I’m still working on my Smoky Mountain Christmas update, but today I managed to sneak over to Dollywood for a couple of hours, beore it closed due to weather and low attendance. So here you go--a short, super-special update: Dollywood in the Snow!
SharkTums wrote:I'm also looking forward to the Titanic Update as we'll be in alternate universe Pigeon Forge (aka Branson) next year and staying right next to the Titanic Place!
Apparently, it is being built by the same people, and should be pretty much the same.
I'm looking forward to covering it, as well. But I'm a bit skeptical about the concept, to be honest. I mean, isn't the subject matter a bit...depressing?
"Hey kids, wanna have some fun? Then stick your hand into this 35-degree water! This is what killed 250 of Titanic's passengers within minutes!"
Supposedly, everyone who enters will be assigned the name of one of the real passengers. And at the end, you find out whether or not your person lived. I am not making this up.
Yeah, they had that at the Field Museum here in Chicago a couple years ago. Pretty cool actually, when you enter, you are given a card with information about a passenger (class, age, gender, etc.). You basically walk through rooms with artifacts and videos, walk out onto the deck of the "ship", where temperatures are below freezing. One cool thing that I remember was actually being able to touch a frozen iceberg that was just sitting there, very strange. But yeah, at the end there is a large wall of names stating people who died, and you can see if your person actually made it through.
I went to the Titanic Exhibition in Orlando (still there) many years ago; I still have my passenger ticket back home. I was already a huge Titanic buff so it really interested me (and yes, they had the iceberg touching thing), but I don't know about other people being nearly as engaged in the experience.
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