niagara falls wax museum

Heading to Niagara Falls? Don’t miss the hilariously BAD Niagara Falls wax museum; Movieland – fun things to do in Niagara Falls with family.

So we have all heard of Madame Tussauds and the lesser known Louis Tussauds but none of them compete with Niagara Falls’ Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars!

Niagara Falls Wax Museum

Hollywood Wax Museum

The Movieland Wax Museum in Niagara Falls is unique wax museum in Niagara Falls Canada. It is unique because of HOW AWFUL it is – that it is hilarious to explore. Don’t expect fantastic replicas of famous characters here, instead visit the strange looking Simpson family or sit next to a very unwell looking Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump. 

Things to know before you visit Movieland Wax Museum:

Movieland Wax Museum Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am to 1am Friday to Saturday. 

Movieland Locations: The Movieland Wax Museum can be found on Clifton Hill, next to the Canadian Midway and SkyWheel. 

Movieland wax museum tickets: Adults ticket cost $11.99 CDN (+tax) and a Childs ticket cost $6.99 CDN (+tax).

Hollywood Wax Museum

What is Clifton Hill?

Niagara SkyWheel – Enjoy the view from 176 feet high, including panoramic views of the falls themselves. You can visit during the day or night and at any time of the year. 

Niagara Speedway – For those looking for a thrilling adventure, head to Niagara Speedway. This will give you the thrill of kart racing on a roller coaster ride spread across four acres. 

Great Canadian Midway – Enjoy over 300 arcade games at the Great Canadian Midway, before jumping on the ghost blasters haunted house laser ride. 

Ripley’s believe it or Not! – Niagara Falls is home to a fantastic Ripley’s believe it or not museum, with plenty of exhibits to keep the family busy. 

Dinosaur Adventure Golf – Visit one of Canada’s largest miniature gold course, located right on Clifton Hill. There are two 18-hole courses, decorated with ponds, rapids and a 50-foot high volcano that erupts. 

Wizard’s Mini Putt – Dinosaurs not your thing? You can enjoy an inside, glow-in-the-dark, 18-hole mini-golf course that is themed by magic. Golf alongside wizards, trolls, dragons and mythical creature. 

Zombie Attack – This unique, interactive dark ride that takes you through the excitement and fear of a zombie attack. 

Wild West Coaster – Enjoy a motion ride that takes you through the Wild West using specially designed motion seats. 

Strike Rock N’ Bowl – For those looking for family fun, head to the 10 pin bowling lanes.

Our experience at the Niagara Falls Wax museum

The great thing about the attractions on the Canadian side is that most are open until 2am, so after visiting a few of the bars in the area, we headed to the Museum around midnight. The place was empty – there was literally nobody else there at this time apart from the person at the entrance booth and a lady in the gift shop.

As you walk in, the room is fairly dark and you hear this creaking noise from afar and soft mumbling. I thought perhaps this first section was meant to be the scary part but walking around the corner, I realised it was just Nicole Kidman swinging on sparkling rope in Moulin Rouge.

I particularly liked the Robert Deniro wax work that looks NOTHING like him! They also have a very shiny looking Colin Farrell in a Phone Booth, a constipated looking Batman and a very slim Will Smith. Calum couldn’t help but sit with the glistening Obama’s (at least I am presuming that is who they were meant to be) and I did chuckle over the aged Tom Hanks in Forest Gump. The Adam Sandler one looks like they ran out of wax so made a mesh of other peoples faces and put dark hair on it.

Hollywood Wax Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum

Mike Myers in Austin Powers looks like he has lost some considerable weight. Lara Croft looked better in the video games than in this Wax Museum and Godzilla looked like he is being sucked in by a vacuum. Frodo appears to be a young girl with a sword sticking out her cloak whilst Harry Potter looks like he has just seen He Who Must Not Be Named. It is safe to say the wax works did not capture the beauty of Twilight Duo; Edward and Bella.

My uttermost favourite section has to be the Simpsons land! The heads seems to be so off and clothes are practically falling off the characters. 

Hollywood Wax Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum

This museum is worth a visit just to have a giggle! If you’re visiting The Falls, I would recommend heading here later in the evening so you can enjoy it at your own pace and lets be honest, have a laugh. 

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  1. Ah I never went to the Wax museum! But how fun is Niagara Falls! Apart from the falls itself I felt like a little kid again in all those arcades, crazy golf and mirror mazes! 🙂

  2. This looks like a riot! Especially late at night after a few drinks! (Leave the kids at home :))

  3. haha some of these are so funny! I bet it made for a fun day out 🙂

  4. Ha – I’ve only been to London’s Madame Tussauds years upon years ago. This one looks mighty amusing!

  5. I have never actually been in a museum but this looks like a total laugh. I wonder if they were trying to be funny or if there is a wax worker somewhere crying over this article ha ha

  6. Your descriptions had me cracking up. How funny! I have been to a couple of madame museums but this is awesome.

  7. Okay, this looks hilarious! I can’t tell if it’s intentionally funny or they just did a weird job with some of these stars! I would love to check it out in person!

  8. Well I guess not everyone can be as good as Madame Tussauds but this looks interesting and entertaining nonetheless. As long as you have a great time as a visitor, that’s really all that should matter. Besides, the falls are obviously the main attraction.

  9. Haha, all the waxworks look pretty bad,! Robert Pattinson would have a good laugh at his statue. This place is definitely worth visiting at midnight and after a couple of drinks! I’m sold!

  10. This looks brilliant! I didn’t realise there was more to do than just see the falls themselves! I would defo feel the kid come out in me being here! Nice article!

  11. This is cracking me up! I usually get a bit freaked out with wax celebrities, but this looks hysterical! And I LOVE that it’s open late! Great place to hit up after dinner and drinks!

  12. Hilarious but I never knew about this wax museum. I am looking at the Ironman. Haha. I would love to see this soon 🙂

  13. Some of the wax figures are realistic. Others don’t even look like the people they’re supposed to represent, like the Katy Perry one. I guess it’s a nice diversion from the falls.

  14. For sure this museum is worth a visit, it would be for giggling for me. Some people have really done their best but it is not Hollywood. It is the setting more than the facial expressions I guess. Fun trip.

  15. Some of these are pretty funny! I feel like they could’ve tried harder on the Simpsons one, haha. I remember seeing signs for these wax museums the last time I went to Niagara Falls but ultimately passed on them.

  16. Wax museums scare me a little bit but couldn’t help but giggle at some of these and it’s definitely not as scary when they’re not quite as accurate! Between a visit to the Skylon Tower restaurant and this I feel like this is a fab day in Niagara Falls!! Loved reading this one

  17. I am crying with laughter here! Some of these are absolutely horrific – the Simpsons are like something out of a nightmare?! Is the museum legit supposed to be an actual wax museum, or is it a parody? Like, do they realise how bad some of these are?!

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