Both Iconic New York City Attractions Will Host a Special Event with Celebrated Drag Queens to Set the Guinness World Records Title & Introduce LGBTQ+ Exhibitions and Collection Items Throughout the Month of June to Benefit The Trevor Project

When: Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Where: 234 West 42nd Street (between 7th Ave and 8th Ave)

In celebration of WorldPride and in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square and Madame Tussaud’s New York will host a special event on Thursday, June 20, 2019 to attempt the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title of the longest feather boa at 1.2 miles, which is the equivalent to 5,808 feet or nearly four times the length of the Empire State Building.

The colorful and festive celebration will feature famed drag queen, Shangela who was hand-selected by Lady Gaga to play the role of her drag mother in the film “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper and is also recognized as the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of “Rupaul’s Drag Race,” will be the event’s emcee. Ripley’s and Madame Tussaud’s New York will officially unravel their rainbow feathered boa in front of New Yorkers and visitors from around the globe on West 42nd Street in Times Square. The soon-to-be-record-breaking boa will be on display at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square throughout the month of June. The Ride, an interactive mobile sightseeing experience, will partner with both attractions to provide transportation for drag queen participants and guests during the special occasion.

During the month of June, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square will introduce a red stiletto car which will be on display and added to their collection of artifacts from around the globe, while Madame Tussauds New York will transform a section of their A-List room to the Gay-List to feature prominent LGBTQ+ celebrities. Throughout the month of June, both Ripley’s and Madame Tussaud’s are partnering with The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth. Visitors to Ripley’s can have their $1 donation matched when purchasing their admission and guests at Madame Tussaud’s New York can donate any amount to the project in their retail shop.


In addition, visitors can take advantage of the new Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square and Madame Tussaud’s New York combo ticket to experience both neighboring attractions for the price of one, saving 30% on admission.  The ticket includes admission to Ripley’s where guests can experience over 500 artifacts in over 20 uniquely themed galleries, plus, Madame Tussaud’s New York Silver Ticket admission which includes admission via the VIP lane, with faster entry into the attraction and admission to Marvel Super Heroes 4D.  The ticket is available online for $45 and in-person for $50 and can be purchased from either location. Buy tickets here.