Elvis Presley’s Grayscland Launches $ 100 VIP Virtual Tour of Music Icon’s Memphis Mansion


Elvis Presley’s Grayscland is offering a chance to go ‘behind the ropes’ at his Memphis mansion after starting a ‘VIP’ virtual tour for the first time, as tourists stay away amidst the coronovirus epidemic.

The hit US attraction, which was purchased by the music icon in 1957, typically attracted between 500,000 and 700,0000 tourists a year, but the epidemic resulted in a steep drop in visitors.

Now, for $ 100, fans who cannot travel to Tennessee can sign up for a two-hour guided tour of the singer’s former home and the Meditation Garden, where she is buried. Organizers say they will not even listen to previously heard stories.

Graceland in Tennessee, Elvis Presley’s first home is offering virtual, live tours for the first time. For $ 100, fans can sign up for their in-house personal walk-through as well as their own private jet, Lisa Marie (pictured)

Attendees can get close to their personal belongings, such as their famous, pink series 60 Cadillacs, usually behind ropes at the famous attraction.

Attendees can get close to their personal belongings, such as their famous, pink series 60 Cadillacs, usually behind ropes at the famous attraction.

The Expert will guide you through some of the music icon's most favorite fashion moments

The Expert will guide you through some of the music icon’s most favorite fashion moments

Cameras will take 'behind the ropes' on your American record for a closer look at your property, just like your gold record

Cameras will take you ‘behind the ropes’ to keep a close eye on your property, like your gold record on American charm

An expert will be there to answer questions as well as to tell stories that are not usually included during the in-person tour

An expert will be there to answer questions as well as to tell stories that are not usually included during the in-person tour

During the live tour, an expert will walk attendees to Elvis’ private jet – The Lisa Marie – and give close-up views of the artifacts, such as his famous, jeweler jumpsuit and pink Cadillac. Fans will also be given a chance to ask expert questions.

The VIP walk-throughs are scheduled to take place on January 27, February 25, and March 25, with more dates expected, marking the year that King of Rock n Roll turns 86.

This is not Grechland’s first route into online entertainment since the outbreak of the epidemic.

Last year, Fans were invited to attend Elvis Week events in a closed Facebook group requiring a paid ticket to enter.

Other virtual events included past online participation in the ‘Elvis Week Concert’, panels with experts, new interviews with bandmates and friends and a look at past Candlelight Wiggles.

A Greyland spokesman said, “As the COVID epidemic continues to evolve and health officials learn more about high-risk activities, we must evolve with them.”

‘There is no greater priority than the health and safety of our guests and employees.’

It reopened in May after lockdown, with reduced capacity.

Elvis, pictured in Gresland in the late 1950s, bought the property for $ 102,500 when he was 22 years old in 1957

Elvis, pictured in Gresland in the late 1950s, bought the property for $ 102,500 when he was 22 years old in 1957

Greakland, which reopened in May with little ability to accommodate the coronovirus epidemic, is the second most visited American attraction after the White House.  Painted in 2017 are fan lining

Greakland, which reopened in May with the coronavirus virus’s ability to reduce the epidemic, is the second most visited American attraction after the White House. Painted in 2017 are fan lining

Elvis bought the property at the age of 22 for $ 102,500.

The singer and actor remained in the house until the age of 42 on August 16, 1977.

It has operated as a museum since 1982. Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie is the current owner of the attraction.

Since his death, the late singer and actor’s devotees flocked to his former home-museum, Greyland, to honor Presley on the anniversary of his death.

Last year, as a result of the epidemic, fans were asked to make reservations ahead of time and stand six-feet, as well as follow other virus-related safety guidelines.

Elvis Presley’s Tomb

Elvis bought Graysland in 1957, when he was 22 years old.  It became an 'oasis' for him

Elvis bought Graysland in 1957, when he was 22 years old. It became an ‘oasis’ for him

Built in 1939, Graceland was purchased by Elvis Presley in 1957 for $ 102,500. The 17,552-square-foot Colonial Revival-style home in Memphis, Tennessee, sits on a 13.8-acre property and has become his personal retreat to stardom.

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll died at home on August 16, 1977, aged only 42, but in the early 1980s, Grayskland became a burden on his wealth, which was characterized by high wealth and heritage. Taxes were suffered.

It has operated as a museum since 1982. Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie is the current owner of the attraction.

Although no one knew it would initially be a commercial success, it has helped turn the city into a top destination for music lovers, seeing over 20 million viewers in three decades.

They sold all 3,024 tickets on the first day and the success of Gretchland led to a worldwide sales and licensing business, consolidating the legend of Elvis with revenue of $ 32 million (£ 20.6 million) per year based on 2012 figures keeps.

It is the second most visited home in the US after the White House, averaging around 500,000 to 700,000 domestic and international visitors annually.

The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, becoming the first site related to rock and roll.

Priscilla, Elvis’s ex-wife, says that it is the singer’s soul, not just the history of music, which keeps up with the crowds arriving in Garkland.

“Whenever I go there, I think Elvis is going to come down the stairs any minute,” she said in a recent interview about Landmark’s anniversary.

‘I have no doubt that he is there, somewhere, his soul. I think people feel that way. ‘

Presley fans flock to the Greskland tourist attraction each year for Elvis Week, celebrating his life and career as a singer and actor that marks the August 1977 anniversary of his death.  A special street art tribute in Chitra, August 2019

Presley fans flock to the Greskland tourist attraction every year for Elvis Week, a celebration of his life and career as a singer and actor that marks the August 1977 anniversary of his death. A special street art tribute in Chitra, August 2019

During the annual vigil, fans walk in and hold candles from Presley's tomb in Gresland.  This year, due to the epidemic, fans were asked to book a spot to allow for social distance

During the annual vigil, fans walk in and hold candles from Presley’s tomb in Gresland. This year, due to the epidemic, fans were asked to book a spot to allow for social distance

In July, fans mourned the suicide of Benjamin Storm Cuff, grandson of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.

Keough was the son of Lisa Marie Presley and her ex-husband, singer-songwriter Danny Keoff, and was similar to the singer.

Lisa Marie, the only child of Elvis and his wife Priscilla, grew up in Graysland, Memphis and was only nine years old when her father died in 1977.

In October, about three months after his tragic passing, Benjamin Keefe was laid to rest near his grandfather in Greyland.

Lisa Marie first spoke of her son, portraying, likeness with his father Elvis, calling his likeness 'Nanon'

Lisa Marie has spoken of her son's likeness before her son Elvis, indicating his similarity.

Lisa Marie has previously spoken to her father Elvis of his son, left, equality, right, calling his resemblance ‘unheard’

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