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3 hours ago, Stuntman707 said:

Just how are they struggling to operate a mirror maze? How can it not be that reliable? 😂

 

I agree that it should be reliable, but for context, a non-complete list of things which could cause shut downs in Labyrinth:

 

-People in distress 

-Broken screen / projector 

-Bad Internet connectivity 

-Doors not opening/closing 

-Lighting issues

-Cleaning 

 

I don't know what its reliability has been like, or how good that is in relation to its target. But it certainly should be reliable. The thing with Thorpe mazes in particular (and likely Merlin mazes too) is that any minor problem usually requires the attraction to be shut down and cleared of guests. Then a tech crew would need to arrive, who usually aren't based at the maze. It's a process which is long (because of Merlin's H&S checks), and is felt during shutdowns.

 

Obviously a good team working would minimise the period of downtime, and good regular maintenance (plus a good, well-designed initial attraction) would reduce the number of closures in the first place.

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I didn't get to go through this eXPeRiEncE in 2021 as we happened to visit the day of the press launch and we aren't important or orange enough to get an invite, and to be honest I can't say I feel particularly bothered. If Merlin can't maintain the projectors in the Smiler indoor queue, I don't hold out too much hope for this.

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Another double post, sorry to my fellow members of the cOMMuNiTy.

Got to experience this today for the first time as it's now not on timed tickets, and just a standard queue.

Shout out to the guy batching the queue today who was very good in character - and another shout out also to the guy in the registration room with a fabulous moustache, who made me laugh, as when I saw my photo on the screen, I shouted "That's disgusting" and quick as a flash he said "Participants are reminded that their photograph is of their own face" 🤣

 

The experience itself was pretty good, definitely has zero re-ride (re-experience?) potential but I feel it's been executed pretty well. The mirror maze bit is good and we did get lost. All the effects seemed to be working, it just needed to be a touch darker in there I felt as the projection mapping effect is lost a little when it's brighter. All in all, it seemed to make sense to an extent, and I did enjoy it. Can't really see it lasting more than another 2 seasons though, personally - but I would assume Thorpe know that.

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On 4/27/2022 at 8:11 PM, MattyMoo said:

Another double post, sorry to my fellow members of the cOMMuNiTy.

Got to experience this today for the first time as it's now not on timed tickets, and just a standard queue.

Shout out to the guy batching the queue today who was very good in character - and another shout out also to the guy in the registration room with a fabulous moustache, who made me laugh, as when I saw my photo on the screen, I shouted "That's disgusting" and quick as a flash he said "Participants are reminded that their photograph is of their own face" 🤣

 

The experience itself was pretty good, definitely has zero re-ride (re-experience?) potential but I feel it's been executed pretty well. The mirror maze bit is good and we did get lost. All the effects seemed to be working, it just needed to be a touch darker in there I felt as the projection mapping effect is lost a little when it's brighter. All in all, it seemed to make sense to an extent, and I did enjoy it. Can't really see it lasting more than another 2 seasons though, personally - but I would assume Thorpe know that.

 

Agreed - definitely no re-experience-ability whatsoever. I've either done it twice or thrice since it opened, and the best way to describe it is a sensory overload 😂

I can't see it lasting too much longer though, which is a good thing I think because the BML show building has got a really decent sized footprint and utilizing that space for Fright Nights (or perhaps an actually good dark ride... ehem DBGTROTD... albeit if they opted for the dark ride, it would be pretty bloody short. 

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I experienced it twice this season and honestly I’m kinda just okay on it.

 

I do think it has a kind of narrative going, but honestly it’s not something I’d do again unless I was visiting with people who have not done it yet

 

honestly this won’t be an attraction that’ll have any lasting impact in 5 years I guess? Kinda like IAC..

 

also I hate the “you must escape!” Thing going on, it gets boring after TWD and DBGT. It all starts to blur together. 

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I went in BML last week - end of the day and it was just me and the people I was with.  Have done is 4-5 times now having gone with people who hadn’t experienced it before.  I guess it’s ok but my main gripe like others is that (a bit like DBGT) you only really need to do it once plus it is taking up a decent sized space which has previously house fright night mazes.

 

On a side note I love the music played in that area and also the uniforms that the staff/actors wear - I want one of the jackets 👌

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