Zippin Pippin could still end up at Graceland
I got an email this mornin from my good friend who has connections to the city board, and he told me somethin yall might wanna know about Elvis' favorite roller coaster, the Zippin Pippin.
He said the city is lookin for a permanent home in the city for the historical ride.
This is true because it was mentioned on the news the other day.
But what he told me was never mentioned on the news. He said that the city officials are gonna try and get Sillerman and EPE to move it to Graceland, but not on the grounds, but nearby.
He thinks the best place for it would be behind the Heartbreak Hotel since EPE owns that land.
He told me that nothin has been proposed yet, but the city wants it to stay in Memphis and is tryin to get it registered as a National Historic Landmark like Graceland.
Havin it as part of the new attractions would help bring in more children and young adults. Plus, Elvis die hard fans would be wantin to ride it as well, since Elvis did.
I know Soden and Cilla have said there won't be any rides, and respectfully there shouldn't. But if there is.....the Pippin would be the only that should be there and Graceland would be the best option for the coaster's fate since it has ties to Elvis and his last days on earth.
My source thinks Sillerman will give in to up the number of tourists at Graceland and move it there or close by.
Time will tell if this becomes a reality or fantasy.