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I Went to Club 33!! Wow!

I had planned to go to Disneyland with a Birthday pass. My Husband took the day off to come with me, and he looked very grinny about it. We got to the park in the morning, and he drove right up to the Grand Californian, whispering something to the guard. A valet parked my car. The walk to the park was so short!

He went to the guest relations window and whispered something to the lady there, who gave us free park hopper tickets, took my birthday pass and gave me a cool pin. We both got in free!

We rode a few rides till lunch time. I was famished. My husband took me to New Orleans. I thought we were going to Blue Bayou, and got all excited, 'case I read about the Monte Christo. We stopped before we got there at this little door with some bells and speakers-I never knew it was there. He pressed the buzzer, said our last name when the person "Charlie Brown Adult" mumbled, and we were let into a pretty Foyer with stairs, an elevator, and a nice lady who called someone, then said "go on up." We took the elevator.

Upstairs was an elegant floor. A hostess walked us through a corridor, and to a wonderful room. We had a nice table by the window, and watched all the hot people outside. We got cocktails! And Wine! INside Disney?!

There was an appetizer buffet and killer looking dessert buffet, and I was told to order an entree.

I had monkfish with lobster bisque and potato,, with arugala. My husband ordered lamb chops and polenta. Then they unleased me upon the buffet! Cheese! Potato Borccoli soup in cappuchino cups! Shrimp, Crab and lobster tails! Pastas, salads, fruit, bread, roasted veggies-all divine! I had a glass of Dr Loosen to start, a gewurtz with the entree, which came out cooked perfectly.

Right before I went to mow down the desserts, our wonderful server Brenda brought me a special dessert looking exactly like Mickey's head. It was a mouse Mousse bomb thing. It was amazing.

Promising myself I'd run around the park the rest of the day, I went to the dessert bar, where I sampled mottled white and milk chocolate cigarillos, lemon cream puffs, tiramisu, raspberry mousse, little chocolate cupcakes that ended up being creamy and moussy inside, lemon tart, and some little jelly thing. We split them and all were good. I liked the little cupcakes best. They brought my husband the bill, and I got to keep the pen! I was going to get the Club 33 Mouse ears, but the pen was cool enough for me.

We went out, hit splash mountain, and then hopped to California Adventure.

It was an amazing day.

My husband says he met a vendor through work who is a member, and when this ANGEL of a man heard we were going to Disneyland for my birthday (I set it up ages ago) he offered to get us in with his club benefits.

THANK YOU, WONDERFUL MAN!!!!

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  1. Yeah, Club 33 is nice. But take it out of Disneyland and what do you have? A nice hotel-type restaurant serving food of equal ilk.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Sure you want to throw all that cold water on a still glowing ember?

      1. re: ipsedixit

        wow, thanks a lot. I found the food better than that, especially the desserts. Plus the service and the special feeling make it taste all the better.

      2. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day. Glad you enjoyed your birthday.

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        1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

          i'm utterly jealous!! the extreme exclusivity factor is what makes me so frustrated that i haven't been able to go there yet.. hopefully someday soon?! :)

        2. Congrats! I've been once. It was pretty incredible. Just found out that they plan to open a similar "hidden" restaurant in California Adventure when they're done with the refirb. Hopefully I'll meet someone who belongs because I don't have $3000 /year dues to join the place!

          1. Wow!!! What a cool birthday!! I've never heard of this Club 33... can anyone reserve a table there or is it only Disney affiliates?

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            1. re: mrshankly

              It's a private club in the park. You have to be a member or guest of a member to go and membership price is steep. I also believe there is a waiting list for membership.

              1. re: sku

                Per wikipedia (for whatever that's worth) the waiting list is 14 years long, and they stopped adding new names to it back in 2007.

                1. re: wutzizname

                  I think you can still get on the wating list. IF you have the $$$

            2. What a perfectly perfect birthday!

              And a perfectly perfect husband.

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              1. re: Jennalynn

                He is! I'll tell him you said that!