October 30, 2005

Goodbye to an Old Friend

Tomorrow, October 31st, 2005 will be the last day for the Movieland Wax Museum, located in Buena Park California. It will also be the last day for it's sister museum, Ripley's Believe it or Not, which was located across the street. A drop in business was the reason. Mike and I and, our daughter, Amanda tried to go today. We wanted to have one last look around and maybe get some souvenir to remember the place by. Well, it looked like everybody and their grandmother had the same idea. As soon as we got off the freeway, traffic was backed up from the place. The parking lot was jam packed. As soon as we got in, we realized it was a lost cause and tried to get out. That meant following the long line of cars that were snaking through the place, trying to either find a space, or get the heck out of there. I saw a women, who was walking near a car. I pulled up towards her, and we asked her what it was like inside. She didn't seem too enthused, when she held up her ticket and said that the line to get into the place was an hour long. Not worth it. We managed to make our way out of the lot and go home. We've been there before, so it wasn't like it was our only chance. But, it would have been nice to have one last walk around. Most of the exhibits will be going to a more successful wax museum located in San Francisco. Hopefully, we will be able to go there sometime and see it. I do hope that some of the people, who got in, were people who hadn't been there before and get to see it before it's gone.

Posted by Valkyre at October 30, 2005 11:34 PM

Oh no!! That's so terrible! The people at Roadsideamerica have to hear about this. I'm so glad Bob got to see it when we visited, it would have been terrible if we had put it off until our next visit.

Posted by: Helena at October 31, 2005 01:43 PM

Yeah. I wish that we could have seen it, once last time. But, it was way too crowded.

Posted by: Wendy at October 31, 2005 10:49 PM