1972: The second European Madame Tussauds attraction opens in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1999: The first American Madame Tussauds opens in Las Vegas.
2000: The second American Madame Tussauds attraction opens in New York, and the same year Madame Tussauds opens in Hong Kong.
2006: Madame Tussauds opens in Shanghai.
2007: The third American attraction opens in Washington DC.
2008: The third European site becomes Berlin, where the attraction opens in ‘Unter den Linden’.
2009: The fourth American site opens in Hollywood.
2010: Madame Tussauds Bangkok opens in December - the third attraction in Asia.
2011: Vienna (Austria) and Blackpool (UK) both open in April 2011 - the global count is now up to 12 attractions.
2011: Celebrating 250 Years!