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Chinese Amusement Park Offers Cremation Ride, Simulates Death

| by Michael Allen

The Window of the World amusement park in Shenzhen, China, features amazing replications of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Mount Rushmore and Buckingham Palace.

However, the normal-looking park (video below) also includes a popular and disturbing ride.

The Samadhi Game gives folks the chance to experience the feeling of cremation, notes The Independent.

People lay down in simulated coffins, which are placed on a conveyor belt that carries the boxes through a rectangular chamber that is filled with sudden blasts of hot air (over 100 degrees) to give folks an “authentic experience of burning,” claim the creators of the ride, Huange Weiping and Ding Rui.

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After experiencing the "burning," people crawl out of their coffins to a white-padded section that is supposed to symbolize a womb, where they are "reborn."

As with normal amusement park rides, people scream and come out of the ride soaking in sweat.

Many people who experienced the ride have said they will never do it again and describe it as "horrifying," but, of course, there are those who love the thrill, noted the Daily Mail.

(Note: Image above is actual cremation, not the ride)

Sources: Daily Mail, The Independent
Image Credit: Katpatuka