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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Update on the Titanic Experience

Since having to close down due to the Mercado being demolished, the exhibition has been looking for a home, and now they have found one at the Orlando Science Center.The Science Center and Titanic's owners plan to include many items from the I-Drive attraction, including re-creations of the Titanics grand staircase, cargo hold and gantry.They plan to charge $23 adult and $18 for children. After a record attendance on I-Drive, they are looking to grab some extra local business now that they are central.This world-famous exhibition is coming to Orlando Science Center, with a public opening planned for Saturday, December 15, 2007. Featuring full-scale recreations of the ship's most famous locales along with historians in period costume portraying the ship's designers, officers, crew and passengers; Titanic, The Experience will offer a rich interactive examination of the history and science behind the "ship of dreams." The exhibition will be on display at Orlando Science Center through 2008.In addition to presenting the historical elements of the exhibition, plans are being developed to further emphasize sections on ocean exploration.The Titanic was a British registered four funneled ocean liner built for the transatlantic passenger and mail service between Southampton and New York.Constructed in Belfast, Northern Ireland she was, at the time of her maiden voyage, the largest vessel afloat.On April 10th 1912 the Titanic set sail from Southampton with 2,200 passengers and Crew. Four days later, the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank. 1500 people died and 700 survived.The Titanic today is a couple of rusty pieces of metal in a wet bath to stop it from disintegrating.