Thursday, October 8, 2015
Two New Robin William Figures to Debut in Madame Tussands San Francisco
New Robin Williams Figures Introduced to Madame Tussauds San Francisco in Honor of Fleet Week
Fisherman’s Wharf attraction celebrates cherished local star and military comic Robin Williams
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of military service members who will arrive on San Francisco shores for Fleet Week, October 5-12, 2015, Madame Tussauds San Francisco will display two iconic wax depictions of Robin Williams for the first time. The attraction will also offer half-off discounted entry tickets upon presentation of a military ID.
“We’re thrilled that our newest additions to the Madame Tussauds family are not one but two figures of a local icon”
A lifelong resident of San Francisco, Williams toured extensively with the USO, making three tours each to Iraq and Afghanistan, and traveling overseas to 12 countries to entertain troops. He performed for over 89,000 troops over the course of his tours, offering support to soldiers suffering from sobriety issues and depression. He remains one of the army’s most beloved figures.
Robin Williams was immortalized in wax following a sitting conducted with Madame Tussauds sculptors in April 2001. Both figures are a reflection of Williams as a much-loved stand-up comedian. One figure is modeled on his early career performing at San Francisco comedy clubs; the other depicts Williams in his later years.
“We’re thrilled that our newest additions to the Madame Tussauds family are not one but two figures of a local icon,” said Chris Connors, General Manager of Madame Tussauds San Francisco. “We are looking forward to offering his fans a unique experience, as well as honoring troops during this very special week for San Francisco.”
To track real-time updates on Fleet Week activities, follow Madame Tussauds San Francisco on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Madame Tussauds San Francisco
Madame Tussauds San Francisco offers guests the unique opportunity to meet incredible wax likenesses of some of the city’s and world’s most famous stars. Get up close and personal with Hollywood A-listers, music superstars, TV personalities, sporting heroes and cultural icons.
Visit http://www.madametussauds.com/SanFrancisco for more information. Follow Madame Tussauds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on the latest figure launches.
The attraction is open at 10 AM, 365 days a year, in Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133.
About Merlin Entertainments Group – North America
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe’s number one, and the second-largest global visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its visitors through its iconic brands, and the commitment of its managers and employees.
Merlin has twenty five attractions and two hotels in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND resorts, six Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions, seven LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, North America’s only Dungeon attraction, and six SEA LIFE aquariums, underlining the company’s positions as the world’s largest global aquarium operator. Learn more by visiting http://www.merlinentertainments.biz.