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Theme park cemetery

Putting back the "fun" into "funeral"
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In Victorian times in London, there was a special railway station taking funeral parties to Brookwood cemetery ("Six second-class returns and one single to Brookwood, please"), with special carriages for carrying the coffins. So, I thought, why not have...a roller-coaster funeral. Everyone loves roller-coasters, so the mourners can have a happier memory of the dear-departed. Simply a funeral to die for.
coprocephalous, Apr 04 2005

The London Necropolis Railway http://www.tbcs.org.uk/railway.htm
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An unpleasant episode at Coney Island http://www.answers..../topsy-the-elephant
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       Or a funeral to die at
hidden truths, Apr 04 2005
  

       Good subtitle.

I'd like the hearse at my funeral to go out of control, plough through the crash barriers on the bridge and plunge into the chasm below in a ball of fire. Obviously it could be a remotely operated hearse to save on hearse drivers, but it would be a fitting way to go.
hippo, Apr 04 2005
  

       fitting?   

       mine would probably get lost.
po, Apr 04 2005
  

       and when Great Uncle Arthur (age 88) comes to the funeral, well.... a double funeral is twice the fun.
dentworth, Apr 04 2005
  

       You could have the actual coffin attached to a track. Install a loop over water, body drops out, instant burial at sea.
37PiecesOf Flair, Apr 04 2005
  

       It would be vacationland for goth types.   

       Somehow I see a cemetery as an excellent addition to Coney Island.
RayfordSteele, Apr 04 2005
  

       I hope that name doesn't mean what I think it means. And if it does, then I hope it's metaphorical.
moomintroll, Apr 04 2005
  

       Or the coffin could make its way into a furnace for a quick and easy cremation
hidden truths, Apr 04 2005
  

       S'gonna be tough manoeuvring a coffin around that theme park ride queuing system.
[Moomintroll] Its a type of dinosaur, isn't it?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Apr 05 2005
  

       [abs] No, it isn't a dinosaur (that I'm aware of), and yes [moomintroll], it means what you think it does, and yes, it is metaphorical (I hope).
coprocephalous, Apr 05 2005
  

       I don't know, there's a lot of dinosaurs out there.
hidden truths, Apr 05 2005
  

       You could have it set up like Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory and instead of oompa-loompas you'd have midget undertakers. They'd act out the whole embalming process with your dearly departed or dump them uncerimoniously into the furnace for those preferring cremation.
scott_r_uber, Aug 13 2005
  

       I think a water floon type ride would be better. You could just float the coffin amoung with the passenger 'logs'.
geo8rge, Aug 13 2005
  

       Will there be height and weight restrictions?   

       [I'd like to die like my grandfather:Quietly and in my sleep... and not in terror, screaming and thrashing like his other four passengers in his car.]
Dub, Aug 13 2005
  

       //You could have it set up like Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory// Great, now I'm imagining people being dumped into scalding pools of chocolate.
Spacecoyote, Feb 17 2009
  

       //Great, now I'm imagining people being dumped into scalding pools of chocolate//
And that's...a Bad Thing?
coprocephalous, Feb 17 2009
  

       Just to check, is the idea for the mourners or the coffin (or the both) to get on the roller coaster? 'Cause that will have an impact on whether I post my Flaming Funeral Flume idea.
calum, Nov 21 2011
  

       [Calum] just post it.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Nov 22 2011
  
      
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