Wow, an AMAZING review! I read every line of it and I have to say it does sound like one of those experiences of a lifetime if you are a hardcore Disneyland fan! And to do so much with such great access to the shows, rides and of course Club 33 and 1901 is pretty cool!
Honestly I never understood why people pay so much to experince Club 33. I never really got it. I still dont COMPLETLY get it lol (but when you dont have a lot of money you just always think where all of that money for a membership can go to instead) but seeing these kinds of experiences as part of it, I now understand its not really just about the restaurant and getting in DL anytime you want, it really is about a complete VIP experience all over the parks, at least a few times a year. So ok, I guess I finally understand it. Still wouldnt do it lol, but yes, I definitely wouldnt turn it down if it was offered to me either.
And you are right about having a 'Mr. Smith' who is someone who goes out of their way to do something extra special for people because they are fans and just want to be generous people. I try not to mention my personal life here when I do write, but I recently had my own 'Mr. Smith' (long time friend) in my life who treated me to a 6 day cruise on the Disney Fantasy ship to the Carribean. All paid for and not only that, I got to stay in the Walter E. Disney suite, the biggest and classiest room on the entire ship and it was VIP treatment every night. Even had our own concierge. I never been on a cruise in my life before. So to be on a Disney cruise and to be given VIP treatment for doing nothing but just having to know a 'Mr. Smith' is one of those things you dont take for granted when it happens. In fact, it was that cruise I took about a month and a half ago now that sort of energized my interest in Disney again and got me posting a little bit more on these boards.
So I get you 100%! I was given a week to doing something I never thought I would ever do in my life. And for it to be such an enhanced experience and basically all free for me just makes you think you are living in a dream world (of course all the alcohol I drunk that week made me realize I'm still in the real world woke up when I woke up every day lol). All because one person just wanted to be nice. Thats the real thing people should take away from it. Not really just the experience, but because someone had an amazing heart to give you that experience.
Anyway thanks for the review.