I Think Prince’ Paisley Park Needs To Reduce Admission Price
It cost me over $230 to bring my family to Paisley Park in Chanhassen on Saturday afternoon. That was just to walk in the front door! It was around $40 per person (plus $7.50 service fee) to take the general admission tour, and thankfully that did include parking. I was very disappointed in what areas of the complex are included in the tour. You don’t get to see any of the upstairs or living quarters. You also don’t get to go inside the control rooms of the recording studios. I’m a HUGE Prince fan, so I’m glad I finally visited his sanctuary, but something needs to be done to make it much for affordable for families.
On a positive note…our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I did enjoy seeing all his awards from over the years and just being in a space where he created such memorable music.
For the VIP Tour (which is $100) it does say you get more access to additional studio rooms and artifacts. The gift shop was lackluster as well. Its at the end of the tour and under a tent with a handful of t’s, posters and hats to chose from.
Celebration 2017 (from the Paisley Park website)
April 20th to 23rd, 2017
CELEBRATION 2017 will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Prince, as the world marks the first anniversary of his passing. Bringing together musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best, these four days will feature live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.