A Chinese theme park is creating a full scale, 270 meters long and 28 meters wide replica of the Titanic as part of a new attraction.
The cost to build the ship will be approximately US$165.5 million and will have a simulation cockpit where visitors will be able to experience the ship hitting the iceberg and sinking. The project will be implemented by Qixing Energy Investment.
“After the Titanic sank in 1912, nobody saw its complete blueprint,” said Su Shaojun, Qixing Energy Investment Chairman. “Many fragmented blueprints found their way into the homes of collectors or remained missing. We started collecting the blueprints in many parts of the world many years ago and got most of them.”
The theme park is set to open in 2016 and will also feature the world’s largest artificial sky and sand beach as well as a 6-D cinema.