Thorpe Park has announced the world’s first Black Mirror live experience. Black Mirror Labyrinth opens in March 2020.
Few details have been released so far about the digital maze attraction. However, Merlin’s website invites fans of the sci-fi near-future satirical series to:
“Get lost as you enter a hypnotic maze using cutting-edge visual technology and sensory-defying environments. Will you keep your grip on reality or will you lose yourself in the digital mainframe as this unpredictable digitised dimension reveals an uneasy truth that manipulates and displaces your very existence, leaving you questioning how well you really know yourself?”
BRAND NEW in 2020 you’re invited to playtest the Labyrinth as THORPE PARK Resort launches the world’s first live Black Mirror experience with Black Mirror Labyrinth. #ThOrpEpaRk pic.twitter.com/8iF5m2xX8f
— THORPE PARK Resort (@THORPEPARK) February 25, 2020
Black Mirror Labyrinth is inspired by the Netflix TV series created by created by Charlie Brooker. Black Mirror has been at the forefront of TV innovation, experimenting with an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure episode Bandersnatch in 2018.
This trend for introspection in experiences aimed at millennials has been seen in the recent VR pop-up The Museum of Future Experiences (MoFE) in NYC.
Groups of six guests go through an hour long “cerebral exploration”, including individual analysis, audio-visual stimulation, and dreamlike VR curated to visitors’ inner being.
According to the psychological VR attraction’s website, guests will “reflect on the subconscious and feel the overwhelming thrill of having a hole bored through your head”.