PHOTOS: Club 33’s Harambe House Location Now Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The construction walls are down, and it’s time to say Jambo! to Harambe House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The new Club 33 lounge at the park has met its goal of opening by the end of 2019. Nearly two weeks ago, the finishing touches were being put on the building.

As we previously mentioned, the Swahili phrase “Thelathini na tatu” appears under the building name in the signage. “Thelathini na tatu” is Swahili for thirty-three, a reference to the club that inspired Harambe House.

 

Like Club 33, Harambe House is a private location for club members, which could explain the gates as seen in the above picture.

 

 

With the construction walls now down, we can peer in through the glass windows and see some of the incredible artwork inside.

While it’s hard to make out, it looks there might be some tribal artwork on the wall.

This gated ramp will allow club members to access Harambe house.

All in all, it looks like a very organic addition to the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

 

Keep reading WDWNT for news on everything happening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

MORE:

PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 12/21/19 (Flight of Passage Restrooms, Harambe House, Kevin Appreciation, and More)

PHOTOS: Exterior Work and Signage for Club 33’s Harambe House Now Completed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

PHOTOS: Exterior Logo and Windows Revealed for Club 33&’s Harambe House Lounge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Robert
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Robert

What happened?! Not in the WDWNT budget to go inside?? 😂😂😂

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

Photos aren’t allowed in any Club 33 locations in the U.S.

Robert
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Robert

Not true. They are allowed in the Courtyard of Angels and of your dining group/table only as long as you don’t not show other members.

Tom Corless
Admin
Tom Corless

That’s outdoors

Robert
Guest
Robert

You said no pictures allowed in Club 33. CoA is in Club 33. And if I recall correctly there are plenty of dining tables in interior parts of Club 33. You’re really grasping Tom.

Tom Corless
Admin
Tom Corless

The court of angels is an outdoor venue, as is the patio of the Magic Kingdom’s Club 33. Both are outdoors, while being Club-exclusive, they aren’t interiors and photos are allowed only in those sots. I’m just quoting the rules, I don’t know what you want from me.

JustSomeGuy
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JustSomeGuy

Having dined at Club 33 just last week, I can tell you photos are allowed, inside and out. You are not allowed to take photos inside the restrooms, or of other guests if you are not acquainted with them.

Tom Corless
Admin
Tom Corless

I’m sorry, you’re not allowed to post them on any social media or anywhere on the internet is what I meant, only the photos from those exterior areas.

JustSomeGuy
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JustSomeGuy

I’m sorry, but that is incorrect as well. There is no policy regarding posting pics taken inside Club 33, only the policy regarding taking pics of other guests without their permission, specifically celebrities, or inside the restrooms. I have actually asked about that on prior visits, thus I have posted pics, as have many others.

Tom Corless
Admin
Tom Corless

You’re wrong lol

JustSomeGuy
Guest
JustSomeGuy

I have the official policies in front of me now, I just read them over multiple times to confirm. Nothing is said in writing about social media limitations. Sorry… “lol”.

Tom Corless
Admin
Tom Corless

Show me people posting from Club 33 on social media.

JustSomeGuy
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JustSomeGuy

Try Facebook (as a start). You’ll find plenty of pics posted there.

Tom Corless
Admin
Tom Corless

Nope, none.

Elle
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Elle

Do you not know how to search by location on Instagram lol??

Tom Corless
Admin
Tom Corless

Show me the nonexistent pictures lol

Beth
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Beth

In September you published the picture inside Epcot’s location because you are not a member and not subject to their rules (you specifically stated this in the comments) so your argument about not being allowed is flawed since you already stated you don’t believe this rule applies to you.

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

The picture was taken by a long-time Disney animator I believe and posted to social media, so it seemed safe to share it. What normal guests are allowed to do and what high-ranking employees are happen to be two different things.

Auntie Gravity
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Auntie Gravity

Can’t have the poors see what they’re missing?

John
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John

Pictures are allowed inside all WDW Club 33 locations. Photos cannot include people outside your party or be posted to social media / the internet. I think they would try to lynch you if you tried to get in after that hilarious club 33 thanksgiving bit.

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

Myself or my different sets of friends who I attend with have not been contacted, and I have been pretty recently, so I would assume the hissy fit thrown by members over a bit with a billionaire who says he’s been to the moon on an internet show is not something anyone is taking seriously except bored members.

John
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John

They are literally complaining about toilet paper now. Can’t make this stuff up.

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

I can’t say I’m surprised

Beisal MacHenry
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Beisal MacHenry

Looks more like a White Castle Hamburger location than an “exclusive” club.

dave c
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dave c

is smoking allowed in or around club33 at animal kingdom

Jessica Messica
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Jessica Messica

Why would it be?

david cosoi
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david cosoi

for what it costs to in club 33 you should be able to do what ever you want inc smoking! not such a big deal. disney doesnt care if you get smashed on alcohol !

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

To the Club 33 members voting down my comments, you do understand that I own the site and that will have zero consequences for me, right?

Elle
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Elle

Don’t take it so personally lmao.

Tim
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Tim

Did this debut on January 1 or December 31st?

Tom Corless
Admin
Tom Corless

We took the photos on 12/31, we were told it had opened already by then.

Tom Corless
Admin
Tom Corless

OK, so to clarify some confusion: I thought that California and Florida had the same photo policies, but they do not. Regardless, photos inside the Florida clubs can not be posted one the internet, social media, etc. which is what I meant. I was wrong in that the California Club 33 does not have these rules.

nicholas
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nicholas

Keep up the good work, TC.
And, don’t let the California thing throw you, it’s pretty much a different planet ;-{D