Madame Tussauds New York Unveils First-Ever High Flying Wax Figure Of Musician Pink
The Figure Debut marks the completion of the iconic attraction's Times Square Lobby renovation project
Jun 25, 2015, 12:53 ET
NEW YORK, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Madame Tussauds New York invited visitors into their completely renovated and revamped lobby today by unveiling a brand new, never before seen wax figure of the musical icon Pink. The high-flying figure of the legendary singer was installed in the early hours of June 25, 2015 and was on prominent display, soaring mid-air at 25 feet on silk ropes for the first visitors of the day to see. The completion of the newly redesigned lobby marks the continuation of Madame Tussauds' investment in their Times Square location as they prepare for their 15th anniversary at the iconic location this Fall.
Pink's figure, which was meticulously created from research by Madame Tussauds' Studio Artists over the course of many months, features the singer on aerial ropes reminiscent of her 2014 tour acrobatics. The ropes are the made of 100% silk and are the same as those used by actual aerial gymnasts. Her dynamic figure will feature a long sleeved, sheer black lace leotard, Pink's classic rocker hairstyle and all of her many tattoos.
"We are thrilled to welcome Pink to Madame Tussauds New York. Her figure adds an exciting new dynamic to our freshly remodeled lobby," said Bret Pidgeon, General Manager Madame Tussauds New York. "Pink flying from the ceiling, in addition to an impactful, new light and sound package really create a concert feel in our 42nd St lobby."
Pink, who rose to musical prominence with her breakout albums Can't Take Me Home and Missundaztood, has had a successful career as a singer and songwriter for more than 15 years. She is the recipient of four Billboard Music Awards, including the 2013 Woman of the Year, and three Grammy Awards including Best Female Rock Vocalist for her song Trouble in 2004. In addition to her powerhouse vocals and her unique personal style, Pink is known for her dedication to philanthropy and causes such as PETA and the Human Rights Campaign. Through her many forms of work, Pink continues to impress and inspire fans world-wide.
The lobby completion marks the conclusion of an ongoing series of renovation projects in the 9-story Times Square attraction. Madame Tussauds has continued to invest in modernizing its space with major overhauls to some of their most famous rooms. The Sports Zone, Music Space, Film and TV Room and Culture Wing have all undergone comprehensive revamps which include dynamic set designs, interactive activities and impressive new figures such as Lionel Messi, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Jimmy Fallon.
About Madame Tussauds New York
Madame Tussauds New York is the interactive "must do" attraction, providing guests with unique opportunities to create memories with some of the world's biggest icons. Prominently located in the heart of Times Square, Madame Tussauds New York is open 365 days a year at 10 a.m. Visit www.madametussauds.com/newyork, @NYCWax on Twitter or call (212) 512-9600 or (866) 841-3505 for more information.
About Merlin Entertainments
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 109 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season).
Merlin has twenty five attractions and two hotels in North America - including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park and hotel; and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park and the SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Orlando Eye; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York; Washington DC; Las Vegas; Hollywood; Orlando 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, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Michigan; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis; Orlando, Florida and Charlotte – Concord, N Carolina - underlining the company's position as the world's biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
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