Mingling with Celebs at Madame Tussauds

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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. IMG_1662 She was a lot taller than I thought, or maybe it was the 6-inch heels she was wearing. 20150428_105211_LLS 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. IMG_1609 And spent some time with Abe Lincoln.  He really is honest. abeI 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. IMG_1733 But, I laughed it off with Jimmy Fallon. IMG_1599 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*) IMG_1637 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. 20150428_104107_LLS 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.

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