Court of Angels

Daveland recently posted some great shots of the Court Des Anges in New Orleans Square at Disneyland. I asked him to post a close-up of the sign (since we are both Disney Signage geeks) and the plaque on the wall.

Dave obliged. You can see the beautiful stained-glass sign announcing the COURT des ANGES. It is located on the left side of the picture above, near the blue balcony with the striped awning.

On the wall near the stained-glass sign is a plaque that reads:

Musique Des Anges
Music Lessons
Vocal Instructions
Mme. Sally McWhirter

Sally began her career with Disney in the Disney Stores, Inc. in Indiana. Sally was promoted to District Manager before coming to work in Disneyland. Here she was named director of store operations in 1995 until her untimely death in 1997. She died at 40 as a result of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Sally sang with her church choir, which explains the plaque reference to music of angels and voice lessons. Her tribute is near this heavenly stairway, in the Court of Angels.
–p. 91, The Disneyland Detective by Kendra Trahan.

Another small detail that proves a tribute can be more than just a Window on Main Street.

Thanks to Dave for letting me borrow the photos. His site is amazing.

Don’t forget that Andy and I will be at the Eva Perry Regional Library (in Apex, North Carolina) next Tuesday evening (July 29) at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing those little details that make a Disney trip so much fun. Hopefully, we will have a few Disney Geeks-in-Training in attendance that we can enroll in our Master’s Degree level program.

Spaces are filling up fast and you have to sign up since space is limited. As of this writing, less than 16 slots are available!

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5 thoughts on “Court of Angels

  1. What beautiful details, George & Dave. Something for me to look at next time I’m in that park! Of course, I do love the Art Nouveau design too…gorgeous!

  2. I am so excited that I found your blog! I am a Disney nut, (along with the rest of my family of 5) but particularly love the history found in books and now on DVDs through documentaries and bonus features. I am going to have to write down all the books in your book list on the sidebar! Some of them I haven’t heard of and look amazing. Are they all still in print?

    Anyway, this tribute in the Court of Angels is just wonderful. I love the fact that tributes are found all over these parks, not just windows on Main Street. We did Keys to the Kingdom tour in WDW in January. There were some neat surprises, but I was surprised that a lot of what we were told I already knew from reading books or bonus features.

    As you can see, I could go on and on, but since this is a blog comment, I will stop. I will be visiting often!


  3. Christi–Thanks for stopping by! I have to admit that your sketches are amazing.

    Most of the books are out-of-print, but you can get them second-hand through Amazon.

    PF–Thanks! It is great to have Secret Agent Dave stationed in California!

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