Madame Tussauds San Francisco Shares Sneak Peek of Jerry Garcia Wax Figure
Garcia’s family participates in emotional figure unveiling
On the historic corner of Haight and Ashbury, Madame Tussauds unveils Jerry Garcia’s wax figure with his daughter Keelin and wife Manasha. The family was filled with emotion and pride as the late legend remains an iconic representation of the city’s vibrant culture, which he was a major part of. Now his legacy lives on as an official wax figure at Madame Tussauds San Francisco, where Bay Area visitors will have the opportunity to view Jerry – among other prolific wax figures – that are being specially constructed for the new location, opening June 26.
Keelin Garcia stands with a wax figure of her late father Jerry Garcia at the corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets in San Francisco, CA. (Beck Diefenbach / Madame Tussauds)
“They’ve been doing this since the likes of Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin, and it’s an incredible honor to have Jerry included,” says Manasha Garcia. Jerry’s figure took a team of 20 artists and approximately three months to create with the use of more than 200 different measurements. Additionally, each strand of hair was inserted by hand individually, taking approximately five weeks to complete.
Madame Tussauds San Francisco will celebrate the city’s iconic figures and landmarks through the use of dedicated ‘Spirit of San Francisco’ room. As with all Madame Tussauds, there will be no ropes or barriers so visitors are able to get close and examine the incredible detail and artistry of these intricate, lifelike figures.
For more information including hours, online ticket sales, and admission, please visit www.madametussauds.com/SanFrancisco.
About Madame Tussauds San Francisco
Madame Tussauds San Francisco offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics. Only at Madame Tussauds San Francisco can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences. The star-studded attraction allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting. The attraction is open at 10 a.m. 365 days a year, located in Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street.
About Merlin Entertainments Group – North America
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 100 attractions, 10 hotels, 3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000+ employees.
Merlin has twenty attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts: LEGOLAND Florida theme park and water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park and water park; SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Hollywood and San Francisco; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Kansas City, MO; Atlanta, GA; Westchester, NY and Toronto, ON; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte-Concord, NC – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
for Madame Tussauds San Francisco
Hilary Marvin, 415-294-9841