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Fun and Freak Outs At Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks

January 10, 2018

I’m not sure why, but we had a super long Winter Break this year (18 1/2 days!) I’m actually one of those mommies who love when my kids are off of school (and NOT just because I get to sleep in 🙂 ), so we took advantage of our extended Break and decided to spend a day in San Antonio.

Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks

Ok…I’m not sure if you’ve heard about the comparison between Madame Tussaud’s and Louis Tussaud’s. Louis is the great grandson of Marie Tussaud, the creator of Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. From what I had heard, if you want to see more realistic wax sculptures, go to Madame Tussaud’s because Louis Tussaud’s doesn’t quite live up to the standards set by his great grandmother. We visited Madame Tussaud’s during a trip to Washington DC some years ago, but we’ve never had a chance to do the comparison between the two, so this was the perfect time to do that.

As we walked through, I noticed a few wax sculptures that I remembered taking photos of in Madame Tussaud’s, so I thought it would be fun to do a side by side comparison to really see who was better.

We’ll let you be the judge…

Abraham Lincoln

Johnny Depp

Michael Jackson

Barrack Obama 

Who did a better job?

We had a whole lot of fun walking around and looking at everything (and everyone)!

More fun ahead…



Tony Stark, what happened to your arm?




7 Dwarfs


Aurora and Prince Phillip




Mary Poppins


Geppetto and Pinocchio


Peter Pan, Wendy, John, and Michael

I appreciate the Classic Fairy Tale look of these wax figures, but those dwarfs and the way Geppetto is looking at Pinocchio…I’m not sure those images will ever get erased from my mind. And there was just something a little creepy about Mary Poppins.

And I’m not quite sure if they understand the whole point of the Sorting Hat. I’m pretty sure I’m not supposed to be choosing my own house.


Dory? Is that you?

All jokes aside, we really did have a lot of fun! Some sculptures were better than others (they weren’t all as creepy as those dwarfs!) But, I have to admit that people had it right all along. As far as looking like their human counterparts, Madame Tussaud’s were definitely more accurate.

We were able to purchase our tickets online, which was great because all we had to do was scan the tickets on my phone and go on in. I love when I don’t have to wait in line! But the best part is that since Ripley’s owns multiple places, we were able to add the Waxworks for just $3 more because we were already going to Ripley’s Believe It or Not (stay tuned for more about that later). I’m not 100% positive, but I’m pretty sure that if we had paid in-person, we would have had to pay full price for both these attractions.

And while I’m trying not to sound like a broken record, I have to just say again that by going through Swagbucks first, I am also getting $4.98 back to put towards my next Disney Vacation. See how quick it adds up?


Marie Tussaud – Washington DC

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