Titanic bouncy castle with inflatable icebergs branded a ‘bouncy graveyard’

July 1st, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 1 (ANI): A castle designed in the shape of the ill-fated ship Titanic has been called as a “bouncy graveyard” by critics at a toy trade fare.

The 40ft high slide is a replica of the luxury liner, which sank on its maiden voyage to New York in 1912, drowning 1,517 passengers and crew, and the set comes complete with inflatable icebergs.

The ship is portrayed sinking with its keel raised high in the air as if it is just about to disappear under the waves.

“Is it ethical to let kids slide down the decks of a blow up Titanic? Hundreds of people died sliding down those decks,” the Telegraph quoted Gunter Babler, spokesman for Switzerland’s Titanic Club, as asking.

And one visitor stated: “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.”

But organisers of the bouncy castle fair in Ibach, Switzerland, defended the bouncy castle, saying it had been popular with visitors.

“The tragic Titanic accident happened years ago and those emotions have been dealt with long ago,” Franziska Bhend, an organiser, said.

Adding: “Now people are having fun on the slide and enjoying themselves.” (ANI)

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