We are about to open the magical green door in New Orleans Square in Disneyland. Behind it lies the exclusive Club 33.
What is Club 33?
Walt Disney wanted his own corporate style lounge after he returned from the 1964 World’s Fair. He wanted his own area to entertain distinguished guests and visiting celebrities that would be near his planned apartment above the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Sadly, Walt Disney passed away before he could ever see the club finished.
Come on lets go inside!
Here is full video of my visit to Club 33 in Disneyland. I spent about three hours putting this together…so enjoy!
Interior of Club 33
This is one of my favorite photos of Walt Disney. This is a drawing of what he would look like having breakfast in Club 33.
Inside the Club there is a phone booth that was rumored to be from the “Happiest Millionaire,” we recently took a look at the rumor.
Why is it named Club 33?
When Walt Disney passed away the club was unnamed. There are two theories about why Club 33 was chosen as the title. The first, and official answer is that it is the address of the club. The second is that in 1967, the year the club opened, Disneyland had 33 other companies sponsoring it. Examples of these are still seen throughout the park today and include Coca Cola and until recently Kodak.
Views from Club 33
(All of the views from the club can be seen in the video above.)
For anyone who doesn’t understand the magnitude of this Disneyland visit for me let me explain. Club 33 was on my bucket list with meeting the pope and becoming President of the US. I had a fantastic time visiting the Club and I am so happy to have shared my experiences with all of you.
The club may be expanding, which would make it even cooler. Make sure to check back later this week to see our other article about visiting the Lilly Belle train car on the Disneyland railroad.