A few months ago, my family and I spent a week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for our annual summer vacation. On a rainy day, we decided to check out the Hollywood Wax Museum. I’ve never been to a wax museum before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
The above picture is what the exterior of the building looks like. There’s a huge King Kong on the side of the Empire State Building, and a really cool fountain with an Oscar Statue in the middle. The architecture makes this building very intriguing and draws attention to the attraction.
When you first walk in, you purchase your tickets, if you haven’t already. They also have a Maze of Mirrors and a Zombie Outbreak attraction. You can purchase tickets to the wax museum, Maze of Mirrors, or Outbreak separately or all together in their All Access Pass option ($27.00+tax)
We only wanted to experience the museum, so we just paid the $20.oo+tax for our adult tickets.
*Side Note: Admission for children (4-11) – $12.00.
(3 and under)- Free
You buy your tickets and they tell you to walk over to the huge King Kong statue. While you are standing inside of the hand, they take two pictures – a regular photo and a scared photo. At the end of the tour, you are able to purchase one or both photos.
Now, it’s time to start the tour! Red stars on the floor to help guide us through the museum. The amount of celebrities in the museum is unbelievable. I’m not sure how many there are in total, but it will take you at least an hour to see the whole thing.
Awesome Backgrounds and Set Ups
Many of the wax figures had really cool backgrounds/set ups for their area.
Audrey Hepburn – Famous for Breakfast at Tiffany’s – The museum included a background of Tiffany & Co.
Harrison Ford – Famous for his role in the Indiana Jones’ Movies – The background for his wax figure was a scene from one of the movies, plus a few props.
Reese Witherspoon – Famous for her role as Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde movies- Her background was the Delta Nu Sorority house.
Justin Timberlake – Famous for being a Musical Artist-Flashing lights and his hit music playing is his background.
It felt like we were having a private dance party with JT!
Wear All The Props
Other really cool aspects the museum offers are wearable props. They include hats, instruments, clothing, etc. In fact, at George Clooney’s wax figure, you can pick a wedding dress and flowers to “marry” him. (Not pictured)
Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson – A party scene background and fake drinks as props!
Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton– Props include different musical instruments, such as a tambourine and a guitar. A cowboy hat and a vest are available to wear as well.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Props include his famous Terminator sunglasses and a toy rifle.
Another example of a wearable prop is from my Indiana Jones photo above. I am wearing an Indiana Jones style hat. A fake snake is also available as a prop. We all know Indiana Jones loves snakes!
Time for the Thoughts
Overall, this attraction was extremely fun. I would go back in a heartbeat and I would love to experience some of the other locations.
(Pigeon Forge, TN, Branson, MO, and Hollywood, CA).
The only rule the museum really has is don’t touch the wax figures.
*Selfie Sticks – Bring or purchase a selfie stick at the museum. We didn’t have one, but found it hard to take photos at times. Also, helps with taking group photos, which we regret not doing.
*Try not to rush through! – At times we ran into people waiting behind us at certain celebrities. Because of this, we tended to hurry up and not get good pictures. Remember, you paid for a ticket and deserve to take as long as you want. If the people behind you are in a hurry, there can move on to other celebs.
Pop culture lover? Hollywood Wax Museum is for you!
For more information, please check out their website here.
Note: These are my own opinions and experiences. Hollywood Wax Museum did not ask me to write this or pay me. These are my own photos as well.