As long as I lived in Tennessee I never made it to Graceland but always wanted to go. This was on the top of our “to see ” list while in Memphis.
I will say that I was a little disappointed in Graceland as I was expecting something much more bizarre after hearing about his home for decades. I always recall people talking about the Jungle Room, which I will get to later. When I got past what I thought I was going to see and concentrated on what was there, I thoroughly enjoyed his home and grounds.
We had pre-booked our tickets and arrived at the museum/ticket center/gift shop facility directly across Elvis Presley Boulevard from Graceland about 8:45. They give every one with I-pads and headphones that have John Stamos providing commentary throughout the tour along with videos and music. I found this annoying personally, but Jennifer seemed to enjoy it. I took my headphone off as they were awkward with my camera. It was hysterical when we went through the area where they had all Elvis’s Gold Records and several people were singing along very loudly and…well I could hardly breathe I was laughing so hard.
They put you on mini-buses and take you to the home where you wait in line to go through the front doors. As we waited I watched how fast they got people in. Now, the tickets are about $50 minimum and go up to almost $100 depending on what you want to see. As each person stepped through I could picture little dollar signs popping from there heads and floating away. This place is a money-maker… … Continue reading