Graceland Launches What May possibly Be The Priciest Virtual Excursions in the Entire world

At the time of Elvis Presley’s death in 1977, there ended up less than 200 Elvis impersonators. In 2015, the rely was approximated at extra than 250,000, according to Oddee.com.

Clearly, the King’s reign did not conclusion when the Grim Reaper arrived for him. The pop idol, each in everyday living and soon after it, has sold a lot more than $1 billion value of data by most estimates, his estate is worth over $300 million right now.

His supporter foundation is however substantial and devoted, as well, and around the yrs they have manufactured his Graceland the 2nd most-frequented residence in the United States, just after the White Property.

Just like people today need to save up for months or decades to pay for a Disney family vacation, pilgrims also preserve up for a Graceland excursion. The in-particular person price ranges at Elvis’ Memphis household have steadily enhanced and are now a gasp-inducing $75 for the “Elvis Encounter,” which contains most of the mansion. The less expensive choice (“just” $47) doesn’t even make it possible for entry within the dwelling, only to corollary sites on the grounds.

So although Graceland is initiating a new two-hour virtual tour, its cost tag of $100 is, when outrageous, really only $25 additional than the in-man or woman knowledge. And at least the high price tag is fantastic for on the other hand numerous folks can safely collect around the purchaser’s display.

Graceland’s first virtual tours will get put on only 3 dates: January 27, February 25, and March 25, 2021. (If you’re in close proximity to Memphis, the attraction also gives in-human being tours, albeit at 25% capacity.)

The new tour is stay and led by a real qualified (Angie Marchese, Vice President of Graceland Archives and Reveals), but virtual tours, in normal, you should not have the frisson that currently being present does. 

It will be fascinating to see if, following many years of promoting the general public every thing Elvis, Graceland will be in a position to persuade persons to shell out $100 for an working experience that’s the kissin’ cousin of a Zoom convention.

Graceland generated this shorter movie to preview the content of the new tour:

https://www.youtube.com/enjoy?v=1vO1yZW4Qw8