Tourists around the world are being drawn to a bizarre ‘death simulator’ at a Chinese amusement park, that offers you the chance to experience cremation. The ride, called ‘The Cremator’, offers the morbidly curious to opportunity to find out what it might feel like to be cremated using a system of hot air and light projections.
But punters at the ‘Window of the World’ amusement park must first be settled into their temporary coffins, according to the People’s Daily Online. The Window of the World park is a ‘cultural theme park’ in Shenzhen that boasts an incredible range of attractions crammed into its 48 hectares.
Among these are an astonishing 130 models of the world’s most famous landmark attractions in miniature, including Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Mount Rushmore. But the park has branched out to include oddities such as ‘The Cremator’.
The experience begins with a journey through the ‘morgue’, following which they are placed in a coffin and put on a conveyor belt. They are then carried through a chamber filled with hot air, to simulate the flames used during cremation. Screams and shrieks echo through the chamber, and everyone who tries the ride comes out drenched in sweat.
Although whether the sweat is from fear or from the extreme heat has not been made clear.
‘I am never coming back,’ said a number of women on leaving the ride, while laughing nervously.
Another added: ‘It was horrifying.’
‘The experience was quite good,’ added another park-goer. ‘Quite good fun.’
Staff at the ride said that the ‘cremation’ effect is actually a clever use of hot air machines, which pump out air at 40 degrees Celsius.
The staff explained that the customers who are passing through the ride feel a sudden blast of hot air, ‘which makes them feel as though they are being cremated’.
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Article: Daily Mail UK