Club 33 Tour - Welcome to Club 33

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    The absolute highlight of my trip to Disneyland this past month, and in reality one of my top Disney highlights of all-time, was dining at Club 33. I captured a number of photos but did not know which to post, where to start, etc. So I decided we'll start at the lobby and take a tour. Jen, our lovely hostess, greeted our party after buzzing the door right at our reservation time. If you are early, too bad, stand outside. Practically speaking, this lobby area could comfortably hold perhaps maybe 6-8 people. The emotion upon entering was excitement. Never did I think I would have the chance to enter and dine at Club 33 if it were not for the kindness of fellow photographer. Also upon entering, you feel as if you stepped right out of the park and back in time. Club 33 is distinctly Walt Disney but not distinctly "Disney." Familiar castmember badges give way to a refined elegant badge. A Dress code is required. The place feels like it has not been touched in 30+ years yet in pristine condition. Artwork lines the walls of the clubs opening era. You see the famous "I want one too" glass door elevator that Walt wanted...and got. Everything about this first five to ten feet takes out out Disneyland and into the world of Walt Disney, entrepreneur. Now we're ready to head upstairs to the club... View On Black

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    1. remy fauxtog 58 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a treat! I'm sure its moment you won't forget anytime soon. Thanks for sharing with those of us who will never have the chance to do what you've done!

    2. -Jamian- 58 months ago | reply

      Damn, what an experience! I'd love to do this someday.

    3. Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino) 58 months ago | reply

      So jealous! I think the closest I will ever get to Club 33 is the old Club 33 carpet that has been installed in the Presidential Railroad car, Lilly Belle.

      Great shot and thank you for sharing!

    4. Jeff_B. 58 months ago | reply

      This is awesome, it must have been amazing to be there.

    5. EddyMixx 58 months ago | reply

      lucky you matt...not everybody gets to go in the haunted, i mean club 33!

      good ol victorian style never go out of style.

    6. Adam Hansen 58 months ago | reply

      Very cool - looking forward to following your tour.

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    7. Burnsland (Steve Burns) 58 months ago | reply

      Cool shot! It really is a special place. I wish I had taken more pictures in my visits there.

    8. Larry White (Trying_to_Shine) 58 months ago | reply

      Very cool. Looking forward to the rest of the tour.

    9. Kiki FL 58 months ago | reply

      I'm already anticipating the next installment of this series after this fantastic start. Wow! Good for you, Matt!

    10. Scott Smith (SRisonS) 58 months ago | reply

      Can't wait for the rest of the tour!!!!

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    11. jdhilger 58 months ago | reply

      Well put, sir.

    12. Ray Horwath 58 months ago | reply

      Very cool Matt! Thanks for sharing. I cant wait to see the rest of the tour.

    13. huffmans 58 months ago | reply

      Wow, beautiful lighting.

    14. Todd Hurley Photography 58 months ago | reply

      Sweet! Hopping on for the tour.

    15. DigitalSLG 58 months ago | reply

      Oh how exciting...can't wait to see the rest of the pics. :-)

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    16. DugJax 58 months ago | reply

      What an honor to be in this exclusive place! Really looking forward to seeing your captures.

    17. AllerJ 58 months ago | reply

      This is so fascinating. What an awesome opportunity.

    18. Tom.Bricker 58 months ago | reply

      Love the composition here. The offer is still on the table that if you ever join, we will let you take us there. Really--think about it.

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