Visiting Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Last fall we decided not to go to Florida for vacation (blasphemy!). Instead we flew to California and had an amazing time. We traipsed all over Hollywood, witnessed a star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saw where the rich and famous lived, ate at In-N-Out Burger, visited cemeteries, and of course, for two die-hard Disney parks fans, we went to our mecca, Disneyland.
One thing that wasn’t on our list, but was near our hotel so it was a what the heck let’s do it, was visit Madame Tussauds Hollywood, aka the wax museum. A Madame Tussauds has recently opened in Orlando so I assumed we would go there eventually. But since we were staying at the Hollywood Orchid Suites, which was a few minutes’ walk away, and the museum I had originally wanted to go to was already closed, Madame Tussauds became plan B.
I ordered tickets on my iPhone to save a few bucks rather than buying at the door. Madam Tussauds has “Late Night Saver” tickets, so I took advantage of the discount, (on top of the mobile ordering discount) only paying $15 each. We picked up the tickets at the door and we were in.
My first impression was that this place was creepy. After that subsided, and we got away from the annoying George Lopez figure that had its own soundtrack on a loop, we started to relax and have an absolute blast. It wasn’t too crowded. We took silly photos, utilized some of the props, and hung out for a few hours.
Probably the hardest I had laughed in a while was watching Gary get his photo taken by a photographer with the ET set. We didn’t buy their photos, but I made a video and snapped some of my own pics.
If you haven’t been to a Madame Tussauds wax museum, I would highly suggest it. I won’t feel the need to rush back anytime soon, but we had so much fun spending a few hours here. Yes it’s completely touristy, but I’ll be the first to admit I’m a tourist. 😀