Club 33: Hidden in New Orleans Square, is an exclusive club strictly reserved to corporate sponsors and paid members. Located at 33 Royal Street (nestled next to the Blue Bayou) is the doorway for the exclusive Club 33. Walt Disney envisioned the swanky club (the only place inside Disneyland that officially serves alcohol) as a place to entertain dignitaries, close friends and corporate connections. Sadly, the private club was not completed until shortly after Walt's death.
Rumor has it that the Club owes its name to its street address, 33 Rue Royale, or Royal Street. State law required a specific street address in order to issue Disney's club a liquor license, so the address was created.
Why 33? According to Name & History page at www.DisneylandClub33.com, Disneyland had 33 corporate lease holders in 1966. Since Disney originally envisioned the club as a place to entertain special guests and corporate sponsors, the Club was named for Disneyland's investors at the time. However, WDI claims that the club is simply named after its street address, 33 Royal Street.
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