A — 3: ranging from special effects to fully animated figures
B — 4: as well as the idols of popular music and the icons
C — 7: who is sitting to determine exact measurements
D — 5: who are eager to help in any possible way they can
E — 1: that reflect contemporary public opinion and celebrity
F — 2: as well as resources on art, technology and drama
For more than 200 years Madame Tussaud’s has been attracting tourists from all over the world and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity.
Madame Tussaud’s original concept has entered a brand new era of interactive entertainment __ranging from special effects to fully animated figures__. Today’s visitors are sent on a breathtaking journey in black cabs through hundreds of years of the past. They have a unique chance to see the great legends of history, __as well as the idols of popular music and the icons__ of politics.
Much of the figure construction technique follows the traditional pattern, beginning whenever possible with the subject __who is sitting to determine exact measurements__ and personal characteristics. The surprising likeliness of the wax portraits also owes much to many stars (D) __who are eager to help in any possible way they can__, either by providing their stage clothes, or simply giving useful advice.
The museum continues constantly to add figures __that reflect contemporary public opinion and celebrity__ popularity. The attraction also continues to expand globally with established international branches in New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and many other cities. And they all have the same rich mix of interaction, authenticity and local appeal.
The museum provides a stimulating and educational environment for schoolchildren. Its specialists are working together with practicing teachers and educational advisors to create different programmes of activities, __as well as resources on art, technology and drama__.