Now we understand why, as it’s been reported that they are revamping the space to be what is called a “Club 33” for Key holders. Both Walt Disney Imagineering and Disneyland crew members have already begun work on the renovation of the Magic Key Terrace, which is expected to be completed in late spring. Once the updated terrace reopens, it will become an exclusive space for Disneyland Magic Key holders similar to the exclusive Club 33 or the 1901 Lounge. The area will feature all new furniture, lighting, tile, beautiful stained glass, and wall murals. It will also feature vibrant and gorgeous colors such as splashes of saturated blues, turquoises, and greens. Imagineers will keep the beige adobe plaster walls and hacienda architectural styling.
Walt Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine has stated:
“When we started our Magic Key program, the park decided that it would be a really great thing to have a location for them that they could call their own, kind of like Club 33 has their own location. Now the Magic Key members have the same thing which is really wonderful…the upstairs was never really finished to a point where it had a good story with a compelling look to it. So, with a lot of research, we came up with the story of an old California hacienda that had all the beauty of heavy wooden beams, colorful Spanish tile, and terracotta floors and built on that. It’s very much meant for sitting and chatting about your day, sharing photos, and really enjoying the space and not feeling rushed.”
Imagineering has created a cute little backstory for the Magic Key Terrace: The terrace is a beautiful hacienda recently purchased by a young couple that wants to keep the charm of the old place while adding some comfortable contemporary touches.
Disney is adding to the terrace’s ambiance with climbing vines, banana trees, a gurgling wall fountain, floor-to-ceiling drapes that will help soften the sound in the covered part of the lounge area, wrought iron lighting fixtures, and palm trees in tall vases. Dark brown shutters will also be replaced with stained-glass windows featuring peacocks.
The uncovered part of the terrace will have lower lounge chairs and coffee tables made of teak wood with furniture pads in the splashes of blue, turquoise, and green color palette. The space is being designed as a relaxing spot for Key holders where they don’t have to rush and can enjoy the comfort of their own exclusive area. It almost sounds better than Club 33 to me!
This is extremely exciting for Magic Key holders, and it’s another perk of being a passholder. There’s no news on if there will be a new and updated menu or if it will stay the same as before. Stay tuned for more updates!