Disney's Plan For Galaxy's Edge Ruined Everything

Disney's Plan For Galaxy's Edge Ruined Everything

Bob Iger, wyd sweetie??

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As anyone who has EVER read one of my articles knows, I LOVE Disney. The company, the movies, the parks, all of it. However, with all of the park expansions and movie deals, I've been getting kind of annoyed recently. Galaxy's Edge, the new "Star Wars" land is set to open in the parks very soon. Personally, I've never seen a Star Wars movie in my life. I still want to see them, and I can't wait for the expansion to open, but I think it could have been done differently.

When Disney bought "Star Wars," it was a big deal. It's a popular thing with a HUGE fanbase, it's iconic. In my opinion, I think that Disney Co. saw this and knew that they would have to make that one of their main focuses. That's all fine and good, but now here we are a few years later and all of the good things are being tossed to the side to make room for more "Star Wars."

We lost parades, fireworks shows, certain performers, Photopass photographers in certain locations, and even more. Toy Story Land was sized down when it could have been much bigger and less rushed. There were way too many budget cuts in order to make Galaxy's Edge perfect while throwing new additions in alongside that as well.

Don't get me wrong, I'm always open to change. I love seeing what will be added next and watching the process of it being built. However, I feel like Disney always misses a lot of great opportunities or ideas that can be made into the coolest things. For example, a lot of people were saying that the Three Caballeros ride in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot could be made into a "Coco" ride. Some employees have addressed this, but never went through with it. It would have been such a cute concept and definitely would have educated people on the Mexican culture of Dia De Los Muertos.

I know that making Galaxy's Edge as stupendous as it can be isn't only for entertainment but marketing as well. I'm sure that on opening day, they will have to stop letting people into the park due to the crowd levels. That means loads of money and everyone gets to see the new things.

Whenever something new and anticipated opens up in the parks, it takes well over a year for the crowds to fully die down, and even then they're still pretty large. Pandora has been open for about two or three years I believe, and the rides can still have over 100-minute waits on a good day. Being that "Star Wars" is a way bigger franchise, I can only imagine how intense the wait for those things are going to be.

I'm glad that Disney is taking such an iconic and legendary thing and honoring it in such a big way, but I just wish they wouldn't have forgotten about the other things that reside in the parks.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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Goodbye School, Hello Real World

I'm ready for ya!

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It's starting to hit me.

I've been in school, year after year, since kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school!

Now, I'm about to graduate with my bachelors in communication and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'll say it. I often sugarcoat it or suppress it but d*mn it. I'm going to applaud myself. It was hard work. It took a lot of motivation, determination, (caffeine), and willpower to get to where I am today. I worked my ass off.

That being said, I can't help but think... What is life without due dates? What is life like without scrambling to turn in an assignment that's due at 11:59 PM? What is life like with actual sleep? Sleep? I don't know her.

Like I keep telling my boyfriend and my parents, I don't have it all figured out. At least not right now. But I will, and I'm in no rush to land my dream job right now. If anything, I want to take a year to myself. I want to travel. I want to sleep in if I d*mn well please! I want to read as many books as I want. I want to write till my fingers fall off (OK, maybe not that).

You get the jist.

I'm free. I can do and be whatever I want. And you know what? That's terrifying.

I'm lost. I've followed this structure for so long. Now what?

I don't have all the answers yet. But for now, at least right at this very moment, I'm so thankful to have been able to receive such an amazing education. And to be able to say I'm graduating with my bachelors in communication at 21 is an accomplishment in itself.

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