Here Comes The Sun: Beatlemania Hits Madame Tussauds Orlando
Orlando, Fla. – July 29, 2015 – Good Day Sunshine! John, Paul, Ringo and George continue the British Invasion at Madame Tussauds Orlando this summer as their wax figures descend upon Florida and take their place, for a limited time only, inside the famed wax attraction on International Drive.
The figures of the Fab Four are set in a pose that pays tribute to the 1969 Abbey Road album cover, which captured all four members walking across a zebra crossing (or crosswalk) outside of Abbey Road Studios. The image is arguably one of the most recognizable in music history. It is also the second-to-last album released by the band before their 1970 break-up.
To recreate these new figures, Madame Tussauds artists utilized measurements taken from previous sittings with the band, as well as image research from the Abbey Road album photo shoot to style each figure. The Beatles have a long history with Madame Tussauds. They were the first rock band to appear in the grand hall at Madame Tussauds London. All four members met with studio artists in 1964 to take measurements for the creation of their original wax figures.
Madame Tussauds artists used a number of image references from the Abbey Road album cover photo shoot, which explain some differences between the original photo and the figures, including the group’s line-up and Paul’s flip-flops.
Starting July 30, Beatles fans can Come Together, say Hello Goodbye and take the selfie of their dreams as they take part of one of the most famous Beatles images of all time! The figures will be on display Eight Days A Week at Madame Tussauds Orlando for a limited time only, so get your Ticket to Ride at MadameTussauds.com/Orlando today!
Madame Tussauds is world-renowned for the creation of detailed and lifelike wax figures that pay homage to A-list celebrities from film and television, sports icons, musicians from all genres, and notable figures from history and pop culture.
Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and taking more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.
Guests at Madame Tussauds Orlando will experience the essence of America with this brand new, immersive and interactive wax experience, bursting with family fun and world-class entertainment, as they move through themed areas meeting all of their favorite stars from award-winning film actors, to historical and modern world leaders, sports stars, music legends as well as figures important to Florida. All visitors can shake hands with the president, get on stage with rock stars and pop princesses, or get up close and personal with a Hollywood heartthrob and take the ultimate selfie!
Fun Facts about The Beatles figures at Madame Tussauds Orlando:
- The Beatles had their original sitting with Madame Tussauds artists in 1964
- They were first rock band to appear in the Grand Hall at Madame Tussauds London
- Madame Tussauds artists used a number of image references from the 1964 Abbey Road album cover photo shoot, which explain some notable differences from the original album cover and the wax figures in the attraction:
o The Paul McCartney figure is not holding a cigarette, and is wearing flip-flops unlike the album cover artwork (where he is barefoot)
o The figures are walking on a keyboard, not on a zebra crossing
o On the Abbey Road album cover, John, Ringo, Paul and George are in a single file line as they cross the street.
o The position of the wax figures is slightly different as John leads and has George, Paul and Ringo following in a single file behind him.
For more information, visit www.madametussauds.com/orlando.