Thanks to my friend Erin from Horsing Around in LA I recently was able to cross something off my bucket list - visiting the exclusive Club 33 in Disneyland.
Now when it comes to bucket list items there's always a risk of them not being as great as you hoped they would be. You build up all this hype, decide it's something you MUST do before you die, and go out of your way to do it. It's bound to disappoint, right? WRONG. Club 33 was nothing short of amazing and truly a night I will never forget.
For those of you that don't know, Club 33 is an exclusive restaurant that's hidden in plain sight inside of Disneyland. To get inside you have to be a member or have connection to a member. Membership does not come cheap and costs thousands of dollars per year. Because of that the ordinary Joe will hear about it often but only dream about visiting. Unless you work some magic...which is just what Erin did to gain us a reservation.
And that's how I found myself in the heart of Disneyland one Friday night waiting at the secret door while Erin rang the bell. It opened and we walked into a small lobby decorated in a turn of the century (20th century) motif. We waited for a bit and then ascended into the restaurant.
Via old timey elevator, of course.
Once in the restaurant I was in awe of it's beauty. Filled with antique furnishings and exclusive artwork it was quite a sight.
But soon, enough I sat down at our exquisitly decorated table.
Prior to the meal Fantasmic occurred so we went on the balcony to watch. It's not my favorite show so I decided to explore instead. It was so fun looking down on people and knowing they had no idea I was above them.
Far too soon the night was at a close. I grabbed an after dinner mint
Stopped by the restroom