Fun with Wax at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas


By H. Wadowski

A wax mold of President Donald Trump’s hand

Guests visiting Madame Tussauds Las Vegas have long been able to see how they measure up to some of their favorite celebrities, including Shaquille O’Neal, but the wax attraction’s latest installation lets visitors see how the size of their hand compares to President Donald Trump’s.

Madame Tussauds’ recently renovated wax hand station debuted in mid-March and features wax molds of several celebrity handprints on the wall, as well as a wax mold of the President’s hand on display. Visitors can compare the size of their hand to the various handprints or pay a nominal fee to create their own keepsake 3-D wax mold to see how it measures up side by side. Priced at just $20 for adults and $15 for children (double hand molds cost $30), the process takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and includes a preservation kit so participants know how to care for their hand at home. 

Stan Lee unveiled a giant new Hulkbuster figure by the wax attraction’s entrance

The mold process itself is fairly simple. After sanitizing their hands, participants stick one hand into ice water for 30 seconds before having a lotion applied to ensure the wax mold will easily slide off. The guest’s hand is then dipped three to six times into hot wax (175 degrees) in the exact position they want their mold to be. The wax mold is later dipped into the desired color(s) guests choose for their creation, dipped into ice water and dried off before being given to the guest. So that the mold can be proudly displayed, the wax edges are folded over at the wrist to create a level edge allowing the hand to stand up by itself.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas has always been known for its interactive exhibits, which include the chance to be a guest on “Jerry Springer,” tee off against Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer, and step into the trashed hotel room from The Hangover to snap a photograph with Bradley Cooper and Mike Tyson. There’s also a fun 4-D movie in the Marvel-themed room, where visitors can watch The Avengers and Spider-Man battle to save Las Vegas from Doctor Doom and Loki. In total, the Strip attraction boasts more than 100 wax figures, including Nicki Minaj, Channing Tatum and a giant Hulkbuster that was unveiled last February by Stan Lee.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas has a room dedicated to the city’s many icons from over the years

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located at the front side of The Venetian, underneath the bell tower. For more information, visit  

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