Star Wars Experience at Madame Tussauds Opens in London
After a week of press previews and a VIP launch on Wednesday night that saw Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from the original trilogy and Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith) meet Pip Anderson from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the new Star Wars experience at Madame Tussauds London is open to the public.
Millions of people have been through the doors of Madame Tussauds in London since they first opened over 200 years ago, and it remains just as popular as it ever was with daily crowds lining up outside to get in — even without a Star Warsexhibit. There’s been a need for a dedicated permanent Star Wars exhibit in London, arguably the spiritual home of the movies, since they were created and filmed here in the ’70s and ’80s, again for the prequels and now for the sequels and new Anthology series of films.
Well, our pleas have been answered. After a year in the making — working collaboratively with Disney and Lucasfilm — Madame Tussauds delivers on its promise of one of the most breathtaking displays of Star Wars characters you’ll ever experience. This new immersive experience allows you to get up close and personal with your favorite Star Wars characters, brought to life as wax models.
At the end of the existing Marvel 4D feature, a new 90-second introduction is played on the planetarium’s dome, culminating in the Star Wars and Madame Tussauds logos and the voice of James Earl Jones as Darth Vader stating “We would be honored if you would join us.” You then walk into the exhibit itself, where existing office space has been repurposed, and from the moment you enter you’re immediately transported to that galaxy, far far away.
For more details about the exhibit, including a gallery of photos be sure to visit the official Star Wars website.