The Neverland Ranch Is Going to Las Vegas


And the latest weird Michael Jackson–related thing that's happened since the death of the legend: The Mandalay Bay hotel and casino is planning an MJ entertainment complex that will include "a Jackson-themed lounge, an interactive memorabilia museum and a theater designed to replicate the iconic refuge of the deceased musical legend," where objects from Neverland will be on display. The complex is scheduled to open in 2013, but will be previewed in December, along with the Vegas stop of the new Cirque du Soleil MJ show. A show that, by the way, "features a massive tree symbolic of a favorite oak that was outside Jackson's Neverland bedroom. The singer nicknamed it the Giving Tree and had a perch built atop it where he wrote music and sometimes slept." So, in summation: There'll be a fake Neverland in Vegas; MJ had a sleeping/writing tree; and WTF.