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Peter Pan Fan
04-24-2001, 05:39 PM
Just got back yesterday afternoon :( from a fun trip. We loved DCA, it was much better than I expected. It reminded us a great deal of MGM studios.

We stayed at the Portofino Inn & Suites in a "kids suite" room (no kids, but that's all they had left). We really liked this hotel, the rooms were very spacious and the service was great.

Club 33 blew me away. Even better than I had expected! Our reservations were for 11 and we didn't get out until almost 1:30. Lunch for 5 cost us $270 before tip! I bought a pin which I proudly displayed on my hat and I "stole" 2 swizzle sticks It was an unforgettable experience.

We also enjoyed Downtown Disney, much smaller than the one at WDW but we loved it! They did an excellent job with the limited space that they had.

DL was, of course, wonderful! There was a threat of rain on Saturday a.m. and thus it was completely empty until around 10-11. Literally there was no one in line for the Matterhorn at around 1/2 hour past park opening! It was great. The crowds were steady the rest of the day and on Sunday but DCA was very uncrowded.

If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them :D :D

Susan

Tink33
04-25-2001, 12:24 PM
Susan - I am glad that you had such a great trip. I was thinking about your Club 33 Dining Experience. I am glad to hear it exceeded your expectations. :)

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steves5150
04-25-2001, 12:31 PM
Isn't Club 33 the best? I wish all the animatronics still worked the way Walt wanted it to work. I love the food in Club 33. It is the best part of our trips to Disneyland. Thanks for the great report.

Steve

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scanne
04-25-2001, 12:50 PM
How did you get into Club 33? We heard about it on our trip last week, but the cast member said annual dues are like $7500 - 12,000 a year! Is it accesible to the public?

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steves5150
04-25-2001, 01:03 PM
There is a waiting list but the cost of a membership is $10,000 and $2,500 annual dues, unless they have gone up.

Steve

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tkggodisney
04-25-2001, 04:04 PM
Please tell me - what is club 33 - it is not in any book i have read?!?!

ucralum
04-25-2001, 07:54 PM
I'm a DCA fan--glad you liked it! We have Club 33 reservations for May 26--they were very hard to come by this time; would have preferred the 12th, 13th, 19th, or 20th, but I'm definitely not complaining! ;)

Susan from CA

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Mary Jo
04-25-2001, 08:16 PM
http://www.wdwinfo.com/sites/family/flowerface.GIF <font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color=navy>Susan,

So glad to hear you had such a good time. I'm another fan of DCA, though I can't say the same for Club 33 since I've never been. I'm glad you were able to go, and had such a memorable time. :)

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Peter Pan Fan
04-26-2001, 05:09 PM
Hi Scanne - We got in because my uncle works in the grocery business and knows someone who has DL as one of his accounts. So we were a guest of a member. Our waitress said that those are the most common type of people that you will find eating there - most are guests and not members. It was incredible to have the chance to eat there - I will never forget it.

Hi tkggodisney: Club 33 is a private, members only club located in New Orleans Square. From what I have heard, Walt built it to honor his original 33 investors and give them a special place to go during the park. It is the only place inside DL that serves alcohol. The decor is very fancy, but they really make you feel welcome. They serve a buffet for lunch and for dinner there is a menu to order from. It was a fantastic experience!