Prince fans can visit his Paisley Park estate this week

The 65,000 square foot complex is open for three days

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The Independent Online

Fans of the late pop legend Prince can visit his famed Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota for three days this week.

Tours begin on Thursday, October 4 at Prince’s former studio complex and operate daily throughout the weekend. The decision to temporarily open this week was granted on Monday allowing the estate to operate as a museum.

Chanhassen city council members passed the ordinance after the park’s administrators sold tickets for guided tours to fans prior to the city could prepare for massive crowds. More than 2,000 fans are expected to visit the park each day.

"They took a risk, and that's fine," council member Jerry McDonald told CBS Minnesota. "That's what business does. But the only thing I'm disappointed in is that they passed that risk on to the ticket holder."

“This is not just about Paisley Park and the museum,” council member Bethany Tjornhom told The New York Times. “It’s about Chanhassen and preparing for our future.”

Prince, who died of an accidental overdose in April, lived in the 65,000 square foot complex, recorded music there, and threw extravagant parties accompanied by pancake breakfasts.

“It looks almost exactly like you’d imagine a huge recording complex owned by Prince would look. There is a lot of purple,” The Guardian reports. “The symbol that represented Prince’s name for most of the 90s is everywhere: hanging from the ceiling, painted on speakers and the studio’s mixing desks, illuminating one room in the form of a neon sign.”

The city will consider another zoning request before or on December 20.