Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Stars Hall of Fame- Exterior at Night

In the 1970's, the amusement park company Six Flags bought the Movieland Wax Museum, and used that intellectual property to build another museum just like Movieland across the country in Orlando Florida. The Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum opened in 1975 and used the same wax figure molds as Movieland. The scenes looked so similar to Movieland's that the museum could be considered almost an exact clone (as far as the tableaux were concerned). The Stars Hall of Fame did have more interactive elements than movieland, and was popular for a few years, but that popularity didn't last as Orlando began to offer more and more entertainment options. The museum closed in 1984. I don't know what ever happened to the figures.

The building was not as extravagant as Movieland's, but as you can see, it had its charm. The museum was located just off I-4, and only a couple blocks from Sea World. As far as I can tell, the building still stands, but is being used for office space.

Stay tuned for more pictures from this forgotten museum.


Anonymous said...

I worked at Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum in Orlando, Fl in 1975, taking care of the sets and lighting on the "scenes". It was an interesting job. I was told by the head of maintenance at the time that the electrical layout was designed to be very quickly changed into a casino in the hope that casinos would be allowed in FL - it was up for a vote by the people in those years & the owners had the building designed for that opportunity.

jumper56 said...

I worked at Stars Hall of Fame in the late 70's and have some photos of the interiors and exterior of the building. It was a great place to work and I have many fond memories.

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