The grand opening of the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum went off without a hitch April 8, despite torrential downpours. Here are some interesting numerical tidbits about the Titanic:
• There are actually two 30,000 square foot, ship-shaped structures boasting that they’re “the world’s largest museum attraction,” both owned by Cedar Bay Entertainment. One is our new $25 million structure on 5.69 acres, the other is in Branson, Mo., and has been open since 2006.
• Couples at either Titanic can get hitched outside, next to a fountain, with a maximum of 20 guests—providing they ante up $700 “plus amenities”
• Feel like sinking? The deck of the ships’ sterns are rigged up so visitors can experience the precise angles of the ship as it gradually descends into the water over a span of 2 hours and 40 minutes
• Another option: touch 28-degree water, the precise temperature of the Atlantic that fateful night
• Only Branson features what it ballyhoos as the World’s First Tribute to the Dogs onboard Titanic. Their new mascots, King Charles Spaniels named Molly and Carter, pay tribute to the 10 dogs in the disaster. The pups greet folks each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They cut out of work early, though—both Titanic museums are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.