Titanic | Bodies - New Attractions
7711 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
Thrilling "Titanic" and "Bodies" Exhibitions
By C. MacDonald
Buena Park, CA--Two amazing new exhibitions will open this Summer at the Movieland Wax Museum site on Beach Boulevard. But instead of seeing famous wax figures, much of what you see will be real.
"Titanic-The Experience," will feature 250 authentic artifacts from the famous sunken ship, and "Bodies-The Exhibition," will show an intimate and informative view into the human body. Officials hope the exhibitions will open around mid-July, depending on the renovations.
"We're going to celebrate 'new life' in this building, which has been closed since 2005," said proud Buena Park native and Mayor Elizabeth Swift, Ed.D. "This will be an incredible tourism attraction, create jobs and generate revenue for the local economy."
"Instead of wax, we're going to have real figures and real artifacts that will educate, entertain and inspire people of all ages," said the retired Buena Park High School teacher. "It will help students and everyone understand as well as appreciate how wonderful and complex our bodies are. They also will be fascinated by the Titanic artifacts and experience."
Sam Weiser, CEO and President of Premier Exhibitions Inc., which is partnering with the city, said visitors will be guided through the Titanic interactive exhibition by trained actors in period costumes, who portray actual notables on the vessel that sank in 1912 and lies 2.5 miles beneath the sea.
"Each guest will receive a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger," he explained. "Visitors will learn about the ship's construction, life aboard it, and the ill-fated sinking as well as incredible stories of heroism and humanity."
In the Memorial Gallery, guests will be able to discover if their passenger actually survived or perished. Over the past 15 years, more than 25 million people have seen Premier's Titanic Exhibition's worldwide.
More than 15 million people have already seen "Bodies-The Exhibition," which uses an innovative preservation process, allowing visitors to see the body in an educational and awe-inspiring way. Over 200 actual human bodies and specimens dissected and respectfully displayed offer an unprecedented unique view into the incredible body.
"For centuries, the medical community has learned about the inner workings of the body, now it's possible for the public to gain an intimate knowledge as well," said Dr. Roy Glover, Chief Medical Director for the exhibition and a Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Michigan.
He said it will be an up-close look inside the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory and other body systems. You'll even be able to find out about the damage caused to organs by lack of exercise, overeating and smoking, he said. "This will change the way people see themselves. It will enlighten and empower them!"
Buena Park City Manager Jim Vanderpool said the city had to get state Department of Finance approval to lease the historic building to Premier Exhibitions, Inc. for these exhibits, which should be here at least two years and perhaps longer. About 40,000 square feet of the property will be used to display the exhibitions. They will offer tourists two more unique experiences to go along with Knott's Berry Farm, Soak City USA, Pirates Dinner Adventure and Medieval Times.
Go to Visit BuenaPark.com to find out more about this fun, evolving city known worldwide for its hospitality and the happiness it brings people of all ages. No wonder its slogan is, "Where Fun Finds You!"
Other attractions in Buena Park include
Knott's Berry Farm.