Thursday, June 20, 2013

Today at Disneyland: A Visit to Club 33

We're very fortunate to have been able to visit Club 33, Disneyland's "secret" members-only fine dining restaurant, a few times over the years.

Club 33 is always a very, very special experience, so we were happy to be able to visit again to celebrate our younger daughter's high school graduation. We've taken each of our children for a visit as they graduate; three down, one to go!

It was a lot of fun showing her the phone booth from one of her favorite Disney movies, THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE (1967), as well as the table from MARY POPPINS (1964), the harpsichord ordered by Mrs. Disney, and the very special French lift up to the dining floor.

Taking in the view of New Orleans Square from the Club 33 balcony:

The complimentary mini appetizer featured cucumber and caviar, followed by a citrus drink chaser. My first time to taste caviar! I enjoyed it.

After dinner the restaurant surprised our daughter with this nifty dessert:

She loved the cake, and she also said that her Shirley Temple drink -- called a Mickey Mouse at Club 33 -- was the best she's ever tasted.

Our chocolate cake was likewise amazing, worth every penny!

This fall our daughter heads for her paternal grandparents' alma mater, the University of Oregon, where she currently plans to major in communications. Her other goals include studying abroad in Germany and joining the marching band, though college plans are always subject to change. It should be an exciting four years!

Photos from previous visits: June 2006, August 2007, and June 2011.

For more on Club 33, an article was posted earlier this year at an L.A. Weekly blog, and more photos and details are at


Blogger Silver Screenings said...

I had no idea this elusive club existed, and I love everything about it. It looks like so much fun!

Your dessert photos are mouth-watering.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Caftan Woman said...

What a lovely tradition to share with your family.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

Sigh. My daughter and I were able to eat there once thanks to the generosity of a former parent at school who had membership. I bought myself a Club 33 pin as a keepsake. I wear it on a name pin I purchased a long time ago at Disneyland and get comments on it all the time. A lot of people think I'm a member because of it - I wish! It's lovely you can do this for your kids.

6:12 PM  

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