Madame Tussauds Blackpool has just launched a new Doctor Who area, including a wax figure replica of the Thirteenth Doctor. For those older fans like me who remember the Doctor Who Exhibition in Blackpool, the return of Doctor Who to this Northern seaside resort is a welcome event.
The new area at the famous Madame Tussauds in Blackpool will give fans plenty of opportunities for photographs. Fans will travel into the forest and search for the Doctor’s trusty sonic screwdriver, before coming face to face with the Doctor and the TARDIS, the very prop used onscreen throughout Series 11.
The Doctor’s signature costume designed by Ray Holman is painstakingly replicated including the grey long coat, rainbow t-shirt, striped socks and signature braces.
Speaking of her figure, Jodie Whittaker said: “It’s an incredible honour to become part of the Madame Tussauds family, they’ve done such an amazing job!”
Mat Way, Global Director, Live entertainments, BBC Studios, said: “We are hugely excited to be working with Madame Tussauds at such a pivotal time for Doctor Who. We have been engaged in the development of the wax figure from inception to creation, therefore we can’t wait to see the Thirteenth Doctor finally in position at her Blackpool home.”
General Manager, Matthew Titherington, said: “We are thrilled to announce the addition of a Doctor Who area to the attraction and welcome the first female Doctor Who wax figure.
“The show has a hugely loyal following, not only in the UK but across the world, and the new area will be a must-visit destination for all Doctor Who fans, offering the chance to get up close and personal to all things Whovian”.
The Doctor Who area is part of the main Madame Tussauds Blackpool attraction and is included in the ticket price, starting from £13.50 for children and £18.00 for adults (additional 20% discount available when tickets are booked online).
For more information visit: www.madametussauds.com/blackpool