|Madame Tussauds Blackpool|
|Attraction type||Wax museum|
Madame Tussauds Blackpool is a wax museum located in Blackpool, United Kingdom. The attraction opened in 2011, replacing the previous Louis Tussauds waxworks. It features over 80 wax figures of famous celebrities, film and television characters, athletes and musicians. Libby Dalton is the newest addition to the attraction, as of November 2021.
In March 2010 it was confirmed that a deal had been made between Blackpool Council and Leisure Parcs to purchase some of Blackpool's most notable landmarks. The deal, totalling £38.9m, had national and local government backing and included the purchase of Blackpool Tower, Winter Gardens, Louis Tussauds, Bonny Street Market, Mr T's Amusements, the Sealife Centre and Pirate Golf. Merlin Entertainments were announced as the new operators of Blackpool Tower and Louis Tussauds, which was refurbished and rebranded as Madame Tussauds Blackpool.
The process of making a wax figure can take anywhere from four to six months. After a survey has been conducted on who the attraction should include, researchers find out as much information as possible about the chosen celebrities including their hairstyle, common facial expressions, and clothing preferences. If they are able, celebrities visit the Madame Tussauds stylists who take more than 150 measurements and 200 photos, and use an oil-based paint to create a realistic skin complexion. The figure is not made entirely of wax, but also uses clay and steel.
|TV Stars||Pop Stars||Gaming Stars|
|Paddy McGuinness||Olly Murs||DanTDM|
|Simon Cowell||Ed Sheeran|
|Keith Lemon||Lady Gaga|
|Gok Wan||Michael Jackson|
|Bear Grylls||Peter Andre|
|Ant and Dec||Freddie Mercury|
|The Two Ronnies||Ariana Grande||Notes:|