Construction Continues on Titanic Replica For Theme Park

Mon April 10, 2017 - National Edition
Soo Kim - Traveller

The New Titanic Project is underway. 
Via NewTitanic?Verified account @new_titanic Construction on the Titanic Replica attraction built for a Chinese amusement park. Via NewTitanic?Verified account @new_titanic The New Titanic Project is underway. 
ia NewTitanic?Verified account @new_titanic The Titanic replica was built to be 'unsinkable'. Via NewTitanic?Verified account @new_titanic

On 10th April 1912, the Titanic set sail on it's maiden voyage. Today, China is building a full-sized replica of the Titanic - and construction is well underway.

The official Twitter account of The New Titanic posted fresh photos of the project earlier this week. It is being built in the landlocked Chinese province of Sichuan and won't actually set sail, but will instead become the main attraction in a new amusement park. This version really is unsinkable.

Visitors will, however, be able to stroll around replica interiors, including a ballroom, theatre, swimming pool and cabins, indulge in a similar banquet enjoyed on the ill-fated vessel, and take part in themed parties and games. There are even plans for a simulation experience that will give guests an idea of how it felt like for those on board when the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic.

Qixing Energy Investment Group first announced the project in 2014, but after long delays it appears the ambitious 296-metres replica may actually be completed. A ceremony to mark the start of construction work took place in December - with Lord Mandelson, was among the guests. The firm is reportedly prepared to spend more than ¥1bn ($A190 million) making it a reality.

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