Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

If weed makes you paranoid then perhaps you shouldn't visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum when you're high.

There's something eerie about standing in a room full of celebrities who refuse to make eye contact. In many ways, it's exactly like living in Los Angeles.

Many of the wax figures are so lifelike you half expect them to reach out and grab you. In the case of George Clooney, most people just hope he'll reach out and grab them.

The recently departed Hef, looking smug and satisfied
Other figures, however, have only a passing resemblance to the actual living person which is so strange considering these are some of the most photographed people in the world. It's not like the Britney Spears artist was given a bad picture to work from. But, somehow, she looks like what you would expect Britney's cousin to look like. We've seen drag impersonators who looked more like the real thing!

We can't imagine what a celebrity thinks when they go to the unveiling of their wax likeness only to see a figure that looks nothing like themselves. Fergie must have wondered, "Why are they showing me Shakira?!!"

We checked for wicks!  None on Bruce Willis!
There are several different rooms throughout the exhibit: movies, sports, Las Vegas icons, etc. For some reason, Mike Tyson is in a little room by himself. Maybe they were afraid he would sexually assault Halle Berry. Kathy Griffin was performing to no one, something she's probably used to these days.

Snoop looking pensive
We checked the top of the heads for wicks. No, they are not giant candles, which is a good thing. Let's be honest, who would want their room to smell like Larry King?!

The best reason to go to the museum is so you can have your photo taken with your favorite celeb. They let you get up close and actually touch the figures which is not something you could do to a living, breathing celebrity. And, some of them have had so much plastic surgery in real life you could probably fool your friends into thinking you were at a Hollywood party. The atmosphere when we were there was upbeat and the throbbing pop music added to that feeling. We expected the museum to be more like a... museum-- velvet ropes, quiet hallways, pin spotlights trained on the faux celeb faces. Instead it was more like a party... where there are a bunch of pop culture icons... who have all been been spiked with 200 mg of Ketamine.

Madame Tussauds is a good way to kill an hour. If cannabis makes you giggle, it could take much, much longer.

There's also a 4D super hero movie which would be pretty great--or pretty terrifying--to see in an altered state. The Marvel 4D Experience is a 9-minute 3D film with a fourth D!  We won't tell you exactly what happens, but it is worth the 10-minute wait!

Tickets are a bit cheaper if you go after 5. Nevada residents only pay $15.49 and can purchase up to 8 tickets so, keep that in mind, if you are out here visiting friends.

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