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R.I.P. Movieland Wax Museum
stuff-o-rama
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From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2005-10-19 2:29 pm   Permalink

I just saw that Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park is closing it's doors Oct. 31st

http://www.movielandwaxmuseum.com/

I know it's really cheezy but I hate to see it go. A pizza place will be taking over the building...


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2005-10-21 10:26 am   Permalink

Buena Park is losing all it's cheesy tourist attractions. Gone are Japanese Village/Deer Park, that alligator farm across the street from Knotts Berry Farm and now Movieland Wax Museum

There use to be a museum in Buena Park called "Cars of the Stars and Planes of Fame" which displayed movie props and custom cars by Ed Roth and George Barris. Pin Stripping legend, Von Dutch, use to be employed there and would camp in the parking lot.

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/02/44/art-harvey.php

http://www.ocweekly.com/ink/04/18/cover-douglas.php

I'm not sure if it was part of Movieland Wax Museum or a separate entity in itself.


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TikiTikiBoom
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Joined: Jun 14, 2005
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2005-10-21 11:04 am   Permalink

This really is sad. I was planning on taking my son to see the Wax Museum for the first time this Christmas holiday.

I have such great memories of that place as a kid.

The Alligator Farm!?! Wow, now there's a flashback. How fun was that place?? It's ashame that it went by the wayside as well all those years ago.

You are right, history in that area is dying. Even parts of Knotts are not the same anymore.

(sigh)


 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-10-21 1:39 pm   Permalink

I had a birthday party there once.
Japanese Village/Deer Park, that alligator farm. Movieland Wax Museum, Cars of the Stars and Planes of Fame.
All great memories.


 
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MakeDaMug
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Posted: 2005-10-21 11:52 pm   Permalink

I've got VERY old B-Day photos of me as a kid and my buddies celebrating my b-day over many years at the Wax Museum in Buena Park. Every photo was taken with the Frankenstein prop - think I've gotta go before they shut it down and see how Frankie's held up!
Holden


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2005-10-22 8:55 pm   Permalink

I heard they're making a tiki pizza place there. Bummer! Kill the old with the new!

 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2005-10-22 9:01 pm   Permalink

Let's see the pics smoggy. You were so cute as a child.
Hey Ben boo bam, pizza is not new.
Maybe they couldn't keep up with all the dust on the wax. eeeewww, so morbid.


 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2005-10-23 01:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-10-21 23:52, smogbreather wrote:
think I've gotta go before they shut it down and see how Frankie's held up!
Holden


Let me know Smoggy!
I see a "Tiki Time Shell" in the works!


 
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MakeDaMug
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Posted: 2005-10-23 8:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-10-23 01:01, Unga Bunga wrote:
Quote:

On 2005-10-21 23:52, smogbreather wrote:
think I've gotta go before they shut it down and see how Frankie's held up!
Holden


Let me know Smoggy!
I see a "Tiki Time Shell" in the works!



When's the official shut down date? Should we do a pilgrimage? I'll try to dig up some of the old b-day pic's - they're pretty hilarious! They're circa approx. 1971-5; classic!
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The Sperm Whale
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2005-10-23 9:19 pm   Permalink

I want to go Too!!! Let's figure it out!!!
Later,
Spermy


 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-10-24 08:50 am   Permalink

Man - I'd love to see it one last time.... anyone have a date in mind?

 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-10-24 8:45 pm   Permalink

What - no takers?

 
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TikiTikiBoom
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Posted: 2005-10-25 10:52 pm   Permalink

If I didn't have so much going on before Halloween, I'd definitely go. Why oh why couldn't they have chosen a different month to close in
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Mystiki
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Posted: 2005-10-26 12:37 am   Permalink

Oh goodness! Well, we'll be passing through just in time then to stop in before it closes. I wonder what's going to happen to the sculptures?

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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2005-10-26 3:06 pm   Permalink

Apparently, when your a kid, things are more acceptable (reg. visually)? Some of the photos from their website are plain lousy.
They sure did a lousy job on John Lennon.

What the hell is Jethro sittin on with that shit grin.


 
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