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News Club 33 coming to Walt Disney World this Fall

TP2000

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The new lounge they added at Disneyland's Club 33 looks like a chain restaurant, so WDI hasn't been on their best form lately.
I love to laugh at the cheesy Darden Corporation and their microwaved slop chain restaurants as much as the next guy (which is dangerous when you're in Orlando), but you lost me at "chain restaurant".

I can't think of any chain restaurant that looks like Salon Nouveau at Disneyland's Club 33.





And that's just the bar and waiting area to lounge in before your dinner reservation in the actual Club 33 Dining Room.

Passing by Mrs. Disney's antique harpsichord before you get to the dining room, naturally...





I just can't think of any "chain restaurant" that looks like any of that. Anywhere.
 
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Old Mouseketeer

Premium Member
I love to laugh at the cheesy Darden Corporation and their microwaved slop chain restaurants as much as the next guy (which is dangerous when you're in Orlando), but you lost me at "chain restaurant".

I can't think of any chain restaurant that looks like Salon Nouveau at Disneyland's Club 33.





And that's just the bar and waiting area to lounge in before your dinner reservation in the actual Club 33 Dining Room.

Passing by Mrs. Disney's antique harpsichord before you get to the dining room, naturally...





I just can't think of any "chain restaurant" that looks like any of that. Anywhere.
And I love the chair upholstery's homage to Lillian Disney's love of Delft china. Almost as much as the garden fountain in her memory at Disney Hall.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
I love to laugh at the cheesy Darden Corporation and their microwaved slop chain restaurants as much as the next guy (which is dangerous when you're in Orlando), but you lost me at "chain restaurant".

I can't think of any chain restaurant that looks like Salon Nouveau at Disneyland's Club 33.





And that's just the bar and waiting area to lounge in before your dinner reservation in the actual Club 33 Dining Room.

Passing by Mrs. Disney's antique harpsichord before you get to the dining room, naturally...





I just can't think of any "chain restaurant" that looks like any of that. Anywhere.
Only about six or seven more accent colors and it'll be finished!
 

Disney Analyst

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I love to laugh at the cheesy Darden Corporation and their microwaved slop chain restaurants as much as the next guy (which is dangerous when you're in Orlando), but you lost me at "chain restaurant".

I can't think of any chain restaurant that looks like Salon Nouveau at Disneyland's Club 33.





And that's just the bar and waiting area to lounge in before your dinner reservation in the actual Club 33 Dining Room.

Passing by Mrs. Disney's antique harpsichord before you get to the dining room, naturally...





I just can't think of any "chain restaurant" that looks like any of that. Anywhere.
It's gorgeous :jawdrop:
 

trojanjustin

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I love to laugh at the cheesy Darden Corporation and their microwaved slop chain restaurants as much as the next guy (which is dangerous when you're in Orlando), but you lost me at "chain restaurant".

I can't think of any chain restaurant that looks like Salon Nouveau at Disneyland's Club 33.






And that's just the bar and waiting area to lounge in before your dinner reservation in the actual Club 33 Dining Room.

Passing by Mrs. Disney's antique harpsichord before you get to the dining room, naturally...





I just can't think of any "chain restaurant" that looks like any of that. Anywhere.
The older Club 33 had a charm, grace and elegance that just was unrivaled anywhere else in the park. The new lounge is tonally off and reminds of me of a differently colored version of:
Cheesecake.jpeg
 

TP2000

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The older Club 33 had a charm, grace and elegance that just was unrivaled anywhere else in the park. The new lounge is tonally off and reminds of me of a differently colored version of:
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I first ate at Club 33 around 2000 or so as a guest of Standard Oil, and it seemed a bit tired even back then. I thought the 2014 update and expansion worked wonders on the place. And the Disneyland waiting list is still measured in years and they are charging annual dues that are triple the $15,000 they are charging at WDW for their tapas-only version of Club 33, so I imagine TDA is thrilled.

If you think the expansion of 2014 and the remodeled dining room looks like a Cheesecake Factory, well... okay. But I'm just not seeing it.
 
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MisterPenguin

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Premium Member
That bar and the back wall with inlays look fabulous, but all of that furniture looks really uncomfortable.

What's that image from, a movie set?
Yeah, they need to add overstuffed cloth or genuine leather upholstery to everything to complete it.
 

mandstaft

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I love to laugh at the cheesy Darden Corporation and their microwaved slop chain restaurants as much as the next guy (which is dangerous when you're in Orlando), but you lost me at "chain restaurant".

I can't think of any chain restaurant that looks like Salon Nouveau at Disneyland's Club 33.





And that's just the bar and waiting area to lounge in before your dinner reservation in the actual Club 33 Dining Room.

Passing by Mrs. Disney's antique harpsichord before you get to the dining room, naturally...





I just can't think of any "chain restaurant" that looks like any of that. Anywhere.
Is this Disneyland or Disneyland Paris?
 

TP2000

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Is this Disneyland or Disneyland Paris?
Disneyland USA.

There is no Club 33 in Paris.

There is a Club 33 in Tokyo, which adheres most closely to the Anaheim model, with cocktails and a formal dining room and a years-long waiting list that requires background checks and tight interviews of prospective members.

There is also a Club 33 in Shanghai, but I’ve heard it’s a one-off model aimed at Communist Party bureaucrats and their favored friends. Walt would lose it over that inconvenient truth.

The Club 33 in WDW is something else entirely. It’s annual dues are dramatically cheaper than Anaheim at only $15,000, and they have padded the membership with folks who bought homes in Golden Oak. WDW only offers cocktails and tapas in small lounge areas and has absolutely no reciprocity witn the real Club 33 in Anaheim.
 

GiveMeTheMusic

Well-Known Member
Disneyland USA.

There is no Club 33 in Paris.

There is a Club 33 in Tokyo, which adheres most closely to the Anaheim model, with cocktails and a formal dining room and a years-long waiting list that requires background checks and tight interviews of prospective members.

There is also a Club 33 in Shanghai, but I’ve heard it’s a one-off model aimed at Communist Party bureaucrats and their favored friends. Walt would lose it over that inconvenient truth.

The Club 33 in WDW is something else entirely. It’s annual dues are dramatically cheaper than Anaheim at only $15,000, and they have padded the membership with folks who bought homes in Golden Oak. WDW only offers cocktails and tapas in small lounge areas and has absolutely no reciprocity witn the real Club 33 in Anaheim.
Getting into Club 33 in Shanghai is easy if you know a Cast Member there. It's so sparsely attended cast is able to take people into the club whenever.

The Anaheim dues are about $15K a year as well - it's the initiation fee that is upwards of $40K last I heard.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Disneyland USA.

There is no Club 33 in Paris.

There is a Club 33 in Tokyo, which adheres most closely to the Anaheim model, with cocktails and a formal dining room and a years-long waiting list that requires background checks and tight interviews of prospective members.

There is also a Club 33 in Shanghai, but I’ve heard it’s a one-off model aimed at Communist Party bureaucrats and their favored friends. Walt would lose it over that inconvenient truth.

The Club 33 in WDW is something else entirely. It’s annual dues are dramatically cheaper than Anaheim at only $15,000, and they have padded the membership with folks who bought homes in Golden Oak. WDW only offers cocktails and tapas in small lounge areas and has absolutely no reciprocity witn the real Club 33 in Anaheim.
I presume in the interviews they ask such questions as: What side of a table setting should go the forks and what types of forks and in which order should they be placed?
 

DisneyExpert

Well-Known Member
I love to laugh at the cheesy Darden Corporation and their microwaved slop chain restaurants as much as the next guy (which is dangerous when you're in Orlando), but you lost me at "chain restaurant".

I can't think of any chain restaurant that looks like Salon Nouveau at Disneyland's Club 33.





And that's just the bar and waiting area to lounge in before your dinner reservation in the actual Club 33 Dining Room.

Passing by Mrs. Disney's antique harpsichord before you get to the dining room, naturally...





I just can't think of any "chain restaurant" that looks like any of that. Anywhere.
But was it worth wrecking NOS and sealing off The Court of Angels from guests?
 
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