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Donnie and Marie Osmond in wax.

Movieland Wax Museum Closes for Good After Halloween

The large Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California closed after Halloween, Oct. 31, 2005, due to declining visitors and revenue. It's another victim of a long-term malaise permeating the wax museum business. The Movieland Wax Museum was in the orbit of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, and had survived on leftover traffic from those theme parks since it first opened in 1962. It offered a wide range of celebrity figures in recreated movie and TV scenes.

Owner Rodney Fong reduced the admission price as a last hurrah leading up to Halloween. Most of the 300 wax celebrities will be moved (and perhaps redeployed) at Fong's other wax museum at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

On Beach Blvd. just South of the 91 freeway, across the street from Medieval Times, 1 block north of Knott's Berry Farm.

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