Day 105a

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Day 105… London day 3 – Final day in London! first things first… I go check out the Dr Who shop on the outskirts of London/ a suburb & mini museum. Its great in there… even if very tiny! After that look at nerd-vana, I head in & do the London Dungeon… an excellent 90 minute (excluding 60 minute queue) experience looking at London’s history with SFX, actors & replica places. Brilliantly done & I highy recommmend going. The set up is brilliant! I got put on trial for sheep stealing & sentenced to go to NZ (since i was already from Oz) as well as put in the torture chair & subjected to demos of the tongue tearer, mouth-breaker & ball-snipper! The Jack the Ripper rooms were a highlight as was the Black Plague & Guy Faulkes rooms. Guy Faulkes has an animated head on a pike & LED TNT wick to blow up London. The Plague room had a nurse there with a fake cadaver, she pulls bits out including a fake bladder filled with water to spray the audience with “infected wee”. An empty jar for the escaped leeches (which little machinery makes move under everyones seats – hilarious) before taking a ‘volunteer’ in to surgery, closes the curtain & most lights go out as she “cuts in” & water sprays the audience again to represent the blood spurting from the victim – brilliant! The 2 ripper rooms were by far the best. #1 has everyone seated in a room when a silhouette Ripper goes to enter. The lights go out – 100% darkness. Speaker around the room & in the chairs make Jack creep about & things IN the chairs make it feel like Jack is trying to stab you before the chairs tip back – JACKS GOT YOU! lights on & to the next room. The next room is the interior f the pub you were outside of prior to the ripper room talking to a hooker. She was the last victim (you see a shadowy figure call to her before you leave – you essentially witness her going into the Rippers embrace!). The bar maid talks about the anniversary of the Ripper dissappearing, when the lights go out! they come bck on & the actress has stealthily snuck to another part of the room to talk – scaring the crap out of whoever she is in front of. That goes on for 2 or 3 more times before the lights go out 1 more time… only to briefly come on & the woman has gone & a guy dressed as the Ripper is there & LUNGES! lights out & hes IN MY FACE! lights out & the woman is back – MASTERFULLY choreographed that one… just tops!

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