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After two holidays of nagging we decided to visit the Titanic exhibition as one of the girls had studied this at school and been recommended a visit to it should the opportunity occur. We decided to leave the younger members of the family at home with Grandma whilst the adults and two teenagers visited the exhibition.
Titanic - The Exhibition" is located at The Mercado Mediterranean Village on International Drive.
Directions from International Drive:
· From Sandlake Road turn right onto International Drive, drive straight about three-quarters of a mile - we are located just on the left at the Mercado.
· From Central Florida Parkway turn left onto International Drive, drive straight about two miles - we are located just on the right at the Mercado.
Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, the exhibit's admission prices are $17.95 plus tax for adults (13 & older) and $12.95 plus tax for children (6-12). Children age 5 or younger will be admitted free.
Titanic - The Exhibition" allows visitors to re-live the gripping drama as it unfolded, we shared in the personal stories of those aboard, and were in awe of, as well as appreciating for the first time, the magnificence and Edwardian splendour that made Titanic the finest ship ever built.
Rooms from the Titanic were re-created, there were seventeen of these, and the
live interactive interpretations by storytellers in period costume captured the unforgettable sights, sounds, and emotions of one of the most memorable chapters in modern history. These really did bring the whole drama very much to life for us and you felt as though you were part of the drama.
The Photo Gallery is most impressive starting with a portrait of the Titanic designer Thomas Andrews. You can also see the Belfast Shipyard where the Titanic was built as well as witnessing its departure from Southampton.
Granddad was very impressed with the recreation of the Grand Staircase and the bottom of this is an ideal place to take photos of your party. The men also had their photos taken at Titanic’s helm.
The exhibition also showcases over 200 priceless artefacts and historic treasures from some of the most prestigious private collections in the world, many on public display for the first time.
A costume worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Oscar-winning motion picture "Titanic" is included. It was also great to see original movie memorabilia from such classic films as "A Night to Remember." starring Kenneth More, and "The Search for Titanic," hosted by Orson Welles."
We spent a very enjoyable several hours here and would recommend it to adults and older children
We ended our visit with an enjoyable meal at the Butcher’s Shop where we dined on Steak and Prime rib. Alternative eating venues were Bergamos, which served Italian food, or if you required more choice there was the Center Courtyard, which was an International food court.
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