Princess Diana’s death an attraction in National Enquirer theme park

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Princess Diana’s death an attraction in National Enquirer theme park

Theme park ride based on Princess Diana's fatal crash opens tomorrow

Princess Diana’s death has been depicted in the theme park (Picture: Getty)

A new theme park launching in the US has insisted that an attraction depicting Princess Diana’s death is ‘not in poor taste’.

The National Enquirer Live!, based on the American tabloid magazine, will open later today in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

But the theme park has already sparked controversy with its exhibit on the royal family, which will include a 3D computer model remake of the 1997 car crash.

Visitors will have to pay £20 to take part in the attraction, while children are charged around £15.

Afterwards, they will be asked to give their opinion on whether they think the Princess of Wales was killed by the monarchy, or whether she was pregnant with her then-boyfriend Dodi Fayed’s child.

Diana, Princess of Wales, wears an outfit in the colors of Canada during a state visit to Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband.

The Princess of Wales died in 1997 (Picture: Bettmann)

Creator Robin Turner told the Daily Beast website: ‘It’s a 3D computer model, and you’re looking down on what looks just like Paris, but it’s three-dimensional.

‘It’s projected, and you see the buildings and everything in a 3D presentation.

‘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.’

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Mr Turner added that viewers would not see any of the horrors of the crash, insisting there is ‘no blood’ and just ‘the car crash through computer animation’.

He said: ‘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, and that kind of stuff…It’s done very professionally.’

Mr Turner continued on to add that he hoped Prince William and Prince Harry would approve of the attraction, adding that he was aware they are ‘sensitive’.

(L to R) The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles walk outside Westminster Abbey during the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales, 06 September. Hundreds of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Central London to watch the funeral procession. The Princess died last week in a car crash in Paris. (Photo credit should read JEFF J. MITCHELL/AFP/Getty Images)

The attractions creator said he hoped the princes would like it (Picture: AFP/ Getty Images)

Other attractions at the theme park include the Titanic Museum, the Elvis & Hollywood Legends Museum and a Biblical Times Dinner Theatre.

There will also be a tribute to the infamous September 1977 Enquirer front cover which depicted the corpse of Elvis Presley in an open coffin.

Rick Laney, head of communications for the park, confirmed to the Mirror that the attraction existed, although he said it was a ‘small part’ of the ‘Royal Closet’ attraction.

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He said visitors would also be asked for their opinions on the moon landing and Michael Jackson’s death.

Representatives for Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

Earlier this week Prince William described his mother’s death as a ‘pain like no other pain’.

The father-of-three, who was 15 at the time, said he always felt like death was ‘just around the door’ during a frank discussion of his mental health.

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