Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Madame Tussauds - Orlando

It is rare to almost never that I get rained on when I take a vacation. Not the case on this particular trip. Normally on a visit to Orlando, about 2 hours up the road, I would just postpone but I had big plans and tickets to the Blue Man Group.

Jim Parsons and me at Madame Tussauds - Orlando

I knew the weather was going to be a problem and I had a half hearted backup plan. Madame Tussauds. It was in the same location as the Orlando Eye  I discovered, which was the real plan so ever hopeful, that's where I headed.


When I arrived I found myself in a wondrous place called I-Drive 360 in a steady downpour. I was a very frequent visitor to Orlando early in my career and none of this was here then. There are several museum type exhibits and a pretty nice collections of restaurants. Enough for me to return the next day with a sunnier attitude and spend half a day.


Some of the wax figures were more life like than some of the guests. There was one in particular that I apologized to for stepping in front of to get a photo. I am 90% sure he was wax. I have a few more photos so [click here] and judge for yourself.


The thing that astonished me the most was every one of these life sized models you could walk up to, pose, put your arm around them, take a selfie. How they maintain these figure with such close contact with the public is a bit of a mystery. For an exhibit that was way down on my to do list, I was pretty happy about the rain.


  1. Hi, Bob. I read somewhere you were interested in possibly moving to South America,I believe it was Uruguay. Are you still pursuing that possibility? Just curious, I have the same interest. Regards.

  2. Family obligations are keeping me here for a while. I'm looking at several possibilities for the future. None of them included snow.