If you are not familiar AEW or All Elite Wrestling is a new competitor to the WWE and came to being after several wrestlers Cody & Brandy Rhodes, tag team The Young Bucks, as well as Kenny Omega decided to finance their own event. The event called All In was a huge risk for the wrestlers but ultimately sold out and sometime later talks began with billionaire Shahid Khan as well as his son Tony about starting a competing wrestling organization against the WWE.
Since WCW folded and was bought by the WWE many wrestling organizations such as TNA/Impact, New Japan and Ring Of Honor have tried to compete with the WWE but usually with the handicap of being on lower tier cable networks and without the budget that WWE has. The reason why AEW is a legitimate competitor to WWE is the financial backing of the Khan family as well as airtime for a weekly show on the TNT network which gives it great exposure to compete with the WWE.
The video above is the announcement that AEW will premiere their weekly wrestling show on Wednesday October 2nd. One of my concerns about AEW was not the wrestlers but the production value which has to be good as the WWE which is known for its amazing quality productions; It seems like AEW’s production value is generally very good which should give it a chance to become a major competitor to the WWE we will have to see in October how good their weekly show is.
There have been numerous stories over the last few weeks about how slow Disneyland has been since the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge themed land was opened. I’m an annual pass holder and yes for several weeks after the new land opened the park was slower than normal. There were many theories such as prices rises and annual pass blockout days but i’m not going to get in to that in this article but i will tell you visitor traffic seems to be back to normal.
I visited Disneyland July 5th and it was packed and yes that was a holiday weekend so you would expect to be busy but i have visited since then including yesterday which should be a slower day but the park was very busy with the usual Summer lines.
There have been reports that some staff hours were cut during the slow time but hopefully with crowds growing things are changing. One thing i did notice was the Disneyland Monorail has cut its hours back with it now closed from 11 am to 6 pm through September.
I’m a big fan of the monorail which used to have more stations but now only runs between Tomorrowland and Downtown Disney. Hopefully as this seems like a cost cutting move with the crowds growing hopefully it will go back to normal hours before September which seems to be the plan at the moment.
The monorail is a popular way for Disney hotel guests to enter the park as well as people taking it to Downtown Disney for the many food options or shopping. As an annual pass holder i usually get to the park early and leave when it gets busy so i might still be able to use the monorail before 11 am otherwise i guess i’m walking to Downtown Disney.