LE SALON NOUVEAU at CLUB 33
33 Orleans Street in New Orleans Square, Disneyland
Disneyland’s famed Club 33 is a special treat for anyone lucky enough to be invited. This members only enclave is a hidden gem in New Orleans Square. The entrance formerly resided at 33 Royal Street, next to the Blue Bayou Restaurant. It’s only indication was a plate reading “33” on the frame. Since it’s remodel in 2014, the club now boasts a grander entryway, with tiled floor, burning lanterns, and an ornate frame topped off with the “33” in etched glass. Beyond this door resides a vestibule where members and their guests check in before continuing into the Court of Angels, formerly a public area in the resort. There you will find ornate iron cast tables and chairs and a cart with refreshments, such as chilled lemonade or warm apple cider. Once you’ve taken in the beauty of the open-air courtyard, you ascend into the club via lift or the spiral staircase.
Dining guests then make their way into Le Grand Salon. We were there strictly for cocktails (surprise, surprise) and made our way directly to Le Salon Nouveau, the club’s jazz lounge. A hallway lined with wine cases led us into a room with intimate booths themed for different areas in New Orleans Square. Beyond that lies the main room of the lounge. Adorned in sweeping curves of mahogany, cherry wood and marble, trimmed by blue and green accents, the room seemed to transport us under the sea. The vibe is open and fresh with the essence of Disney magic and the sounds of NOLA throughout. The bar is hand-carved and laden with enough spirits to ensure even the 999 happy haunts floating across the way would have a good time. The staff knows how to deliver the upscale service expected in a private club and is on hand to make sure each experience is personalized and unique. The menu is extensive and ranges from classic prohibition era cocktails to some of the finer offerings of modern mixology. The drinks are masterfully made and nothing less than exquisite. It is also the only area within Disneyland Park that allows alcohol, though there are several opportunities to drink in the resort’s other theme park, California Adventure. La Salon Nouveau is a special venue and anyone invited should definitely say yes to the trip. We look forward to our next visit!