’ promises that these skills, which allow him to both predict and control human behaviour will be showcased fully at the new ‘themed’ experience, which has been in development for three years and is due to premiere at the park in March 2016.
The new one-of-a-kind experience will be the world’s only fully immersive psychological attraction, designed to manipulate the human mind.
Thorpe Park has released a cryptic microsite www.mindswanted.co.uk to promote the announcement. Fans can sign up for information at the site and will be the first to know when more information is released.
The first publicity pictures which may hint at the nature of the forthcoming attraction have also been released showing the master of mind with his lips sewn up and perhaps most unnervingly, Derren holding what appears to be a human brain in a jar. It took four, painstaking hours, to seal Derren’s lips, locking in his secrets about the new attraction.
Construction on the new attraction has already begun on the Thorpe Park resort site and is shrouded in secrecy. The company has however, revealed that the footprint of the new experience will encompass 2,306 square metres and will involve a team of over 1,000 specialists, due to the ground breaking nature of the attraction.
Visitors to the ‘themed’ experience in 2016 will embark on a 13 minute journey, making the one-of-a-kind attraction a totally unique experience in comparison to traditional theme park experiences.
Derren Brown, comments, ‘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.”