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Cast Members Submit Photos of Their ‘Happy Place’ at Disneyland Resort

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

A few months ago, I shared with you original artwork by our cast members that was featured in the Disneyland Resort Line, our publication for cast. This time, the Disneyland Resort Line asked cast members to send in a photograph of their ‘happy place’ — an image telling the story about their favorite spot at the Disneyland Resort. Nearly 50 photos were received and eight were selected for a resort wide cast vote to determine which photo would be featured as the cover of the Disneyland Resort Line.


The results are in! Cast member Andy Neitzert’s striking photo of his 4-year-old daughter, Lilly Belle, in Frontierland (yes, she’s named for the Disneyland Railroad train car Lilly Belle, which Walt Disney named after his wife) is the cover of the current issue. When asked about the image, Andy said, “Originally, my ‘happy place’ described a location that made me happy every time I was there. For many years, Disneyland itself was one enormous happy place for me. On Jan. 15, 2010, that all changed. My daughter Lilly was born and she changed everything. Lilly Belle is now my happy place.” See the below collage of the other featured entries!



  • I had to do a double take when I read that CM Andy’s daughter’s name is Lilly Belle. I thought I had misread that, haha, but I think that is awesome that that is her name. Very cool! And what a wonderful photo – they all are. Thank you for sharing.

  • Wonderful photos. Good for The Disneyland Line for connecting with the Cast in this way.

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