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Titanic: The Experience
It is clear that there is huge interest in The Titanic (once thought wrongly to be unsinkable) The more so since the film starring Kate Winslett and Leonardo De Caprio was released.
Did you know that there is a museum devoted to the life and times of this doomed ship in the theme parks area?
Titanic The Experience is situated close to Universal Studios and here you will step back in time to have an experience more haunting than the film or a book can possibly convey.
They have re created some of The Titanics most memorable rooms with historical accuracy and attention to detail. Along with this is an underwater room that has a scaled down replica of The Titanic as it would have looked on the bed of the ocean.
The museum has collected more that 200 pieces of memorabilia including some items from the film.
One rather sobering touch is that on entry you will be allocated the name of a genuine passenger; when you leave, you discover whether you survived or perished!
Another graphic part of the tour is when you reach The Promenade Deck and a chill descends while you gaze at the starry night.
However, for some, the most poignant moment is when you reach the Grand Staircase and the haunting refrain of ' My Heart Must Go On' assail you. This of course was the theme song from the film.
Taking you on your tour will be ' Captain Smith' or ' Molly Brown' or one of the other historical shipmates all dressed in authentic period costume and staying in character. They will have some stories to tell from their extensive knowledge of this ship and can answer your questions.
This museum covers some 20000 feet which includes The Grand Staircase, the boiler room (one there for the chaps) and the underwater exhibit. They are especially proud of their new interactive dive exhibit and The Captains Bridge.
There is a cafe here for some welcome refreshment and a sit down with time to discuss all you have seen and experienced.
The entrance fee is $21. 95 per adult and $12. 95 per child. O. A. P. s are charged $19. 75 If you book on line you save $2 on those rates.
Titanic The Experience
7324 International Drive
Tel. 407 248 1166
I would allow a half day for this outing and no doubt the girls will spot a shopping mall on your way back to round off your day and give the creit cards an outing.
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