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A Visit to Madame Tussauds in Orlando

Disclosure:  I received a pair of complimentary passes in a blog conference swag bag.
Earlier this Summer I attended a social media conference in Orlando.  The host hotel offered passes to the Orlando Eye.  FREE passes?  Count me in.  
Orlando Eye

As luck would have it the first day we went to the Orlando Eye, it was out of commission for the afternoon and we were told to come back the following day.
Once again, no Orlando Eye for us but we did pose for a pic
The manager recognized us from our earlier visit and offered tix to any of the other indoor attractions.  We looked around and decided to visit Madame Tussauds.

We have visited Madame Tussauds museums in other cities and it's always fun to mix and mingle with "celebrities" and notable figures.

Now this being Orlando and all, it wouldn't be complete without something dedicated to the great Walt Disney.
Vargas and Walt just chillin'
Just a few steps from Walt Disney stood a Albert Einstein.  KMc couldn't resist discussing STEM with the famed scientist.
KMc and Einstein discussing STEM
The museum takes great care in their efforts to capture the celebrity model. From the clothes to the hairs/wigs and even props for some fun photos. Each figure is precisely the same height with notable characteristics as the person it's modeled after. 

J stood next to this lifelike statue of Obama and we realized he's not quite 6' tall - Obama is 6'1". 
Just an inch or two shorter than President Obama
 Walking through the museum was like being transported in time...

 From man's landing on the moon...
Look ma, KMc's on tv...
Madame Tussaud's museums are an excellent way to get kids interested in history.  Each figure features a plaque detailing who the person is and some of their notable accomplishments.

Tussaud was a noted wax sculptor and one of her first works was a wax sculpture of Voltaire... yes THAT famous philosopher.   

There are 24 Madame Tussaud museums throughout the world including locations in Vegas, Hollywood, D.C. and Beijing to name a few.  Each location featuring it's own unique notables from history, science, sports, music and movies, like Shrek.
Quiet on the set, we're working here.
We had a blast at Madame Tussaud's Museum in Orlando.
We danced with M.J.
    Kicked it with Pitbull
       Shot hoops with Shaq
         Interviewed passersby with Oprah
Even copped a squat on the couch of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Finally, it was time to head home and we couldn't think of a better co-pilot than E.T.
Next time you're in Orlando, be sure to check out the Orlando Eye and if it's not working or the line is too long, walk a few steps across the way to Madame Tussauds Museum.

Madame Tussauds Museum Orlando is located at 8401 International Drive in Orlando, Florida.  

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Have you ever visited a Madame Tussauds Museum?


Terra Heck said…
I've never visited a Madame Tussauds museum but it's on my bucket list. From seeing your pictures and other's pics, it looks like something that would interest me.
There is a WAX museum down the street from where I live but I will never go because it's just WAY too crowded! haha! So thank you for the pics and the insight as to what I might be missing!
Masshole Mommy said…
I haven't been to this one, but I have been to the ones in DC, NYC and Vegas and LOVED them. Such fun to visit.
AiringMyLaundry said…
This looks like a fun time. I've always enjoyed wax museum. And I've been wanting to try out that Orlando Eye.
I have never been to a wax museum and would love to visit one day. They all look so real and life like. Work on them if wonderful.
Jacqui Stewart said…
My son and I love visiting Madame Tussauds. We go to the one in NYC whenever we're up there :)
I never went to that one but I visited the one in NYC. It was so cool - all the statues are so lifelike!!
Alli Smith said…
I've always wanted to visit one of these museums. We're headed to Orlando in a couple of months. Now, if I can get the kids away from the parks for one afternoon. :)
Joanna Brittain said…
We've been to Orlando several times, but only went for Disney World. We really need to go back and check out the other places, like this one!
I've never been to a Madame Tussauds Museum. It looks like a fun place to spend an afternoon with the family.
Pam said…
It looks like you had a lot of fun at Madame Tussaud's. I think wax museums are a really cool atop on vacation.
Kathy McDaniel said…
We just moved to the South, very close to Florida. You just gave me a great idea on places to visit. It looks like such a fun place!
Joline said…
Madame Tussaud is such a fun place to visit! And you're right, it's great to mingle lol. I visited the one in Hong Kong.
Orlando is such a great place for fun. They have so much fun going on there and lots to do!
Terri Beavers said…
Those wax sculptures are really interesting to see. The one of Former President Obama looks so lifelike, it's really amazing. Looks like you ended up having a great time after all.
Kita Bryant said…
The likeness of those statues is honestly scary. It is amazing, but totally freaky!
Debra Hawkins said…
I go to Madame Tussauds where ever we go! I love how different they are in each location. I have been to Hollywood, New York and London!
LaShawn Wiltz said…
I have never been to Madame Tussauds. I've always wanted to go. I didn't even know there was a location in Orlando
Jaime Nicole said…
I've been to a Madame Tussauds and they are so fun! I LOVE the whole Shrek display and so would my kids!
Bonnie Gowen said…
What a really cool place to visit! I would love to bring my family there.
Wow. What an awesome museum. I would love to visit and take a gazillion photos! Madam Tussaud was one talented lady to be able to do life-like wax figures of famous people. Thanks for sharing your photos. I liked the one riding with E.T. the best.

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