A life-sized replica of the Titanic will become the centerpiece of a theme park in China, featuring a museum and a shipwreck simulation to give visitors a distressing sense of the 1912 disaster.
The Chinese version of "the unsinkable ship", with a price tag of $165 million and an expected opening date in 2016, will be built at least 930 miles from the nearest ocean in the central province of Sichuan.
"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'," said Su Shaojun, CEO of the Seven Star Energy Investment Group that funded the project.