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    Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    Some of you had known about this because my siggy said it was coming. Some knew because I told you. Some threatened to kill me, steal my skin and go in my place.
    But no one, not even me, expected how amazing this weekend was to be.
    (As usual my TR is a bunch of pics with commentary and some explainations. I'm sure you're smart enough to figure out what happened by the pics, lol )
    DAY 1--SATURDAY, MARCH 15
    I awoke to Thatonechick's mom rapping on the door for us to get up and out by 10:00. It was 8:30.

    I was tired but excited!!

    Thatonechick.....not so much.
    Now, their house is COVERED in Disney memorabilia. I mean, covered. One bathroom has a Cars theme.

    This is my favorite thing in the house, including the bellhop Stitch and the HM stuff!

    In the car on the way there with Thatonechick. What you can't see is my gorgeous outfit, lol!

    My pass was blocked out so I got this loverly keepsake!!!!!

    Thatonechick's mom got me a birthday button. Of COURSE it was my birthday.

    Pretty shot I took on the way out of Indy

    AHHHHH!!!!! We ended up not going because some CM's were lazy. But that's another rant for later.

    Pretty shot

    Me and the girls!

    Small world! She is empty!

    And I end this portion of our TR to get to the next portion--with Club 33 pics and all!!!
    dreams. come. true.

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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    Oh, one note: yes, Thatonechick is on MC, she just never posts!!
    dreams. come. true.

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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    Great Pics so far look forward to Club 33 shots

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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    Great shots so far!! Eagerly awaiting Club 33...

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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    I have to narrate a bit here....for those of you who have not or will not ever go, I want to share the experience.
    We ended up a few minutes late to our reservation, but we were able to get in. I was really nervous and excited as we walked up to the door--I felt like people were staring at us even though no one was. Suddenly, the door that had forever been locked to me opened, and we stepped inside.
    The lobby was beautiful, decorated in rich reds and wood, with a richly carpeted staircaise winding up around an antique lift. To the right of the lift was a desk with an attendant to the door, and she helped us (those of us who wanted to go, anyway) into the lift. It was cramped but nice, and it smoothly went upstairs. Having before been speechless at even entering, I became dizzy as I realized where I was. What felt like a dream hit as reality and I got a little misty eyed as the attendant upstairs opened the door for us to exit.

    The lift in the lobby
    The Trophy Room was right in front of us, but all I got was a glance since there was a large party in there. We walked through the bar and past the buffet into the main dining room, passing as we went many pieces of art I recognized, a table from Mary Poppins, and (pn the way to the bar) across a bridge to where the main dining room sits above the Cafe Orleans. We got a table in the corner, beautifully decorated. Our waitress shook out my napkin for me and placed it in my lap. I thanked her at a whisper, still in shock.
    I began to look around at the decor--beautiful pure white tablecloths and delicate china with the club logo etched in gold in the center of the plate, with gracefully sleepy curtains hung thickly around the windows that gave you a peek down to the chaos that was above. The low murmur of conversation fell under recorded piano playing all around us, some Disney tunes and some classic tunes. That all faded into the background, though, when I saw this framed piece on the wall:

    Original Haunted Mansion concept art. Blurry, but definitely there.
    I was speechless again as I saw that. Thatonechick laughed at me for being in shock about that since I've seen the picture so many times before but never in person.
    After placing our entree order, we all headed back over to the buffet for appetizers. I got a spring greens salad with a honey vinegarette, some grilled veggies, a small piece of lox (though no capers or sour cream), and some iced shrimp. There was a lot more--different kinds of cold salads and such--but I got what I liked. Everything was exquisitely delicious, and our plates were taken in anticipation for our entree to arrive. We could go back for more to the buffet--it was a buffet, after all--but I didn't want to overeat before the entree or dessert. I eyed what the dessert bar had to offer and I didn't want to miss out.

    My meal!! Shrimp scampi with greens and tomatoes, topped with some caviar (which I hadn't expected). Delicious!!
    The meal was excellent, and portioned just right. The shrimp were huge so I only had two, and I mixed the caviar into the dish a bit. It was rather good. Talking about the food, I thought my iced tea was delicious--it had almost a coffee-esque flavor to it which I loved.
    But now, on to the best part: dessert!!!

    Not the entire bar, but close to it!
    I sampled what I could from the dessert bar, but there was a lot I didn't get, too. They didn't have any S'mores martinis out but I think I got a pretty good spread. The best was the mini eclair, and the lemon tart was good too. The pina colada thingy in the midde was delicious, as was the cheesecake---oooohhh, it was all yummy.
    Suddenly our waitress came over with a birthday plate for me! It was sooo pretty, too pretty to eat--that and I was completely stuffed!!

    I thought Mickey's ears looked plastic, but they were chocolate. Everything on the plate was chocolate! Except for the candle, anyway.

    Thatonechick's coffee, and her being a dork with the straw. "I spill!!!" was her defense...lol
    Sadly, just as quickly as it started, we were finished eating and got up to go. The girls and I wanted to explore a bit and buy some things, so we wandered off into the other parts of the Club.

    More Mansion art. AAAAAAAAAANNNNNNDD......




    All four stretching portraits!!!

    The upper lobby. To the left is the Trophy Room.

    The world below!
    At the gift kiosk I bought a bracelet for myself--with the emblem on it--and a lapel pin for my mom's pin lanyard. I got some pens for free, and those I gave to my dad, and a chocolate for my sister. Everything said "40th Anniversary", and one of the CMs there said that merch would be leaving very soon. My bracelet says something about it.

    Me in the powder room foyer of the bathroom. It was too pretty to NOT go see!

    The other side of the powder room (with my feet in the mirror, haha)

    I took a peek into the Trophy room. Here is one of the hidden mics!
    Then, after nearly three hours of living a dream, I had to walk down those stairs and back into the main park. I don't know if I'll go again, I don't care--I can say that I was there, once, that it exists, and that I had one of my dreams come true.

    Now, all this talk of amazing food is getting my tummy all grumbly and I must eat! So more about this weekend later!!
    dreams. come. true.

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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    That food looks so delicious and I am so envious

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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    Looks like you had a great time!
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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    nice teaser TR...Club 33 pics, i patiently await...


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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    wow, cool. haha, and right when i posted my previous comment too haha


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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    Great report, thanks for taking me along to Club 33 albiet via photographs but still very much appreciated.

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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    AWESOME!!! I am soooooo jealous!!!

    Wait a minute................. wasn't your Birthday in February??? lol

    EDIT: Oh, nevermind, I didn't see the "Belated Birthday Gift" part,
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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    Great TR and pics. What was your connection to get in?


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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    Congratulations!
    You will always treasure this birthday and Club 33.
    I was only able to go once, back 16 years ago, but I will never forget it, and I know what you mean about once maybe all one gets, but that once is enough!

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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    Wow, what an amazing birthday gift!

    Thank you for the great pictures and commentary. I'm really happy for you, if a little a lot envious.

    My favorite picture is your self portrait in the mirror. You look great!











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    Re: Dreams DO Come True: BHP's Belated Birthday Gift @ Club 33--3/15-16/07

    I am jealous, sis! Shame on you for not grabbing a pen for me!

    Also, I'm glad you had fun. You should post the concept art photo in the The Thread.
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