The RMS Titanic sunk April 15, 1912 taking over 1500 passengers and crew members to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean with her. The cause of the accident was an iceberg which the Titanic struck in the dark, piercing the side of the steel flooding the ship and dragging it under the sea. There were not enough lifeboats on board to save the passengers. It was a tragic accident that we still struggle to understand today.
100 years later we don’t quite understand but as I mentioned, we try. In Orlando, FL we even have Titanic The Experience. Come out and take part in an interactive tour hosted by an actor portraying an actual ship passenger. This tour guide will speak in the accent with his home country and know all the facts about the ship. Oh and don’t forget, when they are in character they don’t break character, so don’t ask any questions about present time because you’ll simply confuse the poor person.
There are plenty of real artifacts from RMS Titanic to be seen as well. My favorite was a bottle of champagne that actually still had champagne inside of it. They don’t exactly know how it happened, but it somehow survived the harsh environment at the bottom of the ocean and came out in tact. They also have many pieces of dinnerware, tiles and things of this sort for you to check out. There are bigger and better things as well but I won’t spoil everything.
Probably the most interesting part of your Titanic The Experience journey is that you get a boarding pass with the name of an actual passenger. At the end of your tour you can find out whether your passenger lived or died. After having learned so much about the Titanic and everything the crew and passengers went through on that fateful night, this will hold a lot more emotional than you would have imagined.
When all is said and done be sure to check out the gift shop. They have plenty of Titanic merchandise both from the original ship memorabilia and also from the movie. For your kids or the kid at heart you can get cute stuffed polar bear items dressed as the Captain of the ship.
Make your plans to visit Titanic The Experience today by visited http://www.titanictheexperience.com tickets are $21.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 3-11. I wouldn’t recommend the experience for anyone under 7 as I think it would be a bit tiring for them. This is of course just my opinion. You can also visit the site to learn more about the Titanic Dinner Show which includes a re-enactment of the fateful night.
*I received media sample. All opinions are my own.