Our third and final stop was at the Hollywood Wax Museum. This place is right down the road from the much more upscale Madame Tussauds, but there is zero competition as these two wax museums are nowhere in the same league. This place can best be summed up with the two word phrase, awesomely bad.
The Hollywood Wax Museum is best done with a bit (or a lot) of alcohol. Unfortunately, I had to go through the museum sober due to cold medication, but after a few beers at Pig N' Whistle, Dan really had a great time at the wax museum. I have lots of hilarious photos as evidence, but unfortunately, cannot share them on this blog to protect his identity and dignity! My silly, done sober,pictures, I will happily post, as I have no shame.
The first thing that's great about the museum, is the wax figures are so poorly done, that it is often a guessing game as to who they're supposed to represent. Sometimes you get help with the figure having been placed in a famous setting or certain costume, but really the figures usually don't look much like the actor. We had a great time guessing. I am not just talking about actors of yesteryear, but really famous contemporary actors. Clearly, the "artists" who work here, could not get hired at Tussauds. Or perhaps, the figures are first try cast-offs for Tussauds? Either way, it's much more entertaining that they don't look good.
The second great thing, is you are free to touch the figures and pose with them however you wish. This leads to much hysterical laughing and incriminating photos. Dan had a great idea that we should come back with props and costume changes to get the most out of the pictures. I don't think that we stopped laughing the entire time we were at the museum.
When you first enter, there is a mock up of The Black Pearl with Johnny and Orlando. Clearly this is a recent addition and major showcased attraction. They even have cannon blasts going off at odd intervals, just enough to make me jump.
Just past the pirates set up is the entrance for the horror chamber. No Thanks! I am huge chicken when it comes to being startled and I just knew in my gut that there was a live person pretending to be a wax figure waiting to scare me. Even though the figures look completely fake, they still give me the creeps, even the ones that are not horror related. House of Wax made a big impression on me. What if thats a real person under there??? We skipped the horror chamber,
Here I am with the first celebrity that made us go, "who is that supposed to be?".
I still don't think it looks that much like Pacino. Note how I am creeped out to get too close to it. I'm not touching that thing!
Here's a few more that don't look like the celebrity.
This one is my favorite, because it looks nothing like Megan Fox.
Poor Brad Pitt, this is awful.
The only reason this is recognizable is due to the Titanic set up. That the guy has blond hair, is about as much of a resemblance that the figure bears to Leonardo.
This is recognizable as Cameron Diaz, but it is so unflattering, that I think she ought to sue the museum.
So should Drew..so, so unflattering.
Here are some silly pictures..
Me with Sandler. He sort of looks right, if you squint.
Guitar lesson with The King.
Indy! My picture with the Christian Bale figure that doesn't look like CB, didn't turn out. Harrison (definitely Indy Harrison and NOT Star Wars Harrison) is the heartthrob runner up!
Being sassy with Lucy.
lounging with Hef.
A few funny close ups.
This just keeps making me laugh. I think that Tobey should join the lawsuit that Cameron and Drew are starting.
Bottom Line- Have some drinks at a bar and head to The Hollywood Wax Museum. We left feeling like we had gotten more than our money's worth of entertainment. Don't have high expectations for a polished museum or great looking figures, just go to take goofy pictures.