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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…

    20160620 Trip to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks – Image Gallery

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    Louis Tussaud's Waxworks logo

    Here is a collection of photos that I took at Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks last week when we visited. It should give you a good idea of what the attraction looks like. For more details, please read my 20160620 Trip to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks article.

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    UK tabloid mocks ‘Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars’ in Niagara Falls

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    This is old news, but I never did post about it.

    From Global News:

    A wax museum in Niagara Falls, Ont. was mocked Tuesday by a British newspaper for featuring figures that “bear only a passing resemblance to the stars they’re supposed to be.”

    The Daily Mail took jabs at the Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars on the popular Clifton Hill tourist strip.

    “Visitors to the museum … might find themselves not only trying to work out which waxwork they are looking at, but trying to cast their mind back to the film in which they starred,” wrote reporter Steph Cockroft.

    I think some of the criticism was unfair. Sure, some figures look better than others, but there are still lots of people who enjoy going through. My pre-teen son went through with his class in June after this was in the news, and he and his friends had a great time.

    Bollywood arrives in Niagara

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Standing across from President Barack Obama and his wife MIchelle are two stars from a blockbuster that made millions worldwide.

    Wax figures of Katrina Kaif and Salman Kahn are the newest additions to the Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars on Clifton Hill.

    The duo stared in 2012’s Ek Tha Tiger, the second highest-grossing Bollywood film.

    While the actors may not be well known to Canadian audiences, Joel Noden, director of marketing with HOCO Entertainment and Resorts, said the duo are a hit with international audiences.

    “Bollywood actors are known around the world,” he said.

    “The Bollywood film industry is enormously popular. It’s phenomenal and these actors have a huge following around the world.”

    The wax museum has over 100 figures and 70 sets depicting actors in the scenes that made them famous.

    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

    Movieland Wax Museum of Stars in Spring 2010 (pictures)

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    I’ve visited Movieland Wax Museum of Stars on Clifton Hill many times before, but hadn’t walked through it in the last couple of years. I’ve tweeted and posted about some new figures that were there, but I hadn’t actually seem them myself. A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to go in again, and I’ve taken pictures of the new figures. There are figures of Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus, Twilight’s Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, Will Smith, and President and Mrs. Obama.

    As always, you can see the thumbnails below, or the full-size images in the Movieland Wax Museum of Stars in Spring 2010 gallery.

    Note: There are now 2,969 images in 241 galleries in the Niagara Falls Image Gallery.

    Summer of Fun: Part One | 3:16 Musings…

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    Someone posted a very thorough write-up of their trip to Niagara Falls this past weekend:

    This weekend, I went to visit Buffalo and Niagara Falls. It has been a couple of years since I went to Buffalo, and many years since I’ve been to Clifton Hill and Niagara Falls. I think the last time I was at the Falls was in 1991, and prior to that it was when I was 8 years old. It’s true, I don’t get out much. 🙂

    We drove up Thursday and went over to Clifton Hill. Clifton Hill is very close to the falls and a major tourist attraction. There is no shortage of things to do, from visiting the Ripley’s museum to checking out the Tussaud’s wax museum to the haunted houses. Parking is a bit of a pain because you have to re-up your permit every two hours or park very far away. We made due though, because we had a cooler full of cold drinks which was nice on a hot night.

    Clifton Hill is awesome, but the one drawback is that it is very expensive. Each attraction is generally between $10.00-$15.00, so when you add that up you spend lots, and fast. We did not go through every attraction, but that’s ok. We plan to visit again this summer to see the few that we missed.

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