Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Hosts 100 Children for Special Day with Merlin’s Magic Wand

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Hosts 100 Children for Special Day with Merlin's Magic Wand
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
welcomed 100 very special guests: 100 children for a fun-filled day at the attraction on May 17, 2014 (Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage / www.DeniseTruscello.net)

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Hosts 100 Children for Special Day with Merlin's Magic Wand
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Hosts 100 Children for Special Day with Merlin’s Magic Wand

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage / www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Merlin’s Magic Wand, the charity of Madame Tussauds’ parent company, Merlin Entertainments, worked with Communities in Schools of Nevada (CIS), specifically elementary students from Elaine Wynn Elementary, to make the big day a reality.

Children take photos with wax figures of former Mayor Oscar Goodman and a Las Vegas Showgirl at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Children take photos with wax figures of former Mayor Oscar Goodman and a Las Vegas Showgirl at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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The children were welcomed to celebrate the opening of Merlin Entertainment’s 100th attraction, SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, which opened in February. Each of Merlin’s 100 global attractions is welcoming 100 children through Merlin’s Magic Wand, with a goal of 10,000 deserving children receiving a memorable visit to the attractions around the world.

Children pose with Snoop Dogg wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Children pose with Snoop Dogg wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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Upon the children’s arrival, they received a special welcome from a Merlin Entertainments executive and had a souvenir photo taken with their preferred wax figure. Next, they were invited to explore Madame Tussauds all-new attraction, including the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience.

Children pose with wax figure of James Brown at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Children pose with wax figure of James Brown at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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The event concluded with lunch with each child receiving personalized Madame Tussauds gift bags. The children were asked prior to the event about their favorite characters and also specific needs such as clothing, school supplies and items for summer.

Children pose withwax figures of Jimi Hendrix and James Brown at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Children pose withwax figures of Jimi Hendrix and James Brown at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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Throughout the year, Merlin’s Magic Wand allows schools, hospitals and charitable organizations and families to give their seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged children the chance to experience Merlin Entertainments attractions worldwide for free. Qualified organizations and individuals interested in receiving complimentary admission to any of Merlin Entertainments’ 100 attractions around the globe can go to www.MerlinsMagicWand.org and apply.