What: Madame Tussauds
Ready to go with Cameron Diaz.
For: All Ages
Ethan and I visited Madame Tussauds in Hollywood to see the realistic celebrity wax figures. Since Madame Tussaud opened her first wax museum over 200 years ago, her museums have been iconic for the most realistic wax figures of celebrities in existence.
Smiling with the Legend Betty White.
To get to Madame Tussauds, you can park in the structure on Hollywood and Highland (remember to get validation). Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the celebrity hand and footprints are located right outside the entrance of the museum.
Laughing it up with Conan O’Brien.
Upon entering the museum, guests are instructed that they can take as many pictures and videos as you want. You are allowed to touch the figures, but you are not allowed to touch the figures’ faces. There are prop stations in different rooms that let you dress up for photo opportunities. There are also seating and standing areas to help you get the best Instagram-worthy shot.
Life is Like a Box of Chocolates with Tom Hanks.
There are various themed rooms with superb wax characters. The rooms contain celebrities corresponding to the themes, including: Spirit of Hollywood, Modern Classics, Making Movies, Pop Icons, A-List Party and Country Western. What was surprising to Ethan and me was how short some of the celebrities were!
Fighting Crime with Spiderman.
There is a Virtual Room experience (ages 12+) where you can play video games with your friends to accomplish missions with VR for an additional price. You can play with two, three or four people. A Marvel Superhero’s -D experience allows for you to immerse yourself into the Marvel Universe. At the Behind the Scenes area you can see exactly how the wax figures are made and even take home a wax mold of your hands (for an additional cost).
Honorary T-Bird with John Travolta.
The crowd was made of mostly older kids and adults. We were able to walk straight into the museum and take pictures with the figures without an issue. It took about an hour for us to go through the entire museum, but I would anticipate that if each figure and plaque was looked at then it would take an hour and a half to two hours to make your way through the entire museum.
Lining up putts with Tiger Woods.
You can save 35% by purchasing tickets online or on Groupon. For talk-up tickets, pricing is $30.95 for standard admission (ages 13+). Check Madame Tussauds website for pricing for additional activities and hours of operation.
Skating with Tony Hawk.
Bonus picture: Me fighting bad guys with Bruce Lee. Note the nun chucks, flying kick and angry face.
Madame Tussauds Information
6933 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
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