Elvis' Favorite Roller Coaster Needs A Home

A roller coaster Elvis Presley used to ride in a Memphis amusement park has acquired a new owner but not a new location. The Zippin Pippin was purchased by former Elvis impersonator Stephen Shutts of Nashville who is looking for a corporate partner to move and operate the roller coaster somewhere in Memphis, the Washington Post reports. The Pippin was a favorite of Presley who used to rent out Libertyland amusement park so he could ride the roller coaster in privacy. Though Memphis residents fought to keep the park open, it closed to the public last fall and the roller coaster went on the auction block. Shutts and his partner wanted to purchase the lead car for their traveling museum but regulations forced them to bid on the entire roller coaster. Surprisingly, their $2,500 offer was the winner and now they must decide what to do with the Zippin Pippin.
Source: Google / Updated: Aug 8, 2006 
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Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2006report abuse
Its a ride that Elvis would ride on,if they bought every car Elvis was in think about where would you put all them. Nice that they bought it but its a ride thats all it is!!!
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2006report abuse
Think I'm going to buy it and put it in my dog house, together with Elvis' favourite gas station and super market...
SuziB (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2006report abuse
You can not expect EPE to buy, house or otherwise fund any old piece of junk just because it has an Elvis connection, however tenuous. I refuse to stoop to jokes about his favourite 'ride' but just because it was his favourite at the funfair (Libertyland)doesnt mean it's an important Presley artefact - it would simply add nothing to Graceland, or any other place, so why should they feed or wantto do anything....
June (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2006report abuse
Why can't EPE simply purchase it and give it a home somewhere in Memphis or Tupelo. If there is no room near Graceland, then why not over on the 'Circle G' property (they could make some kind of arrangement with the new owners).. or down by the Mississippi. It is an important piece of Elvis history.

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