Titanic: The Experience should be at the top of everyone’s Orlando attraction planning. This attraction is located on International Drive, near the many popular theme parks and water parks tourists flock to visit. The fascinating difference, while nestled between an Indian Restaurant and a Chinese Buffet, is that it really isn’t in the “attraction” category.
This amazing Orlando attraction actually allows guests to become part of the one-hundred year old history. The artifacts on display in this museum are from the actual ship that sank; recovery of said artifacts became available with new technology.
Although the Orlando attraction Titanic: The Experience is a museum, it is surprising to have a “tour guide” meet you at the front entrance. Even though you would not think so, this creates a memorable visit for everyone.
The tour guides are former “passengers” on the Titanic. Starting from the history of building the magnificent ship to its final resting place at the bottom of the ocean, the guide explains the museum artifacts as they had actually lived them. The uniqueness of having a new tour guide with each visit adds to the thrill; seeing a new version of how they “lived” through the sinking and each artifact through their words.
ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Do not fret if you miss exploring artifacts at length. At the end of each guided tour guests are left to slowly go back through the museum and take their time learning about each item on display at their own pace.
The tour of this Orlando attraction starts by a recreation of one of the Titanic’s giant propellers. Being able to stand beside one of the massive propellers will give you a sense of how enormous the ship actually was.
The guide will lead you on a journey, making you feel like you are actually there. Stopping to see the radio room, where operators tried to call for help, can bring a feeling of sadness over you. To know the earlier rudeness by operators, to nearby ships, caused their cries for help to fall upon deaf ears. So many lives could have been saved if not for that, and other fateful events.
This Orlando attraction takes you into the bridge where they turned the massive wheel to try to steer clear of the iceberg. Being taken past the Grand Staircase will take your breath away. A memorable artifact to behold is a full bottle of champagne with the cork still in place. This was taken from the wreckage along with other items pertaining to the surroundings.
An iceberg, claiming to be the exact temperature of the air that night, is on display at this Orlando attraction; allowing people to feel how cold it was. The water temperature was far colder, no doubt. Some claim to not be able to touch the ice for more than ten seconds much less for hours.
When visiting all the fun Orlando attractions, Titanic: The Experience, should be visited. To be taken back in time on that enormous ship is memorable, in deed.