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Troutman65
09-20-2009, 06:40 PM
Well, today is Mom's 79 th Birthday. I have a friend that got us into Club 33 @ Disneyland. It was planed two months ago. It was a little warm but not overly hot day. Mom has Parkinson and is unable to walk very far. We had a wheel chair that was Dads and that sure came in handy. Mom could of never made that walk from the parking structure to where you get the tram.

We got to the tram area and was waiting for a tram. A cast member ask us if we wanted to go on the little bus. ( It had a lift gate for wheel chairs ) You bet !! That was sure nice. Got droped off at the end of line and headed straight to Guest Relations. We checked in so to speak. The cast member gave us our one day park hopper w/ Club 33 on it. Mom got a Disneyland Birthday button with her name on it. Mom never had so many people wish her Happy Birthday.

Now its been 15 years since I have been to Disneyland and its been 44 years since Mom has been to DL.

As soon as we got through the entrance I took Mom's pic. with the hill and train behind her. I also got a guy to take our pic. together. We then headed down Main St. towards the old Red Wagon Inn. Thats where Mom worked from opening day at Disneyland for ten years. The old building is still there but has a different name,the Plaza Inn. We got a few pics. of the old Red Wagon Inn (now the Plaza Inn) . We then got more pics at the end of Main St. With Cinderell's castle in the back ground in front of the Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse bronze statues. Mom likes photos.

It was getting close to our time for our lunch at Club 33 so we headed down towards New Orleans Square and to # 33 Royal Street.. We had to wait till 1:15 to get in. They were busy today. Once you get inside the door of Club 33 their is a Host or Hostess sitting at a desk in front of you . This is the entry area of C33. They answer the call button you push to get inside of C33. They make sure your names are on the list with the proper amount of people in your group. There are stairs and an old time lift ( elevator ) that leads Members & guests upstairs. Now this is when the Hostess asked us if we want an escort ( because Mom is in a wheel chair ) I said yes. So we waited for a Club 33 person to escort us. Now, I am thinking we are going upstairs a completely different way than everyone else is. And I was right. A nice girl come to us and asked if we were ready. I said yes. We then walked out the front door of Club 33 and right across the little alley way ( Royal Street ) to a door at address # 30 Royal Street. The girl opened the door and we were in the kitchen of Club 33. ( how cool is that ? I guess you have to be a fan of cooking to appreciate that. LOL ) There is a small elevator for the staff to use to go upstairs of Club 33. We went up in this elevator and came out to a back staff area. You then turned right and there is a automatic sliding pocket door that opens when you get in sensor range. ( Just like Star Trek . LOL ) This automatic sliding pocket door opens up and your in the buffet area/ Lounge Alley and the bar is to the left as is the Disney Dinning (Trophy) room. To the right is the Main Dinning Room. Our table was not ready and we waited in the Lounge Alley. There is seating there and I sat right next to the bar. LOL A server ask us if we were thirsty and if we wanted some water . Mom & I were both thirsty. She also brought us a small cup of the soup of the day.( potato and asparagus ) we waited for some time. No big deal as it was just nice to be there . All the staff made us feel very welcome and did a great job.

Our table was ready and we were taken to the Main Dining room. We had a table for two right by a window next to the fire place. Looking out the window you can see Rivers of America and Tom Sawyer's Island. It was the perfect table!! I ordered a Corona . I was very parched after the long walk and hot sun. Our Waitress name was Angela ( I think thats how it was spelled. ) She was fantastic. We got the menu's and looked them over. I ordered the steak and Mom ordered the Lamb chops. ( Mom don't eat meat so I got to eat them both :) ) I went to the Buffet and fixed up a plate for Mom. Everything was good. I then fixed myself a little plate. The waiter set a basket of bread and some butter scoops . MMMMM Butter .

I did get quite a few photos of the food and Main Dinning Room . Mickey Mouse and Pluto were there walking around and I got a a photo with Mom and them. I finished my first beer and ordered another one. Why not? LOL.

Soon our dinner plates came and the food was excellent . Mom told our waitress Angela, that she use to work at Disneyland years ago. All the castmembers that heard that Mom worked there so long ago were all ears to Mom's stories of Walt & Roy Disney back in the day. It was really her special day . After dinner I asked Angela about the history of Club 33 sheet that was in the menu. She said most people help themselfs to it. ( Take it ) I told her Mom raised me better than that. She smiled and later brought us two of them rolled up in a rubber band. She also said the wait staff wanted Mom to have some Club 33 pens because she use to work at Disneyland. I was so happy to see the look on Mom's face when Angela put these Items on our table.

I then asked for some coffee for Mom & I and went to get us some dessert. It was piled high . They really go all out at Club 33. We ate sweets and drank coffee and just enjoyed ourselfs. This was such a special day. Thanks to a friend .

I got the bill. Boy , I'll tell you it was not cheep by any means. But the moments Mom and I spent together at Disneyland and Club 33 are priceless. We then self toured the rest of Club 33. Went into the Trophy Room. People were eating at one table so we just did a peep in and left the guests to enjoy themselfs. I almost got a Club 33 hat. I should of. If I ever get the chance to go again I surely get me one of them hats. LOL

As we were exiting Frontierland and coming to Main St., we saw that people were lined up all along Main St. There was some kind of parade going to happen and we were walking down Main St. towards the entrance and Mom is waving to everyone , People see her button and wish her happy birthday .. People were wishing her Happy Birthday and taking photos of us walking down Main St. It was like she had her own parade. It don't any better than that I tell you folks. Mom was so happy.

Well, thats about it. We had a great day and one that will be remembered forever,
Thanks to a friend .

I have a bunch of photo's to post of the day. I will post them tomorrow with the help of an FNN member that is better at posting pics. than I am. LOL. Please check back and see the pics.

PICTURES...FINALLY!!!!!!!

I'll let pictures and the music say it all......

perfect music to view the following pics:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgljSaqHLvA&feature=PlayList&p=17E706659E418331&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=23


Mom and I take the tradition tourist shot out front
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Mom's old stomping grounds, used to be the Red Wagon Inn and currently the Plaza Inn
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Another view of the Inn
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Mom soaking it up on her big day!
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Mom and I infront of the Club33 entry....33 Royal Street!
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The VIP entry for Mom
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Stairway to "Disneyland" Heaven!
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Where is Sue? :LOL:
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Cool sketch for the FNN Pirate Crew!
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Mom next to the harpsichord....
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Antique table and OG Disney artwork for you artsy fartsy folks....
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What is for LUNCH son!!!??? :LOL:
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The MAIN dining room
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DECISIONS DECISIONS hmmmmmm
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Mom getting first class service from our awesome waitress Angela
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CHEEEEEESE!!!!
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Entry and exit to the Bat Cave :Secret:
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Outside shot of where we were dining...
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Another view of the 2nd story of Club33
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Our view....gotta love the window seat!
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Big Red Killa at the helm?
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This day is for you Mom....
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They say if "you wish upon a star" that all your dreams can come true...and well for me and ma it did, thanks to all my friends that helped make this happen!

ThemBastards
09-20-2009, 06:52 PM
Wow Patrick, I am very happy to hear that you found a way to take your mom to club 33.

Sue
09-20-2009, 08:29 PM
Awesome report, Patrick! Get your butt over to mine tomorrow and we'll do the pictures :Smile:

Troutman65
09-20-2009, 08:39 PM
Awesome report, Patrick! Get your butt over to mine tomorrow and we'll do the pictures :Smile:


:Cool: Sue, I am going to pick up two sets of photos and one disk from the store I droped them off at a while ago. I'll call you tomorrow. You will be the first FNN member to see them and I know you will get a kick out of seeing them. Thanks again Sue. :Big Grin:

Troutman65
09-20-2009, 10:16 PM
Wow Patrick, I am very happy to hear that you found a way to take your mom to club 33.


Ryan !!!! Glad you posted . I am sending you a PM. Been to long . :LOL::Wink:

Troutman65
09-20-2009, 10:19 PM
very nice. your are a gentleman to treat your mama so nice:Big Grin:


Thanks for the kind words . It was all about Mom today.:Big Grin::Cool: she has earned it after all these years .:Wink:

troutdog
09-21-2009, 12:07 AM
Patrick I am really glad to hear your special day with Mom went so well, that is a great post dude! Let me know if I can help with the pics...you said you had pics on a disk, if the dail up fails you or you have issues gimme a ring.

HAPPY B-DAY MOM!!!


TD

Troutman65
09-21-2009, 01:00 AM
Patrick I am really glad to hear your special day with Mom went so well, that is a great post dude! Let me know if I can help with the pics...you said you had pics on a disk, if the dail up fails you or you have issues gimme a ring.

HAPPY B-DAY MOM!!!


TD



Thanks Aaron. I am going to Sue's tomorrow . If she can not help me out posting them pics. I'll give you a call.

Sea Monkey
09-21-2009, 07:53 AM
Thank you for sharing your Mom's birthday with us Patrick. I'm very glad you had the chance to make it so special for her!! Can't wait to see the pictures.

Renee

Nessie Hunter
09-21-2009, 07:57 AM
Heart warming tale Patrick... Good job, good Son...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fishermanwife
09-21-2009, 08:10 AM
That is awesome that you were able to take her there for her birthday.. I read how badly you wanted to be able to take her there a few months back. That will be a memory you and her will never forget..

Cant wait to see the pictures!!

Sue
09-21-2009, 09:56 AM
Thanks Aaron. I am going to Sue's tomorrow . If she can not help me out posting them pics. I'll give you a call.

Don't eat lunch, meet me at Q around 1.30 and I'll get a pizza to take back!

farmacist
09-21-2009, 11:16 AM
You da man Patrick!!!!

Troutman65
09-21-2009, 03:30 PM
Heart warming tale Patrick... Good job, good Son...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks Frank. I am glad you replyed . The photos will be up tonight. Please check back and take a look see.

Troutman65
09-21-2009, 03:32 PM
That is awesome that you were able to take her there for her birthday.. I read how badly you wanted to be able to take her there a few months back. That will be a memory you and her will never forget..

Cant wait to see the pictures!!



Thanks for following along from begining to the end Fishermanwife. Pic will be up later tonight .:Big Grin: :Wink: Stay tuned.

Troutman65
09-21-2009, 03:33 PM
Don't eat lunch, meet me at Q around 1.30 and I'll get a pizza to take back!


Going to drop off the second roll of film in a few. See you later this evening Sue. Thanks for the help.:Big Grin::Wink:

Troutman65
09-21-2009, 03:35 PM
You da man Patrick!!!!



Thanks Farmacist.

Sue
09-21-2009, 05:14 PM
Going to drop off the second roll of film in a few. See you later this evening Sue. Thanks for the help.:Big Grin::Wink:

Lazy bugger!

Rooster
09-21-2009, 10:06 PM
Best report i have read this season. Your truely a great person Patrick. Props ...

The Angler
09-21-2009, 10:57 PM
Sounds like you had a great time with your mom. I have been wating to here about your experience since you mentioned it a while back. Your mother must be very proud to have a son like you.:Thumbs Up:

Mondo21
09-21-2009, 11:11 PM
WOW!!! That a beautiful and touching story Patrick. I'm sooo happy that you and Mom had such a memorable day. I'm sure one, you Guys won't forget. It make me think of my Mom. I'm glad yours is still around, enjoy her everyday. Great story,and I can't wait to see the pictures of her and your smiling faces.:Envious:

Take Care, Patrick

Cindy:Big Smile:

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 01:32 AM
OK folks. I got the pics. up with the help of Sue & Trout Dog. Thanks to the both of you guys for the help in getting the pics. up. Aaron, thanks for the extra special care you took for this post. :Big Grin::Wink:

I hope everyone will enjoy this pics. My Mother and I had a Great day together. One that I will never forget or take for granted. I am Blessed to still have Mom here with me.

Thanks for all the great replys and kind words.


TM65

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 10:10 AM
Best report i have read this season. Your truely a great person Patrick. Props ...


Thanks Rob. Hope to see you and Pops on the water soon.:Big Grin:

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 10:30 AM
Sounds like you had a great time with your mom. I have been wating to here about your experience since you mentioned it a while back. Your mother must be very proud to have a son like you.:Thumbs Up:


Thanks Angler. Hope to meet you at a Team 57 event or watching a football game this season.:Wink:

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 10:34 AM
WOW!!! That a beautiful and touching story Patrick. I'm sooo happy that you and Mom had such a memorable day. I'm sure one, you Guys won't forget. It make me think of my Mom. I'm glad yours is still around, enjoy her everyday. Great story,and I can't wait to see the pictures of her and your smiling faces.:Envious:

Take Care, Patrick

Cindy:Big Smile:


Thanks for reply Cindy. The pics. are up . They are on the first page. Trout Dog & Sue helped me get them up. I have to get up your way for some fishing with you and Armondo soon. :Wink:

Granny Fish
09-22-2009, 10:50 AM
What a good son you are to do this for your mom. I hope my kids are as kind to me when I'm aged. What a thoughtful thing to do for your mother. I bet it really meant a lot to her.

Sue
09-22-2009, 11:09 AM
Awesome pictures, Patrick! And thanks for filling up the propane! :Wink:

HelloBendo420
09-22-2009, 12:15 PM
happy bday to your mother patrick. looks like an awesome day together

Fisherman57
09-22-2009, 12:34 PM
Very nice Patrick!

Congrats on getting to spend a very special day with your Mom in a very special way........

Thanks for sharing.....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA!



Dana

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 01:19 PM
What a good son you are to do this for your mom. I hope my kids are as kind to me when I'm aged. What a thoughtful thing to do for your mother. I bet it really meant a lot to her.


Thanks Tammy. My other Brothers and Sister are talking Mom to see Bill Cosby this weekend. Mom is very muched loved. I am sure my Little Brother and I gave her all her Gray hair. :LOL::Wink:

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 01:22 PM
Awesome pictures, Patrick! And thanks for filling up the propane! :Wink:


No worries Sue. The BBQ was good. Hope the stroganoff turns out tasty.:Wink:

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 01:24 PM
happy bday to your mother patrick. looks like an awesome day together


Thanks for reading and the reply.:Big Grin:

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 01:30 PM
Very nice Patrick!

Congrats on getting to spend a very special day with your Mom in a very special way........

Thanks for sharing.....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA!



Dana



Thanks Dana. You asked me on the other post when we went to do a nice report and photos. I hope I did a good job of describing the day .

I also want to thank you Dana and FNN . If it was not for this website I would never been able to make that wonderful day happen for my Mother. I owe you big time for that.

And a big Thanks again for a Friend who was able to get us in to Club 33

The Angler
09-22-2009, 04:22 PM
Man thats so awsome. Your mom looked really happy in the pics.

sansou
09-22-2009, 05:33 PM
Man thats so awsome. Your mom looked really happy in the pics.

X2 !!

Good job Patrick.

PONTOON
09-22-2009, 05:42 PM
Patrick, You are a Good Son and a Good Man! :Thumbs Up::Thumbs Up:

friend
09-22-2009, 06:40 PM
And a big Thanks again for a Friend who was able to get us in to Club 33

You are so welcome Patrick. Happy Birthday to your mother, and many happy memories and returns.
As always,
your good Friend

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 07:32 PM
Man thats so awsome. Your mom looked really happy in the pics.


Thanks Bro. Mom was and is really happy. :Big Grin:

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 07:33 PM
X2 !!

Good job Patrick.



Hey Rich, glad you got to read and check out the photos. Thanks .

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 07:36 PM
You are so welcome Patrick. Happy Birthday to your mother, and many happy memories and returns.
As always,
your good Friend



If there is anything I can do for you, all you have to do is ask me and consider it done. :Big Grin:

May God Bless you and your Family.:Big Grin:

Troutman65
09-22-2009, 08:06 PM
Patrick, You are a Good Son and a Good Man! :Thumbs Up::Thumbs Up:



Thanks Terry. Hope to fish with you sometime.:Wink::Big Grin:

BIG*GAME*HUNTER
09-23-2009, 01:44 AM
i remember the first post you put up looking for a way to get moms in that club....i'm glad it worked out for you bro she deserves vip treatment on her b*day...wtg troutmaster, "I CALL YOU SUN CAUSE YOU SHINE, NOT CAUSE YOUR MINE...":ROFL:GOODTIMES BROTHER...

Ladyfish
09-23-2009, 11:16 AM
Thank you for sharing your special day with all of us Patrick! I felt like I was there, a wonderful report and awesome pictures! I am so happy for you and your mom, what a wonderful gift your friend helped you give her. Nice to know there are so many great people out there!
Thank you Sue and TD for helping with the pictures!!

Ladyfish

Troutman65
09-23-2009, 04:18 PM
i remember the first post you put up looking for a way to get moms in that club....i'm glad it worked out for you bro she deserves vip treatment on her b*day...wtg troutmaster, "I CALL YOU SUN CAUSE YOU SHINE, NOT CAUSE YOUR MINE...":ROFL:GOODTIMES BROTHER...


Thanks Big Game Hunter. Mom still is happy.

Troutman65
09-23-2009, 04:21 PM
Thank you for sharing your special day with all of us Patrick! I felt like I was there, a wonderful report and awesome pictures! I am so happy for you and your mom, what a wonderful gift your friend helped you give her. Nice to know there are so many great people out there!
Thank you Sue and TD for helping with the pictures!!

Ladyfish



Thanks for reading Ladyfish. Mom had a great time. She has been celebrating her birthday for 2 weeks now and still going. I figure at 79 she has earned it. :LOL::Wink:

Mondo21
09-23-2009, 10:34 PM
I love the pics Patrick! Mom looks very happy back at her old employment. Thanks for sharing. Cindy:Big Smile:

Troutman65
09-23-2009, 10:54 PM
I love the pics Patrick! Mom looks very happy back at her old employment. Thanks for sharing. Cindy:Big Smile:


Thanks for checking back and looking at the pics. Cindy.

Mondo21
09-23-2009, 11:14 PM
Thanks for checking back and looking at the pics. Cindy.

Saw them this morning, but could not reply then, I was heading out to breakfast and the L.A. County Fair where I had a ball,did lots of walking and my feet is killing me.:Shocked:

hbomb
09-24-2009, 11:45 AM
Must of missed this post....... looked like a great day, its always fun to hang out with the family, Great pics... :Cool:

Troutman65
09-24-2009, 12:43 PM
Saw them this morning, but could not reply then, I was heading out to breakfast and the L.A. County Fair where I had a ball,did lots of walking and my feet is killing me.:Shocked:


Glad you had fun at the fair. :Big Grin:

Troutman65
09-24-2009, 12:46 PM
Must of missed this post....... looked like a great day, its always fun to hang out with the family, Great pics... :Cool:


Yeah, its easy to over look the General Discussion section of the boards. I am sure most people do.

Thanks for reading . Mom had a great day for her Birthday.

trollmiester
09-28-2009, 08:51 PM
Your a good son ,glad you took your mom for the special day.She must have been in heaven ,having a great time.. Hey do it while u can . on a sad note marlin lost his mom recently.

Troutman65
09-28-2009, 09:16 PM
Your a good son ,glad you took your mom for the special day.She must have been in heaven ,having a great time.. Hey do it while u can . on a sad note marlin lost his mom recently.


Thanks for reading Chris.

I did not know about Marlin's Mom passing. :Sad:

Santa Fe Eric
09-29-2009, 05:40 PM
Awesome that you were able to get Mom in!
I bet she is so proud of you! Thanks for taking us along on the journey!

Eric

Troutman65
09-29-2009, 09:42 PM
Awesome that you were able to get Mom in!
I bet she is so proud of you! Thanks for taking us along on the journey!

Eric



Thanks for reading Eric. Mom is still happy that she went to C33

old pudd fisher
09-30-2009, 12:10 AM
Just found this wonderfull post it was so enjoyable and hit home with me. Sure nice of you to make your moms birthday so special. My mom past away two years ago from Alzheimers Disease at age 90 I sure miss her.

Troutman65
09-30-2009, 12:49 AM
Just found this wonderfull post it was so enjoyable and hit home with me. Sure nice of you to make your moms birthday so special. My mom past away two years ago from Alzheimers Disease at age 90 I sure miss her.


Old Pud Fisher , Glad you enjoyed the read. My Mother sure had the best of times that day. One that we will both never forget.

I am sorry for your loss.

evalrez
09-30-2009, 11:01 AM
Wow, that was awesome! Im glad you were able to make your moms day so special. Definitely something to remember. :Smile:

Troutman65
09-30-2009, 11:24 AM
Wow, that was awesome! Im glad you were able to make your moms day so special. Definitely something to remember. :Smile:


Evalrez, Thanks for reading.

Troutman65
08-04-2013, 01:22 PM
It seems like yesterday that we went to Club 33 . Been 4 years now . Mom is still with us and doing well. I was wanting to take Mom and a few of my family members to club 33 for my Birthday in December . A friend , if you happen to still be a member of club 33 would you make this happen for me once more ? I hope your doing well my friend .

trollmiester
08-08-2013, 11:32 AM
Whsat a great place to take ur mom to disneyland----on a sad note marlins dad just passed away.

Troutman65
08-08-2013, 04:13 PM
Sorry to hear that Chris . I did not know that . Your last post You said Marlin's Mom recently passed away . Now Marlin's Dad passed a way . Wow