There are pretty suitable explanations why the guests can't be harmed or how do the hosts work. Though, there is still something I can not figure out.

When the new two guests come into the Westworld in the second episode of the first series, they get to the park by an elevator that leads inside a moving train. How is this possible?

Is the Westworld park a real thing within the TV show? How else could they have gotten inside the moving train?

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    "Is the Westworld real?" No. It's just a TV show. Dec 11, 2016 at 13:27
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    @AndrewThompson Obviously I didn't mean the Westworld series but the Westworld park the Westworld series is about because it didn't make sense to me several times but the moving train seems like the last thing that doesn't make sense to me so I edited the question.
    – foggy
    Dec 11, 2016 at 14:43
  • You should probably remove the last question from the text because it differs from the question in the title. Still I don't think this question should be downvoted. +1. Jun 5, 2017 at 11:29

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Is the Delos Westworld park a physical place in the TV show?


There is no doubt that the park is a physical place (although we don't know where it is).

You have to travel to the receiving area in a train (the white high-tech, bullet train version).

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The hosts are physical constructs...we see them being made and interacted with in the inner workings of the park and they are put into storage when not being used.

they get to the park by an elevator that leads inside a moving train.

As for the elevator...there is no evidence that the train is moving when they board it. The scene suggests that the carriage is standing still until a certain point when it starts moving...as indicated by the overhead light starting to vibrate.

Then it seems that the 'Western' train simply comes out of a tunnel.

  • "we don't know where it is" Well, it's obviously in the US southwest, likely Utah (where they shot it). (Vasquez Rocks not withstanding.) Dec 12, 2016 at 2:38
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    @user1118321, except in a later episode, Ford says to another character, "...when you get back to the mainland", which indicates the park(s) are on an island.
    – inkista
    Dec 12, 2016 at 4:06
  • Or that the park is a world on it's own, like an island. Jun 5, 2017 at 11:30
  • @StijndeWitt The park is definitely on Earth. There are shots of Earth's moon at several points in the show, and a reference to the constellation Orion. Most likely it is a large artificial island.
    – J Doe
    Jun 7, 2017 at 19:14
  • 'A world on it's own' wasn't meant literally. If you can only go into the park via one central passage way (the train ride) it may start to feel like an island or a peninsula. Jun 7, 2017 at 22:50

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