Michael Jackson Fan Fest Offers Never-Before-Seen Memorabilia 12/3-14

Michael Jackson Fan Fest Offers Never-Before-Seen Memorabilia from December 3-14, 2011.  Never has there been an artist like Michael Jackson and never has there been a more intimate and personal glimpse into the career and life of the King of Pop than what will be assembled during the first-ever Estate-authorized Michael Jackson Fan Fest.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
Neverland Ranch

Scheduled for December 3-14 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the event coincides with the kick off of the extended Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ stop in Las Vegas during December. The Michael Jackson Fan Fest will only be in Las Vegas and will not travel to any other tour stop.

Walk through the storied gates of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, then view his personal book collection in a study filled with his actual furniture.

Peek inside the interior of the 1999 Rolls-Royce Seraph limousine designed by Michael with 24-karat gold embellishments, then check out the 10-foot-tall statue created for the HIStory tour. Get the feel of Michael’s music videos by wandering through the spaceship set used in “Scream,” sit in the actual throne from the Egyptian-themed set of “Remember the Time,” then stand before the hostile tank from the live concert performance of “Earth Song.”

Michael Jackson's Rolls-Royce Limousine
Michael Jackson’s Rolls-Royce Limousine

“We are thrilled to offer Michael’s fans an opportunity to experience his life and career up close through the Fan Fest while they also enjoy Cirque du Soleil’s spectacular tribute to his creativity as an artist in Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour ,” said the Executors of the Michael Jackson Estate, John Branca and John McClain.

Neverland Ranch Library
Michael Jackson’s Library

“Michael Jackson Fan Fest will add an unparalleled addition to Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour’s extended three-week run at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino,” says Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil.“ Fan Fest gives fans the opportunity to experience Michael Jackson as a man, iconic performer and immortalized legend.”

Michael Jackson Fan Fest is designed to transport guests on a journey through Michael Jackson’s life, beginning with his rise to stardom through his pop super stardom and beyond as he is immortalized through fan art, photos and Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Throughout the experience, fans will have access to rare memorabilia and have the opportunity to take their own photos in recreated sets of the historic music videos and to play the Michael Jackson The Experience video game with other fans.

A wide variety of other personal items will be on display from both his career and Neverland Ranch. Featured career memorabilia will include costumes, the Fantasy glove collection from the 1980s, award statues, tickets, the famed rocket plane from the “Leave Me Alone” video, a castle displayed in the living room of Neverland and others.

Michael Jackson's Glove
Michael Jackson’s Fantasy Glove Collection

Each session of Michael Jackson Fan Fest will last for four hours and will allow visitors time enjoy without overlapping each performance of THE IMMORTAL World Tour shows December 3-14 in Mandalay Bay’s Bayside Exhibit Halls. Fan Fest will be open from 12-4pm and 5-9pm on December 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and from 2-6pm on December 6, 7, 13, and 14. Tickets for Fan Fest can be purchased in conjunction with Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour or individually. Photo credit: Courtesy
Fan Fest ticket prices start at $35 plus applicable fees for general admission; $75 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets include priority entrance into the event and all activities within the event, a commemorative lanyard and access to the VIP-only lounge. For more information or to purchase tickets, guests can visit: www.michaeljacksonfanfest.com or www.cirquedusoleil.com/lasvegas.

About Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour will be playing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from December 3 to December 27. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil.com/MichaelJackson

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