Huge Photo Tour of the Newly Refurbished and Exclusive Club 33 in Disneyland

2014 Disneyland Club 33 Rehab Photo Tour

Gah! It’s good to have friends. My girlfriend and fellow Disneyphile Kate Klein has graciously allowed me to share her photos from a recent trip to the newly refurbished Club 33 in Disneyland.

I was able to have dinner at Club 33 a few years back on my very first Disneyland vacation (another reason why it’s good to have friends) and fell in love with the historic space over the course of our three hour meal.  I was so sad to hear that the club would be going through a make over and I figured it would lose it’s charm by getting an upgrade. I sat with my mouth gaping at the site of the French Lift stripped out of it’s metal cage and tossed into a corner as a solitary confinement single-seater booth. I almost cried. I wanted so bad not to love this refurb. And then, I saw Kate’s lovely photos and my resolve changed.  I’m so happy that I was able to see the original Club 33. That said, the new club is a beautiful space and still has some of the nostalgia contained in the little details throughout.

Let’s start our tour shall we?

First and foremost, let me introduce you to our guide for this adventure. Big “Thanks” goes out to Kate for allowing me to borrow her images so we can take a peek into the new club.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Stairs

Here’s a look at the doorbell with the new club logo.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Entry

After the Club 33 member scans their card, the gold light will illuminate blue signifying club membership.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Entry Light

COURT OF ANGELS

What you are looking at here is the Court of Angels which is the new entryway to the door to Club 33.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Court of Angels Panorama

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Court of the Angels Sign

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Staircase

Guests make their way up the grand staircase to a landing where the entry doors are located.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Entry Tile

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Entry Door

Kate and her dapper date about to enter Club 33.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Kate Entry Door

CLUB 33 LOBBY

Once inside the club, members can scan their cards at the hostess desk using this reader which will also illuminate confirming membership. Not sure if I love the new logo or if I am just clinging to the past…

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - RFID System

The harpsichord from the old Club, commissioned for Lillian Disney, with the amazing painting by Colin Campbell on the inside of the lid. It looks right at home here.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Harpsichord

The audio-animatronic vulture from the “Trophy Room” now sits atop this Grandfather Clock in the lobby.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Vulture

CLUB 33 BAR

There is now a lounge area where guests can enjoy a cocktail before entering the main dining room for dinner. Here’s a look around that space.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Bar Panorama

See that man playing the piano on the left of the panorama above? Oh, that’s just Robbie Sherman!!! Yes, Robbie Sherman, son of the late Robert Sherman and nephew to Richard Sherman. In case you’re not up on your Disney trivia, the Sherman Brothers were two of the most influential composers in Disney history. Google them to see all of the Disney songs that they created that you will most certainly know and love.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Robby Sherman at the Piano

Robbie treated club guests to his Father and Uncle’s favorite tunes, like “Feed the Birds”, “Supercalifragalisticexpialadoucous”, “It’s a Small World” and “Miracles From Molecules”.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Robby Sherman

And graciously posed for pictures…. WHAT A TREAT!

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Kate and Robby Sherman

Back to our bar tour.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Bar

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Bar Booth Seating

Lovely booth seating. There are also four private nook areas, each with it’s own unique Disney theming.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Haunted Mansion Booth

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Booth

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Pirates Booth

The Royal Street Bachelors…

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - The Royal Street Bachelors

Lot’s of amazing art in the Club.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Peter Ellenshaw

Logo coasters. I think I might have to try and sneak one of these out as a souvenir.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Coaster

The one thing that broke my heart in two. The iconic French Lift from the original Club 33. Guests had the option of taking the stairs up to the club or riding up in the French Lift. Now it’s seating for one. “Now seating! Sad Panda Party of One!”

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - French Lift

THE DINING ROOM

After guests have finished their cocktails and are ready for dinner they are escorted into the main dining room.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Dining Room Panorama

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Dining Room Mural

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Mural

Here’s a look at the dinnerware with the new Club 33 logo.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Dinnerware

A nook in the main dining room.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Dining Room Nook

Another shot of the entire dining area.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Dining Room

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Floors

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Marc Davis Piece

The above piece was made by Disney design artist Marc Davis and the bottom Alice Davis.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Alice Davis Piece

The view…

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Outside View

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Outside View Panorama

THE POWDER ROOM

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Ladies Room Panorama

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Ladies Room Lounge

This almost concludes our tour of the new Club 33.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Door Peephole

But first, one last look out the peep hole to the “outside world”.

Disneyland Club 33 2014 Rehab - Door Peep Hole Looking Out

Well, what did you think? Did you ever get the change to go to the original Club 33?

11 Comments

  • msdlpierce7530 says:

    Great pictures. Thanks. Any pictures or info on the food?

  • Lisa says:

    Lovely photos. Just FYI – the lift is now a romantic booth for 2 – you’re meant to snuggle.

  • Mary says:

    Looks lovely with lots of Art Deco details. More fitting with the “new” California Adventure Buena Vista theme and era. Not quite the same era as the rest of New Orleans Square. Still, I’m a big fan of Art Deco/Craftsmen era CA.! We have reservations for the end of August–can’t wait to see the “new” Club!!

  • Tara Guertin says:

    These photos are awesome!

  • JRob says:

    Just found out about this… So much for proposing to my girlfriend in the Court de Agnes! 🙁

  • Brandon Hann says:

    I went to the original club…so sad to see the elevator out of service.

  • Amanda Waldhoff says:

    I absolutely love love love your photographs, I was lucky enough to experience the Club and 1901 a few times while dating a wonderfully generous member, and your photos surpass any I’ve seen, including my own. Thank you so much for sharing your memories!

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