Princess Diana Death Exhibit At National Enquirer Live Museum Isn’t Quite What It Seems
By Kelsey Marie
In the past week, there have been reports about a Princess Diana exhibit at the National Enquirer Live theme park alluring to it being triggering.
Those reports may have been wildly exaggerated.
The National Enquire Live Museum attraction opened in May in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and takes up 20,000 square foot of space.
Although there is a Princess Diana aspect to the museum, “first and foremost, there is no Princess Diana attraction,” says spokesperson Rick Laney to USA TODAY.
The $15 million dollar museum features FrontPage Attractions, interactive exhibits, games, and confessionals of National Enquirer reporters.
Rumors of a Princess Diana exhibit started when a Daily Beast article reported the exhibit would feature a fiery crash scene ride based on her death.
According to USA TODAY, the feature is a locator map of the path the car took which lead to the crash.
Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, in Paris’ Pont de l’Alma tunnel after leaving the Ritz Paris hotel with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed.
For many years since her death, there have been conspiracy theories on if her death was an accident or not.
One of the principal investors of the museum, Robin Turner says “it’s done in a positive fashion. It brings attention to the different theories behind it that the Enquirer has covered over the years…The biggest sensitivity to all is, do you think she was pregnant with Dodi’s baby?”
There is also a voiceover which narrates the moments leading up to the fiery limousine crash that killed Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.
It was not initially anticipated to be a popular attraction.
“We’ve had a non-stop line since we opened the Pigeon Forge Attraction,” says Laney.
The National Enquire Live attraction has 15 galleries you can walk through, including one called Royal’s Closet which is solely about the royal family.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, there is also a Kim Kardashian selfie station, a Michael Jackson room and much more.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie