It was a star-studded event, and no I’m not talking about the Met Gala. I’m talking about the premiere of Madame Tussauds in Orlando, Florida. The long-awaited arrival of the popular attraction came on May 4, but I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek and “chat” with some of the famous A-listers prior to the big grand opening? Who were some of my favorites? Well, of course, I was super excited to “meet” Taylor. She was a lot taller than I thought, or maybe it was the 6-inch heels she was wearing. But in the grand scheme of things, I guess Taylor isn’t that tall. I also enjoyed a little breakfast with my idol, Audrey Hepburn. She barely touched her pastry. And spent some time with Abe Lincoln. He really is honest. I even confronted my fear…E.T. I remember watching it as a child and being terrified. Don’t ask me why, but I still can’t bring myself to even watch it again as an adult. But, I laughed it off with Jimmy Fallon. By the end of the experience, I had taken so many selfies, my phone battery was pretty much dead. So I had a talk with this guy about ideas for the next generation of the IPhone (better battery life *hint hint*) Madame Tussauds is a great attraction for those looking for a break from the big theme parks. But it’s not only for starstruck individuals dying to talk a selfie with their favorite celebs, there are also education elements throughout the attraction. Informational signage as well as games and quizzes throughout give you a little more insight on many of these famous faces. I was fascinated to learn more about Madame Tussaud herself. Born Anna Maria Grosholtz, Madame Tussauds’ history dates back to the 18th century when she worked under her mentor, Dr, Phillippe Curtius, a doctor and wax modeler. The process she used during her sittings and figure-making have been passed down through the generations, spanning more than 250 years. Madame Tussauds is part of the new entertainment complex I-Drive 360 which is also home to The Orlando Eye, SEA LIFE Orlando and a variety of dining and nightlife options. Click here for ticketing information.