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Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:23 pm

It depends on peoples perceptions - i personally hate MT as i dislike the whole celebrity culture, and nothing can be more boring.

As for change pricing, it just doesn't happen anywhere much. Would be nice, and would make sense.. but they just don't for whatever reason.

I have visited the attraction towards closing, to be shoved into marvel first because it was closing at attraction time. Was not a good experience tbh and ruins the whole.. clear way around of things etc!

The 4d I dislike for the whole back prodding uncomfortableness, eurgh.

Yup, a terribly constructed moaning post. Sorry ;)
 
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Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:56 pm

Even at SEALIFE we still have to charge the full rate wether its near closing time or not. The centre is still open 1 hour after the doors are shut and although alot of the talks have stopped theres not alot really going on round the centre at this time and it does seem a waste of money. But then again it does make sense to turn up at a more suitable time (if possible) to get the most out of your visit and all the "happenings"
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Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:17 pm

I'd have no problem if they kept the attraction open for at least an hour once the doors have been closed, but to have it open for 30 minutes and charge £30 seems a bit cheeky.

I do, however, appreciate that there are actors involved and a huge amount of space to clear up... but, still... their website could be a lot more informative.
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Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:45 pm

I do have a feeling they just have nutters working there to be honest...

I went with my friend, Holly and the ticket salesman asked my friend to tell him how many buttons were on her jacket without looking! She guessed and got it right so he gave her a free souveneir guide, but I swear he came up with that stunt just so he could have an excuse to stare at her chest while counting the buttons, he did seem to take a long time counting to 10!

I also went during the week when the spirit of London was down. which was a shame.
 
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Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:50 pm

I can not STAND Madame Tussauds London, and never have.

I think it is the single most overpriced rip off of any tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.

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Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:12 am

I love Madame Tussauds, always have. It's such a classic tourist attraction.

They asked if you could come back tomorrow for your own interests, so you could enjoy the attraction better, not so they could get their asses out of there on time - because they're gonna close the attraction anyway whether you've finished or not.

The staff may be morons but personally I think a person would have to be one theirself to turn up at an attraction like that at 5.20, knowing last admission was 5.30, and to be told it closes at 6 but still go ahead and go in anyway. It's a good job you didn't go in otherwise I would have thought you were just looking for an opportunity to have a whinge.
 
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Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:33 pm

"AstroDan" wrote:
I can not STAND Madame Tussauds London, and never have.

I think it is the single most overpriced rip off of any tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.

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Snap! it's a huuuuuge rip off!
 
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Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:00 pm

"AstroDan" wrote:
I can not STAND Madame Tussauds London, and never have.

I think it is the single most overpriced rip off of any tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.

:x


Definetly. I left the place feeling so underwhelmed, it cost my family nearly £100 to go in because we had a problem with the vouchers we intended to use. :x

The place was overcrowded throughout and virtually nothing like I remembered it from before - it just looks tacky and generic now whereas before it was quite grand inside.
 
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Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:25 pm

The only thing I remember about Madame Tussauds was being terrorfied of the Spirit of London ride, and bumping into someone, saying sorry a few times, then walking round a corner and seeing it was a model. Who the hell puts a dummy right in the middle of the walkway?!?
Oh, also I tried to look down the air vent underneath Marelin Monroe, and only realising a year later how dodgy it must of looked having a 12 year old crawling underneath her dress. (This was a few years ago)
 
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Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:31 pm

Their arms raised in a Nazi salute, two young tourists pose alongside a waxwork of Adolf Hitler.
This was the sight which greeted an Israeli couple on a visit to Madame Tussauds in London.
The couple, whose grandparents survived the Holocaust, photographed the incident and complained about the tourists' behaviour, which they described as 'an unequivocal demonstration of anti-semitism and bigotry'.


But while Tussauds apologised for any offence caused, it insisted: 'We proactively encourage our visitors to interact with the waxworks should they so choose.
'We absolutely defend the right of our visitors to make such choices for themselves, as long as they behave themselves responsibly.'
Its comments were described as appalling and insensitive by Lord Janner, chairman of the Holocaust Educational Trust.
The unnamed couple, who live in London with their baby son, visited Madame Tussauds this month, joining the crowds of summer tourists queueing to see waxworks of celebrities including David Beckham, Kylie Minogue and the Royal Family.
They described the figure of Hitler as 'extraordinarily disturbing'.

The waxwork of Hitler was only moved to the museum's Great Hall in 2002. Before that it had been kept behind glass because of frequent attacks.
The Israeli woman asked for the waxwork to be removed from display, adding: 'I believe such a statue is offensive to all minorities who Hitler tried to exterminate, including Jews.'
The model of the Fuhrer had previously been displayed behind glass because of frequent attacks from visitors who spat on it or pelted it with eggs.
But in 2002 it was moved into the Great Hall to stand alongside Winston Churchill and other leaders from history, as organisers said it would 'create a more emotionally-charged experience'.

Lord Janner said he was appalled not just by the tourists' behaviour but also by the reply to the Israelis' complaint.
'It is upsetting and offensive to see young people posing in a Nazi salute by a waxwork figure of Hitler and particularly distressing to descendants of those who suffered under his regime,' he said.
'I'm appalled at Madame Tussauds's insensitive comments defending such activity, as surely they have a responsibility to ensure visitors behave appropriately and respectfully at their museum.'
A Tussauds spokesman told the Daily Mail that staff were all trained to intervene if they saw visitors behaving 'disrespectfully'.
She said staff would have asked the tourists to stop if they had seen them performing the Nazi salute.
'Madame Tussauds is apolitical. While we would never set out to offend, neither do we make personal or moral judgments when choosing our figures.
'Our criteria are very simple – our figures represent either individuals who have reached the top of their chosen profession or area of activity, or who have significantly changed the face of history – good and bad.'

A wax figure of Hitler sits in a mock bunker at the German Madame Tussauds in Berlin. It is illegal to glorify the Nazi leader there.
A waxwork of Hitler has been on display at Madame Tussauds in London since 1933, and has often been the target of vandalism.
A branch of the attraction in Berlin also has a model of the Nazi dictator, although it shows him as a slumped and shabby figure in a bunker.
In Germany, where glorifying Hitler is a criminal offence and the Nazi salute is banned, visitors cannot stand next to the waxwork because of the layout of the bunker.
In 2008, a man was prosecuted and fined £780 after he decapitated the model, which has since been repaired and put back on display.


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Re: Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:36 pm

BLOODY DAILY HATE MAIL.

If anyone actually finds the concept of Madame Tussauds entertaining anyway then they deserve to be upset and offended.

Someone tell this Israeli couple to go to the bloody Science Museum or the Tate Modern or something and stop wasting their money. If they're stupid or unintelligent enough to splash out so much money to go to Madame Tussauds or to even consider it a form of entertainment then they deserve it.

Also the waxwork of Dennis Nielson is much more offensive. Dennis <3
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Re: Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:47 pm

"Sam" wrote:
Someone tell this Israeli couple to go to the bloody Science Museum or the Tate Modern or something and stop wasting their money. If they're stupid or unintelligent enough to splash out so much money to go to Madame Tussauds or to even consider it a form of entertainment then they deserve it.


The reasons for your opinion are completely ridiculous...

All the same, I have to agree with Madame Tussauds on this one, it's just a bit of harmless fun. Yes, perhaps it could be considered insulting to the couple, considering their circumstances, but I don't believe that they should be allowed to diminish the fun of other visitors. They weren't actually harming anybody.

Seriously, if you're offended that easily then you're going to see something that seriously annoys you around every corner.
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Re: Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:49 pm

Science Museum FTW TBH.

I have been there once hated it not really anymore I can say really. Thing is people wouldn't moan if people dressed up as knights on the crusades going to a football match of England vs Isreal.

I wonder if in 500 years time people will find the salute offensive.

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Re: Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:49 pm

God knows what they thought of the SCREAM section!!
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Re: Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:52 pm

I just don't know what this couple expect? They expect the tourists, full of bubbly fun from the hyper glitzy atmosphere inside Madame Tussauds, to suddenly enter a mode of hushed respect and deep mourning when they see Hitler?
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Re: Heil Tussauds!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:59 pm

It was only a matter of time for a complaint on the Hitler waxwork, especially in terms of tabloid reporting. I have to say it is petty for this to suddenly appear with the Israeli couple and not several years beforehand when the waxwork was released.

As for the couple feeling offended to see people happily posing, it isn't that we're insensitive over the subject or we just don't care. It's a case that we've moved on from the second World War really. Well most of us.
 
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Re: Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:12 pm

The Daily Mail are complaining about potential glorifying of Hitler? A bit like that newspaper whose front page was once "Hurrah for the Blackshirts", the name of which I forget at this time...
 
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Re: Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:26 pm

Oddly enough, when I was last there a few weeks ago, the Hitler statue had been removed :-k I asked a staff member why, and she said they had rented the place out for a bar mitzvah the night before! :lol:
 
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Re: Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:23 pm

*sigh*

Like it or not, Hitler is a historical figure. His impact on the 20th century, no matter how awful, is too great to simply ignore. Some people need to get a life.

Anyway, I'm sure the other folk were just larking about and taking the piss. Hardly a display of anti-Semetism.
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Re: Heil Tussaud!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:57 pm

If they remove Hitler, then what about all the other figures in the line up of political bad guys? Gaddafi, Hussein, Pol Pot, Mugabe, Goerge W Bush (I kid you not, he's amongst the bad guys)?

I find Justin Bieber offensive. Can we have his waxwork melted down please?
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