You may remember that I tipped you all off, early 2013, about the possibility a Haunted Mansion Holiday restaurant coming to the area above the French Market. Well, there has been a flurry of activity regarding this space, and it turns out management is going with a Club 33 expansion into this area. (There was a recent Club 33 mailer involving some mysterious “big news”). Just got this specific info today:
1. Club 33 will be expanded to the area above the French Market.
2. The Trophy Room (I think nowadays called the Walt Disney Room), with the audioanimatronic vulture, will be gutted to become part of a new kitchen expansion.
3. Guests will be able to walk from guest areas of Club 33 to the new dining room over the French Market. (This is already possible for castmembers as this area is home to Club 33's wine cellar, and other storage.)
4. This expansion project will take 5 months to complete.
While this sounds like a Club 33 exclusive dining room, I believe that the staircase in the Court of Angels will also allow access to this dining room (just goes to management offices now), which perhaps could be used to host some exclusive future events for general park guests. And since it has a nice view of the area near the Haunted Mansion . . .