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Louis Tussaud's Waxworks (Blackpool)
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Louis Tussaud's Waxworks (Blackpool)
Advantages: good day out, cheap, great photo moments
Disadvantages: some of the celebs dont look like who they should be
On Blackpool's promenade opposite the central pier stands one of the oldest attractions in Blackpool namely Louis Tussauds waxworks
Louis Tussaud was the great-grandson of madame Marie Tussaud. He created a waxwork museum (similar to that of Madame Tussaud's) in Blackpool. Recently Louis Tussauds, Blackpool, was bought out by Blackpool Council. The attraction will close its door's in November as it passes to the management of the Merlin Entertainment Group, and will re-open as Madame Tussaud's in March 2011.
Ticket prices at the moment (August 2010) are:
TICKET PRICE ON THE DOOR
(Age 4 and under FREE)
However if you book online you receive a significant discount, and it is also worth taking a look at the group prices that are available.
The waxworks is split into many parts including, celeb city, rock factory, the chamber of horrors and many more. My personal favourite is the chamber of horrors although it has diminished over the years, where once stood actual rein-actions of famous murder scenes and scenes from horror movies now stands only models of the murderers themselves but it is still very creepy to find yourself staring into the eyes of dr Harold shipman and Fred and rose west. There are still some scenes in the chamber of horrors such as a man being sent to his death in the electric chair and a horrible road accident. If you have a weak stomach best to be careful in this part of the waxworks, children are allowed in to the chamber of horrors but probably better not to take kids of an impressionable age into this bit.
The rock factory part of the waxworks is also pretty impressive where else could you find Michael Jackson, Buddy Holly and Freddie Mercury all in one room! I did find that some of the models were not as life like as in other parts. In this part you can also dress up and get on stage and form your own rock band posing with the mic, guitar or drums and wearing a variety of funky rock wigs!
In one section of the building you can take a walk down Coronation Street to the rovers return and sit on the bench outside with Vera and Jack Duckworth as well as see the displays of many of the other famous people to have been in the show.
The regal room is where you can find the royal family not just the present royal family but all the royals down the years including royals from other countries and even great rulers and dictators stand side by side in here. This part of the waxworks also includes politicians and the popes from down the years as well as stories of the 1st and 2nd world wars. In this room you are able to sit in the Queen's throne and dress up as a queen!!
The place is in need of a bit of modernisation, and it is a guessing game with some of the characters as to who they actually should be! Overall though it is a good day out, especially if the weather isn't to good outside. Maybe the new revamp will bring some life to some of the old haggering faces!
Summary: Obviously not as good as Madame Tussauds but a great day out overall
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