Close encounters with celebrities and legends
Be ‘papped’ with your favourite Hollywood A lister, shake hands with the US president, challenge a sporting hero… at Madame Tussauds Orlando
there is no ‘red tape’ to stop you getting up close and personal for a ‘selfie’ with some of the world’s most iconic figures, realistically captured in wax.
No roped walkways or glass cases keep you away from the exhibits, which are arranged in thematic spaces with each zone designed not just to make you stop and stare and discuss its merits, but to create immersive and interactive experiences.
Stop off for a drink with Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway and other big stars at the A-list Party, become part of the action in the Film Zone starring alongside Marilyn Monroe in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ or take ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ with Audrey Hepburn. Or how about joining Eliot’s magical bike ride through the night sky in Spielberg classic Sci-Fi fantasy ‘ET’?
In the Music section hop on stage with Rihanna, there’s a costume at hand for you to wear, pose with Miley Cyrus or grab hat and jacket to stand next to the legendary superstar Michael Jackson. You’ll find some of the greatest pop stars of all time and take home photos that will make you the envy of all.
Meanwhile, President Obama is awaiting you in History & World Leaders; you can even sit at his desk in the Oval Office, how cool is that? Join Neil Armstrong, first man to step on the moon; meet ‘Uncle Sam’ and enlist… and continue your `education’ in Arts & Science where you can test your IQ, go pop art with Warhol and have your own meeting with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
TV and Sports are well stocked with prominent figures allowing you to become a guest in a LIVE TV studio with Oprah, take on Tiger Woods on the golf green or go into meltdown over David Beckham maybe. For those interested in how these incredible replica figures are made – a multi-layered process involving artists and sculptors – visit Authentic History for the Madame Tussauds story. You can leave with a personal hand cast in wax.
Visit Madame Tussauds website for further information and dates of any
temporary installations, these have so far included those heartthrob boys of 1-D and a Beatlemania tribute. From CLC Encantada, you can be at the attraction in around 25 minutes by car and there is free parking. Take exit 74A/Sand Lake Road exit off the I-4 and turn right on to International Drive, then follow a left u-turn in under half a mile. There are close-by bus and I-Ride Trolley stops too.
Madame Tussauds Orlando™ is open from 10am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday with an extra hour (11pm closing) on Friday and Saturday.
Picture credit: Jared