Madam Tussauds’ Wax Museum is a popular attraction in NYC’s Time Square. I have yet to be to a wax museum but I always fall victim to believing that my friends who have gone actually met these famous people in real life. They look unbelievably life like, especially in photos. Wax Museum’s are fun for both adults and children alike and I cannot wait to bring my boys to Madame Tussauds’ this year.
Any 007 fans here? Well we have a treat for you!
On Tuesday, March 22nd, the Times Square attraction welcomed a travelling exhibition of not one, but SIX James Bond figures. Madame Tussauds’ 007 travelling set provides an opportunity for fans of the timeless franchise to interact with the figures of Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosna (additional figure details copied below, following my signature). Visitors must hurry to the attraction for their chance to join the 007 gang, as the set will head to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas this summer.
To help their visitors celebrate the Bonds, Madame Tussauds New York will offer a 50% off promotion off the price of admission for the duration of the figures’ stay in New York. Poker chips will be handed out by the attraction’s staff on 42nd street and in Times Square– any visitor who asks for a chip and shows it at admissions, will receive their half-off ticket!
Figure Line up:
- Sean Connery who played 007 in six EON films starting with Dr. No in 1962 is portrayed as he appeared in the 1963 movie From Russia With Love.
- George Lazenby played Bond just once in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and is featured in a classic pose from the film.
- Roger Moore played Bond seven times beginning with 1973’s Live and Let Die and is portrayed as he appeared in the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
- Timothy Dalton is featured as he appeared in the late 1980s in his two Bond appearances (The Living Daylights 1987 and Licence to Kill 1989).
- Pierce Brosnan was 007 four times appearing first in 1995’s GoldenEye; he is featured as he appeared in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies.
- Daniel Craig has portrayed Bond in four films, including the most recent release of Spectre. His figure portrays him as his 2012 Skyfall Bond.
*PHOTO CREDIT: Madame Tussauds
The attraction is going all-out for the arrival of James Bond: not only are the street, door and admissions teams wearing tuxedos, but visitors in the attraction can also purchase Bond’s favorite cocktail, “a medium dry martini, lemon peel. Shaken, not stirred,” at two separate bars in the attraction. Guests planning their visit ahead of time can pre-purchase a “007 package” on Madame Tussauds’ website, which will include a complimentary martini (or virgin martini) with the price of admission!