Not getting into the politics of the situation, but how is the federal government shutdown personally affecting DIS'ers? I know there was one topic started on a specific question, but I'm wondering in general how this is working out. I guess some may be federal government employees, while for others it may be affecting vacation plans when many are taking vacations to national parks or other federal land. For instance, the Smithsonian (which is federally funded but somewhat independent) says their museums and the National Zoo will remain open until the beginning of the year, unless there's a budget passed by then. https://www.si.edu While the U.S. federal government is partially closed, our museums, research centers, and the National Zoo will be OPEN through Jan. 1. If the partial shutdown continues beyond Jan. 1, all Smithsonian museums, research centers, and the National Zoo will be closed starting Jan. 2.