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Maximizing Your Experience at the Madame Tussauds Hollywood, The World’s Greatest Wax Museum: Group Visit Tips and Tricks
- Monday August 28th 2023
Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a popular tourist destination that offers a unique and interactive experience for visitors of all ages. The wax museum features life-size wax figures of celebrities, historical figures, and other popular figures from movies, television, music, and sports. Visitors can explore the museum at their own pace and take photos with their favorite stars.
Group visits to the Madame Tussauds Hollywood are a great way to create memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some tips and tricks to help you maximize your group experience:
Planning Your Group Visit
- Group size and pricing: Madame Tussauds Hollywood offers group discounts for groups of 10 or more. Groups that meet this can purchase a ticket for $28.99 per person. Group tickets are available for purchase online or in person. Plus, a group who purchases 20 tickets or more will receive one free, complimentary ticket with their group order purchase.
- Booking your visit: It is recommended to book your group visit in advance, especially during peak season. You can book your tickets online or by calling the museum. Please note that online pre-paid reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance.
- Transportation options: Madame Tussauds Hollywood is located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of Los Angeles, California. There are a variety of transportation options available, including public transportation, taxis, and ride-sharing services.
- Public transportation: Madame Tussauds Hollywood recommends taking public transportation as parking in the area can be limited and expensive. The Metro Red Line is conveniently located at Hollywood and Highland, walking distance from the attraction.
- Taxis and ride share: If your group would like to take a taxi or ride share service to Madame Tussauds Hollywood, please ensure the driver arrives on Orange St., directly adjacent to the attraction and Hollywood Boulevard, for seamless loading and unloading.
- Parking: Parking is not provided with purchase of a group ticket. If your group is planning to drive and park their vehicles nearby, there are two recommened parking garages. One is located directly under the attraction, with its entrance located off of Orange St. Parking in this garage typically costs between $20 and $25 depending on the season. Parking also available at Ovation Mall, its entrance also available off of Orange St. (past the first parking garage entrance). Parking prices can vary here but can be validated to some extent with purchase of a movie ticket from Dolby Digital Theater.
- Arrival and check-in: When you arrive at the museum, please make sure each member of your group has their ticket in hand so they can be scanned by a host at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Your experience will be self-guided, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the wax figures and maximize your selfies with your group mates.
Navigating Madame Tussauds Hollywood
- Layout of the wax museum: Madame Tussauds Hollywood is divided into several themed areas, including Hollywood Classics
- Hollywood Classics: This section features wax figures of celebrities who have been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame or who have starred in some of the most iconic films ever produced in Hollywood. Guests can take selfies with James Dean, sip tea with Audrey Hepburn, or practice acting with Clark Gable, amongst many other famous, classic Hollywood stars.
- Making Movies: This section features wax figures of famous movie stars, directors, scenes and characters from movies such as Grease, Forrest Gump, Rocky, Edward ScissorHands, and Kill Bill: Volume 1, just to name a few. Guests can get behind the camera and stand up close and personal with their favorite directors, such as Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarentino.
- Music Room: This section is one of the newest exhibits in the wax museum and features wax figures of famous musicians and singers from across the decades, including modern artists like Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Justin Bieber. Guests can dance to their favorite throwbacks and classics while taking selfies with artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Snoop Dogg.
- A-List: This section features wax figures of some of the most famous celebrities of the modern era. Where else can you go to take a picture with Leonardo DiCaprio, Angela Bassett, and Ariana Grande athletes from sports such as basketball, baseball, and football.
- The Marvel 4D Experience: This is an exclusive Marvel 4D interactive experience that invites visitors to feel like they are part of a Marvel movie that takes place right on Hollywood Boulevard. Guests can join their favorite Marvel characters, like Thor, Spider-Man, Hulk, and Captain America, for a special mission to battle Loki in a bid to save the world, all while experiencing wind-chilling, water-soaking, and face-flinching special effects.
- Recommended route for groups: Groups will follow the same flow throughout the attraction as non-group ticket holders. Each group will start in the lobby with their chance to take photos with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Marilyn Monroe, Kylie Jenner, and Danny Trejo. Then, they will take the elevator up to the third floor where they’ll journey through Madame Tussauds’ A-List experience. Working their way down the attraction, they’ll walk through Hollywood Classics, Making Movies, and the Music Room, all located on the second floor with over 100 wax figures. Finally, the group will end on the ground floor where they can learn the behind-the-scenes process of making a Beyoncè wax figure and experience a one-of-a-kind Marvel 4D Experience. Don’t worry - there will be plenty of time to take pictures with your favorite Marvel superheroes like Thor, Spider Man, and more!
- Interactive exhibits and photo opportunities: Madame Tussauds Hollywood features a variety of interactive exhibits and photo opportunities. Visitors can pose with their favorite stars, try on costumes, and participate in a unique 4D movie experience.
- Highlights of the museum: Madame Tussauds Hollywood is the only wax museum in the world that partners directly with celebrities to bring you some of the most realistic, life-life wax figures in the world. When visiting the attraction, groups will be able to get up close and personal with some of their favorite stars of all time, seeing the incredible level of detail and accuracy of each figure. If you take the perfect selfie, you might not even be able to tell your standing next to a wax figure!
Making the Most of Your Group Experience
- Group photo opportunities: There are many opportunities for group photos at the Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Visitors can pose with their favorite celebrity wax figures, in front of famous movie scenes, and in themed areas.
- Souvenir shopping: There is a gift shop located inside Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Visitors can find a variety of souvenirs, including t-shirts, hats, and magnets. The gift shop is updated regularly to make sure that your group can get the newest merch when you visit, such as one-of-a-kind Marvel souvenirs, Harry Styles memorabilia and more!
Safety and Etiquette
- Safety measures in the museum: Madame Tussauds Hollywood has a number of safety measures in place, including security guards, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems.
- Museum rules and regulations: Visitors are expected to follow the museum's rules and regulations. These rules include no running no smoking, and no damaging of the wax figures.
- Respectful behavior towards exhibits and staff: Visitors are expected to treat the exhibits and staff with respect. This includes not touching the face or hair of the wax figures, respecting the props,, not yelling, and not being disruptive.
- Tips for a successful and enjoyable visit: Here are a few tips for a successful and enjoyable visit to the Madame Tussauds Hollywood:
- Arrive early to avoid long lines.
- Bring comfortable shoes.
- Bring a camera. (selfie sticks are encouraged!)
- Be respectful of other visitors and staff.
- Have fun!
Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a great place to visit for a fun and unique experience. By following the tips and tricks in this blog post, you can maximize your group experience and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Final Thoughts and Recommendations for Future Visits
- Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a great place to visit for a variety of reasons. It is educational, fun, and interactive.
- If you are planning a group visit, be sure to book your tickets in advance to secure your group rate.
- Be sure to follow the museum's rules and regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.
- Take as many photos as possible - when else are you going to have an opportunity to be side by side with your favorite celebrities, music stars, and icons!