Did you guess where I was going yesterday?! If you commented with CLUB 33 at DISNEYLAND – you were right!! I was so excited!
Snacks were enjoyed…
California Adventure celebrates all things from the Golden State. I don’t know if you’re aware but I am a big fan of CA So, I dig it.
Since Chinese New Year is upon us there is a special menu at one of the restaurants. They had a Ginger tea that caught my eye. I thought it would be like boba tea, which it kinda sorta is, just not as awesome (but the boba places around here ROCK).
We also went on the big ferris wheel thing and it was freezing. So, I had to cuddle up with this complete stranger to keep warm. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Me: “Do you have a message for my readers since I’m going to post about you today?”
Okay now for the main event…
Club 33 Visit
Club 33 is a member’s only restaurant inside Disneyland. It’s very exclusive and expensive to become a member. I think they only allow a certain number of members each year and pay the entry. Then, you’re able to make reservations for the restaurant.
Rumor has it to get an invitation to join the Club 33 membership you must get a tattoo of Mickey Mouse on your butt. Then, moon the camera on Splash Mountain as proof. If this ‘application’ is accepted you’ll receive a package with cheddar cheese that you leave on the Mickey Mouse statue on Main Street with 30,000 dollars to cover your first year’s entry fee. If you made it that far – please also send me 30K because I made all that up. Thanks.
Located within Disneyland, discreetly above the Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square is perhaps one of Orange County’s finest five star restaurants. 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.
Back in November Ben got special recognition at work for being awesome. The owner of his company is a member of Club 33 and invited him and 3 guests to have dinner at the club. You need to know 2 things about this:
1. The club is super expensive and exclusive, so this is a really big deal.
2. My little brother Matt is OBSESSED with Disney so this is an even bigger deal to him than anyone else in the world.
So, Ben obviously invited Matt, my mom and this girl for dinner.
Club 33 has a ton of Disney history around. This end table was in the movie Mary Poppins (which I don’t think I’ve seen all the way through?).
There was a cute bachelorette party there too! I’m sure if I took Cindy here for her bachelorette she’d disown me, but it works for them. (Sidenote: her party is coming up in March!)
Club 33 Restaurant Menu and Food
I started with a glass of Riesling. You guys know I am super not fancy, but this was fun to pretend for the night.
Club 33 Menu
Club 33 Dinner
Little Gem Lettuce Salad
Heirloom Lentil Soup
King Crab Stuffed Maine Lobster
Club 33 Dessert (aka the moment I had been waiting for)
Unfortunately, my dessert was not the highlight of the evening. I ordered the Chocolate Truffle and it was served too cold so it was harder than I expected and not very smooth.
Overall I think it completely lived up to the hype. I loved it – all of it.
Before we went, I looked up info on the history of Club 33 and was so excited to get to go! Sometimes when I get overly excited things don’t live up to the expectations but this did.
The mystery of Club 33 definitely adds to the joy of actually going. But there’s so much to the experience from finding the door to all the details of the decorations – I tried to enjoy every second.
Question: What’s the nicest restaurant you’ve ever been to?
Club 33 will probably it for the rest of my life. Back to Taco Bell now…