The King of Rock and Roll may have left us over 42 years ago, but how would he react to the coronavirus pandemic today? Well Elvis Presley cousin Danny Smith, who was part of The King’s inner circle at Graceland with parents Billy and Joe, has shared a new video claiming how the singer would react. And he reckons The King would be contacting The President.
Nevertheless, Graceland is set to reopen on Thursday, May 21.
A statement read: “We are so excited to see you back at Elvis Presley’s Graceland!
“100+ acres dedicated to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will welcome back guests beginning Thursday, May 21.
“Graceland is committed to the health and safety of our guests and associates and has been working diligently to reconfigure all operations – including tours, retail and restaurants – to meet or exceed social distancing, capacity, and health and safety guidelines.”
They added: “With Mansion tours reduced to 25 per cent capacity, guests will have the unique opportunity to walk in Elvis’ footsteps like never before – in your own personal mansion tour space spread out from other guests.”
Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley wrote on Facebook: “Yes it’s true! Graceland will open her doors on May 21st.
“Please protect yourself and wear your mask even gloves if you choose.”
During the closure, Graceland has been floodlit in the red, white and blue of the American flag as a sign of solidarity and to reflect Elvis’ patriotism.