Disney Dreams DO Come True: The Adventures at Club 33!

Disney Dreams DO Come True: The Adventures at Club 33!

By: Erin

Last week, I gave you a little teaser for my upcoming birthday trip to Club 33 that is a hidden jewel inside of Disneyland. Some of you may know what a treat it is to be able to walk into this most magical place. If not, here is a little bit of history on the beloved Club 33. This is one Disney Dream I can now check off my list, but I would go back in a heartbeat if I could! It was a very magical experience. My most magical birthday by far! πŸ˜‰

Β  Club 33

If you are a true Disney fan, then Club 33 will be a tremendous, once in a lifetime (or hopefully more than once if you are lucky!) experience. It does have a hefty price-tag along with it, but it is SO worth it for the amazing dining experience and special Disney ambiance, and the food is beyond amazing!

Club 33 is located within Disneyland, quietly hiding above the Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square. It is a very exclusive club with a limited membership of only 487. Club 33 is not open to the public. Members may however arrange for their friends and associates to experience the club. Which is how I was able to get a reservation, through a Club 33 member who was so kind enough to make me a reservation for this special occasion! Thanks BL! πŸ˜‰

Walt Disney felt the need for a special place where he could entertain others in a quiet, serene atmosphere where amazing cuisine and magical decor would meet for the most unique and delightful experience for his guests. Artist Dorothea Redmond was asked to produce watercolor creations of what such a magical place might look like. Walt and his wife then traveled to New Orleans to select many of the beautiful antiques that are on display here at Club 33 today. After years of planning, Club 33 became a reality in May of 1967. Sadly though, it was never seen by Walt himself because of his unfortunate death five months earlier.

Club 33 is named after its address, 33 Royal Street. There are two dining rooms and several adjoining areas. Club 33 is filled with an abundance of magical and magnificent antiques and original works of art that were hand-picked for this very special place. Upon entering you will be swept away into the majestic lobby where you will soon be ascending in the French lift to the second floor. As you enter, it’s like you are entering a totally different time and place.

Club 33

Taking a special call from Mickey Himself and the famous Club 33 Lobby.

The phone booth!

The phone booth!

As we entered into The Gallery, we found many interesting items such as an oak telephone booth (seen here, where I was taking a special Happy Birthday call from none other than the Mouse himself) πŸ˜‰ In The Gallery and around Club 33 you will find many original works by Disney artists and sketches done of New Orleans Square and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

Now, I’m sure you are more than ready to see what this magical place looks like and what it has to offer? I have so many pics, I am only going to put a small sampling up for now. Over the next few weeks I will put more detailed pics up as I show you in more detail the amazing food, decor, and the magical views of Fantasmic that you can enjoy out on the balcony from Club 33! Enjoy! I hope everyone gets to visit this special place at some point in their lives.

Club 33 Menus & Plates.. Fancy!

Club 33 Menus & Plates.. Fancy!

Fantasmic as seen from Club 33!

Fantasmic as seen from Club 33!

The amazing food at Club 33. :)

The amazing food at Club 33. πŸ™‚

Club 33 Decor

Club 33 Decor

Famous Restrooms at Club 33!

Famous Restrooms at Club 33!

Club 33 has a custom-designed harpsichord decorated with a hand-painted scene depicting New Orleans harbor in the nineteenth century.

Club 33 has a custom-designed harpsichord decorated with a hand-painted scene depicting New Orleans harbor in the nineteenth century.

While we were at Disneyland that day, it occurred to me that I was turning 32 going to Club 33, but I REALLY should be going to Club 33 when I turn 33, right? That would make sense would it not? So we shall see… maybe there will be a Part 2 of my Club 33 fun in the not so far away future? What do you think? Club 33 for the big 3-3 birthday? πŸ˜‰ Have you been to Club 33 before? What did you think of it?

Here’s to dreaming for a part two for Club 33 when turning 33 in 2014! πŸ˜‰

30 thoughts on “Disney Dreams DO Come True: The Adventures at Club 33!

  1. Wow! How fun!! I love that Disney is such a magical place. I never realized how special it is, until I took my girls for the first time and watched their faces as they saw their princesses in real person. I bawled! Lol! I love the idea of a quiet hidden treasure like Club 33, just adds to the magic.

  2. Such a wonderful place to visit. And good on you for making your dream come true. It is important that we focus on doing just that every single day! I think in this world it is so easy to get caught up in what is going on each and every day we do not take the time to plan the important experiences that we truly want to bring into our lives. Thank you.
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  3. Happy Birthday Erin! Looks like a great place to celebrate, I honestly hadn’t heard of Club 33 until 3 years ago when a friend was invited to join a member family. Since then I had wondered what all the hype was about. Now I realize it is a unique and fantastic or shall I say fantasmic place! πŸ˜‰

  4. I cant wait to be able to take my son to Disney Land when he gets a little older. I love the Mickey Happy Birthday and I didnt know about the 33 club till now .

  5. Very cool! I’ve been going to Disney my whole entire life (living in Florida) and I have never even heard of Club 33! haha πŸ™‚ Who knew?

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