Madame Tussauds, the world’s most overrated and overpriced tourist attraction, now a little cheaper

If there is anyone out there in the Washington, D.C. area just dying to shell out money to see a bunch of wax statues, you may be heartened to learn that Madame Tussauds D.C. is lowering its admission price from $21.15 to $18, in response to the current “economic downturn.”

That’s right, Madame Tussauds, easily the silliest, most overrated and overpriced tourist attraction in the world, has just gotten a little more reasonable for folks in the Beltway. Now you can check out the “museum’s” exhibits of life-like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and George W. Bush statues, not to mention the requisite Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Angelina Jolie offerings that I think are simply massed produced for the whole Tussauds chain. You might even encounter Joan Rivers, though in fairness she looks like wax anytime you see her.

Is there anyone out there who would actually spend $18 to see this stuff? Probably – there wouldn’t be a D.C. branch of the chain if there wasn’t some kind of demand.

I guess I shouldn’t harp too much on the price. I mean, Madame Tussauds D.C. is a positive steal compared to the flagship museum in London, which charges $50 for adult entrance.

Now, folks, I’ll give you $18. But if there is anyone out there spending $50 on this stuff, we need to have a talk…