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    See Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timerberlake at Movieland :-)

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    Sure, it would be nice if they came in person, but that seems unlikely. So the next best thing would be to see them in Movieland Wax Museum of Stars. The likeness of Jimmy Fallon is ok, but I think Justin Timberlake looks excellent!

    I’m not sure when these figures were put in, but I just noticed them the other day.

    Celebrity Wax Figures

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    I know this isn’t directly Niagara Falls related, but I guess there was some talk recently about a Beyonce wax figure that didn’t look much like her. E News has a page on their website that shows some pictures of celebrities with their wax figures, and this made me think about Movieland Wax Museum of Stars as well as Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks.

    Check out the page to see how the figures compare…

    Visit to Movieland Wax Museum in September 2016

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    Each month I take one of my kids out on a “date”, and since I work in Niagara Falls, they often like to come down to see one of the museums or play some games. Back in September my daughter wanted to come down, so we ended up going to Movieland Wax Museum of Stars on Clifton Hill. Read More…

    1973 tourism map of Niagara Falls

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    Here is another neat map that I took a picture of a while ago. I love seeing these old maps so you can see how things have changed. The copyright on the map is from 1973, so it was from before I was born!

    You see references to the Niagara Aerocar, Marineland and Game Farm, the old Movieland location, the old Falls Tower Ride, the old Fallsway Motel (became the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill), the marine aquarium, waltzing waters, the daredevil gallery (where did that used to be?), the Niagara Falls Museum (now Bird Kingdom), the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame (now Ripley’s Moving Theatre, the old Tussaud’s location, the old Oneida Tower (now showing a Casino Niagara sign), Wonderful World of Fantasy (never heard of it), the Royal Tower (was also the Minolta Tower, and now is the Tower Hotel) and more.









    Moody Mother Nature doesn’t dampen annual Museums Dollar Day for Cystic Fibrosis

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Despite some moodiness from Mother Nature, the annual Museums Dollar Day for Cystic Fibrosis was “a smashing success”, according to organizer Nancy Clayton.

    “It took a few years off my life, worrying about the weather,” Clayton said with a laugh.

    What started out as a rainy day with a few breaks in the weather grew wintrier as the day wore on. By mid afternoon it had begun to snow, but that didn’t stop thousands of people from checking out attractions on Clifton Hill and area, even with some long lineups.

    “I was at Movieland (Wax Museum) and you could tell the weather by what people had on,” Clayton said. “By 3 p.m. people had snow on them.”

    Justina Fife of Niagara Falls has lived in the area all of her life and had never visited the museums. She was impressed by what she saw at the Rock Legends Wax Museum on Centre Street.

    “I just wanted to try them out,” she said.

    And she said she liked what she saw at Rock Legends.

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    Clifton Hill Update – March 2012

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    A couple of weeks ago I received the latest email newsletter from the Clifton Hill Resort.

    You can subscribe to the Clifton Hill Resort Update newsletter by visiting the Clifton Hill Newsletter page.

    Criminals Hall of Fame in Summer 2010

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    A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the Criminals Hall of Fame on Victoria Ave at the top of Clifton Hill. I have been there before, but it has been many years since that visit, so I was looking forward to going again. The wax museum has been in the area for a long time, but doesn’t seem to get much publicity. The only recent publicity has been a result of their admission price. For a couple of years now, they have been charging $5 or $6. It seems to have settled at $5 (although they could, of course, change it at any time). For the price, you can’t really beat it.

    The museum was much larger than I expected. After you have paid, you head off to the left and are greeted by a large wax figure of Hitler. The other wax figures you will see along the way are of similarly despicable people. There are sets showing wild west bandits, gangsters, and more “modern” killers. Each set has a sign explaining who is in the set and what crimes they committed.

    The wax figures themselves mostly looked fine, but since I don’t really know what the people looked like, all I could look at was whether they looked like people or not. That actually might be one of the best things about the Criminals Hall of Fame. When I go to Tussaud’s or Movieland, I know what the people look like, so I end up focusing too much on little things about the figure. I guess when you see certain stars so often, you end up knowing a lot about them. On the other hand, since I wasn’t familiar with the looks of most of the criminals, I wasn’t distracted by those little things.

    The lighting in the museum is very poor. This may be intentional (it adds to the criminal theme?), but it was a little uncomfortable around. The other drawback of the museum is that all of the sets are behind Plexiglas, which makes it difficult to take pictures.

    As I said above, it’s worth the price.

    I did manage to take a few pictures without too much glare. As always, you can see some of the thumbnails below, and you can see all of them along with the larger versions in the Criminals Hall of Fame in Summer 2010 gallery.

    As a side note, there are now 3,151 images in 250 galleries in the Niagara Falls Image Gallery.

    I’ve also scanned the most recent leaflet. You can see it below, or view the entire Criminal Hall of Fame 2010 leaflet here

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