Club 33 Disneyland Reviews
Club 33 at Disneyland!! Jan 18, 2010
Wow, where to begin!? Club 33 is the secretive restaurant hidden behind the walls of Disneyland. Located in New Orleans square and only recognized by the 33 outside the door many people walk by without even know it's there. I felt like a million bucks when we were able to ring the bell and get buzzed in. The world of mystery and looks of peoples faces when you disappear behind the door is a great feeling.
Upon entry we chose to ride the antique french lift to the second level. While walking thru the gallery on the way to one of the dining areas if you don't look around you could miss the history you are walking past. Original artwork and props from past movies line the walls. Items from costume design artwork in marp Poppins, Alice in Wonderland and The Happiest Millionaire to Cindelleras Castle design artwork and the antique foyer table that was used in Mary Poppins.
The main dining room is so elegant and detail with dark wood finishes and blue and gold tones to the drapery. Every detail is so well thought out that the dishes on the table even hold the classic 33 on them. I think part of the reason for excitement is because there is a waiting list of 14 YEARS to get a membership into Club 33.
We had lunch at the restaurant where appetizers and dessert is buffet. There is one set price for dining at lunch so you can eat as much as you want. You order one main course so don't fill up on salad and bread. The lentil soup was delicious by the way! As we walked around the corner to get our food who would walk by at the same time, Mickey and Pluto! It was a WOW moment. Our lunch order was: Monk Fish, Pan Roasted Chicken and Lamb Chops. We were allowed to walk outside onto the balcony above New Orleans Square and take photos, sit on the benches, admire the railing design and have this incredible feeling of importance, or just luck to have had the chance to dine at Club 33.
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Club 33 Apr 02, 2008
This is not your ordinary restaurant in Disneyland. You won't find Goofey in a chefs hat here. This is a place reserved for the most die hard Disney fans.
At Club 33 you can't just walk up and make a reservation. You can't even call the night before for a reservation. You must be an exclusive member to wine and dine (Club 33 is the only place in Disneyland that sells alcohol). The waiting list is about 10 years, or so I have heard.
No I am not a member. But my mom did win an auction that allowed her and 3 guests to dine in Club 33. My mom has been wanting to eat here all her life, so it was a dream come true for her.
Club 33 is located in New Orleans Square, just to the right of the Pirates of the Caribbean exit. It is only marked with a plaque that has the number 33. To enter you must communicate through a speaker. You tell him your name and he checks his books. You are then ushered into an eloquent waiting room, something you would expect to see Andrew Carnige in. You have the option of taking the stairs or the old fashion elevator. We obviously took the elevator. You then step into the Waiting Lounge full of Disney artwork and a display of Club 33 items for sale.
You are then seated. Most seats are situated around windows over looking New Orleans Square. On a nice night, they would be open. From what I remember, the place is a four course meal consisting of a salad or soup, cheese and crackers, main course and dessert. The food is expensive, but that is expected. There is also a full bar.
The food is pretty good. I don't think it was anything to write home about but the food is only part of the experience of eating at Club 33. If you tell someone who enjoys Disney that you dinned at Club 33, you will their eyes light up and want to know all about it. Club 33 is a place all Disney lovers want to visit, but you must have the money and patience. Membership is not cheap.
All the staff was very friendly and they are willing to tell you all about 33 and their experience there. They will tell you celebrities dine at Club 33 from time to time.
Overall, it was a great experience.