Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday Mashups: Dreamland Wax Museum - Now Open!

Want to get up close and personal with your favorite celebs? Right here, in the city of Boston? Get those selfie sticks ready! Dreamland Wax Museum is set to open today in downtown Boston!

Dreamland has been turning heads for weeks now, as curious onlookers near City Hall Plaza have gawked at the lifelike figures of Katy Perry, Queen Elizabeth, and President Trump staring out the window of the museum’s home at 1 Washington St. The museum plans to set itself apart from Madame Tussauds and similar venues by allowing visitors to interact with the figures rather than viewing them behind a velvet rope or panes of glass. How can they offer this added feature? They have a full-time artist in-house that will touch up the figurines' hair and makeup every day!

The soon-to-be tourist must-see is owned by Dreamz Entertainment, a Brazilian company that runs more than 35 museums in Central and South America. Dreamland will be the company’s first U.S. venture. Thanks to its long and storied history, Boston is the perfect location to launch the incredible wax display; especially since the museum is steps away from the Freedom Trail, right next to Faneuil Hall.

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The museum already features several famous Bostonians in wax, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ray Bourque, Bobby Orr, Paul Pierce, and even Boston Pops director Arthur Fiedler, but plans to add more. As the museum gets up and running, it will bring in other local celebrities to have their measurements taken so their wax likenesses can be added to the collection, a process that takes four to six months. We wonder who will be next!

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Dreamland has also partnered with Cueseum, an app company that designs interactive mobile experiences for museums. Using the app, as you walk past the wax figure of Abraham Lincoln, for example, you’ll hear facts about the 16th president read by a voice actor impersonating Lincoln. We can't wait to use Cueseum to hear about our fellow Bostonians! Join us this week at Dreamland and devour the details of some laughs and celeb selfies!

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