News Disneyland Resort in California plans to begin phased reopening July 9

Phroobar

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Zero years, zero days. 🤣

I've been to Club 33 a few times (and 1901 Lounge once) as a guest of members, since I moved back to SoCal in the 1990's.

Club 33 is nice, and I'm glad it's there for those who enjoy it. At least the Disneyland version of it and its facilities; the very limited WDW version they have makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. But the three second long cost/benefit analysis in my brain of Disneyland's Club 33 has never penciled out for me personally. Especially after I had my first meal there in the 90's, and the Disneyland geek deep within was satisfied to have seen it.

My cost/benefit analysis isn't helped by being a bachelor. I think for a family with kids or grandkids, Club 33 membership would make more sense.
I've been to Club 33 a couple of times. It was fun and special but I can live if I never go again.
 

TP2000

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I've been to Club 33 a couple of times. It was fun and special but I can live if I never go again.

Disneyland's Club 33 restaurant and two cocktail lounges are lovely, and operated at a relatively high standard.

It's also the most Non-Essential small part of a concept (Disneyland Resort) that is inherently and thoroughly Non-Essential.
 
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Darkbeer1

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Zero years, zero days. 🤣

I've been to Club 33 a few times (and 1901 Lounge once) as a guest of members, since I moved back to SoCal in the 1990's.

Club 33 is nice, and I'm glad it's there for those who enjoy it. At least the Disneyland version of it and its facilities; the very limited WDW version they have makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. But the three second long cost/benefit analysis in my brain of Disneyland's Club 33 has never penciled out for me personally. Especially after I had my first meal there in the 90's, and the Disneyland geek deep within was satisfied to have seen it.

My cost/benefit analysis isn't helped by being a bachelor. I think for a family with kids or grandkids, Club 33 membership would make more sense.

I have been to Club 33 more than a few times, either as a guest of a member, or for a special event. (I actually had a Blind Date breakfast with a group. (I was a single male back then) Anyways, since I came as a solo, the event planner paired me up with Margaret Kelly, the original model for Tinker Bell.

But I have turned down invites. It is worth going if you can get an invite. But after a few visits, it stops being special.
 

mandelbrot

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I have been to Club 33 more than a few times, either as a guest of a member, or for a special event. (I actually had a Blind Date breakfast with a group. (I was a single male back then) Anyways, since I came as a solo, the event planner paired me up with Margaret Kelly, the original model for Tinker Bell.

But I have turned down invites. It is worth going if you can get an invite. But after a few visits, it stops being special.
Margaret was my next door neighbor when I lived in a condo in Glendale twenty years ago. Exceptionally lovely lady and as sweet as can be!
 

Mac Tonight

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I agree with you. Some might find this shocking to hear from a big fan like me, but...

Theme parks like Disneyland are not only non-essential, they are the epitome of decadence and wasteful luxury. They have no redeeming social quality, other than to entertain an affluent and already pampered audience.

When you look at Earth from 500 miles out in space at the 7 Billion people on this planet, anyone who can afford a ticket to Disneyland is in the top 2% of human comfort. Anyone who can afford a ticket to Disneyland arrives in Anaheim at the top of the human heap with not only modern shelter, food, clothing and security, they have access to safe transportation (private and/or public), at least 12 years of government funded education, a high protein & high calorie diet, a stable electricity supply, effective sewerage and clean water, and their homes have all major appliances (at least central heating, stove, fridge, TV, radio, phone, Internet - plus small appliances and potential luxuries like a dishwasher, microwave, clothes washer/dryer, air conditioning, freezer, etc.).

In short, the 75,000 people per day who willingly show up and pay an entrance fee to the Disneyland Resort are at the very top of the human food chain on this planet. They have leisure time and leisure dollars to spend. They are often quite literally fat and happy.

When considered from a global perspective and weighed against the often miserable lives of 7 Billion humans here, Disneyland is the self-indulgent epitome of Non-Essential. And as we have seen for the last five months there is no truly important reason why Disneyland needs to exist for the human race.

Disneyland simply isn't that important, and it's not essential.
Don't let your Neighbor Lady hear you talk like that!
 

mickEblu

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I would dare say that a fair number of people whose income relies on the theme parks being open would say the theme parks are essential, especially now that they aren't getting the extra $600 a week.

id like to believe that but the $400 + whatever they re getting from the state might be more or the same as what they were getting paid by Disney.
 

Figments Friend

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One would think I'd know this, but where is the one at WDW?

Not just one Hans, four if I am remembering correctly ( it's late here...)
One 'Club 33' location at each of the four WDW Theme Parks.

Memory is hazy, let's see if I get this right -
MK's in located in Adventureland...in the same building as the Skipper's Canteen.
DAK'is located in a custom built building that sits alongside the pathway that goes from Pandora to Africa.
DHS's is upstairs on the upper level of The Brown Derby...I think...( fading fast....zzzzz)
Totally can't recall where Epcot's is....

None of them top the 'original' at Disneyland.

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Askimosita

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Yes
Don't know if anyone caught this:


I suspect this was a sticking point which caused the Unions push back on reopening. So if implemented might pave the way for a reopening.

I saw they implemented it for WDW just yesterday, so I would be more surprised than not if they don’t do that here.
 

Mousertainment

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Don't know if anyone caught this:


I suspect this was a sticking point which caused the Unions push back on reopening. So if implemented might pave the way for a reopening.
If I were to guess, I'd say Toy Story Lot is the obvious choice.

With limited attendance for reopening there's enough parking at M&F/PP. Toy Story is an outdoor lot and not directly connected to park property (and isn't it sorta kinda owned by Anaheim rather than Disney anyway?). So just let the state test there and Disney stays out of it otherwise, like it seems they're doing in FL.

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Disney Irish

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pretty doubtful
Why?

I saw they implemented it for WDW just yesterday, so I would be more surprised than not if they don’t do that here.
That is why I think its more likely to happen. Plus I suspect this would be one of the state mandated requirements.

If I were to guess, I'd say Toy Story Lot is the obvious choice.

With limited attendance for reopening there's enough parking at M&F/PP. Toy Story is an outdoor lot and not directly connected to park property (and isn't it sorta kinda owned by Anaheim rather than Disney anyway?). So just let the state test there and Disney stays out of it otherwise, like it seems they're doing in FL.

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Well since this is testing for CMs I don't know why it would need to be at Toy Story and not at CM parking.
 

Mousertainment

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Well since this is testing for CMs I don't know why it would need to be at Toy Story and not at CM parking.
Disney in FL said they would not provide testing for CM's. They did not. They allowed the state to do testing on their property which includes a separate line for CM's but the testing site is administered by the state and is open to the public for testing. Anyone can go get testing there even though it's being held in a Disney parking lot. Assuming they do the same here - testing for anyone who wants it but a special line for CM's - Toy Story seems a logical spot. No reason to send the public to a CM lot nor take up the space at CM parking to do so.
 

Disney Irish

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Disney in FL said they would not provide testing for CM's. They did not. They allowed the state to do testing on their property which includes a separate line for CM's but the testing site is administered by the state and is open to the public for testing. Anyone can go get testing there even though it's being held in a Disney parking lot. Assuming they do the same here - testing for anyone who wants it but a special line for CM's - Toy Story seems a logical spot. No reason to send the public to a CM lot nor take up the space at CM parking to do so.
I get your point, and not saying you're wrong and it won't happen that way. But I'm going based on just the information provided in the article about DL, not what happened in WDW.

So the article says that Disney is weighing it options for CMs. It doesn't say what those options are, nor does it say it would automatically be a private/public partnership. I'm sure that is an option Disney is considering. Another option is to just test all CMs daily since it would likely be a smaller percentage of the 30k+ CMs, and a lot less than the number of CMs at WDW.

So no I wouldn't automatically assume its going to be open to the public, facilitating the need for public access. Also just a thought the state may require theme parks of a certain size to have an onsite testing facility just for employees as part of its reopening guidelines.
 

Darkbeer1

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Orange County Health Care agency, along with the city of Anaheim has been offering daily testing at the Convention Center. Drive through, self swab process.

So why not send CM's there?
 
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