Write fast, turn left 3: The most American place on the entire planet

Behold the Game Room at the McDonald’s at Universal Studios. This is everything that is America: McDonald’s, Orlando, video games, ESPN on the tube (Portland v. Golden State), open 24 hours … and I think I’m the only English speaker in the entire place. Throngs of families from what sounds like Italy and France are here reveling in the seething Americanness of it all.

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better … one of the games starts blaring out “The Final Countdown.” (Yes, I know it’s by the band Europe. Shut up. You get my point.)

On to Daytona…


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