Located on 10th Floor, New World Plaza, Nanjing West Road Shanghai, Madame Tussauds Shanghai is the sixth Madame Tussauds in the world after London, Amsterdam, New York, Hong Kong and Las Vegas. The Madame Tussauds brands have more than 200 years’ experience of producing the realistic wax figures using the most advanced material with high artificial skills.
Madame Tussauds (1761-1850) was an outstanding French artist who was famous for making wax figures. The first wax museum is established by Madame Tussauds at the age of 74 in 1835 on the Baker Street, London. She learnt the wax making skills with a doctor and was known for her waxwork of famous writer Voltaire.
The one in Shanghai opened from May 1st 2006, which won out over other candidate cities by taking advantage of Chinese local celebrities and vast market prospects. It opens from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m. daily through the year. The wax museum is divided into nine theme areas including Behind the Scene, Glamour of Shanghai, Celebrities and National Leaders in history, Movie, Music, Sports, Speed and other two zones. Visitors could have an opportunity to interact with their beloved idols. Nearly 80 lifelike wax figures of celebrities are displayed including Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jackson, David Beckham, Jackie Chan, Bill Gates, Obama and so on.
Despite of taking picture with the celebrities, visitors could also join into several interactive activities with the “Stars” like singing songs, shooting a movie or playing basketball.
The highlight of Madame Tussauds Shanghai is an adventurous zone, given the name of “The Chamber of Horrors”. Here visitors will experience a heart-stopping adventure with live performances and unseen wax statues in the dark surroundings, which brings a thrilling atmosphere.