Sunday, May 27, 2012

Madame Tussauds Sydney Hosts a Night of Glitz and Glamour with the Stars


Australia's newest and most iconic attraction, Madame Tussauds Sydney, rolled out the red carpet as over 250 guests including VIPs, stars and their families joined in the celebration of the attraction's permanent arrival on Australian shores.

Stars and heroes flew across Australia to spend the evening with their figures and enjoy the enchanting world of Madame Tussauds Sydney. Olympic swimmer Dawn Fraser, whose figure captures her Olympic triumph in 1956, stood side-by-side with her figure for the very first time and introduced the wax figure to members of her family.

Dawn Fraser and Dawn Fraser

Fraser was astounded by her figure, "This is such a weird experience. I'm actually speechless. The wax figure replicated such a momentous occasion in my career, it brings back very happy memories for me. It's truly an honour to be included in the attraction and of course be here tonight celebrating with other Australians that are featured in Madame Tussauds."

Members of the Ledger family paid tribute to the late Heath Ledger, whose wax figure stands in the film section of the attraction. World Champion surfer Layne Beachley and her husband, former INXS rock legend Kirk Pengilly arrived in style. Pengilly enjoyed seeing double of Layne and also paid tribute to his former band member, the late Michael Hutchence, whose figure appears in the music section.

Ray Meagher also came down to join the celebrations with his co-star, Emily Symons, from Home and Away. Symons and Ray's family came down to show their support to the gold logie winning actor and spend the evening with both Ray and his wax figure.

Hywel Mathias, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Sydney commented on the evening: "We're very excited to be celebrating the permanent arrival of Madame Tussauds in Sydney. We're delighted so many of our local stars and the families of those who could not be here with us tonight are able to join us in this celebration.

Since opening a month ago, we have had a fantastic amount of support from both local and international visitors alike and we look forward to welcoming more fans in the coming months. We also have some great ideas about who next should be immortalised in wax!"

From 5 August to 28 October, Madame Tussauds will be hosting The Bollywood World Tour. For three months, a bespoke Bollywood themed zone will host the King of Bollywood, Sharukh Khan, and four other Bollywood legends that will be revealed at a later date.

Madame Tussauds Sydney cost over $14 million to construct and boasts over 1,800sqm of space which includes nine themed zones accommodating over 70 wax figures for visitors to interact with.

Where: Madame Tussauds, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour (right next door to WILD LIFE Sydney)

Opening hours: 9am - 8pm daily
Cost: Prices from $17.50 when you book online. Walk-up price - Adults: $35, Children (4-15yrs): $20, Concession: $28.

Combination tickets are available with Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney and Sydney Tower Eye. For the best value, combine Madame Tussauds Sydney with a pick and mix of your other favourite Sydney attractions including WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye and Oceanworld Manly.

The more you see, the more you save.

For more information and exciting updates on Madame Tussauds, please visit: www.madametussauds.com.au/sydney or www.facebook.com/madametussaudssydney
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