A few days before it officially opens to the public, the folks at I-Drive 360 opened the doors to Madame Tussauds Orlando for members of the press. Located in the same complex that features the Orlando Eye and Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds will be one of three attractions in the area owned by parent company Merlin Entertainment.
Tiger Woods, another hometown hero, is featured perfecting his golf swing.
As featured on a previous article here at Theme Park University, here is one of five new Jimmy Fallon figures featured at Madame Tussauds Orlando. Each one is unique and were all unveiled simultaneously.
Each figure is incredibly lifelike and the details are stunning, but what really struck me was the amount of interactivity throughout the attraction.
Just like the classic game, the idea is to keep the metal instrument steady without touching the metal from one end to the other. It’s a small touch, but nearly every single figure has some sort of interactivity.
One wax hand costs $15, but you can buy more and it becomes cheaper per hand. A very cool experience if you’ve never done it before.
Surrounding Walt’s figure was an animator’s work bench. To his left is a bookshelf filled with books that inspired many of Disney’s films. However, it was the attention to detail on Walt that I loved.
They recreated his wedding band, this one on his right hand is an Irish “Claddagh” ring.
He bought it while on a trip to Ireland with his wife, Lillian who also had a matching one.
If the opportunity to take a photo like this doesn’t make you want to visit Madame Tussauds Orlando, I don’t know what will.
For more information visit www.madametussauds.com/Orlando!
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