Disneyland's Club 33 Past & Present Photos
Disneyland's Club 33
Disneyland's private Club 33 restaurant has double in size after an extensive six-month renovation that adds a new entrance, kitchen and jazz-inspired lounge.
Long maintained as a park secret and shrouded in mystery, the members-only club billed as "the most exclusive address in all of Disneyland" was reopened in July, 2014.
Located next to the Blue Bayou restaurant, the hidden club takes its name from its 33 Royal Street address in Disneyland's New Orleans Square, marked by only a "33" sign next to a locked green door. The restaurant was decorated with antique furniture collected by Walt Disney during family vacations to New Orleans and movie memorabilia from his live-action films.
Disney, who died shortly before Club 33 opened in 1967, initially conceived of the second-story dining room next to his private apartment above the Pirates of the Caribbean ride as a place to entertain dignitaries, VIPs and corporate sponsors.
Disney Legend Bob Gurr, celebrated his Birthday when Disneyland's Club 33 reopened, in July 2014 with Carlene Thie and family.
( Just a bit early for Bobs BD is in Oct, we needed some excuse to go! )
Disneyland's Club 33 Photo
Disneyland's Club 33
Club 33 is a private club located in the heart of the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland. Officially maintained as a secret feature of the theme park, the entrance of the club is located next to the Blue Bayou Restaurant at "33 Royal Street" with the entrance recognizable by an ornate address plate with the number 33 engraved on it.
Club 33 members and their guests have exclusive access to the club, which is not open to the public. In addition to beer and wine, Club 33 has a full bar, although patrons must order directly from their server rather than the service bar. Club 33 is the only location within Disneyland Park to offer alcoholic beverages, although the park has a park-wide liquor license and has set up bars for private events—and alcohol is served at several locations within Disney California Adventure (DCA). However, DCA is a separate amusement park with its own admission turnstiles, so the tradition remains that alcohol is not available within Disneyland Park itself during normal operating hours.
Members receive identification cards valid to receive Club 33 benefits and have the ability to designate themselves and/or others to receive Premier Passports valid for Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Gold members receive two Premier Passes and Platinum members receive four Premier passes. In addition, their Club 33 membership card grants them access to early park admission several days each week, as long as they and their up to three accompanying guests have an accompanying annual pass or day passport. Members are entitled to complimentary valet parking at the Grand Californian Hotel and access to the Lilly Belle, the Presidential Car on the Disneyland Railroad. Club 33 members receive 12 Immediate Fastpasses for Gold Members and 24 Fastpasses for Platinum Members when they check in with Club 33 services. Members are permitted to join the skipper in the wheelhouse of the Mark Twain and the engineers in the engine compartment of the steam trains.