Disneyland is truly a magical place. No really. There is a certain feeling a visitor gets walking down Main Street and seeing the relatively small but infinitely magical Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the horizon. One of my favorite parts of the park, New Orleans Square, exists only in Disneyland and is special even more for that very reason. This part of Disneyland holds my two top favorite rides, Pirates and Mansion. It also contains the very exclusive Club 33.
It is a rare treat to get the chance to visit Club 33. Membership is astronomically pricey and exclusive. However, Dusty, myself , and a few other lucky MC'ers were invited to dine for Sunday Brunch today. We JUMPED at the chance.
Wanting to make sure we were on time for our 11:15am reservation we arrived at the resort around 10:30. Parking Lot X was closed so we were forced to park in THE STRUCTURE.
We actually got great spots on Mickey and headed to the trams.
Oh yeah, this is why we like parking lot X
My Brand new Cons I bought for this special day
We got the the Esplanade and through the front gates quickly although it was now a little crowded.
Security was efficient
The lines stretched past the Monorail Track
A beautiful new poster under the bridge
Entering Town Square
Main Street Cinema
We made our way up Main Street and headed directly to New Orleans Square.
Monkey Paw in Adventureland
The stunt show was playing on the Island.
Dusty trying to find shade
Dusty and I grabbed some water and decided to relax in the shade somewhere. While Dusty played with his new iPhone, I wandered NOS.
Purple Salvia in front of French Market
The NOS/Frontierland Train Station
I forget what these are called
Queenie said hello to me and gave me some Beads. She's WONDERFUL
Alstroemeria in the Court of Angels
The Crystal Shop
Spying the Club 33 door from the store
A closer look
The Club 33 Balcony
I ran into Matt Hammand and his wonderful family...
Along with the beautiful Princess buttercup
It was about 11:00am and the majority of our party met up with us.
MtnGirl greeted me with... well, open arms.
Here's your ticket into Club 33
Queenie took a pic with us
Soon 11:15 rolled around and we all gathered near the Magical door to Club 33.
O-nut and Brian
We were buzzed in and Suddenly we were in another world.
Some of our party being escorted out of the elevator while the rest take
seats in the Trophy Room.
Our party was seated in the Trophy room and, after our drink and entree orders were taken, we were invited to enjoy the buffet.
MtnGirl and Maseca returning to the trophy room after a visit to the buffet
When I arrived back at the table my Grey Goose Martini, two olives, up, was waiting for me. Yes, they serve alcohol in Club 33. Yes, IT WAS DIVINE!!!!
Dusty had a.. um... Blueberry in his brunch champagne
My meal arrives...
Then Mickey and Pluto showed up!
Hollywood1939 and co
Pluto said HI! MickeyMaxx
Mtngirl the birthday girl
I love me some JustJohn
Time for the dessert buffet!
Dustysage and Grumpy4
They're real, and they're spectacular!
O-nut and Brian coming from the dessert buffet
Where to begin?
clouds in my coffee
After eating some of us took a walk around to the balcony above Cafe Orleans. It's so cool to walk around on the balconies that you otherwise only see from a distance.
MtnGirl and Maseca
Fishbulb and Mtngirl
O-nut and MtnGirl
Brian and O-nut
Trumpet vine on the balcony
We looked down at Blue Bayou and saw some familiar faces;
Anders and Sunnygirl waved hello
The Main Dining room
We pooled our money together to pay
I called Fishmom to share the moment
Funny sign in the Trophy room
Well it was time to go. But not before we all selected some C33 Merchandise.
A small congress of the Cons, Club 33 edition
After such a wonderful meal the only thing we could think of doing was ride the best ride in the park.
While in Line Aladdin was exiting the Disney Gallery and joined us in line. As we were about to board, Dusty called Yo Yo Flamingo and Big Piglet Fan. I had never met YYF and we had plans to ride Haunted Mansion together. They said they would meet us at the exit.
Mtngirl and H39
Maseca, MtnGirl and I took front row!
One of the Pirates had escaped
Up the waterfall
How fun to ride my favorite ride with such a sexy lady. Oh and Maseca. Maseca too.
Aladdin said goodbye
We exited Pitrates and to the left, across from Cafe Orleans was BigPigletFan and YoYoFlamingo and Bill!
YoYoFlamingo, Fishbulb, BigPigletFan, Dustysage, Bill
more to come...