Disneyland vs. Disney World for Honeymoon/Anniversary

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Disneyland vs. Disney World for Honeymoon/Anniversary

So I know it's somewhat sacrilegious to ask on here, but for any of you that have done both, would you consider DL for a romantic trip? If you haven't been is there any appeal to it? I'm not sure which I'd pick now after having been to both. DL clearly has less to do and fewer romantic restaurants (IMO), but it's nice and compact and in some ways more relaxing. If you haven't been do you have any thoughts about trying it out for a couples trip?

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That's a really good question. When we lived in Phoenix several years ago, we toyed with the idea of going to DL, but we ended up not because we were afraid we would be disappointed after only going to DW. But I do think it would be a fun alternative sometime for an anniversary. But I really would love to see thoughts from those who have done both.

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I've never been to DL but I have this image of it in my mind that it is very romantic! Since it's so small..plus that fancy restaurant in the Grand Californian..Napa Rose? I saw that on Samantha Brown..it looks amazing.

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I think the general thought is that there's less to do because there's only the two parks at DL... but really, it's about the same amount of rides.. just in a more compact area of two theme parks. According to the Behind the Magic tour at WDW, Disneyland AND California Adventure can both fit in the PARKING LOT for Magic Kingdom Sad lol.. Depending on the time of year though, crowds are quite large and this can make the cuteness of a small quaint park seem unbearable! lol...
One thing that everyone IS right about is the lack of food choices...Yes, Napa Rose is great, and if you know someone who is a member, there is NOTHING at WDW that can beat Club 33.
I have a friend from New York who is a frequent visitor to WDW and comes once year to DL and we always tease him for getting reservations to dinner at DL.. there's only like.. 3 sit down restaurants lol!

But if you know a Club 33 member.. definitely do that!! it's fairly awesome.

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DonaldDork wrote:

But if you know a Club 33 member.. definitely do that!! it's fairly awesome.

Club 33...love..I wish that I could go there! I have a friend who worked as a bartender there and the stories he told were amazing!

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Bella wrote:
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But if you know a Club 33 member.. definitely do that!! it's fairly awesome.

Club 33...love..I wish that I could go there! I have a friend who worked as a bartender there and the stories he told were amazing!

Ooh -- what kind of stories!?

I think Disneyland is just as romantic -- maybe even more so because it was the original.

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Bella wrote:
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But if you know a Club 33 member.. definitely do that!! it's fairly awesome.

Club 33...love..I wish that I could go there! I have a friend who worked as a bartender there and the stories he told were amazing!

Ooh -- what kind of stories!?

I think Disneyland is just as romantic -- maybe even more so because it was the original.

He used to make Johnny Depp's drinks all the time..swoon!!! I'm better friends with his wife and she would text me every time Johnny Depp went to Club 33..I mean it was like twice in two years..ahh jealous. Also, I remember Gwen Stefani was there once and well.

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I think my Sunday trip might be cancelled! Sad
but it WILL be rescheduled and I will take tons of pics.

I will even boot up my old comp for the Club 33 pics I have on there.
Only place in Disneyland where you can get alcohol! and OUTSTANDING food and service too

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Do you still know your Club 33 member friend?

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oh yes... she is a Cast Member in my store. She just works for fun...

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oh yes... she is a Cast Member in my store. She just works for fun...

That sounds awesome! Was the food at Club 33 good?

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it was amazing...

for Dinner, they have entree's and sides (everything is ala carte-which drives $$--think $6 for a baked potato!) but it was incredible.. we had the chateaubriand and you didnt even need the knife to cut it. After every sip of water, someone was there with an Evian to top it off (very similar to the service on the Disney Cruise). If you get up to go to the restaurant, you come back to a new napkin fold..

at Lunch, they had buffet style cold salads, and warm pastas to order.. brunch they had an omelette station.. and then you can choose your entree.. usually a beef, chicken, or fish selection to choose from.

I think I'll go look for the pics... I think this is a group that would appreciate them!

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DonaldDork wrote:
it was amazing...

for Dinner, they have entree's and sides (everything is ala carte-which drives $$--think $6 for a baked potato!) but it was incredible.. we had the chateaubriand and you didnt even need the knife to cut it. After every sip of water, someone was there with an Evian to top it off (very similar to the service on the Disney Cruise). If you get up to go to the restaurant, you come back to a new napkin fold..

at Lunch, they had buffet style cold salads, and warm pastas to order.. brunch they had an omelette station.. and then you can choose your entree.. usually a beef, chicken, or fish selection to choose from.

I think I'll go look for the pics... I think this is a group that would appreciate them!

This is DEFINITELY a group that will appreciate them. Looking forward to it! Sorry your Sunday trip is canceled -- can't wait to see your pics from here on out, though.

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This is DEFINITELY a group that will appreciate them. Looking forward to it! Sorry your Sunday trip is canceled -- can't wait to see your pics from here on out, though.

ok here are a few pics... these are from a couple of years ago

Club 33 napkin folds napkin fold

Club 33 Chargers Club 33 Charger

the hallway the hallway..thats the bar on the left, Harpischord on the right was custom built for Lillian Disney

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a few more...

Club 33 Bar! the bar

Club 33 Taxidermy a couple of trophies in the Trophy room.. the Vulture is actually Audio Animatronic..dunno if they ever use it though

Club 33 Harpsichord closeup of harpsichord

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the FOOD!

shrimp and pasta shrimp and pasta from the Appetizer Bar

Pasta Trio pasta trio from appetizer bar

Chateubriand (lunch portion) Chateubriand (lunch portion).. it's like BUTTAHHH.. can cut it with a fork

Desserts! Desserts from the dessert bar! couldnt resist.. wanted to try them all but the plate got full

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and when you're done eating..

Club 33 Restroom art you can find this art in the Ladies' restroom

Fancy terlet yes, I took a pic of the fancy club 33 toilet! lol.. you would too!

hope you enjoyed! still not sure if Sunday is off or not, but if I do go, I'll be sure to get pics of the lobby, the stairway, the elevator.. the dining room.. and the view of New Orleans Square and Rivers of America

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Thank You so much for that peek inside Club 33 just simply elegant. That would be the thrill of a lifetime to go there.

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I've never seen such gorgeous photos of Club 33. Usually the food photos look kind of bad eek but these are mouth watering. Is that some sort of deconstructed s'mores dessert on the left? Thank you for posting these!

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bali wrote:
I've never seen such gorgeous photos of Club 33. Usually the food photos look kind of bad eek but these are mouth watering. Is that some sort of deconstructed s'mores dessert on the left? Thank you for posting these!

thats EXACTLY what that was.. and they were delicious!! yay!
so my trip to Club 33 was cancelled for Sunday Sad sorry all... but we're rescheduling to Feb 20.. Smile

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Wow those are amazing pictures! Great job!

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I was in the area so I stopped by Dland yesterday, got you all some pics of the outside of the club...

this is the street it's on.. well, the entrance anyway... it's right next door to the Blue Bayou restaurant, where the guy in the suit is standing. If you notice, on that street, everything has an address.. the red store is 35, and the Blue Bayou is 31.. this is so that the California Liquor liscense has an address that is NOT Disneyland's official address!

Club 33 street

Club 33 door this is the door

Club 33 sign closeup of the sign

the club is located ABOVE Cafe Orleans.. these are the Club's balconies.. they face out toward the Rivers of America
balconies

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and by the way, it was another GORGEOUS January day here in Southern California yesterday!

Matterhorn

this was the only snow I could find Smile

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Holy desert tray!!! I love it..I am not sure if I would have eaten anything else..so yummy!

I love that you took pictures of the restroom..a true Disney fan!

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