Madame Tussauds London today have announced a new multi-million pound expansion at its world famous Baker Street attraction, with a major new Star Wars experience due to open in May this year.
Created in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, Star Wars at Madame Tussauds will be a unique, immersive experience starring extraordinarily life-like wax figures of the favourite heroes and villains of Star Wars Episodes I-VI.
The figures will appear in authentic walk-in sets inspired by key scenes from the movies. Dynamic special effects will add to the immersion, as fans step right into, and star in, some of the most iconic moments in film history.
16 characters will feature in the new experience, which will bring to life 11 scenes from the first six Star Wars films covering a galaxy of locations, including the swamps of Dagobah, Jabba’s Throne Room and the flight deck of the Millennium Falcon.
The space has been designed for further expansion and additional content for new figures and scenes to be added in the future.
“Star Wars at Madame Tussauds takes the Madame Tussauds experience up a notch, as guests will not just be able to get close to their film heroes, they will be able to star alongside them and grab a selfie in specially recreated scenes of some of their favourite movie moments,” commented Madame Tussauds London’s General Manager, Ben Sweet.
He continued: “We’re working very closely with Disney and Lucasfilm to ensure 100 per cent authenticity and our team has had exclusive access to props, costumes, designs and even had a ‘sitting’ with one of the original Yoda models at Skywalker Ranch in California. Yoda’s wax figure is now complete and the results are astonishing.
“But this experience is about much more than the figures. Guests will be able to step right into an atmospheric recreation of Yoda’s swamp like Luke Skywalker did in The Empire Strikes Back and see the fiery lava of Mustafar as Anakin turns to the dark side in Revenge of the Sith. Guests will become truly immersed in the films in a new and exciting way. We hope to delight fans and give them a unique way to celebrate the Star Wars story.”
The experience is due to open in mid-May this year and fans can sign up madametussauds.com/london to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.