Princess Diana's fatal car crash turned into theme park exhibit at National Enquirer Live!

Princess Diana's fatal car crash turned into theme park exhibit at National Enquirer Live!

A new theme park in Tennessee has turned Princess Diana's final moments before her death into a controversial new attraction.

Set to open its doors at noon on Friday, the National Enquirer Live! theme park will feature an installation inspired by the August 31, 1997 car crash that ended Princess Diana's life, Daily Mail reports.

Located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, nearby Dolly Parton’s Dollywood, the Princess Diana attraction is a "3-D computer model, and you’re looking down on what looks just like Paris, but it’s three-dimensional", according to Amusements Impresario Robin Turner.

"It’s projected, and you see the buildings and everything in a 3-D presentation," Turner told The Daily Beast.

"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 it happened."

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997), visits Colston's School in Bristol, UK, 19th November 1983. (Photo by Len Trievnor/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Turner claims the attraction has been put together in a tasteful manner solely using computer animation. "It’s done in a positive fashion," he added. 

Nonetheless, prospective viewers can witness the "artwork" for themselves at $26.99 a ticket.

Per reports, viewers will also be invited to debunk conspiracy theories surrounding Princess Diana's controversial death after viewing the attraction. These include rumors claiming she may have been pregnant with Dodi Fayed's son. Fayed, her Egyptian boyfriend, also lost his life in the crash.


That said, the Princess Diana exhibit is just one of 100 to be featured in the sprawling 20,000-square foot theme park.

Turner told the Daily Beast that there will also be an exhibit bringing to life the Enquirer's 1977 cover photo of Elvis Presley's corpse in an open casket.

circa 1975: American popular singer and film star Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977), to his fans the undisputed 'King of Rock 'n' Roll'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

The outlet then asked Turner if he believed the presentation would be particularly offensive to Prince William and his brother Prince Harry if they visited. "I hope not. But that’s hard to say," Turner responded. "I know they’re very sensitive. With everything out there, I think they’ve had to—you know, there’s nothing new that’s being presented."

The controversial theme park also has a replica of King of Pop Michael Jackson holding his then-nine-month-old son Prince Michael II with one arm as he dangles over the edge of the star's balcony at Berlin's Adlon Hotel in the scene from 2002. 


The establishment also features a replica of the crime scene where the bodies of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman were found in 1994. The pair had been stabbed to death outside her apartment. Simpson was acquitted of their murders in 1995.

Furthermore, theme park visitors can walk the red carpet and explore "crimes of the century", according to their website, which announced another National Enquirer Live! was coming to Branson, Missouri, in June. 

Singer Michael Jackson appears at the balcony of the Adlon Hotel with an unidentified child on November 19, 2002, in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Olaf Selchow/Getty Images)

Nonetheless, Turner is confident the attraction will draw more than 450,000 paying customers in its first year of operation.

The National Enquirer is set to be sold for $100million following accusations that the tabloid bought and suppressed potentially damaging stories about President Donald Trump during the 2016 race. Recently, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused the publication of attempted extortion over intimate images of himself and his new girlfriend Lauren Sanchez.


The tabloid will be sold by American Media Inc. to James Cohen who previously ran airport newsstand company Hudson News.

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