The Incredible Hulk Smashes His Way into Las Vegas, Lands at Madame Tussauds

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THE INCREDIBLE HULK

MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS’ LARGEST FIGURE, THE INCREDIBLE HULK,
NOW SMASHING HIS WAY INTO THE CITY

One Madame Tussauds Facebook Fan to Win Incredible Hulk Pop! Figure Signed by Marvel Legend Stan Lee

 Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is introducing Marvel’s biggest Avenger – none other than The Incredible Hulk. At 15-feet high, this is the largest figure by far in the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas attraction.

To celebrate his arrival and the pending end of summer for Las Vegas students, between now and Sunday, Aug. 24, children* who dress as their favorite super hero or say “Hulk Smash!” will receive complimentary admission to the attraction.

Faithful Facebook followers will also have a chance to win. Now until Sunday, Aug. 24, Facebook users will be asked, “Why are you a Hulk fan?” The winner will receive an Incredible Hulk Pop! figure signed by Marvel legend Stan Lee. Madame Tussauds will select the winner and make the announcement via Facebook on Monday, Aug. 25, the same day most Southern Nevada schools resume session.

CREATING THE INCREDIBLE HULK
Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk figure was created by Madame Tussauds’ creative team and brought to life by sculptors who worked closely with Marvel. Because of its size, its creation was no ordinary feat.

The team behind this new figure comprised 15 sculptors led by Principle Sculptor Louis Wiltshire. The process took a total of three months to complete from start to finish. The figure was divided into various sections, which were each sculpted separately.

Over the course of three months, individual sculptors worked on component pieces, such as the head, torso and arms, in order to capture every detail. Once the clay sculpt was completed, each of the sections were molded individually. Due to the enormous size of the figure, five times as many materials were used to make the larger than life moulds. The figure was cast in green resin and primed in green paint. Once the resin cast was ready, Colorist Lisa Burton got to work. She built up the color on each section with spray cans with seven different shades of green used with details added by hand in acrylic.

Black human hair was used for the making of the Hulk’s glossy mane and LOTS of hair gel. Due to the size, normal methods of hair insertion were unable to be used. Lengths of Velcro were attached to the head as Hair Stylist Lisa Partridge meticulously attached the nearly 33 feet of hair required. She then cut and styled the hair.

Once all the components were complete, assembling the figure required eight people. It was the first time the team had seen the figure as a whole. The joints were then connected and painted over to give the completed look. Finally, the very last details were added using a ladder to reach the highest spots. He was so big, scaffolding was needed to install the figure at the attraction!

Hulk’s debut follows the recent opening of Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. This interactive spectacle takes place in a pulse-pounding, 70-seat theater, where the action spills out of the screen over the audience with thrill-enhancing sensory special effects—from water sprays and smoke clouds to tremors beneath the feet.

For more information about Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.

*Children must be 12 and under.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury. For more information, go to www.MadameTussaudsLasVegas.com or find at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter @MadameTussauds.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees.

Merlin has 23 attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas; Hollywood; and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix; Kansas City; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.Marvel.com.

©MARVEL

MARVEL AND ALL RELATED CHARACTERS: TM & © 2010 MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES. LICENSED BY MARVEL CHARACTERS B.V. WWW.MARVEL.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Celebrity Filled, Interactive Event Space at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS UNVEILS EXCITING, INTERACTIVE OFFERINGS FOR CORPORATE EVENT PLANNERS, SMALL GROUPS

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Interactive, entertaining and innovative! What else could an event planner ask for? Well, perhaps for Gwen Stefani, Sandra Bullock or Nick Fury to show up. At the all NEW Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, all this and more is possible for corporate event planners and small groups.

Special Events Manager Michael Tapia and his team do everything they can to create events that are memorable and most of all, world-famous fun. Tapia explains, “Interactive! That’s what guests love most about Madame Tussauds. They’re interacting with our more than 100 wax figures, mingling with live chefs as they cook and journey from one uniquely-themed room to another within the attraction. This is the liveliest place in Las Vegas for an event or party.”

At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, there is more than 30,000 square feet of space available throughout eight themed-rooms, including the brand new Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience,  which make for a fully immersive and entertainment event. Each room can hold approximately 120 guests reception-style or up to 75 seated. Beginning with Club Tussauds showcasing an array of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Britney Spears. Additional interactive rooms span sports (think slam dunking basketballs with Shaquille O’Neal) to television (sit at Larry King’s desk) to music (sing for Simon Cowell and rap with Tupac Shakur) to film (wreak havoc in the “Hangover” suite with Bradley Cooper) and celebrate Las Vegas like no other by visiting with city icons including Celine Dion, Blue Man Group and Criss Angel. The experience concludes with the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience and figures such as Nick Fury.

With all of these lavishly decorated and well-lit rooms, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas makes it easy for planners to create an event guests will never forget.

Adds Tapia, “There’s nothing we can’t do for our guests. Rove from one room to the next with different-themed food and drinks. Need an open bar? We absolutely can provide that. Our studio team can also customize a ‘back of house’ experience and incorporate how figures are created and maintained. We also welcome a variety of events including corporate team-building, brand launches and cocktail parties. Attendees can play video games in the sports rooms or go on scavenger hunts throughout the attraction with fun facts about the figures serving as clues. For more upscale events, experience everything from champagne chandeliers to live tables. It’s Las Vegas, after all, so themes can range from the classic Rat Pack to a trendy night club on the Strip.”

The event itself can feature its own branding. Particularly for buyouts, there are several screens which can display corporate logos, special messages and images. WiFi is also available to all groups no matter the size.

For departing guests, special gift bags can be created courtesy of Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ incredible gift shop selling memorabilia and souvenirs. Guests can also receive Madame Tussauds’ branded champagne offered either in large bottles or as splits.

Madame Tussauds is open 365 days of the year and opens at 10 a.m. To book an event, contact Michael Tapia at (702) 862-7805 or Events@MadameTussaudsLV.com.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury. For more information, go to www.MadameTussaudsLasVegas.com or find at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter @MadameTussauds.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees. 

Merlin has 23 attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas; Hollywood; and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix; Kansas City; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.Marvel.com.  

©MARVEL

MARVEL AND ALL RELATED CHARACTERS: TM & © 2010 MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES. LICENSED BY MARVEL CHARACTERS B.V. WWW.MARVEL.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Spider-Man Debuts Clinging To Side of Venetian Las Vegas

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TODAY, MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS’ BRAND-NEW SPIDER-MAN FIGURE TO DEBUT
CROUCHING ON SIDE OF THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS®

Iconic Super Hero Joins Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience at All-New
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Attraction

Today, poised dramatically above the heads of Las Vegas visitors will be Marvel’s Spider-Man, the newest figure to arrive at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at The Venetian Las Vegas. The beloved Marvel Super Hero’s debut follows the successful launch of the attraction’s Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience®. The figure of the iconic web-slinger will spend its first three days in Las Vegas clinging to the side of The Venetian’s Campanile Tower, ready to spring into action. Positioned approximately 35 feet above the ground on the Strip-facing side, near the entrance to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, the figure will be easily visible by passersby.

After his stint crouching on the side of The Venetian’s Campanile Tower, Spider-Man will join Nick Fury in the exhibition space adjacent to the attraction’s new Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. In this new 70-seat theater, guests can watch their favorite Marvel Super Heroes save the world. The pulse-pounding, 4D experience means the action spills out of the screen over the audience with thrill-enhancing special effects—from sprays of water and smoke clouds to tremors beneath viewers’ feet.

The film was created by one of the leaders in CGI feature films and 4D attractions, Threshold Animation Studios. For the theater experience itself, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas worked in partnership with SimEx-Iwerks, which specializes in designing, building and operating special F/X driven cinematic attractions that feature blockbuster content from the world’s major film studios. They build successful partnerships that provide 4D Experience® films and services to more than 150 attractions in 30 countries.

The figures of the Marvel Super Heroes were created by Madame Tussauds’ creative team and brought to life by a team of sculptors who worked closely with Marvel. The creation of the figures began in 2012 and took nearly countless hours to complete.

Madame Tussauds is open 365 days of the year and opens at 10 a.m. For more information, call (702) 862-7800 or go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment and has seen dynamic growth over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries, across four continents. The company delivers memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.

In the United States, Merlin has 19 attractions including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its Water Park and LEGOLAND California theme park with Water Park, SEA LIFE aquarium and exciting new hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; and Westchester, New York and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth; and the Mall of America in Minneapolis – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit marvel.com.  © MARVEL

Party with Superstars and Super Heroes at Madame Tussauds this Spring Break; Kids in Costumes Get in Free

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PARTY WITH SUPERSTARS, SUPER HEROES THIS SPRING BREAK AT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS

College Students with Valid Identification to Receive Complimentary Cocktails and Children Dressed as Super Heroes to Receive Free Admission

This spring break, party with superstars and super heroes at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at The Venetian.

For college students looking to celebrate their last few days of Spring Break 2014, with valid identification*, they will receive one complimentary Madame Tussauds signature cocktail coconut vodka, pineapple juice, and grenadine – each hand crafted, of course, by the attraction’s in house mixologist.

For families, children dressed as super heroes receive complimentary admission**. They’ll delight in seeing the attraction’s brand-new Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience, an interactive spectacle that takes place in a pulse-pounding, 70-seat theater, where the action spills out of the screen over the audience. Thrill-enhancing sensory special effects include everything from water sprays and smoke clouds to tremors beneath the feet.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. One of the key differentiators with Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is not only the life-like, true-to-scale celebrities, but also the vast interactive experiences. Become part of Wolf Pack from “The Hangover” by visiting Bradley Cooper inside the infamous hotel room. Become an instant celebrity while sitting in the hot seat during a Jerry Springer taping. Take a place among NASCAR royalty next to Dale Earnhardt. Sing for Simon Cowell— but be ready to be critiqued—or just sing along with musical icons such as Katy Perry, Rihanna and Madonna. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows guests to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, in front of The Venetian. Just take the moving walkway from Las Vegas Blvd. toward The Venetian and look for the celebrities.

For more information about Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.

*Participating guests must be 21 and over. **Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult. Offer valid for up to two children per adult. Children must be 12 years or younger.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS

Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment and has seen dynamic growth over the last five years. Europe’s Number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries, across four continents. The company delivers memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.

In the United States, Merlin has 19 attractions including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its Water Park and LEGOLAND California theme park with Water Park, SEA LIFE aquarium and exciting new hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; and Westchester, New York and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth; and the Mall of America in Minneapolis – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media more than 70 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.Marvel.com.

MARVEL AND ALL RELATED CHARACTERS: TM & © 2010 MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES. LICENSED BY MARVEL CHARACTERS B.V. WWW.MARVEL.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.