February 16, 2011

Places You Aren't Allowed To Visit

I ran across this video one day on MSN, it it is the "Top 10 Places You Aren't Allowed To Visit" as I watched I discovered one of the places on the list I have visited before.

So watch the video and see if you can guess which one it was. For those of you who know me or my family very well it won't be hard to figure out.

Did you figure it out? I have been there not just once but three times. I have to admit it made me feel pretty cool to be able to say I was there.

I guess I'll just tell you which one it was, though most of you probably know, it is Club 33 in Disneyland. My Dad has a friend who was on the waiting list for a decade and can get us reservations. It's pretty cool to go there.

Club 33 was originaly a place that Walt Disney imagined as a special area he could take coroporate sponsors and VIPs to eat and relax. When New Orleans Square was planned a spot for Club 33 was included, named for its address 33 Royal Street. It opened in May 1967, 5 months after Walt Disney passed away.
Located above the Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square it is one of Orange County's finest five star restaurants. With a limited membership of only 487, Club 33 is not open to the public. Members may however arrange for their friends and associates to experience the club. The waiting list is currently 14 years.

Presidents of the United States, leaders of foreign nations, dignitaries, actors, and business leaders from around the world have all enjoyed the club.

Here are some pictures to prove it, though none of you have been inside so you wouldn't know if I were telling the truth, so you'll just have to take my word for it.

This is last year with my mother and father in law Jerry and Lorain Evans, my brother in law John and his wife Liz, my parents and Lucy.

Here are some shots from when Ariane, Lucy and myself went last month with my parents and my brother Greg and his wife Stacey.
This is the outside of Club 33. There is a call box by the 33, you push it they ask, "Can I help you?" You tell them you have a reservation and give them your name, if it checks out, they let you in.

Here is a view from the balcony.

They have some movie props inside as well, like the telephone booth from "The Happiest Millionaire" and a table from "Mary Poppins"

I am 100% certain that I will not be visiting any of the other 9 places on this list.


Amy N. said...

wow that is impressive, and I feel privileged to know you :)

Sarah said...

I knew it was that one when I watched it!

Scarlet said...

I've Been There!!

Sayyadina said...

Caleb says that's "gey." So I don't want to tell him that I'm jealous. So cool!