It has only been open for two months, yet one of the main attractions at Titanic Belfast appears to be plagued by gremlins.
The Shipyard Ride was plugged as one of the highlights of the £97m attraction, yet visitors are complaining that despite paying full price to get in, they’ve been left disappointed after finding the ride wasn’t operating.
Visitors take a cage lift to climb a representation of the huge Arrol gantry that was used to build the Titanic and Olympic before walking along planks of wood with exposed steel girders to get a feel for the conditions in which the workers once toiled.
They then enter a six-seater cart which descends into the dark bows of the construction to watch workers shaping girders in a furnace and hammering rivets into the hull as a voiceover describes the difficult conditions. The ride twists, turns and rotates before passing through a scale replica of a section of Titanic’s rudder.
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