Blackpool Turns Back Time to Welcome the Ultimate American War Hero!
Madame Tussauds Blackpool is celebrating Armed Forces Week by offering free entry to all service personnel for the whole of this week.
To launch the offer, and welcome its latest figure Captain America, the attraction turned back the clock and transformed Blackpool’s iconic promenade into a striking wartime scene.
Making a movie-worthy entrance, Madame Tussauds took the Blackpool seafront back to the 1940s, when Captain America was first created and then frozen in time ahead of becoming the Avengers’ leader. The transformation was made complete with a vintage tram supplied by Blackpool Heritage Company.
Armed Forces Week takes place throughout this week and culminates with nationwide events on Saturday 29 June. To celebrate this week, which honours both active and former service personnel, Madame Tussauds Blackpool will be offering free entry to all members of the armed forces.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool was assisted in its time travel by volunteers from the Lytham 1940s Wartime Weekend, who gamely stepped in to take Captain America back to his past.
Captain America joins the other residents at Madame Tussauds Blackpool’s MARVEL SUPER HEROES area, which includes comic characters including Captain Marvel, Hulk, Ironman, Spiderman and Thor.
The Lytham 1940s Wartime Weekend 2019 takes place on 17th and 18th August on Lytham Green and sees the era brought to life with a bang via live entertainment, re-enactments and the opportunity to try out wartime activities and hobbies for yourself. Highlights include costumed characters, historic vehicles and aircraft, music and dance, memorabilia stalls and a living history camp. Attendance is free and all attendees are welcome to join in the fun by donning period costume.
For more information or to book tickets to visit Madame Tussauds Blackpool, please visit: www.madametussauds.com/blackpool.