Titanic comes to life at Chinese theme park

2014-01-14 12:05
Hong Kong – Ever wondered what it must have been like aboard the Titanic the fateful night it rammed into the iceberg and sank?

Well, that’s pretty weird, but in a short while you will be able to experience just that at a new Chinese theme park.  

CNN reports that a Chinese company plans to build a full-scale replica of the RMS Titanic at the Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort in Daying County, Sichuan Province, China.

And, here’s the deal clincher, it will include a simulation of the famous iceberg collision.  Apart from this the resort will also have a museum dedicated to the 1912 maritime tragedy, a man-made beach, Turkish baths and what is being called a "6D cinema." The park is expected to open in 2016.

The ship's design will be based on the blueprint of Titanic's sister ship, RMS Olympic, and produced in a shipyard in Hubei Province.  

The sinking of the Titanic, on its maiden journey from Southampton to New York, resulted in more than 1 500 deaths and inspired James Cameron's hit film.

Last year Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announced he would be funding a working replica of the Titanic -- the Titanic II cruise.
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