ITE HCMC 2014

ITE HCMC 2014

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Madame Tussauds Opens in Sydney


Alf from Home and Away
Madame Tussauds has officially opened its doors in Darling Harbour, Sydney after months of intrigue, hype and anticipation. Its collection consists a of more than 70 wax figures including Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Barak Obama. It has taken a staggering 56,000 hours of work and over 1,750kg of Japanese and bee’s wax (the equivalent to 10,294 tea light candles) to create this collection of wax figures on display/

To celebrate the opening, Ian Smith, quintessential Aussie TV actor, most famously known for his loveable character Harold Bishop in the soap opera Neighbours, came face-to-face with his wax self for the first time. Smith was filled with surprise and excitement as he approached his wax figure, “this is absolutely incredible; I never anticipated my figure would look so real. The Madame Tussauds team has done such a great job, I’m actually a little lost for words. I see I’ll be in very good company here with Ray Meagher, Rove McManus, Dame Edna and Oprah – I don’t think we’ll be struggling for conversation that’s for sure.”

For the very first time, Sydneysiders can get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most loved and admired personalities including Lleyton Hewitt, Jimmy Barnes and Cate Blanchett, to name just a few. These iconic Aussie’s will be accompanied by some of the most influential, powerful, talented personalities (both past and present) in the world, including Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela, Rhianna, and Johnny Depp.

The new, permanent attraction is the first of its kind to land on Australian shores and has nine themed zones accommodating the wax figures for visitors to interact with. Whether it’s surfing next to Layne Beachley, kissing Leonardo Dicaprio, dancing with Michael Jackson or having a chat on the sofa next to Oprah, visitors will be star-struck.

Start planning your trip to Madame Tussauds Sydney – buy your tickets now.

Nicole Kidman
Location: Madame Tussauds Sydney
Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour NSW 2000 (Darling Harbour, right next to Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney)
Open: from 9:00am to 8:00pm daily, with last admission at 7.00pm.

For more information about Madame Tussauds Sydney see these articles in The Holiday and Travel Magazine:

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