Death simulator lets you experience what it's like to be cremated
Thrill seekers across the world get their kicks from bungee jumps, rollercoasters, haunted houses and scary movies.
At the Window of the World theme park in China’s Shenzhen, however, people are quite literally scaring themselves to death…well sort of.
The Samadhi 4D Experience of Death costs around £26 and allows willing participants to experience cremation.
The ride starts out with visitors entering a fake funeral parlour and being placed into a coffin. The casket then runs on a conveyor belt through the ‘crematorium’ where it is blasted by hot air (up to 40C) and light to create an ‘authentic experience of burning’.
When the ‘burning’ is over, volunteers see a womb projected on the ceiling and must crawl until they reach a large, white padded area – supposedly representing a womb – where they are ‘reborn’.
Its creators, Huange Weiping and Ding Rui, raised the funds to develop the Samadhi 4D Experience of Death on a Chinese crowdfunding site — and collected $65,000.
The duo claims that the ride provides a highly accurate simulation of what it feels like to go through the process of cremation – something that almost half of all Chinese people opt for upon death.