Ever fancied flying the Millennium Falcon with Chewbacca, squaring up to Darth Vader or maybe chilling out with Han Solo at the Mos Eisley Cantina, well now you can at Madame Tussaud’s Star Wars themed exhibition. Get up close and personal with your favourite Star Wars hero or villian and grab that treasured selfie of you with your icon, including the late Carrie Fischer as Princess Leia. This really is a must for any Star Wars fan.
The Star Wars characters on display and featured in my film are:
Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul in a lightsaber duel from The Phantom Menace.
Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith.
Han Solo in the cantina bar from Star Wars..waiting for Greedo or maybe you?
C-3PO and R2-D2 on Tatooine from Star Wars.
The Millennium Falcon flight-deck with Chewbacca
Two Stormtroopers on the Death Star from Star Wars.
Yoda in the swamps from The Empire Strikes Back.
Darth Vader from The Empire Strikes Back.
Princess Leia, Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Crumb from Return of the Jedi.
Lightsaber duel featuring Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader , with Emperor Palpatine watching from Return of the Jedi.
Carbonite frozen Han Solo from The Empire Strikes Back.
All of the Star Wars characters are realistic and excellently crafted. The Star Wars displays can be accessed after the Marvel 4D Super Heroes movie has finished through the left-hand exit.
Madame Tussauds has put together a slick mix of entertainment to cater for all tastes and keep you thoroughly enthralled. There are realistic celebrity wax figures for you to pose with. Enjoy a pretty decent 4D Marvel Super Heroes movie and sit back and take a black cab ride on a tour through the history and culture of London . Finally, there is “Scream” which is basically a walk-through ghost train style experience, where real-life actors add to the creepy atmosphere and thrills.
The celebrity waxwork figures are divided into eleven different areas: star wars,party, bollywood, film, sport, royalty, culture, music, world leaders, chamber of horrors and marvel super heroes, although some of the sections merge seamlessly together. Party is filled with A-list celebrities, Pitt, Julia Roberts and Beckham and definitely has that red carpet atmosphere and at busy times this feels like you are at a movie premiere as you flow among the crowds. A section of this area is devoted to the stars of Bollywood including Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Raj. Next you will have your opportunity to have your photo taken with the boys of One Direction or carry on to see the stars of the silver screen past and present like Marilyn Monroe, Arnold Schwarzenegger or even the late Robin Williams. Onto the world of sport and as this is London the focus is heavily on the athletes of the 2012 Olympics including Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis. Here is your chance to rub shoulders with royalty past and present, before taking a brief stroll through culture before immersing yourself in the world of music. All your favourite stars are here including the Beatles, Madonna and Beyonce. Then you have the chance to give the world leaders a piece of your mind and I promise they won’t answer you back. If you dare, take a stroll through the Chamber of Horrors, although this is really only an atmospheric prelude to “Scream”. The fantastic Super Heroes are crammed into the waiting area as you queue to see the 4D movie and probably overall deserved a slightly larger area .
On arrival there are at least 4 different queues, depending on what type of ticket you purchased, so make sure you join the correct one. The queues move fairly fast although they may seem long.
Money Saving Tip:
If you travel by train look for the 2 for 1 entry deals that the rail companies run from time to time, but you will need to print out a voucher before you leave home. Also Tesco supermarket clubcard
Vouchers can be used to exchange for tickets again do this online before you visit.
Food and Toilet Facilities
There are some food stalls and toilets dotted throughout the venue. Food stalls were in the “party” area and in the Super-Heroes hall. Don’t wait to use the toilet down stairs in the “shop” as these were very small and tended to get crowded.
If it has all been too much for you sit down and relax in the coffee shop after the gift shop.
Geek Step – Star Wars s Dr Who vs Star Trek vs Indiana Jones
Star Wars Imperial March (DUBSTEP BRO STEP Remix) both courtesy of LDUK Music.
Cantina Band Star Wars (B.L.O.D remix DUBSTEP SWINGSTEP) courtesy of B.L.O.D official
Royalty free music Star Wars Theme (DUBSTEP) courtesy of SEFFAPEFFA royalty free music.
Sound effects credit:
Laser Blast courtesy of SoundBible.com.
License: Attribution 3.0 creative commons. Sound recorded by Mike Koenig.