No theme park visit today: Go vote!
There will be no Tuesday Park Visit on Theme Park Insider this week, as Tuesday is Election Day in the United States. (So, I figured, no one was gonna read a theme park trip report on Election Night anyway.)
We will be back next week, with a visit to a location yet to be determined (though I am leaning toward Universal Studios Hollywood - anyone got any picture requests?)
In the meantime, I'd like to encourage all my U.S. readers over age 18 who haven't voted yet to get out and do so. I'll skip the endorsements, save one: If you, like me, live in or around Pasadena, California, I hope that you will vote in favor of Measure TT, the school bond issue that will help build a new gym at my kids' school, as well as to fund improvements at dozens of other local schools.
In fact, no matter where you live, if there is a school bond issue on your ballot, I urge you to vote for it. Educating every single child in a community, no matter what their medical condition or family situation, is horrifically expensive, and few communities allocate enough money to do it well.
Bond issues help plug that gap, paying for new and repaired buildings, helping districts save money on rent and utility bills. (We saved $50-100 a month by installing a new fridge and heater-A/C in our home. Imagine what a building as large as a school could save per month.)
More theme parks ought to build "E ticket" attractions, and more communities ought to build "E ticket" schools. If kids deserve the best on their vacations, they deserve the best while at home.
If you don't like the direction of your local school district, don't take it out on the kids by voting against a bond issue. Get involved, and take it out on the school board by voting out incumbents in the next election. (FWIW, I think the board in Pasadena's doing great in turning around what had been a terrible situation.)
Anyway, let's all hope for the best for the U.S. and our local communities tomorrow, and I'll see you in the parks soon!
Everybody should vote! Its too important not too!
Yes, please vote, but only once please.
Please vote! I wish I could, but I am a Canadian citizen living in the US...and to those Floridians who have yet to vote, PLEASE vote NO on proposition 2!!! This will greatly affect my life, so I deeply pray it gets voted down
Go Vote if you haven't yet....
I voted. No wait, which goes to show you that long waits to vote aren't inevitable. If someone has to wait hours to vote, that shows that someone in charge decided not to send an adequate number of machines to that polling place. Talk about the real vote fraud!
Time for WDI to start working on the Obama AA!!! YAY!!!
Hall of Presidents is going to be awesome! Think about it: 42 white dudes and one African American and after the African American speaks, Abraham Lincoln! This show is going to take on new symbolic value!
Amen! Like Ive said before, this is really the only place to see all 44 Presidents side by side, and it will really paint the perfect picture of how far this country has come from President Lincoln to President Obama
We've heard a lot of talk about CHANGE for the last year or so, and not one word about limiting the production and use of the
We won the bond issue, 75 percent to 25 percent (55 percent needed to pass). Thank you, Pasadena!
Robert, check out this
Disney's newest addition: Barack 'N' Roller Coaster
Joshua, If you are registered to vote in the US and living outside the US, you would have to apply for a provisional ballot, which is similar to the mail-in ballots. There would be differences, such as some ballots would require you to write in your choice and would not include any state issues unless you have a specific state address for your registeration and residence for at least part of the year. Kind of like the snow-brids who flit back and forth depending on the weather where they are at.
"Barack 'N' Roller Coaster" made me laugh for a solid 10 seconds. Thanks.
Glad to help, Robert.
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