Our First Time at Madame Tussauds Blackpool.
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We're all complete Madame Tussauds newbies here so when we visited Blackpool last month we just had to go see what all the fuss is about. I've heard great things about it and seen lots of great pictures and selfies, so armed with our camera phones we were ready.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool is home to lots of my favourite celebrities (in wax form obviously) but most of them look so life like that you'd think you were seeing the real person anyway. We got to see so many familiar faces inside, from TV favourites Ant & Dec to Pop Star Peter Andre. The one thing I really loved is how each celebrity wax work is set out in it's own life like scene which really brings their lives to life. There's so many great photo opportunities, you'll just want to have your photo taken with them all. We took over one hundred photo's so I couldn't possibly show you them all. Instead I've picked out some of my favourites and the children's favourites too. Who knew taking photo's was so fun.
We loved that there's something for all ages as even my eldest Chloe (13) had fun posing for pictures. She loves Jeremy Kyle and being silly with Shrek. It's not very often I get her to smile in her pictures any more so it was lovely to see her actually enjoying herself a little.
Lily (9) had great fun posing with her favourite chef Jamie Oliver and loved being apart of her favourite TV show with Ant & Dec in the I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here set. She loved meeting One Direction, Justin Beiber and Ed Sheeran. I think her highlights were standing next to a real life Princess and almost eating poor Gingerbread Man from Shrek. Out of all three of my children, I think Lily got into it the most, as you can probably tell.
Ryan (6) didn't recognise most of the celebrities but that didn't stop him from joining in the fun. He created his own fun, posing in the Festival bus, Hiding with Sooty and Sweep and showing us all how he'd behave if he was a Prince. He had more fun making silly scenes than getting serious pictures. He loved the Shrek, he too tried to eat the Gingerbread Man.
I don't often get in on the photographs but even I couldn't resist that day. There were so many cool celebrities everywhere you turned. I got to do the Mobot with Mo Farah, Join the Royal Families line up and give Shrek a huge hug. I may have sneaked a picture with Olly Murs and Peter Andre in too but why not, they were just standing there looking at me.
We spent around an hour and a half inside Madame Tussauds Blackpool. It was quite busy as it was raining outside but that didn't really matter as people waited their turn to take their pictures. There were some crowds at some parts but we found simply waiting a few minutes for people to pass was the easiest thing to do, then we were free to be all alone with them.
I can happily say that our very first visit to a Madame Tussauds was a huge success. Everyone had a great time and we all had lots of fun being silly with the wax works. It was fun to relax and just enjoy being silly for a while, it's been a while since we'd done that. I loved it and think the children did too. We may not get to go back for a while but we will always have our photograph's to look back on and remind us of all the fun we had.
Entry to Madame Tussauds Blackpool is charged at a fee: Adults £16.50 Children: £13.50
We are Merlin Annual Pass holders so we didn't have to pay anything as entry is free with these. Madame Tussauds is just one of the seven fantastic attractions you can visit with your Merlin Annual Pass in Blackpool. We got to visit them all during our stay but you'll have to check out all our posts individually to see how we got on with the others.
Disclosure: We are Merlin Annual Pass Ambassadors 2016. Our review is written using our own pictures, words, thoughts and opinions which are 100% honest and my own.