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January 14, 2014

A Chinese theme park will feature a life-sized replica of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic.

The theme park, expected to open in 2016, will also have a shipwreck simulation and a museum. The simulation will allow a few hundred people at a time to experience what it must have been like at the point of contact between ocean liner and iceberg.

Price tag is estimated at 1 billion yuan, or $165 million. The location is to be in the central province of Sichuan, more than 900 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Helping make the theme park announcement was actor Bernard Hill, who portrayed the Titanic captain in the 1997 blockbuster movie that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, on its maiden voyage, from Southampton, England, to New York. More than 1,500 died that night.

The ocean liner replica will be part of the Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort, which will also feature replicas of European castles and a Venetian church, and a manmade beach.


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