In Tennessee (United States), the attraction offers the possibility of experiencing what it was like to have ridden on the famous ocean liner that sank on its maiden voyage. Unfortunately, it had to be closed after the incident.
Three guests were injured Monday when an iceberg wall collapsed at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the museum's owners said in a statement.
Our iceberg wall collapsed and three guests were injured and taken to hospital. At the moment, we don't know the extent of his injuries, owners Mary Kellogg Joslyn and John Joslyn wrote Monday night via their official Facebook account.
We would never have expected an incident like this to occur, as the safety of our guests and crew members is always the most important," they continued. "We pride ourselves on the quality of our maintenance and have measures in place to ensure proper safety guidelines are followed."
After the incident, the museum closed temporarily, but it reopened its doors to the public on the morning of this Tuesday.
The Titanic Museum was first opened in 2010 by Cedar Bay Entertainment in the popular tourist area of Pigeon Forge, located in Sevier County (Tennessee), which is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is also the home of the Dollywood amusement park.
The museum's main focus is on the ship, which appears to be a replica of the Titanic, perhaps the world's most famous sea liner due to its tragic sinking and the multi-award winning film that immortalized its history.
Pigeon Forge is home to Cedar Bay's second Titanic Museum. The first is in Branson, Missouri.
Visitors to the attraction receive boarding passes with the names of passengers and crew members from the British ocean liner that sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. In addition, nearly 400 artifacts are on display, from the ship's china to a damaged deck chair.
When visitors touch a real iceberg, walk down the grand stairs and third-level corridors, dip their hands in 28-degree water, and try to stand on a sloping deck, they first learn by experiment. Here's how it was on the RMS Titanic. -Hand. So read the attractive website.
The Pigeon Forge Police Department confirmed in a brief statement Tuesday that officers responded to the museum around 8 pm Monday and "arrived and found that an ice display wall fell and injured several visitors."
"The extent of the injuries is unknown," the statement read. "Preliminary information indicates that this incident was accidental. No further information will be released at this time. "
The museum owners did not give further explanations about what happened beyond the publication on Facebook, to which they deactivated the comments.
On Tuesday, everything continued normally and the "passengers with a ticket" were received at the museum.