I can barely mold a circle with Play-Doh so how people create exact replicas out of wax is beyond me. Nevertheless, it sure is fun looking at these life-like figures. A couple of years ago, we happened upon a wax museum near The Natural Bridge in Virginia when we were on our way to DC to visit my sister’s family. That wax museum displayed mountain scenes, mountain people and American figures such as popular presidents. Brooks was enthralled and since then, has been asking to visit a wax museum again.
When I received an opportunity though US Family Guide to visit the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge as part of a media campaign, I jumped on it. I knew both the boys would love it as would I since Hollywood stars are always fun to see, even if they are made of wax. Though the boys loved seeing the stars made out of wax, especially since they’re huge Night at the Museum fans, I think Todd and I were even more excited because we’re fans of many of these stars or movie characters. We had fun explaining to the boys who each figure was and when Mommy and Daddy had seen them on the big screen, on TV, in a ballgame, on a music video, etc.
There are actually three venues on site in Pigeon Forge. These descriptions are straight from the Hollywood Wax Museum-Pigeon Forge website.
The Hollywood Wax Museum: Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a monumental new attraction that opened in May 2012. The building is a tribute to the U.S. film industry and the artists who have become part of American culture. The country’s major movie-making locations – Hollywood and New York – are heralded as part of this Pigeon Forge top attraction and include the Great Ape of Pigeon Forge, as well as the wax museum’s own version of Mt. Rushmore with the sculpted faces of legendary Hollywood stars John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. Located at the corner of Parkway Boulevard and Showplace Boulevard on the main parkway in the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, the new Pigeon Forge Wax Museum is among the most fun things to do for visitors of all ages.
Castle of Chaos: If you love an adrenaline rush, don’t miss the world’s first 5D ride and interactive shooting adventure. Put on your 3D glasses, pick up your pistol, and explore the eerie castle that’s been rumored to host evil supernatural activity. Scary fun that touches all your senses and keeps your score!
Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors: Are you the Chosen One? Find your way through the mirrored corridors of the Castle of Savannah. Discover 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored archways and infinite reflections in every direction. Fun for all ages!
There are also Hollywood Wax Museum locations in Hollywood, CA, Branson, MO and Myrtle Beach, SC. If you’re planning to go soon, you should know that Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors is closes until April 15, 2015, but the other two venues are open. We’re planning to go back to Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors because it sounds really fun for younger kiddos.
You save money when you purchase tickets online. The Hollywood Wax Museum is truly entertaining for folks of all ages. Have fun!
In compensation for this post, our family received free tickets to the Hollywood Wax Museum-Pigeon Forge though US Family Guide blogger network. As always, comments and opinions are 100% my own.