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    Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    David Koenig reports from his latest article:

    [...]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…”
    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.

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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    Disgusting!
    I want my cake back!

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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    I really hope this doesn't happen. If it does, there will be words at City Hall. The Courtyard of Angels is one of my most favorite spots in the whole resort.

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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    sad, truely sad, well... at least Small World hasn't changed!
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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    Quote Originally Posted by techskip View Post
    sad, truely sad, well... at least Small World hasn't changed!
    That is so ironic it hurts.

    The message this change is telling me is that nothing at Disneyland should be allowed to exist without some sort of obvious return investment to the company. The quaintness and charm and charicature drawing in the Court of Angels is not on its own enough, and apparently the huge assortment of holiday merchandise available on Main Street and World of Disney and the year-round Xmas shops is not enough either.

    So they push, push, push, and we buy, buy, buy. Tis the season.
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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    Oh god, no. Please god, no. I absolutely adore the Court of Angels.

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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    Slowly the things that make Disneyland unique and more than a theme park are being taken away. Given the current mindset at Disney, it's not surprising. Apparently when Iger mentioned giving the guests quality he was talking quality merchandise.

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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    Quote Originally Posted by Circa1966 View Post
    Apparently when Iger mentioned giving the guests quality he was talking quality merchandise.
    You mean quantity merchandise. Or rather, that's what Iger meant.
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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16 View Post
    I really hope this doesn't happen. If it does, there will be words at City Hall.
    By the way, David's article also mentions that the method to file compliments/complaints at City Hall has changed:

    Over at Disneyland, in mid-July, City Hall began instituting a new method for accepting complaints. “If a guest wants to file a compliment or concern at City Hall, they will not be given a form to fill out by Guest Relations,” related a cast member. “The guests will have to tell the cast member what they want to say, and the cast member will write it down. I guess the City Hall cast members will have to brush up on their dictation skills. If a guest insists on writing a comment themselves, they will be directed to the resort’s Web site and fill out a form under the ‘Contact Us’ tab. Why are we doing this? Don’t know.”

    A cast member at City Hall would say only that the change had something to do with the legal department.
    No more writing your own compaint - in pen and paper that is.
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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    you know what then....Micechatters! stand your ground, go and hold a sit in and sing protest songs...maybe you'll get some attention...


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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    This is not good. And once profits come in from the Christmas sales you know Disney will determine that place is perfect for another store. Sad.

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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    I am curious if you are allowed to "proof read" what the CM writes
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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    Another Disneyland Mistake
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    Golly, what a day

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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    Unbelievable.

    Has Disney stopped to think that lots of their guests like to take pictures in there? What about the family who goes back home to Des Moines and shows freinds their vacation pictures and tells them "this picture was taken at Disneyland."

    I guess selling a $15 ornament is more important than selling a potential vacation package.

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    Re: Court of Angels to become another Shop Add-On in NOS

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    I've always wanted that to be the place where I would be proposed marriage to.. they better not do that!!!


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