Have you ever wondered what being cremated would be like? Well, one Chinese theme park is giving thrill seekers the chance to experience what comes after death.
The so-called ‘death simulator’ was inspired by the high rate of Chinese citizens that choose to be cremated after death. In fact, about 50 percent of the population chooses this as their final wishes.
The ride’s creators, Huange Weiping and Ding Rui went to great lengths to make sure the experience is as close to the real thing as possible. Of course, it can’t be exactly like the cremation process, because dead people can’t pay for theme park tickets. Weiping and Rui say that the purpose of the ride is to help people appreciate their lives. The co-founders are also in charge of a oncology hospice service called Hand in Hand, so the two men know a little bit about death.
Named the Samadhi Game, the ride is located at the Window of the World amusement park in Shenzhen, China. Open since 2014, riders are placed in coffins and transported to the ‘incinerator.’
Once inside, passengers are blasted with high air and intense light to create the ambiance of burning. The room is heated to 150 degrees farenheit.
Just when you think the ride is complete, it is time to be reborn. When the incinerator experience is over, a womb is projected on the ceiling and don’t forget the beating heart noise. The participant must crawl until they reach the ‘womb room’, a large white padded area. Passengers then complete their ride by being reborn.
This experience can all be your’s for $4000.
The bizarre experience is actually a very popular ride at the amusement park. The project managed to raise over $65,000 in three months through a crowdfunding campaign on Jue.so, China’s Kickstarter equivalent.