If you’ve listened to our last podcast, season 3 episode 20 “Too Soon?”, you probably heard us discussing this roadside museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. A museum that I can’t help but feel is maaaaaaaaybe a tad awkward:
But as Lt Commander Geordi La Forge always says, you don’t have to take MY word for it.
Let’s just move over to the starboard side of this majestic recreation…
Holy crap!! Isn’t that the iceberg slamming into the hull of the ship!!
Call me cynical, but this just feels wrong. On a lot of levels. Check out the podcast to get a further understanding of where I’m going here.
Or, just check out their official brochure:
Is it just me?
Bye! Have a good trip! Hope you don’t die in an ironic twist of historical fate!!
I honestly don’t think I would find this as tasteless, and so lacking in tact, if they had not thought to include the wacky pun about the “tip of the iceberg.” It just doesn’t feel … I don’t know … respectful?
And why is the chamber maid so unbelievably happy to invite us all into this monument of tragedy with open arms?
Maybe it is just me.
Still, the kids can reenact all the fun kids had 100 years ago doing this:
But the one thing from the brochure that really, REALLY puzzles me is this: the promise that at Christmas you can meet the Titanic Fantasy Princess. Assuming you survive to Christmas:
I can’t help but notice the kids are in “period” costumes … and therefore can’t help but wonder if their fantasy is to survive the hellish night of icy death awaiting them.
But enough of this philosophical pondering, let’s go back outside! and walk around to the back of the ship, maybe check out the engine room and the propellers … oh. Nevermind.
I can’t help but appreciate the irony that the designers of the Tennessee Titanic didn’t even bother to build the back end of the ship. They just stopped … right about where the actual ship split in two! I suppose that’s one way to be historically accurate. I also suppose that’s one way they don’t have to deal with all the poor passengers in steerage. Let’s just snip their bit right off, and focus on all the pretty things and rich people.
But still, I suppose the biggest mystery to me is where is the hind end of the Titanic? Where?
Oh wait … here it is:
It’s 25 feet of awkward fun! Who will survive the Titanic Adventure slide?
And it can be yours! Just go here
Or go here and rent it for $300 an hour.
Anyway, this is why I shudder to think what county fairs will offer up as safe ironic fun rides in say 95 years from now…
But maybe it’s just me.