WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. announced today that it will introduce a new value pricing structure that includes significant discounts for seniors and children ages 12 and under, as well as a special discount for residents of Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The new ticket prices will go into effect on Thursday, May 1, and will now be $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for kids ages 12 and under; children under the age of three are free. Residents of Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia will receive an additional discount making their admission costs $13 for adults and seniors and $9 for kids ages 12 and under with proof of residency. "Madame Tussauds has had an incredible reception in Washington D.C. More than 80% of visitors have said they would recommend a visit to Madame Tussauds to their family and friends," said Janine DiGioacchino, General Manager of Madame Tussauds New York and Washington D.C. "We want to make it even easier for those friends and family members to experience the exhibits, interactive experiences and amazingly lifelike wax figures at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C." Tussauds cited the increasing cost of gas, food and other necessities as factors in the decision to change its pricing structure. The new fee structure reflects consumer opinion on what is considered an acceptable cost in today's economic climate in the Washington D.C. area. Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., located prominently on the corner of 10th and F Streets, NW in the historic Woodies building, opened its doors in October of 2007. The attraction gives visitors an interactive, full-sensory experience where they can touch, see and hear major historical events and celebrities in a way unlike any other Washington D.C. attraction. Madame Tussauds features dozens of lifelike wax figures from John and Jackie Kennedy to George Clooney and Beyonce. Recently, the attraction celebrated of the Pope XVI visit to D.C. by unveiling a wax figure of Pope Benedict and throwing him a birthday party in the attraction's Oval Office -- guests included wax figures of Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. Prior to the Potomac Primary, Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. unveiled a convincing wax figure of Senator Barack Obama prominently placed behind the Oval Office desk in the attraction's precise replica of the President's quarters. About Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is an interactive "must do" attraction that provides guests with unique opportunities to create memories with some of the country's most historic icons. The 27,000 square foot space is the seventh Madame Tussauds attraction globally, joining the hugely successful Merlin Entertainments Group operations in London, Amsterdam, New York, Las Vegas, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Prominently located on the corner of 10th and F Streets within walking distance of The National Mall and the White House. Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is open 365 days a year at 10 a.m. For more information visit www.madametussaudsdc.com call 212-512-9600 ext. 255. The Tussauds Group merged with Merlin Entertainments Group in 2007, bringing together two of the premier entertainment and attractions companies on the globe. Merlin Entertainments Group is the leading name in location based, quality family entertainment and is the world's number two visitor attraction operator, delivering unique, memorable and rewarding experiences to its 32.2 million visitors worldwide. By the end of 2008, Merlin will have 58 attractions and 6 hotels, in 12 countries, across three continents as well as a dedicated and passionate staff of more than 13,000 employees. In addition to seven worldwide Madame Tussauds attractions, Merlin Entertainments Group presently operates 26 SEA LIFE attractions (including 3 Marine Sanctuaries), 4 LEGOLAND theme parks, The London Eye, 5 Dungeons attractions, Italy's Gardaland, the UK's Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures theme parks, Germany's Heide Park, the UK Warwick Castle and Earth Explorer.
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