David Koenig reports from his latest article:
I find it disturbing that one of the precious few quiet corners left in Disneyland Park is being canopied and shamelessly stocked with merch. It would make sense that this is only a temporary change for the holiday season, but on the other hand, while the pirates craze is finally seeing a slowdown, the Royal Street Courtyard is still cluttered with registers and canopies, runining the view of the buildings above.[...]the Christmas shop in New Orleans Square plans to take over the adjacent Court of Angels.
“What will happen is a ‘themed’ canopy will be put up over the courtyard, cash registers added, and it will be festooned with Christmas merchandise, as an extension of the tiny Christmas shop that borders it,” reports a cast member. “The plans are pretty similar to has been done with the Pieces of Eight shop and how they extended the location into the Royal Street Courtyard. A treasured, beautiful location will become a whore to the almighty dollar…”