ONE DIRECTION ARRIVE AT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
AS PART OF THEIR “WORLD TOUR”
Sensational British Boy Band Now on Display through February 2016
Wax figures of the award-winning pop group, One Direction, are now on display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas through February 2016 as part of their “world tour.” All five original members of 1D will be featured at the attraction, including Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and recently departed member, Zayn Malik. The pop stars are featured sitting on bleachers with plenty of room for fans to cozy up to the figures for the perfect photo opp.
First launched in London in 2013, the One Direction figures were created in close collaboration with the band. Over the course of two sittings, 40 talented studio artists worked to take hundreds of precise measurements, examined their skin tones, matched their eye colors and tested hair swatches to ensure accuracy. The stars’ personal hairstylist then added the final touches to the boys’ stylish strands. Dressed in clothes donated by the singers themselves, the figures are adorned in their signature smart-casual stage style. The band members were notably stunned by the likeness of their figures. The figure creation took four months to complete and the cost for each figure totaled approximately $300,000.
One Direction launched to super-stardom in 2010 after appearing on televised British singing competition, The X Factor. The chart-topping band has consistently been one of the most requested figure creations by Madame Tussauds’ guests.
“We’re just kind of a bit overwhelmed. We’ve been to Madame Tussauds and seen the kind of people who are in there. It’s crazy to think that we will be up there with them,” commented Harry Styles.
Niall Horan was similarly elated, stating, “We were super excited to find out that they were making us and that people felt we were worthy of a figure.”
To purchase tickets to be the first to see One Direction and Madame Tussauds’ collection of more than 100 figures, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.
ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the world-famous interactive wax attraction on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms. Relive “The Hangover” with Alan and Phil in “The Hangover Experience,” pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, get on the red carpet with Sandra Bullock, and fight crime alongside Spider-Man in the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows guests to take pictures, touch and get up close in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens 365 days of the year at 10 a.m. For general admission, adults (ages 13 and up) are $29.95; children (ages 4 through 12) are $19.95; children under 3 are free. For more information, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas, like on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter and Instagram @TussaudsVegas.
ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s top 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, California and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Missouri.; Atlanta, Georgia.; 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.