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Diana's Fatal Ride Now a Theme Park Attraction

National Enquirer Live has some pretty macabre exhibits
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
In this Sept. 24, 1996, file photo, Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales, arrives for dinner in Washington.   (AP Photo/Denis Paquin, File)

(Newser) – It's been more than two decades since Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash, but it still might be too soon for what the National Enquirer Live theme park has up its sleeve: The latest attraction for the venue in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., allows visitors to take in a 3D computer generated "view" of Paris on Aug. 31, 1997, reports the Daily Beast. Says main investor Robin Turner, "it shows the pathway as she left the Ritz hotel, and the paparazzi chasing her, and the bang-flash that we think blinded the driver—and how (the crash) happened." But in case you were wondering, "It’s definitely not in poor taste. It’s just showing the route of what happened. For people who’ve never been to Paris, it’s just showing the topography, and the distance, and the tunnel … It’s done very professionally." Guests are asked for their opinions and theories on the way out.

It's one of around 100 exhibits in the theme park, and Fox News notes that others include: Nicole Brown Simpson's porch, the JFK assassination, the Scott Peterson case, and a likeness of Michael Jackson dangling his son off a Berlin balcony. "The thrust of it all is to tell the stories behind the stories that the National Enquirer covers," says rep Rick Laney. Tickets are $24.99 for adults and $18.99 for kids. (Read more Princess Diana stories.)

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