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COUNTDOWN TO NYE
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 Tussauds New York will attempt the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title of the longest feather boa at 1.2 miles — 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 — best recognized as the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” and 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 — as the event’s emcee. Ripley’s and Madame Tussauds 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.