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!
Located on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls amongst the many interactive museums, arcades and family orientated attractions, the MovieLand Wax Museum is part of the Clifton Hill organisation – meaning if you get a Clifton Hill attraction pass (highly recommended) then you get entrance for this museum included.
Anyways, this museum is made up of wax works of movie characters, TV personalities, cartoons, musicians and historical figures. To say the wax work resembled those they are trying to portray would be an insult to the celebrities! But that is why this place is so funny!
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.
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! I have no idea what Marge is wearing but I guess it is similar to the actual character? Homer looks like a small person, Maggie looks like a Sun teddy bear, Bart looks like he’s taken too many drugs and Lisa resembles a hedgehog.
The rest of the museum continued to give equally amusing entertainment. Justin Bieber resembled a Japanese teenager, Cher appears to have had one to many and Michael Jackson appears to have been waxed to resemble his current state. There is a horror section full of wax works from horror movies and there is also a pitch black corridor you can walk through at the end of the museum. I walked in, had a flashing light in my famous and heard a cat screech so ran out like a scared 5 year old – I even scratched my hand from fear! (I don’t do so well with anything that is meant to scare me – yes, even at the tender age of 25)
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..take the p**s.
An adult Clifton Hill Pass costs $25.95 but includes the sky wheel, wax museum, 6D Theatre Ride, tokens for the arcade, a ghost blasters ride and mini golf. The museum is open from 9am to 1am or 2am depending on time of the year but throughout July and August is stays open until 2am. We stayed on the Canadian side for our second trip to Niagara Falls and found there was much more to do in the evenings but you can walk across Rainbow Bridge from the USA side or park at the massive Clifton Hill parking area just a block away from the Falls and in the middle of all the attractions.
Have you ever visited this Museum or want to in future? Have you ever seen some hilarious wax works?! Share your stories and questions in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.