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Location DB > United States > California > Los Olivos > Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
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 Database Info
created by tunnelbug on 1/21/2008 6:56 AM
last modified by tunnelbug on 1/21/2008 7:17 AM
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 Overview
 Description

 Basic Information
Type: Amusement Park and Mansion
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
Address

Los Olivos, California
United States
Owner: Michael Jackson
 Hazards
  • Dogs
  •  Interesting Features
    Bronze statues, train stations, arcade, bumper cars, ferris wheel, carousel, mansion, petting zoo
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • dogs
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1988
    Closed: 2005
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • binoculars
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Michael Jackson closed down Neverland to reduce costs. A spokesperson for the pop star refused to comment upon his future plans for the 1,100 hectare (2,800 acre) ranch.

    Jackson agreed to settle an unpaid wage bill of $306,000 after being threatened with legal action, but was fined for allowing insurance to lapse. The penalty amounted to $169,000.

    Then authorities issued a stop-work order to staff after the insurance discrepancy was uncovered.

    A local veterinary surgeon put employees who look after Jackson's menagerie on his payroll, while security is being handled by the Jackson family.

    The star has been residing in Bahrain since his trial last year, where he faced child abuse charges. After a four-month court case he was cleared.

    It was reported in 2007 that Michael Jackson had lapsed on his mortgage payments for Neverland and that it was listed in Default. The latest reports seem to indicate that he's cleared the default and will continue to own Neverland, though he has no plans on living there again.
     Media Coverage
    http://news.bbc.co...inment/4792028.stm

    http://www.tmz.com...nd-in-foreclosure/
     Future Plans
    Neverland Ranch has been foreclosed upon as of October 22, 2007. However, a spokeswoman for Jackson says the loan is merely being refinanced.
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    Tbug's Discovery Journey
    Mon, Jan 21st, 2008
    posted by tunnelbug
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    Mon, Jan 21st, 2008
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    Category Rating
    Photography 10 / 10
    Coolness 10 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 1/16/2010 1:14 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 16 10 at 13:14, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 16 10 at 7:07, tunnelbug made this location public
  • on Jan 21 08 at 19:34, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 21 08 at 7:35, tunnelbug made this location available
  • on Jan 21 08 at 7:34, tunnelbug added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 21 08 at 7:31, tunnelbug added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 21 08 at 7:27, tunnelbug created a new gallery
  • on Jan 21 08 at 7:26, tunnelbug added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 21 08 at 7:24, tunnelbug added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 21 08 at 7:21, tunnelbug added some pictures to a gallery
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