Thursday, June 23, 2011

Today at Disneyland: Celebration at Club 33

This evening my husband and I were very happy to pay our fourth visit to Disneyland's legendary Club 33. We took our son and his girlfriend in celebration of their graduation from high school last night.

For those who may not be aware of it, Club 33 is a very special restaurant hidden away behind a plain green door in New Orleans Square. The only clue that it's there is the numbered sign to the right of the door:

If you're fortunate enough to have reservations, there's a small buzzer to the left of the door. I have to admit it's rather fun puzzling guests strolling by who don't know about it, or seeing those who've heard of Club 33 peeking in the door while it's open!

The food and service at Club 33 is simply, well, magical, as is the setting, which includes furniture from Disney films such as MARY POPPINS and THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE.

For the foodies who might enjoy seeing it, here's a shot of the chateaubriand:

The "Chocolate Trio" dessert plate...I loved the ice cream pop in the middle!

When we checked in, the graduates were given Happy Graduation buttons...and at the end of the meal the staff surprised all of us by presenting each of them with this complimentary, very special dessert plate:

Inside Mickey's head was chocolate cake!

This August both graduates head off to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where our son plans to major in computer science.

Photos from previous visits: June 4, 2006 and August 26, 2007.


Blogger Irene said...

How wonderful and special for them both. Congratulations to them and to you too :)
So, do you folks have membership to Club 33 or is it a friend? My daughter and I went once a few years ago thanks to the kindness of one of the Dads at our school.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks, Irene!

A membership is far beyond our budget. :) My husband's employer has a corporate membership, and it's possible to use it if you put in a request a few months in advance.

I'm so glad you've had the Club 33 experience too!!

Best wishes,

8:23 AM  
Blogger DKoren said...

That is so cool! I love the special dessert plate! Congrats also to your son on his graduation!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks, Deb! It was a great week and a special night. :)

Best wishes,

4:54 PM  
Blogger Estella said...

I had no idea that this restaurant even existed, Laura! The next time I go to Disneyland, I will have to look for the secret sign! What a fun way for your son (and you, too!) to celebrate such an important milestone in his life!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi Estella,

Wonderful to "see" you here! It's a marvelous restaurant -- you might like to look at the photos of the decor in my older posts if you haven't already done so. Glad I could tip you off to look for the sign on your next trip! :)

Best wishes,

7:49 PM  

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