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“Cool souvenir!”
Review of Ripley's Wax Zone

Ripley's Wax Zone
Ranked #14 of 31 Shopping in Niagara Falls
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Owner description: Dip your hand (either by yourself, or holding hands with a loved-one) into wax with the help of one of our talented Wax Artists, to create a sculpted replica of your hand(s)! Let your imagination run wild as you choose to add colour, writing, or glaze! Make your hand more personable by holding something; whether it is a sports ball, magic wand, flower, or pencil, it is all up to you at Ripley’s Wax Zone.
Reviewed September 27, 2013

The whole process of forming your wax hands is honestly pretty cool. The water is freezing, but the wax and the paint are really warm. There are quite a few colors that you can choose from. If you decide not to use a color, your hand comes out basically white (of course...it's wax). You have many choices for your wax hand - color, glaze, holding an object, holding someone's hand, etc. They can write on the finished hand(s) for you or you can purchase a wax pen to do your own writing at a later time. My husband and I were in Niagara Falls Canada for our anniversary so we did ones holding hands. It was neat how the worker got our hands to form together after mostly creating them apart. It doesn't take long, but the woman that did ours seemed to make sure that everything was just right. I think that it could be a little cheaper, especially if you do the museum first, but it was worth it and they look awesome when they are finished.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

You can decide the position you want your hand sculpture to be formed into. They dip your hand in FREEZING cold water then into warm wax they repeat thing than slide your hand out. You can pick between hallow hand or solid hand. I suggest getting a solid hand even though its a little more expensive because I heard the hallow ones break easier !

Thank Ruth P
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

My boyfriend and i had our hands waxed holding each others hands. He wasn't as excited as I was...why would a Guy care haha but afterwards he thought it was cool. You can pick any color or even get writing on it. We did have to wait a while so probably best to do it early or get a number immediately. The workers were really friendly. Something different that really is cool.

Thank malenag125
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Although the line up was long, it was fun to get a wax cast of one's hand as a momento of our trip. One can choose from different colours, poses, and inscriptions.

1  Thank Kai-HT
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Firstly, I find the quality of wax hands at Ripley's to be better than the gift store that Movieland exits in to. Unfortunately, the wax hand zone at Ripleys has longer lines most of the time. Go at night or early morning to avoid lines and before you pick a number check the counter for numbers that people left because they didn't want to wait any longer.

The staff are very helpful and do a great job making a quality personalized souvenir.

If you want your hand to last, get it filled with sand (solid) and make sure you keep it out of the sun/heat.

1  Thank B-l-a-i-r_82
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