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This site is a tribute to MWM. This site is a tribute to a place that so many loved.  There has been a slight delay on opening this site but for now I added some info on MWM.   Also check out the videos in the lower part of this page. This website will be open soon.

ABOUT

Movieland Wax Museum, with over 300 wax figures in 150 sets, was the largest wax museum in the United States.   Located in California, it was one of the most popular wax museums in United States for decades. Allen Parkinson founded the museum on May 4, 1962, but sold it to the Six Flags Corporation in 1970.

In 1975, Six Flags Corporation opened the Orlando location called "Stars Hall of Fame".   In 1984 after a drop in attendance, the museum was closed and sold to publisher, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.   Having no interest in the museum but an interest in the land alone, he sold off the exhibits to the American Musical Academy of Arts Association and turned the property into a showroom for his company's educational materials.

On April 1, 1985, the Six Flags Corporation sold the California based Movieland Wax Museum to Fong & Paul Associates, the owners of the world famous Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf. However, on October 31, 2005, after forty-three years in business and 10 million visitors, Movieland closed.

Several actors and actresses attended the unveilings of their wax likenesses, and even went so far as to donate costumes to be worn by their likenesses, accompanied with sets replicated from well-known movie scenes.   Movie themes and sound effects also added to the authenticity of the museum.   A clapboard on each set included the name of the wax figures and facts about the movie, props, costume, and the person whom the wax figure was modeled on.

Many of the wax figures and sets from the Movieland Wax Museum were auctioned off in March 2006.

The Movieland Wax Museum property was purchased by the City of Buena Park.  Today as I write this the building just stands there and the big Movieland sign is still up.

NEWS

NEWS 02-07-11 -=- You can now PRE-ORDER the DvD.   You will soon have a list of what's on the DvD. Here is a first darft of the dvd case artwork below. Also the videos on here are now in html5 so it will work with your mobile. There is a BLOG HERE...

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The News Reports that made me sad & start the site..

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This web site is not affiliated with the MOVIELAND WAX MUSEUM company in any way.   All video and other content on this site was produced for this site unless otherwise noted and is not official MOVIELAND merchandise in anyway.   All MOVIELAND and other copyrights remain the property of their owners .
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