The world-famous wax museum opened its Orlando location beside the ICON Orlando wheel. It’s so silly and pleasantly touristy that it’s astounding it took so long. First, they try to get you to pose for a tourist photo, but skip that, because Tussauds is already essentially one extended photo op. As you go from room to room, you get right beside the few dozen full-size figures of current and historical celebrities, many of which are so lifelike that you’ll be astounded (Obama, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez), and some so off the mark you have to check the signage to tell who it is (Madonna, Katy Perry). If the sign says they were “sculpted from a sitting” rather than merely “portrayed,” you know it’s more accurate. Midway through, you can pay $10 to create a wax cast of your own hand—protect it from the Florida heat thereafter if you do.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
ICON Orlando 360, 8387 International Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood International Drive Hours Daily 10am–10pm or midnight, depending on the season Phone 866/630-8315 Prices $28 adult, $23 child 4–12; discount packages available to add ICON Orlando and SeaLife Aquarium; frequent discounts online Web site Madame Tussauds