Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Full-Size Titanic Replica In Chinese Theme Park

titanichero1.jpg
titanichero2.jpg

A theme park in China is planning to build a life-size replica of the Titanic, complete with an 'iceberg hit' experience for people while they are 'on board'.

It's more than a hundred years since the famous disaster happened, but the Titanic shows no sign of loosening its grip on the world's collective interest, as the planned development in the central province of Sichuan shows. The model will cost 1bn yan (£100m) and is expected to open in 2016.

The project is being funded by the Seven Star Energy Investment Group, and Bernard Hill, who played Captain Edward Smith in the 1997 movie, was flown out to Hong Kong to publicly back it, stating, "It's been approached in a very delicate and a very sensitive way and they are very aware of the extent of the disaster in 1912. I don't think it will belittle that disaster."

At the media conference, Seven Star chief executive Su Shaojun added, "We think it's worth spreading the spirit of the Titanic. The universal love and sense of responsibility shown during the Titanic shipwreck represent the spiritual richness of human civilisation."

Describing the exhibit itself, he said "When the ship hits the iceberg, it will shake, it will tumble," Su said. "We will let people experience water coming in by using sound and light effects … They will think: 'The water will drown me. I must escape with my life.'"

The resort will also house a man-made beach, a "6D" movie theatre and, for some reason, replicas of a Venetian church and European castles.

[via Guardian]

(Images: Rex)

Related

162687589_4dc264e3f4_z.jpg

The most depressing theme park ever

jpg_pres_retouche-0e305.jpg

The boat that won't sink

shark.jpg

Gonna need a much, much bigger boat

More

Donald Trump’s lawyer: possibly not racist, definitely not intelligent

Oldest trick in the book

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

We have some very, very good news about cheese

Cheese lovers, it's our time to shine

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Jurors refuse to work on Martin Shkreli's trial for the best reasons

He is *not* a popular man

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Apparently millennials hate boobs now - but what do we like instead?

These god damn millennials, eh

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

All the times Donald Trump has failed to condemn far-right extremists

This has gone on for some time

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017

Flight attendants share the 25 worst things passengers do

How many of them are you guilty of?

by Gary Ogden
16 Aug 2017

Obama's response to Charlottesville is now the most-liked tweet ever

Puts Trump's response to shame

by Emily Reynolds
16 Aug 2017

English accents have been ranked by sexiness - where is yours?

You lot up north will be happy

by Gary Ogden
16 Aug 2017

Unmissable TV shows Reddit says you have to watch before you die

From gritty dramas to kids' classics

by Emily Reynolds
15 Aug 2017

The surprising side-effect of spending just 5 minutes on Facebook

It only takes five minutes of Facebooking

by Emily Reynolds
15 Aug 2017