Today, Madame Tussauds New York received for a monstrous delivery that is set to be a roaring success at the iconic attraction! In partnership with Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers Pictures, Madame Tussauds New York and Madame Tussauds London will bring the experience to life with an eighteen-foot, multi-sensory animatronic head of the gigantic ape that will wow and terrify in the larger than life Kong: Skull Island experience.
Guests can expect to embark on an adventure deep into the tropical environment of the infamous Skull Island, where they will be challenged to evade the traps of colossal petrifying spiders and uncover artifacts from the film. As they journey through the secluded bamboo jungle, they will be joined by a new wax figure of Captain James Conrad, played by British actor Tom Hiddleston in the upcoming film, before coming face to face with the enormous breathing, blinking, snarling and roaring mystical monster himself.
The enormous animatronic Kong head, made from 64 square metres of specialist faux hair, took 72 days to build and create by 33 team members. Each movement of the head uses state of the art pneumatic controls which was designed specifically for Kong. The system precisely controls the pressure and flow of air to recreate life like facial movements, grunts, snorts and roars made by the ferocious beast. The experience will be unveiled in Madame Tussauds New York in March 2017 in conjunction with the global launch of the film Kong: Skull Island.