In the short term, visitors worry that their credit cards won’t work or that they won’t have enough access to cash. They also fear for their safety. Long-term, the concerns are more serious. Will there even be an infrastructure to support tourists if the economy collapses?
As I write from a motel room, I am more than ready to take an overdue shower. No matter that my room shower has nary a shelf to hold my shampoo, cream rinse, back-scrubbing brush, shaving cream, razor, and other whatnots for a thorough clean up. I am (multi)armed with my Shower Squid.
I woke at 8:30 one Friday morning in a pitch-black hotel room, slipped on a robe, pulled back the curtains between me and my balcony and stepped out for a stunning Memphis view: hundreds of people ambling through the aisles of a Bass Pro Shops store.
Much of Disneyland is built to scale to create the illusion of a full-scale experience. The trains circling the park and the Mark Twain Riverboat are built to five-eighth scale. Sleeping Beauty Castle and the storefronts on Main Street, U.S.A., use forced perspective to make the buildings appear taller.