Jackson's Neverland ranch to be rebuilt in Vegas?


London, July 21 (IANS) Pop legend Michael Jackson's sprawling Neverland ranch should be dismantled and rebuilt in Las Vegas as a permanent memorial to the star, according to a planning expert.

Attempts to restore the King of Pop's legendary home in the Santa Ynez Valley, California, would cost millions of dollars, upset local residents, and could take up to 10 years to develop.

But the entire property could be uprooted and moved to Sin City for a fraction of the price making it the ideal option for a Jackson memorial, reports contactmusic.com.

Bob Field, former Santa Ynez Valley Planning Advisory Committee chairman, is adamant restoring Neverland to its former glory - complete with fairground rides, zoo animals, and a working train.

"It would take five or 10 years. And I wouldn't bet that it would get approved... (In Vegas) the infrastructure's there. Picture what they've built on The Strip. This is easy," he said.