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I’m dying! Disney cast members are the best!
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It’s a sad day on Facebook for those of us with lots of Disney-loving friends. I woke up to a ton of bummed out status updates about the fact that Disneyland’s Court of Angels was closed yesterday to start the expansion construction for Club 33. If you’re not familiar, the Court of Angels is a small courtyard tucked into the back corner of New Orleans Square. It’s part of Walt’s original design and it has remained one of the few consistently quiet spots to catch a breath or take a photo inside the park.
I heard about the closure when the rumors started buzzing about a month ago, but I have to admit that I didn’t really have any feelings about it one way or another. I like seeing the spot in engagement photos that get submitted to my Disney wedding blog and we had our own photos taken there last year, but other than that I have no memories of this part of the park. It isn’t a place I remember from my childhood and we didn’t seek it out until I had seen a bazillion snapshots on those famous blue stairs. The closure wasn’t really going to register on my radar.
Now, though, I’m sad for my friends who are sad about the closure and I have to admit that I’m a little bummed that the park’s getting just a bit further away from Walt Disney’s vision. Restricting access to anyone who isn’t part of the exclusive and expensive Club 33 is definitely the opposite of what Walt had in mind when he put these park areas together. It’s true that this isn’t a truly popular part of the park (like I said – not even really on my radar), but those that love this spot were part of a club of their own: secret die-hard Disney lovers taking advantage of a hidden happy place. So, let’s take a look back at some of the couples who captured a stolen moment in this beautiful corner of Disneyland:
Engagement Spotlight: Alexandra + Michael // Engagement Spotlight: Tiffany + Micah // Engagement Spotlight: Christy + Mike // Engagement Spotlight: Rachel + Joshua
Engagement Session: Janice + Tom // Engagement Spotlight: Jenn + Andrew // Engagement Spotlight: Perlyn + Paulo // Engagement Spotlight: Sarah + Chris // Engagement Spotlight: Mindy + Tim // Disneyland and California Adventure Engagement: Ilona + Erwin
Engagement Spotlight: Christine + Anthony // California Adventure Engagement Session: Ceclia + Tony // Disneyland Engagement Session: Mary + Miguel // Engagement Session: Tracy + Jeremy // Disneyland Engagement Session: Celeste + Steve
Disneyland Engagement Photos: Wendy + Jeff // Disneyland Engagement Photos: Tatiana + Albert // Disneyland Engagement Session: Caitlin + Derek // Disneyland Engagement: Becca + Mike // Surprise Engagement Session at Disneyland: Liz + Brandon // Disneyland Engagement Photos: Carol + Andy // Disneyland Engagement Session: Apolonia + Eli // Disneyland Engagement Photos: Julia + Adam // Disneyland Engagement Photos: Ashley + Steve
Disneyland Park Engagement Photos: Nathalie + Danny // A Disney E-Session: Brittney + David in Disneyland // Disney Park Engagement Photos: Chelsea + Jimmy // Engagement Photos at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure: Juli + Will
Engagement Photos at Disneyland: Mary + Brian // Disneyland Engagement Photos: Sharon + Jeff // Modern Cinderella Engagement Photos at Disneyland: Lindsey + Brandon // Disneyland Engagement Session: April + Robert