We're back from the grand reopening of Club 33 in Disneyland New Orleans Square. Over the last six months, the club has undergone a huge renovation completely changing the style and theme. When we first broke the story of the renovation a year ago, the scope and effect of the project was completely unknown.
This project has completely changed the look and feel of New Orleans Square, with the closing of the Court of Angels and the recent addition of huge windows into the area. Regardless of your opinion of the newly redesigned area, you must accept that there has been a big change.
Today we have photos from our writer @Disneyland_Secrets of the grand reopening of Club 33. From this point on in the article, all text and images come from her:
Renovated Court of Angels
Upon entering you wait in the Court of Angels (this is now closed to the public), which hasn't changed very much. A few tables and chairs have been added for parties who are waiting for their reservation. There are also 2 angels at the base of the stair case, lighting the way up the stairs.
Club 33 Upstairs Lobby
As you ascend the stairs, you find yourself in a second reception area. You'll find the merchandise cabinet, the harpsichord, and even the famous turkey vulture who interacts with guests again! Its very open and bright, with a beautiful chandelier.
Veer towards the left towards Salon Nouveau. The first part of the entrance is a wine cellar, holding hundreds of different bottles of wine from all around the world. Each side is a refrigerator as well. Moving on through there are 2 booths on either side, each with a different New Orleans theme, including Pirates and Haunted Mansion! Then you come into the main room for the lounge.
Club 33 Jazz Club Lounge
They were trying to bring a Princess and the Frog theme to the lounge, which you can see in the color scheme, and from various paintings through out the room. The ceiling was made too look like wood to match the hand carved wood making up the bar. The ceiling also features a beautiful pane of stain glass in the center. There is also a beautiful piano, which can live stream concerts from all over the world.
Club 33 Main Dining Room
When entering the dining room, the alley is much more open, featuring large windows on either side. As you enter, you notice a wood floor with a checker board pattern on the floor, which is common to many restaurants in New Orleans.
The dining room has a new paint scheme, lightening up the room, and a very large window (which makes it moderately easy to watch Fantasmic! and the Fireworks now!).
Club 33 Dinner Menu
Dinner is now set as 5-6 courses (lunch is 4-5) and the menu is more southern influenced now. The pictures of my 5 courses are as follows:
First: Lobster Rockefeller with Oysters and Lemon Hollandaise
Second: Summer Corn broth with Tomato Relish, Andouille Sausage and Gulf Shrimp
Third: Grilled Diver Scallop, Gulf Shrimp, and Cheese and Grits
Fourth: Angus Filet Mignon and Hand Scalloped Potatoes
Fifth: Vanilla Creme Brulee
Overall, I really enjoyed the new Club. Dinner was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful. While it was very sad for the public to lose the Court of Angels, it makes a great addition as the entrance to the Club.
The new Jazz Club is a nice new feature–especially since the area was previously just storage space for the restaurants below.
It is very true that the Club redesign altered the New Orleans Square area, but perhaps it is for the better? What do you think?
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