Sinking Titanic Slide Is so Fun It’s Been Banned

That’s right there are people out there who gladly cash out on reenacting the dramatic sinking of the Titanic, in a totally fun way.

An even more surprising is the fact that people actually pay to to go down with the Titanic. I mean COME ON, didn’t you see those tragic scenes from James Cameron’s film where people were hanging on for their lives, while the ship was sinking? Why would you want to go through that, even if it’s in a totally harmless manner?

In the Swiss town of Ibach, the inflatable Titanic slide was pretty popular with the visitors at the local fair, but it ended up being banned, following complaints from Switzerland’s Titanic Club. Spokesman Gunter Babler said “Is it ethical to let kids slide down the decks of a blow up Titanic? Hundreds of people died sliding down those decks.” And a visitor thought “It’s pretty sick. It’s like having a bouncy graveyard. No-one could forget that scene from the Titanic movie with all the people sliding down the decks to their deaths. It’s very insensitive.”

Still, the fair organizer believes “The tragic Titanic accident happened years ago and those emotions have been dealt with long ago. Now people are having fun on the slide and enjoying themselves.” Oh, that makes sense. Hey, I know, how about making an inflatable Auschwitz replica, getting people inside and “gassing” them with laughing gas? That sounds fun, and it’s been so long since the Holocaust there’s no reason why people shouldn’t have fun remembering it…

 

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  • Argon_cero Posted on July 3, 2010

    I've played on a very similar one as a child, and it cause me no grief or care at all. Most children have no idea hat the titanic was, let alone it's tragedy. The only people affected by this are those who are complaining about it, there's nothing wrong with it in the eyes of anyone young enough to play on it.

  • streder Posted on July 7, 2010

    How stupid that the a tragedy that happened decades ago would influence people to stop people from having fun. Rename the ride “Happy Slide Boat Ride” and reopen it so these retarded sensitive people can go on boo hoo-ing their pathetic, Titanic ridden lives…

  • kattull Posted on July 16, 2010

    Name it Great Britain or Three Lions” and everyone will slid in endless fun!

  • Bored robot Posted on July 18, 2010

    I played on a very simimalar (i know i did not spell that right, bug off) model when I was 5-6 years old. The night before, I watched the movie. AND still didn’t put 2 and 2 togther. Only people who care are the yuppies and the politicians. Its a great way to have fun. Now in a titnic mueseum, that would be bad. Everywhere else = funtime.

  • Oh_snapp Posted on July 18, 2010

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    See… i would think the problem would be that some stupid kid would fall the fuck off, and break something..

  • Kinkos Posted on July 21, 2010

    Its a boat thats a slide,get over it you oversensitive ass,fun is fun,stop spoiling it for everyone else.

  • doc bloc Posted on July 22, 2010

    but they all watched the movie it seems …

  • sydney r lyttle Posted on July 22, 2010

    am I the only person so far that has noticed the guy compared the Titanic sinking which killed 2,223 people cuz some guy hit an iceberg…to the Holocaust, which was the attempted genocide of a complete race that resulted in the mostly horrific deaths of roughly 6 million Jews, and the overall casualties of 78,927,600 soldiers who died for their own causes? Really?????? WTF!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Ted NZ Posted on July 26, 2010

    These stupid PC (pathetically Correct) people, I agree with you Sydney, how does a comparison even enter their feeble minds? We had that same slide a few years ago at a school fundraiser and no where on it does it state the name Titanic, someone should have written to the swiss titanic club and told them to F off and get a life, if they wanted to be pedantic about it, what aout all those in WW2 killed at sea? Thats more recent.

  • Phobos Posted on August 5, 2010

    Comparing an accident which happened in 1912 to the brutal murder of people deliberately by Nazis? I don’t see a comparison. What’s wrong with kids sliding down the deck of a ship that happens to look like the Titanic?

    If this were the North Tower, a lot more people would be howling about insensitivity, but I think it would be equally as harmless.

  • robert Posted on August 5, 2010

    not cool at all

  • Kirk Posted on August 14, 2010

    the Titanic broke in half at somewhere between 11 and 15 degrees not at the steep angle shown in the movie. Failure of the expansion joint is the probable culprit. Design was changed on the Brittanica, Titanics sister ship.

  • Phill Posted on August 19, 2010

    Did anyone else think that maybe, just maybe, a room full of people on laughing gas would be epic? I’d so do that.

  • Somarinoa Posted on August 20, 2010

    Hell yeah!! I am sooo with you on this Auschwitz ride!!

    I live in Amurika! Land of the Pretending-To-Be-Free! So I believe in freedom and I feel it’s just as draconic to stop people from having fun with this as it is to go against gay marriage or abortion. If you don’t like it, look the other direction; you don’t have the right to influence someone else’s decisions that aren’t affecting anyone in a negative manner. If y’wanna control someone else’s life, move to one of the remaining communist countries or something.

    Life’s too dang short to be so ridiculously uptight about things all the time. Just flippin’ enjoy that slide. You know you’re thinking about what it’s like.

    Also, I still have my Magic Rocks set I got when I was maybe 9 or 10, and the little statuette that went with it just so happens to be a ship that looks suspiciously like the Titanic, also — should that be banned also then since it’s an object that causes smiles?

    (and a thousand people doesn’t exactly compare to several millions).

  • Scarlady Posted on August 25, 2010

    Because a boat accidentally sinking is comparable to methodical mass genocide.

    Dumbass.

  • saby Posted on September 8, 2010

    It’s a rubber plastic fun sliding toy for gods sake! These people who are so rigid and strict about being PC are not far off from the types of minds that said the Aryans or the Jews were God’s chosen ones.

  • Pheonix Posted on September 19, 2010

    The average fair goer cares little about history and more about having fun, spending money, and enjoying watching their kids have fun. I have worked many fairs, and having an air-filled slide, in the shape of the aft end of a ship, which is used as a slide, is lots more fun that the fiberglass slides you normally see.
    People who complain are usually those who would rather “Own” such a slide to make money off it, rather than spend money to slide down it.
    Or else they are such insensitive clods, [like many politicians], that they don’t have the “Brains” to pour “something smelly out of a boot, with the instructions written on the heel”!!
    As to that, don’t diss me over the spelling of my name – I am “NOT” from Phoenix, Arizona.

  • sean Posted on September 21, 2010

    Now all we need to do is stop those horribly insensitive civil war reenactments.

  • Mike Posted on September 21, 2010

    Author needs to get down off their high horse, comparing the titanic to Auschwitz is MORONIC at best… and im Jewish. IT gives you the air of insensitivity… this article is poorly written and stupid. If you had been saying it was stupid people got mad.. like most of the comments than I wouldn’t be saying this.

  • Jim Profit Posted on October 4, 2010

    If one finds this ride shocking, the fact that this disaster was exploited in a movie to make millions could be found vastly more shocking.

    The slide author didn’t compare the Holocaust and the Titanic disaster, he used the Holocaust as an example just to show how the explanation of the fair organizer was flawed/absurd.

  • Bill Posted on October 6, 2010

    What do the Swiss know about shipwrecks anyway? Only country in the world that doesn’t have a seaport.

  • Taylor Landis Posted on October 18, 2010

    I see both sides to these stories, yet, I’m agreeing with neither. I, have read a site called rideaccidents.com & I have noticed the numerous injuries & fatalities this ride has caused. I am relieved to know that it is banned. I have played on one of these slides & I’ve seen the movie. I was around 5 or 6 when I played on this slide. I had no thought of the tragedy, so I see everyone elses point. So, yes the author is in fact seeing only the feelings of adults. Most children do not have the mind capacity & memory to put two & two together. The ride is banned, & that’s the most important thing.

  • St0815 Posted on October 28, 2010

    I just want to say: Pocahontas.

  • Roadkill Posted on October 28, 2010

    This tragedy happened 98 years ago! The only people that are truly affected are more than likely dead or God-forbid, don’t even know who they are. The people that are offended now, are the people that get offended by “Black,” “Secretary,” “Handicapped.” C’mon can’t we leave our offenses to ourself? Good Lord, I was offended almost everyday while going through school and no-one knew. Let’s keep it that way!

  • bsaar Posted on November 1, 2010

    Nice story, except IT IS JUST NOT TRUE! The PR-woman of the event asked the Swiss Titanic Society what they thought of the slide and they replied that there are two sides of the story: They are popular, but it is a bit odd to copy going down with a ship that had so many casualties. There was no ban, there wasn’t even a fight for a ban. The story was just blown out of proportion by a couple of journalists who never checked the facts.

    Brigitte

  • Stainless Steel Fittings Posted on November 11, 2010

    That’s quite good to hear that the authorities have heard about the Swiss views, and i am sure that everyone should think about not making fun(in any way) of the disaster that took lives. Like no one wants to make a slide of the destroying of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. I am sure now they are going to introduce something else out there. Thanks for the post….

  • cody Posted on November 18, 2010

    its like the game ring around the rosie that kids play its just wrong, sick, and sad

  • Sprawl Posted on November 19, 2010

    Comparison to Concentration Camp is beyond ridiculous. A boat sank. Get over it. No one murdered anyone, and hardly any genocide at all. MOVIE: “The Poseidon ADVENTURE.” Adventure.. hmmm. did the victims in that movie think of it as adventure? No. The movie goer’s did tho’. Wanna rail at someone? Rail at the people who made millions by turning a catastrophe into a CHEESY romance with CHEESY actors and HORRIBLE theme song sung by a pretentious nitwit. Were pirate’s funny? Is falling into a volcano funny? Houses of horror? Lets BAN EVERYTHING! YAY! Idiot.

  • ScrewPC Posted on January 16, 2011

    The Titanic was a tragedy. The “holocaust” now that’s just plain funny. It’s a slide people, get over it. Had to be a freakin lefty looking for something to be offended by.

  • Pks29733steel Posted on January 22, 2011

    I like the ‘gas chamber’ idea, laughing gas and a fun time for all. The Titanic Slide, why not? It’s history, it’s been along time and anyone that was there (Titanic or the chambers) are already dead or too old to see a newspaper or computer screen. Heck soon they will be saying ‘get rid of the haunted houses’. They are already trying to get rid of Halloween (Fall Festivill, give me a break). Folks, if it ain’t hurting you, causing you problems with money, guess what…shut up and get over it!!

  • RAWR^3 Posted on February 1, 2011

    i agree with the Auschwitz statement, that would be so cool! someone’s gotta make that!!!

  • kid13412343 Posted on February 3, 2011

    Except for the fact that auschwitz involved genocide, not an accident.

  • Ori Posted on February 5, 2011

    kid13412343 Posted on February 3, 2011

    Except for the fact that auschwitz involved genocide, not an accident.

    My EXACT thoughts Kid3412343,

  • Jay Posted on April 18, 2011

    This wasn’t just in Switzerland, this slide used to show up at the fourth of july fair by me in ohio, too. I refused to ride it as a kid. It just seemed wrong to me.