And the creator insists it's "not in poor taste."
The tragic death of Princess Diana has fascinated the general public for over two decades.
And now, you can relive the moment her Mercedes Benz S280 sedan smashed into a concrete pillar in Paris' Pont de l'Alma tunnel -- that is, if fatal-car-crash-turned-amusement-park-ride is your kinda thing.
This new Princess Di exhibit focuses on her untimely 1997 death and lives inside "National Enquirer Live!" -- the newest attraction in the amusement park capital of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. And its creator, Robin Turner, insists it's "definitely not in poor taste."
"It's a 3D computer model, and you're looking down on what looks just like Paris, but it's three-dimensional," he told The Daily Beast about the exhibit. "It's projected, and you see the buildings and everything in a 3D presentation. And 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."
But Turner is adamant that attendees won't be bombarded with anything too gruesome -- like closeups of Diana's limp body in the backseat of the mangled car.
"There's no blood. There's none of that. You see the car crash through computer animation," he explained, adding that viewers will be invited to entertain various conspiracy theories surrounding the tragedy. "You will be polled on what you believe was the cause of her death and who was behind it. We ask questions like, 'Do you think the royals were involved? Do you think she was pregnant?' All we do is ask questions on: what's your opinion?"
"It's definitely not in poor taste," he insisted, adding that he has yet to receive any complaints from the Palace. "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."
When asked if he felt the exhibit respected Diana's legacy, Turner claimed it did.
"It's done in a positive fashion," he said. "It brings attention to the different theories behind it that the Enquirer has covered over the years."
When asked if he believed Prince William and Prince Harry (who were 15 and 12 at the time of their mother's death and have repeatedly said how painful it's been to relive the tragedy via the media) would be offended if they visited the attraction, Turner said, "I hope not, but that's hard to say. 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."
According to Turner, the 3D presentation of Di's death didn't raise any red flags with Enquirer parent company American Media Inc. "They're fine with it," he said.
The Princess Diana attraction opens to the public Friday afternoon.
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