Huey, Dewey & Louie’s Good Time Cafe

Huey, Dewey and Louie. 3 little pranksters. They remind me of my 2 sisters and I when we were kids. Love those times. I’ve been to Toontown many times, especially after Little Mahina came into my life. We would often visit Toontown to go visit Mickey’s House. Many a time, that was it. Visit Mickey and bye bye Toontown. This time was a little different. Prior to visiting Toontown, we had lunch at Center Street Coffeehouse. Throughout lunch, Little Mahina was napping. The heat knocked her out for a couple of hours. Little Mahina was wide awake and hungry when we were in Toontown, so we headed to the closest available option.

Huey, Dewey and Louie's Good Time Cafe

Huey, Dewey and Louie’s Good Time Cafe

Step right up. The famous Mickey Hand Sandwich awaits.

Step right up. The famous Mickey Hand Sandwich awaits.

Good Time Cafe's menu

Good Time Cafe’s menu

We ordered the Roasted Chicken on Chinese Bun and a Lemon Cream Pie for Little Mahina….. Why are you looking at me like that? My daughter is a growing girl and she eats a lot….. OK OK, you got me!!! The Lemon Cream Pie was for myself….. WHAT?! You’re still not satisfied? Tough crowd….. Truth be told, I wanted to get a little bite off that Roasted Chicken on Chinese Bun. It’s not my fault. Blame it on social media. I’ve seen so many pictures of it floating around on Facebook and Twitter. At that moment, my stomach said no, but the glutton in me went, “Hayatt, you have to try it, otherwise you will not be accepted by the masses.” Eventually, I gave in and ate ALL of the sandwich and the Lemon Cream Pie….. #idratherdiefatandfullthanslimandhungry

Roasted Chicken on Chinese Bun AKA Mickey Handwich

Roasted Chicken on Chinese Bun AKA Mickey Handwich

Lemon Cream Pie

Lemon Cream Pie

Just in case, you guys are thinking, “How could you let your daughter starve like that?” I did buy her another sandwich. Mahina finished that sandwich faster than you can say, “Bad parenting.” So, how was the food? The sandwich was not bad. It’s definitely not Kua Aina good. Taste-wise it was a little better than a sandwich you would buy at a convenience store.

Is it worth 550yen? If you have kids, this sandwich is definitely worth it. If not, no. I would not go out of my way to get it if I was not a parent. Parents out there will know that it’s TOUGH to get a 2 year old to sit down and focus on their meal. Once they get distracted, the meal is more or less over. This sandwich got Little Mahina super focused. The distraction was the sandwich itself. She sat down and concentrated on devouring Mickey’s hands. Let’s go Mahina, let’s go. With regards to the Lemon Cream Pie, I felt that it was nothing to shout about. Tokyo Disney needs to figure out a way to do desserts right. Definitely not worth 350yen.

Good Time Cafe's seating arrangement

Good Time Cafe’s seating arrangement

Overall, I would recommend Huey, Dewey & Louie’s Good Time Cafe to parents who happen to be in Toontown with a hungry kid. If you guys can buy more time, I would recommend skipping this and heading over to Queen of Heart’s Banquet Hall. Also, there is no air-conditioning at Good Time Cafe. It’s all outdoor seating. Uncle Scrooge would not loan the boys extra money to build an air-conditioned restaurant. It was super hot and muggy when we were there and that played a part in our dining experience. For my family, we will only visit Good Time Cafe again if we are in a “shouganai” situation.

Shouganai (Japanese) = It cannot be helped

KM gives Huey, Dewey & Louie’s Good Time Cafe a 3/10. All 3 points go to the Mickey Handwich for being able to hypnotize little kids.

PS: If the weather is nice and you would like to dine outdoors and people watch, China Voyager would be a better alternative.

 

 

Center Street Coffeehouse

After visiting Tokyo Disneyland countless times, once in a while, this park still finds a way to surprise me. This day was hot. Little Mahina was enjoying her Strawberry Popcorn, a pregnant Wife-chan was trying her best to keep upbeat and I was slowly melting away from the heat and humidity. All of us were sweating profusely. We were at World Bazaar and wanted to walk to Grandma Sara’s for lunch, but it was too hot. So, we made a u-turn and headed towards Grand Emporium for some A/C. While walking back towards Grand Emporium, we noticed that there was no line for lunch at Center Street Coffehouse. It was a super hot summer’s day at a super packed Tokyo Disneyland and there was no line at an air-conditioned, sit-down restaurant during lunch time?! Was this a mirage? This must have been a sign. Center Street Coffeehouse was calling out to me saying, “Come in and review me. I’m ready for ya!”

Center Street Coffeehouse

Center Street Coffeehouse

Center Street Coffeehouse is one of those places that I have known about for years, but it never really appealed enough for me to enter. It reminded me of any normal “Family Restaurant” here in Japan, like a Gusto or a Royal Host. Nothing in the menu screams out to you. There’s nothing fancy on the menu. Safe bets like Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Hamburger Patty with Rice fill the menu at Center Street Coffeehouse. The menu reminded me a lot of Saizeriya’s menu, but of course, this being Disney, prices are more than doubled.

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Page 1

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Soups & Salads

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Page 2

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Main Dishes (A)

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Page 3

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Main Dishes (B)

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Page 4

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Desserts and Beverages

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Kid's Menu

Center Street Coffeehouse Menu, Kid’s Menu

I ordered the Omelet over Rice with Beef and Demi-Glace Sauce set while Wife-chan ordered a Spaghetti with Meat Sauce set. We got a small plate of side salad, the dish itself and free flow of drinks with this set. If you ever wanted to find a place to chill out for an extended amount of time without breaking the bank, look no further. Free flow of drinks!!! Mahina took a nap while we were eating. A really long nap too. The heat must have got to her. Wife-chan and I spent about two hours here having a variety of drinks, chatting and reminiscing our past while Little Mahina ventured off into dreamland.

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Omelet over Rice with Beef and Demi-Glace Sauce

Omelet over Rice with Beef and Demi-Glace Sauce

Before heading into Center Street Coffeehouse, I came to a point which I thought I would never reach. I came to a point whereby I would have hated a trip to Disneyland. Weather plays a huge part in enjoying the parks. Plan your trips accordingly. Center Street Coffeehouse saved me. I was Snow White, the weather was The Wicked Witch and Center Street Coffeehouse was the Prince that nobody notices. I’ll leave you guys with that thought for a while…

… Alright back to this review. I have good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news. The atmosphere in the restaurant was similar to a “Family Restaurant”. A Japanese “Family Restaurant” is sorta like a Denny’s. Theming in this restaurant is nothing to shout about. The theming seemed lazy to me. For a while, I almost forgot that I was in Disneyland. Good news? The food was brilliant. Yes, the menu is boring, but the food was really good. Yes, it was more than double the price compared to a “Family Restaurant”, but it tasted doubly good. Good food and a free flow of drinks. I love value and I feel that Center Street Coffeehouse delivers on that front.

KM gives this restaurant a 7/10.

Seating arrangement at Center Street Coffeehouse

Seating arrangement at Center Street Coffeehouse

PS: If you are looking for another restaurant to escape from the crowds at Tokyo Disneyland and chill out, KM would also like to recommend Dreamer’s Lounge at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.

 

China Voyager

Secret Recipes coveted even by the pirates. That’s the description for China Voyager on the Tokyo Disney Resort Official website. Seeing that I am a pirate and a blogger, I feel that I am fully competent to review this restaurant. Before you read any further, to make this blog post more entertaining, I urge you to imagine me in a pirate accent, reading this post to you. If you have never heard my voice before, it’s a hybrid of Richard Simmons’ and Madonna’s. Avast mateys, onwards to the China Voyager.

I smell me some ramen

I smell me some ramen

China Voyager

China Voyager

China Voyager's menu

China Voyager’s menu

After the disappointing reviews of Soda Popcorn and Crystal Palace’s Character Breakfast, I am delighted to bring you a positive review. Faith in TDR, being one of the best Disney Resorts in the world, has been restored.

The first thing you will notice when walking up to the restaurant is it’s long line. Don’t fret about that. That line goes by fairly quickly. Very soon, you will be in the restaurant, giving your order and enjoying some aspects of Taylorism in the preparation of your food. Enjoy the show. It will give you a glimpse of Japanese efficiency. Fast and precise with quality. Sorta like Seattle Seahawk’s defense in the 2014 Superbowl.

Ramen Assembly Line

Ramen Assembly Line

Voila, the Ford Model T of Ramen served!!!

Voila, the Ford Model T of Ramen served!!!

After you get your food, you shouldn’t have problems looking for a seat. Given the amount of people that eat here, I am surprised that, most of the time, there is available seating. Most people, unlike me, will just finish their food and move on. However, if there are no seats available, just be a little patient and I am sure that your patience will be rewarded. Most of the seating for China Voyager is outdoors, so plan this dining experience accordingly with the weather.

Ingredients coming in

Ingredients coming in

Outdoor seating

Outdoor seating

In total, we ordered 3 different types of ramen and some rice and vegetables for our little pirate. We ordered the Noodles with Crab & Egg in Thickened Sauce, Minced Pork in Spicy Miso Soup, Shrimp & Vegetables in Pork Soup, a side of Steamed Vegetables and the Pork with Black Bean Sauce over Rice. I wasn’t expecting much as I have had very good ramen in Singapore and Japan. Surprisingly, all 3 ramen dishes were good. They were no Jangara Ramen, but they were good. I will definitely dine here again when I visit TDL in the future.

Noodles with Crab & Egg in Thickened Sauce

Noodles with Crab & Egg in Thickened Sauce

Shrimp & Vegetables in Pork Soup

Shrimp & Vegetables in Pork Soup

Minced Pork in Spicy Miso Soup

Minced Pork in Spicy Miso Soup

Pork with Black Bean Sauce over Rice and Steamed Vegetables

Pork with Black Bean Sauce over Rice and Steamed Vegetables

China Voyager serves up good food. The outdoor seating atmosphere is really nice too. I enjoyed the sunshine, ramen, people watching and conversation with Mrs Pirate when we had lunch here. China Voyager is one of the best counter service restaurants in TDL. The downside to China Voyager is that it’s value is highly dependent on the weather. I don’t mind paying about 1,000 yen for good ramen in Disney if it’s nice out, however, if it’s raining or super hot and humid, 1,000 yen would be a little too much for me. So, before you plan to lay anchor in China Voyager, I suggest you consult the weatherman.

KM gives China Voyager a 7/10.

 

 

 

 

Character Breakfast at Crystal Palace Restaurant

Disney Character Breakfast. I was never really interested in it when I was a young man. My first experience dining with the characters only came last year (2013) when I was 30 years old. I decided to take my family to Chef Mickey`s in TDR`s Ambassador Hotel and we had a good time. All the main characters were there. Food was good. Little Mahina enjoyed the company of the characters. However, do take note that there is a time limit of 90 minutes at Chef`s Mickeys for breakfast. It costs about 3,400 JPY per adult, 2,270 JPY per child aged 7 – 12 and 1,650 JPY per child aged 4 – 6.

Next experience was in Aulani. This experience was beautiful. I highly recommend heading for Character Breakfast at the Makahiki in Aulani. There was a wide variety of food and the food was great. There were games for the kids to participate in, the characters would come and interact with you at your table for a while (not just take pictures and jet off to the next table) and you could chill at the restaurant for as long as you want, until they close of course. Little Mahina would go play games with the other kids and the characters, leaving Mummy and I to enjoy our conversation to ourselves. We reconnected during that experience and it was great. Out of my limited experience with Disney Character Dining, the one at Makahiki is definitely the best. It costs about USD$32 for adults and USD$18 for children aged 9 and under.

My last and most recent experience to date was the Character Breakfast at Crystal Palace Restaurant in TDL.

Crystal Palace Restaurant

Crystal Palace Restaurant

Character Breakfast Dining in the Crystal Palace Restaurant costs about 3,090 JPY per adult, 1,950 JPY per child aged 7 – 12 and 1,230 JPY per child aged 4 – 6. As you can see, it is about the same price as Character Dining in Makahiki. Sad to say, that`s the only similarity they share. Food at Crystal Palace Restaurant was mediocre. Really simple and it was not even a buffet. You get a breakfast set which consists of salad, scrambled eggs, a sausage, 3 fried potatoes, two Mickey pancakes and plate of fruits. I`m not a great chef, so if I can cook up what is being served, we have a problem.

Crystal Palace`s Breakfast set. This is what you get for breakfast at the Crystal Palace Restaurant. You can`t go for a second serving. THIS IS IT!!!

Crystal Palace`s Breakfast set. This is what you get for breakfast at the Crystal Palace Restaurant. You can`t go for a second serving. THIS IS IT!!!

With regards to the characters, Mickey and his crew were not around to entertain us. Instead of the usual, we got Pooh and his crew. That was pretty cool. Something different. However, the characters were so busy that they had no time to interact with us. It was all business. Take a picture and it`s off to the next table and it took forever for them to make their rounds. There were just too many tables, too many people to entertain. It looked like Pooh and his crew could have used some help. If it was a buffet, we could have at least gone for another round of food. Long story short, our dining experience went something like this. Finished our food, sat there and waited for a character to come to our table, took a picture and waited for the next character to come. We were paying to wait. I honestly felt like I was being ripped off. It was a terrible experience.

Overworked character #1: Piglet

Overworked character #1: Piglet

Overworked character #2: Eeyore

Overworked character #2: Eeyore

Overworked character #3: Tigger

Overworked character #3: Tigger

Overworked character #4: Rabbit

Overworked character #4: Rabbit

Overworked character #5: Pooh

Overworked character #5: Pooh

I`m trying my best right now to think of something good to say about this dining experience, but I can`t think of any. This is by far, the worst dining experience I`ve had in TDR. In fact, this is the worst dining experience I`ve had in all Disney parks. We lined up for about 30 minutes to enter the restaurant, got our one serving of food, sat down, finished our food and waited for the characters to come. In total, we wasted about 90 minutes of our time. There was no value at all attached to this experience. I felt like someone stole my wallet after leaving this place.

Seating arrangement in Crystal Palace Restaurant

Seating arrangement in Crystal Palace Restaurant

Central structure with a really happy bunny

Central structure with a really happy bunny

Really happy Easter Bunny carrying really expensive carrots. Thanks for dining with us today!!! (evil grin)

Really happy Easter Bunny carrying really expensive carrots. Thanks for dining with us today!!! (evil grin)

I recommend Character Breakfast at Crystal Palace Restaurant to no one. Go spend your hard earned money somewhere else. If it`s characters you want to see, there are other ways to go about it. Don`t waste your time and money at this place. You have been warned.

KM gives this dining experience a 0/10. By far, the worst dining experience that I have had in any Disney park.

 

 

Sailing Day Buffet

When I was a kid, my family very seldom got to enjoy buffets. My sisters and I didn’t really eat that much and many a times when we did go for a buffet, we would only have a bowl of cornflakes and ended up running around, creating havoc for my parents. Ahhhhhh, the good old days. I would like to send some love right now over to my parents in Singapore. Thanks for putting up with me when I was a kid. Alright, now that love has been sent back via modern technology, I shall continue with my story. Now that I’m all grown up and have grown to appreciate food better, I enjoy the occasional buffet. This new found love was discovered after a drunken night in Vegas. Ahhhhhh, memories, memories. By the way, buffets are also known as “Baikin” in Japanese which comes from the word Viking. A little bit of language exchange there for all my friends in cyberspace.

Sailing Day Buffet, as you can tell from the name, is a buffet style restaurant. It’s also a Priority Seating Restaurant. Loads of seats at this establishment, but Priority Seating is recommended. Once entered, you will be ushered to your seat where you will have two hours to stuff yourself with whatever you desire. It provides both Eastern and Western cuisine, soft drinks, coffee, tea, desserts, everything you would have come to expect from a buffet. Themed to look the part of a cruise ship hangar, beautiful, much like everything else at TDS.

Sailing Day Buffet sign

Sailing Day Buffet sign

Sailing Day Buffet

Sailing Day Buffet

Sailing Day Buffet Pricelist

Sailing Day Buffet Pricelist

Inside Sailing Day Buffet

Inside Sailing Day Buffet

Outdoor seating arrangement (a)

Outdoor seating arrangement

More outdoor seating

More outdoor seating

There are a few different areas to the buffet. There’s Children’s Buffet, Soup and Salad, Hot Entrees, Celebration Special and Dockside Desserts. Celebration Special serves up roast beef. The rest mentioned above are pretty self explanatory. Out of all the food on display, my favorites were the roast beef, chicken creole, chef’s special pasta and chef’s special meat puff. There was also an ice cream machine. What is the best way to end a meal? ICE CREAM! Ice cream is the best thing ever created. Ice cream should be the official way to end meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, tea time. Everytime you eat something, you should top it off with ice cream. Period! Guess what am I having now. ICE CREAM! Loads of it!

Roast Beef, Creole Chicken, Meat Puff

Roast Beef, Creole Chicken, Meat Puff

Chef`s Special Pasta with OJ

Chef`s Special Pasta with OJ

Buffet Area

Buffet Area

Children`s Buffet

Children`s Buffet

Childrens Buffet selection (A)

Childrens Buffet selection (A)

Childrens Buffet selection (B)

Childrens Buffet selection (B)

Soup & Salad

Soup & Salad

Soup & Salad selection (A)

Soup & Salad selection (A)

Soup & Salad selection (B)

Soup & Salad selection (B)

Hot Entrees

Hot Entrees

Hot Entrees selection (A)

Hot Entrees selection (A)

Hot Entrees selection (B)

Hot Entrees selection (B)

Celebration Special

Celebration Specials (Roast Beef)

Dockside Desserts

Dockside Desserts

Dockside Desserts selection (A)

Dockside Desserts selection (A)

Dockside Desserts selection (B)

Dockside Desserts selection (B)

Ice Cream Machine

Ice Cream Machine

A great way to end a meal

A great way to end a meal

Sailing Day Buffet is the only buffet style restaurant in TDS. Eat as much as you like and drink as much as you like. Oh yes, I forgot to mention this. With regards to drinks, they have softdrink machines, coffee machines and tea bags for you to indulge in. Those are included in the price. Alcoholic beverages, on the other hand, are available, but not included in the price of the buffet. I would recommend Sailing Day Buffet to anyone who has worked up a big appetite. Walking around for the whole day could work up such an appetite. When that happens, Sailing Day Buffet might just be the place for you. Don`t forget the ice cream. One last thing before I leave you. There`s an ice cream machine, yes? There`s also a coffee machine, yes? If you are a lover of both, do the math and the end result is quite brilliant. Ah-boom!!!

KM gives this restaurant an 8/10

Dreamer’s Lounge

There are very few places in TDR whereby one can sit down, have a drink and just relax. Often, places are crowded and noisy. Before you know it, a planned relaxing vacation has transformed itself into a highly stressed agenda. A trip to Disney doesn`t have to be that way. It`s important to have a plan when traveling to the House of the Mouse, but it is also important to be flexible, take breaks and just enjoy the company of the people we love. Dreamer`s lounge is one of my favorite places to relax and enjoy the company of the people around me.

Dreamer`s Lounge

Dreamer`s Lounge

Easter specials at Dreamer`s Lounge

Easter specials at Dreamer`s Lounge

Dreamer`s Lounge is located in Tokyo Disneyland Hotel which is right across from TDL. It`s a great place to go to in the middle of your day to escape from the crowds of TDL. You can almost always get a seat here and Dreamer`s Lounge has a really relaxing atmosphere. I think that it might be because of the high ceilings and huge windows. The seats are really comfortable too.

Dreamer`s Lounge seating

Dreamer`s Lounge seating

Bar counter

Bar counter

Fancy an afternoon drink?

Fancy an afternoon cocktail?

Dreamer`s Lounge is perfect for afternoon tea. They have wide selection of tea and a selection of the usual suspects to go along with your tea like cakes and scones. We ordered the Dreamer`s Lounge Sandwich Set (Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce on Pain de Campagne) and the Disney`s Easter Afternoon Tea Set. Dreamer`s Lounge also serves up soups, pasta, alcoholic beverages and light meals.

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu Page 1

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu Page 1

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu Page 2

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu Page 2

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu Page 3

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu Page 3

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu Page 4

Dreamer`s Lounge Menu Page 4

Dreamer`s Lounge Set Lunch Menu

Dreamer`s Lounge Sandwich Set Menu

Dreamer`s Lounge Seasonal Easter Set Menu

Dreamer`s Lounge Seasonal Easter Set Menu

The food here was really good. I really enjoyed the Roast Beef sandwich and the Afternoon Tea Set. The only issue I have with this place is the price vs portion. I felt that it was a little bit on the pricey side. Does it provide value then? Well, it depends on how we look at value. For me, it did. We spent over an hour here just chatting, enjoying the atmosphere and our conversation. If you`re looking to just eat and go on with your agenda, Dreamer`s Lounge might not be the best choice for you. But, if you`re looking to relax, enjoy one another`s company while nibbling on good food and sipping on good tea, Dreamer`s Lounge is the perfect place.

Roast Beef Sandwich

Roast Beef Sandwich

Disney`s Easter Afternoon Tea Set

Disney`s Easter Afternoon Tea Set

Tea Set`s top plate

Tea Set`s top plate

Accompaniment for our conversation

Accompaniment for our conversation

Tea and sweets

Tea and sweets

If you`re ever looking for a spot to add into your TDR itinerary to escape from the hustle and bustle of the parks, Dreamer`s Lounge might be the place for you. A little pricey when you consider the portions, but if you soak it all in and allow the food to be a sideshow to the main reason for traveling with the ones we love, Dreamer`s Lounge is just perfect. A great place to sit back, enjoy the company of your loved ones and make memories.

I recommend Dreamer`s Lounge to anyone who wants to escape from the crowds of TDL. It might be a little far from TDS, but it is a perfect place to escape from TDL`s crowd. I wouldn`t recommend heading to Dreamer`s Lounge for a quick meal. It provides great value if you just allow yourself to soak up the atmosphere and the L.O.V.E of the people you’re with.

KM gives this restaurant a 9/10.

Club 33

Beautiful, great food, great service. Club 33 is an exclusive, member’s only club. If I could only use one word to describe Club 33, the first word that comes to mind would be perfection. Hands down, the best restaurant in TDR. Heck, it is one of the best restaurants that I have ever dined in, period. As a Disney child, I had loads of Disney dreams. From wanting to live in The Pirates of The Carribean attraction to wanting to have my own magic show in The Parks. I had a list of Disney Dreams and one of those dreams was to dine in Club 33. As I walked up to the door of Club 33, I was smiling from ear to ear knowing that one of my childhood dreams was going to be fulfilled.

Nestled between the Great American Waffle Company and The Magic Shop lies the entrance to TDR`s most exclusive restaurant.

Nestled between the Great American Waffle Company and The Magic Shop lies the entrance to TDR`s most exclusive restaurant.

Secret panel to get access to restaurant

Secret panel to get access to the restaurant.

Pop the secret panel open to communicate with a Cast Member

Pop the secret panel open to communicate with a Cast Member.

Entering Club 33

In we go. A dining adventure awaits.

Main lobby

Main lobby.

Elevator to take us to the second floor of the restaurant

Elevator to take us to the second floor of the restaurant.

Second floor of the restaurant.

Second floor of the restaurant.

Tired from a hard day`s work? Try having a seat in one of these comfy chairs.

Tired from a hard day`s work? Try having a seat in one of these comfy chairs.

More seating available for you to rest your weary feet.

More seating available for you to rest your weary feet.

Once on the second floor, an usher walked us to our table. We sat down and got ready for our meal. Club 33 only offers course meals. There is no a la carte menu in this restaurant. When making reservations for the restaurant, we informed the cast member on our course for lunch. In total, there are about 5 courses which you can choose from for lunch. We went with the Birthday Course as it was my wife’s birthday. A whopping 16,800 yen per person for the birthday course. Prestige don’t come cheap, but it’s not everyday that I get to fulfill a childhood dream. Splurge away!

Dining area in Club 33

Dining area in Club 33.

Dining table for big families or business.

Dining table for big families or business.

Dining area with windows to watch the parades.

Dining area with windows to watch the parades.

With the Birthday course, we got a cake, flower, 5 course meal and Mickey will personally come chill for a bit with your crew. Pretty cool. To be honest, I would pay 16,800 for the 5 course meal, alone. The food served here was divine. I’ve been to a couple of fine dining restaurants and I hated them. I never understood that concept. Small portions, hefty price. Paying loads of money to get a little taste of amazing food and almost always walking away hungry. To me, that’s just crazy! I’m an Ikea meatball, Costco pizza kinda guy. With that being said, the meal at Club 33 was brilliant. I walked away full and happy. The 5 courses were properly portioned. This ain’t no Victoria’s Secret runway model’s meal. This dining experience was tailored to the appetite of a “normal” human being.

Club 33 dining plate.

Club 33 dining plate.

Rose on the table

Rose on the table

The appetizer at Club 33. This one was the perfect start to a meal.

Appetizer: Duck Confit

Soup of asparagus

Soup of asparagus

Fish

Main dish 1: Fish

Tenderloin steak.

Main dish 2: Tenderloin steak.

Dessert

Dessert

After we were finished with our amazing meal, we were ushered into another room. As we entered that room, there was a birthday cake on the table. We sat down and my wife was told to close her eyes and make a wish. At that point, Mickey walked into the room to join us in the celebration. He came into the room, took pictures, interacted, assisted in blowing out the candles (his nose moved as we were blowing the candles) and took the time off his busy schedule to autograph a polaroid with a personalized birthday message. In total, it felt like he spent 15 – 20 minutes with my family. That was perfect.

Club 33 with Mickey and the Kaneko Shahs.

Club 33 with Mickey and the Kaneko Shahs.

Blowing out the candles.

Blowing out the candles.

An exclusive autograph session.

An exclusive autograph session.

Sharing a joke.

Sharing a joke.

Final picture with Mickey in an exclusive room in Club 33.

Final picture with Mickey in an exclusive room in Club 33.

After our meal, it was time to take our leave. As we were exiting the restaurant, we saw a few cabinets showcasing Club 33 merchandise.

Club 33 Handkerchief.

Club 33 bag.

Club 33 pen.

Club 33 wallet.

Club 33 pin set.

Club 33 watch.

Club 33 tea set.

Club 33 phone chain.

A childhood dream has been fulfilled. As I walked out of Club 33, a new dream was formed. All that amazing food and Disney magic must have concocted something in my mind. Gone are the days of me dreaming about performing a straight jacket escape, hanging upside down from the top of Mount Promotheus. Yes, that was a real dream once. For now, all I want, is to create a positive atmosphere around my family that says, “It is perfectly ok to dream.”

KM gives this restaurant a 10/10. Perfection.