Walk Of Fame, Golden Gate Bridge, And Disney Land

In the year 2030, the Golden State, also known as California, will sink in

the sea due to an earthquake reading 10.0 on the rictor scale. All famous

landmarks such as Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, the Golden Gate Bridge, and

Disney Land, will be swallowed up. The main problem is where to rebuild

Disney Land. Some people say that Disney would go well in Arizona since there

isn’t a whole lot to do there. They don’t realize that certain problems will arise

such as: Increased pollution, increased traffic, higher taxes, increased

immigration, and increased tourism. There will be some good things that come

out of the deal such as: entertainment, new jobs, better designed freeways, and

new people.

Cough, Cough, Cough! The increased pollution in Arizona, that Disney

land will bring, will have residents reaching for their inhalers and staying indoors

in order to breathe. The Phoenix metro area is surrounded by mountains,

trapping hazardous pollution in. It is proven that pollution makes is difficult to

breath. Enjoy those cool night strolls? Well get used to walking on the

tread-mill because after one block you’ll be huffing and puffing your way back


Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep! Increased traffic will add to more air pollution as

well. Everyone will be overjoyed that there is a new amusement park in the area

and rush there on days off and vacations. Automobile and air traffic will

increase. With that, Arizona is more susceptible to airplane crashes and

automobile accidents. Sky Harbor already has the most “close calls” in the

country. With more air traffic, those “close calls” might become even closer. My

parents have been involved in two close calls at sky harbor. There was a small

plane on the runway where they were landing. With an increase of air traffic,

next time they might not be so lucky. Imagine being in a rush to work form your

lunch break and getting stuck in the afternoon “Disney” traffic. Beep beep will

over power the music in your car. Literally, you’re putting your job at risk by

being late. Also, speeding is a crime. Being in a rush usually means you are

going to speed. Tickets usually come with speeding, which is added stress and

loss of money. Is all the frustration and lost time really worth it? One should not

think so.

Higher taxes will strike the state of Arizona through out. It is already high

enough. Imagine it going higher. Pretty soon a bag of potato chips will cost five

dollars! It isn’t worth it. Currently, the tax rate in California is 8.25%. Since

Arizona is California’s replacement then plan on the tax rate going up to that

much or more. The high tax rate could lead to protests in front of the mayors

house. More severely, it could lead to riots and bloodshed. Is Arizona going to

turn into New York City? With out the accent of course.

New York is the immigration capital of the world, probably because it is so

easy to get to. Every immigrant wants to get into New York City because it is so

fast paced and there is a lot of money there. If Disney Land is built in Arizona,

immigration will skyrocket to all time highs. Most of the immigrants will want to

be in Arizona because it’s already number one in growth and there will be new

jobs around where the amusement park is. Having more immigrants in Arizona

will add to automobile, as well as air traffic.

You think the snow birds are bad in the winter time, well picture that ten

times worse! Cutting you off at almost every intersection, going twenty five miles

per hour in a forty-five miles per hour zone, crowding our stores, buying all our

food at the grocery store, the list goes on and on and on. My point is if Disney

Land is built here then tourists from all over the globe will come to visit,

especially in the winter time since the summers are way too hot to stand in line

for hours while waiting for a ride. Having increased tourism will also add to

automobile and air traffic.

There are good things that Disney Land will bring to Arizona. One being

entertainment. There isn’t a whole lot to do in Arizona. Our most sophisticated

amusement park is castles and coasters, which is pretty lame. Disney will bring

forth something to do, whether you ride the rides or not. It’s still fun and

exhilarating experience to walk around and be in the atmosphere.

Cha ching! Disney will also bring new jobs to where ever it is built. There

will be jobs in Disney Land available, including dressing up as Mickey and Mini,

and jobs in various businesses that are near the park. Because of the new jobs,

unemployment will lessen and we’ll all be happy because we’ll be rolling in the

dough, so to speak.

Since Disney will bring tourists, immigrants, and worsen the snow bird

situation, we will need better designed freeways. The B-line, 101, and 202 will

not be able to handle all the traffic. They can barely handle rush hour traffic.

Sometimes it is a stand still and takes twenty minutes to go from exit 1, for

example, to exit two. On the east coast, the highways or freeways are more

sophisticated. It is very easy to navigate your way around there. Rarely is there

ever a stand still. Even in rush hour traffic, the traffic somehow moves along.

We will need freeways like they have back there.

Immigration and tourism will skyrocket, as stated before. This is a great

time to get out and meet new people. It is documented that people who have

diverse friends tend to succeed more in life. “Connections” is the perfect way to

describe it.

Another point is that California is gone and so are all its famous land

marks. Are they going to rebuild Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, the Golden Gate

Bridge too? Some of these attractions are more popular then Disney.

Arizona is a good place and a bad place to build Disney Land. Good

because we will finally get some entertainment in this state, we will get good pay

and unemployment will lessen, better designed freeways, and the new people

that residents will meet. The bad reasons are that pollution will increase

dramatically, air and automobile traffic will worsen, Arizona will be more

susceptible to plane crashes and automobile accidents, skyrocketing tax rates,

increase immigration and tourism. One could conclude that the bad things over

power the good.

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