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Theme park offers 'virtual cremation' ride


Posted on Sunday, 3 April, 2016 | Comment icon 7 comments

The bizarre attraction is not everybody's cup of tea. Image Credit: sxc.hu
The Window of the World amusement park in Shenzhen, China has set up a rather unusual attraction.
Visitors looking to experience what it is like to be cremated can now choose to participate in the park's 'death simulator' - a bizarre ride devised by two Chinese philanthropists.

Those who take part are placed inside a coffin and wheeled in to a mock-up cremation chamber where they are subjected to blasts of heat and a light show designed to simulate a fire.

Once this is over the image of a womb is projected on to the ceiling and the participants must crawl through a tunnel until they emerge outside - a representation of being reborn.

The bizarre attraction was funded by China's answer to the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

"It at least gives you the chance to calm down, and brings you back to earth to think about some of life's problems," said one visitor. "When you walk through that door, you will experience some changes in your mentality, and it will be different from what it was before you entered."

"I think this is really great, and very worthwhile."

Source: Sky News | Comments (7)

Tags: Cremation, Theme Park

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by DeeSember on 3 April, 2016, 14:17
"Sucker 'born' every minute." People pay money for that?
Comment icon #2 Posted by and then on 3 April, 2016, 14:27
"Sucker 'born' every minute." People pay money for that? The Chinese in large numbers still pay to lay flowers in front of Mao. It's hilarious in a way. The vendors take the money and hand them small bundles of plastic flowers which they lay on platform in front of the mausoleum then after it becomes full to overflowing it lowers into the ground where the vendors restock their sales carts. Maybe hilarious isn't the right word though. They are just probably afraid of being seen as uncaring.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Eldorado on 3 April, 2016, 18:27
The Chinese in large numbers still pay to lay flowers in front of Mao. It's hilarious in a way. The vendors take the money and hand them small bundles of plastic flowers which they lay on platform in front of the mausoleum then after it becomes full to overflowing it lowers into the ground where the vendors restock their sales carts. Maybe hilarious isn't the right word though. They are just probably afraid of being seen as uncaring. Same here with Princess Diana.
Comment icon #4 Posted by BeastieRunner on 4 April, 2016, 19:14
Sounds like it should in installed in every American church.
Comment icon #5 Posted by LucidElement on 5 April, 2016, 3:39
Whaattttt theeeeeee (every 4 letter word)........... All I gotta say about that
Comment icon #6 Posted by Trust_no_one on 6 April, 2016, 19:24
Might be interesting
Comment icon #7 Posted by AustinHinton on 7 April, 2016, 22:23
You had me until the "crawl through a womb" part.


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