We're joining the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia as the Capital gears up to wish Londoners and international visitors “Kung Hei Fat Choi”, with a special visit from the wax likenesses of Chinese martial arts masters Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.
The striking figures will travel from our attractions in Hong Kong and Shanghai to take up residence here in London in time to welcome in The Year of the Horse on Friday January 31. BUT, visitors to London’s famous Chinatown can get a sneak preview as both figures will be paying a special visit to Gerrard Street in the run up to Chinese New Year on Wednesday January 29. Members of the public will be able to get up close to the legendary Lee and Chan and pose for pictures with them.
The figures will be in Gerrard Street for the afternoon before returning here to Baker Street to take up residence at the attraction, where they will remain until mid April 2014. We will be throwing Lee and Chan a New Year celebration on Saturday February 1, with performances of the high-energy, high-impact traditional Lion Dance at regular intervals. Our attraction will also feature customary decorations and music, with the historic building also being lit up in lucky red. Guests can also have a peek at what’s in store for them in the coming year with a free fortune cookie*.
Guests will be able to pose alongside legends Lee and Chan throughout the New Year period. Lee is portrayed in his trademark yellow and black all in one, his face deep in concentration poised ready to spring into action. Chan is in a more relaxed pose with his familiar large smile and dressed casually in a denim outfit.
SOURCE: MADAME TUSSAUDS