I finally went to Madame Tussauds and, quite frankly, it was a little disappointing.
Good thing I didn’t pay for it! (Thanks McDonald’s – back when it was doing the Monopoly promotion, I ended up winning a free attraction pass. I cashed it in for Tussauds and have had it sitting there for months now.)
Along I went yesterday, I knew it would probably have a few people wandering around, because Saturday. I did not expect to encounter all the inconsiderate people pushing and jostling just to get a photo with a wax figurine – cause that’s all they are! Sure they’re modeled off the actual person, but they are not the actual person. People, huh.
So, it wasn’t the greatest experience, but it was interesting to read the history of how it got started and how the wax figures are made – it takes a lot of hours. A lot.
It was also very focused on Australian figures, which I could care less about. The London/New York/Las Vegas Tussauds would probably be a lot more interesting and it would be far better to go with someone, that by yourself.
Anyway, here are some of the figures at Sydney:
Banjo Paterson, James Cook, Rove and Fred Hollows.