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ECO-ADVENTURE VALLEY SPACE JOURNEY - SHENZHEN, CHINA
As one of the four zones in the giant resort and theme park Overseas Chinese Town East (which is presumably less of a mouthful in Mandarin), Eco-Adventure Valley is described as “entering a mysterious Zen’s Fairyland which combines human and the Heaven into one’s Zen’s Fairyland.”
Presumably this was some attempt at a warning to the customers aboard the “Space Journey” ride, which was billed as a flight simulator but appeared to be some kind of multi-car centrifuge that whirled inside a domed screen portraying movies about space.
At some point during this Space Journey, one of the cars suddenly came loose, ricocheting around the chamber, starting an electrical fire, and killing six people. All this in spite of the fact that the China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute gave the ride an A-level safety qualification when it first opened.