If you are interested in celebrities, there is no better place than Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.
The wax figures at Tussauds Hollywood include movie stars, TV show hosts, musicians, sports stars, politicians, superheroes, etc.
It is a fantastic opportunity to click selfies with 100+ famous lifelike wax figures from all walks of life.
Kids and teenagers especially love the chance to snap selfies with stars.
The wax museum is Trip Advisor’s #1 thing to do in Hollywood.
Table of contents
- What to expect at Madame Tussauds Hollywood
- Opening hours
- How long does it take?
- Best time to visit
- Madame Tussauds Hollywood tickets
- What to see in Madame Tussauds Hollywood
- How to reach Madame Tussauds
What to expect at Madame Tussauds Hollywood
If you want to add some celebrity glamour to your holiday in Los Angeles, look no further than Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
The 200-year-old wax statue-making art and its magical appeal are still intact and make for a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.
Madame Tussauds in Hollywood opens at 9 am, or 10 am and closes at 8 pm, 9 pm, or 10 pm, depending on the day’s schedule.
The best time to visit the celebrity wax museum is between 10 am and 8 pm.
The last entry is one hour before close.
How long does it take?
Tourists usually spend 60 to 90 minutes exploring the various exhibits on display at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
However, since Madame Tussauds tickets have no time limitations, you can be inside the wax museum for as long as you want.
Tourists who take many selfies and photos with celebrity wax statues tend to stay inside for longer.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Madame Tussaud in Los Angeles is as soon as they open or after 5 pm.
The wax museum tends to be busy around lunchtime and early afternoon.
It can also get crowded on weekends and holidays hence plan your visit accordingly.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood tickets
Tourists can buy tickets at the venue on the day of their visit or book them online.
When you buy your tickets online, you get a guaranteed entry and avoid wasting time at the counter lines.
Online Madame Tussauds tickets are more than 10% cheaper than the tickets sold at the venue.
How online tickets work
You choose your date of the visit while booking your Los Angeles Madame Tussauds tickets online.
Immediately after purchase, you will get a confirmation email.
There is no need for printouts.
You can show the confirmation email on your phone and enter the museum on the day of the visit.
You can use Tussauds online tickets any day up to 1 year from purchase.
And since the tickets aren’t timed, you can visit anytime during the opening hours.
Kids two years and younger get in free.
Standard ticket (3+ years): $29.99
It gets you entry to the wax museum
Standard ticket (3+ years) + Marvel 4D: $34.99
Wax museum + Marvel 4D Experience
Standard ticket (3+ years) + Hard Rock Cafe Meal: $57.99
Wax museum + Meal at Hard Rock Cafe
Since the Madame Tussauds takes only 90 minutes of your time, tourists combo tickets to make it a full-day outing. Universal Studios is less than 5 km (3 miles) from Tussauds, so the Universal Studios + Tussauds Wax Museum combo is popular. Warner Bros is also nearby (8 km, 5 miles) – check out the Madame Tussauds + Warner Bros combo.
What to see in Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Madame Tussauds in Los Angeles has lots to offer its visitors, and its exhibits are divided into Zones and Experiences.
Madame Tussauds in Hollywood has seven zones.
The Modern Classics zone captures some of the greatest movie moments from contemporary cinema.
At the Spirit of Hollywood zone, you get to feel the romance and grandeur of the golden era of Hollywood movies.
In this section, you will see Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, etc.
The Pop Icons zone showcases some of the World’s most talented singers.
The Country Western zone depicts the Wild, Wild West and some of its associated faces.
At the MARVEL Experience section, you can see and take photos of some of the most popular superheroes, such as Captain America, Thor, Nick Fury, Iron Man, and Spiderman.
The Lights, Camera, Action! Zone is like a backstage pass in a popular Hollywood studio. You get to tour around the back lot to see what goes on behind the scenes and meet the stars at work.
At the A-List party, you walk the red carpet, strike a pose for the paparazzi, and join celebrities in their fun. This zone is a collection of Hollywood’s hottest stars.
The 90s are here
In this section, everything is from the 1990s.
If you are a 1990s kid, it is a great way to relive your childhood.
If you were born later, no problem. You get to learn how the 90s kids lived before you arrived.
Do not forget to dive into the 90s-themed ball pit.
MARVEL 4D Film
The MARVEL Super Heroes 4D film is a nice touch to the Madame Tussauds Hollywood visit.
The much-loved heroes are brought to life in a multi-sensory, thrilling 4D adventure film.
Jimmy Kimmel Experience
In this part of Madame Tussauds, you get transported to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and become a part of the action.
You start by capturing a selfie with the award-winning host Jimmy Kimmel.
As you move through the experience, you first participate in a taped “Pedestrian Question’ interview, after which you are on the stage with the host.
You enjoy 15 seconds of fame as your hilarious interview is broadcast on the big screen for all to see.
The Virtual Room at Madame Tussauds Hollywood is designed by video game developers, using Virtual Reality technology to offer a never-before adrenalin rush.
Virtual Room is open to visitors 12 years and above, and groups of 2, 3, or 4 players can participate in one VR game.
Each player wears the latest virtual reality gear (HTC Vive) and collaborates with their fellow team members within the virtual reality framework.
Guests can’t book the Virtual Room in advance. You can only book it at the venue on the day of your visit.
Illusions of Horror
As expected, the Illusions of Horror offers a fully immersive experience bound to send a chill through your spine.
Characters who have scared millions through their portrayal in movies and books are displayed in this section.
How to reach Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds Hollywood is at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive on the Walk of Fame, next to the famous TCL Chinese Theatre.
Its address is 6933, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028. Get Directions
Hollywood/Highland Station is the closest to Madame Tussauds Museum in Hollywood.
You can board any Red Line train to reach the station, which is three minutes walk (on Hollywood Boulevard) from the wax museum.
Los Angeles has many cars, and traffic can be messy, so we don’t recommend driving to Madame Tussauds.
However, if you must, you should know that Madame Tussauds’ garage is off Orange Drive, and valet service is available for all customers.
The cost of parking a car from Monday to Saturday is $18, while on Sunday it is $20.