Making Half Term Great Again
Madame Tussauds London welcomes animatronic Donald Trump
Madame Tussauds London recently received a very high-profile guest who was resident in the attraction for a two-week flying visit over October half-term. Confirming that this was not fake news, the attraction unveiled ‘President Trump Will Take Your Questions’, a new audio animatronic figure of Donald Trump, ready and waiting to meet and greet the UK public.
Those who missed the bonafide President Trump’s last visit to the UK had the unique opportunity to enjoy an alternative audience with the infamous US leader during his limited two-week residency. The self-proclaimed genius and leader of the free-world could be seen at Madame Tussauds London taking questions from an intrepid journalist, challenging the man at the top on the hot topics of the day.
The first in the new concept of ‘celebrity caricatures’ from Merlin Magic Making, the figure itself was sculpted by their talented artists, who gave him his ‘outrageous’ likeness and painted it to be so curiously life like.
After deciding his best position was in the main foyer to the attraction, where he gets to greet every visitor, Merlin Magic Making then designed a set based on a Presidential press interview, complete with live actors taking the parts of ‘Fake News’ TV interviewer and a security detail there to protect the president from unwanted questions.
Steve Davies, General Manager of Madame Tussauds London, said: “The most controversial man in global politics is arriving in spectacular fashion this October to Madame Tussauds London. Whilst he undoubtedly polarises opinions, we think that guests will be unanimous in their verdict of our truly original creation of President Donald Trump. As the man himself would say, it’s going to be Huge.”