In this post, we’re unlocking the secrets of the mystical Club 33, Disney’s most exclusive destination.
From its hallowed halls in California to its multiple locations at Walt Disney World in Orlando to its outpost in Tokyo, we’re diving into every nook and cranny of this elusive club, and yes, we’re going to talk about the price tag too.
The cost of a Club 33 membership at Disney World? To join Disney’s Club 33 it’s an initial $25,000 fee then an additional $10,000 per year. To join Club 33 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando it’s $33,000 to join, and $15,000 each year after.
For some that’s all you need to know – the sticker shock is enough tame even Scrooge McDuck’s tastes!
But for the rest of us, we want more details.
What’s included with your membership?
Why are the prices different in Orlando vs. everywhere else?
What are the secrets of Club 33?
All these questions will be answered – and more.
So, whether you’re a Disney diehard or just someone who appreciates the finer things in life or just someone who’s curious about the lifestyles of the rich and the famous, buckle up.
We’re about to journey into the heart of the Magic Kingdom like never before.
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Disney’s Club 33 Quick Facts
- Club 33 is an exclusive, members-only club located within Disneyland and other Disney parks worldwide.
- The original Club 33, located in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square on Royal Street, was established in 1967.
- Club 33 was initially designed by Walt himself as a VIP lounge for corporate sponsors and special guests of Walt Disney.
- It is named after its original street address, 33 Royal Street.
- The club’s distinctive “33” logo is its only outward sign.
- Club 33 is the only place within Disneyland that serves alcoholic beverages.
- Membership is highly sought-after and comes with a hefty price tag, including both an initiation fee and annual dues.
- Individual and corporate memberships are available.
- Members enjoy many perks such as access to exclusive lounges and dining areas, VIP treatment, and special events.
- The club’s decor features antique furniture and props from Disney films, along with original artwork.
- There are sister clubs in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando (all 4 parks!), Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland.
- The club has seen visits from celebrities like Elton John and Christina Aguilera.
- Cast members working at Club 33 enjoy the unique experience of being part of one of the most exclusive clubs in the world.
|Location||Initiation Fee||Annual Fee||Park Area||Notes|
|Disneyland (California)||$25,000||$10,000||New Orleans Square||Original Club 33 location|
|Walt Disney World Resort – Magic Kingdom||$33,000||$15,000||Pirates of the Caribbean Area|
|Walt Disney World Resort – EPCOT||$33,000||$15,000||American Adventure Pavilion|
|Walt Disney World Resort – Hollywood Studios||$33,000||$15,000||Above the Brown Derby|
|Walt Disney World Resort – Animal Kingdom||$33,000||$15,000||The Harambe House|
|Tokyo Disneyland||$25,000||$10,000||World Bazaar||Membership mostly for corporate sponsors|
|Shanghai Disneyland||$25,000||$10,000||Main Street, U.S.A., Mickey Avenue|
Club 33 Membership Costs
Let’s first look at the financial commitment that comes with obtaining a coveted membership. Brace yourself, as the figures might surprise you. We’ll discuss everything from initiation fees and annual dues to differences in costs between various Disney Parks locations, all to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of what Club 33 membership entails.
A. Initiation Fees and Annual Dues
Excited to become part of the Disney history? Here’s the catch. (Hold onto your Mickey ears!)
The initiation fee for individual memberships at Club 33 is quite the hefty price tag. (We’re talking about a number that would make Scrooge McDuck blink.)
B. A Tale of Two Disney Parks: Walt Disney World vs Disneyland Costs
Ever compared the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park? (I bet you didn’t think you’d be comparing membership costs!)
The annual dues for Club 33’s original location in New Orleans Square may differ from those at Walt Disney World. (Spoiler alert: Neither is exactly what you’d call a bargain.)
C. The Full Package: What Your Club 33 Membership Cost Covers
So, you’ve paid the initiation fee and annual membership fee. What now? (Here’s where the magic really happens.)
Your membership includes access to all Club 33 locations across the Disney Parks. (Yes, even the mysterious club hidden in plain sight on Royal Street.)
But that’s not all! You also get access to VIP lounges like Le Grand Salon. (Talk about fine dining in style.)
Just imagine sipping on Mary Poppins-approved alcoholic beverages, the only ones served in Disneyland Park. (Don’t worry, this is one of the few places in the park where you won’t have to share with the general public.)
Feeling special yet? Good, because there’s more. You also get annual passes to the Disney World Parks. (Yes, you heard it right!)
And for the cherry on top, you’ll have the chance to rub elbows with other Club members. (Who knows, you might just bump into Elton John or Christina Aguilera.)
So there you have it. (A glimpse into the world of Disney’s most exclusive club.)
Remember, though, this is just a general overview. For more personal experiences and exact pricing, you’ll need to contact Member Services. (Good luck getting them on the line, though!)
That said, the high membership cost of Club 33 provides an experience that’s truly one of a kind. (After all, it’s not every day you get to be part of Disney’s special friends.)
Stay tuned. There’s a lot more to explore in the magical world of Club 33. (Next up, we dive into the history of the Club and its unique perks!)
Why The Different Prices?
Here’s the deal. Club 33 at Disneyland Resort? It’s a cool $25,000 to join. Then you’re forking over $10,000 each year to keep your VIP status. Yikes! But hey, that’s the price of exclusivity.
Now, imagine we’re talking about Walt Disney World.
The price just shot up.
We’re talking $33,000 to join and $15,000 annually.
Why the hike?
More parks, more Club 33 locations. It’s like getting the keys to the Magic Kingdom (or four of them).
But they’re meant to keep Club 33 exclusive (like a secret Mickey Mouse club). And let’s be real, wouldn’t you join if you could afford it?
Remember, being a Club 33 member isn’t just about flashing your fancy membership card. It’s about savoring the perks. Think private dining, VIP tours, and early access to attractions. It’s Disneyland, but leveled up.
Club 33 Membership Options
Next we’re going to dive into the exclusive realm of Club 33 memberships, where magic meets luxury.
We’re breaking down the different options, whether you’re a Disney devotee looking for a personal touch of enchantment or a business aiming to sprinkle some pixie dust on corporate events.
Read on as we explore individual and corporate memberships, detailing the features, benefits, and the unique perks that set these options apart.
For the Disney Diehard: Individual Memberships
Ready for your own personal magic carpet ride? (Buckle up, because it’s quite the ride!)
An individual membership at Club 33 is perfect if you’re a Walt Disney fan who frequents the Disney parks. (Yes, you can finally experience the Magic Kingdom like royalty!)
The Corporate Route: Club 33 Corporate Memberships
Running a business and love Disney? (Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure!)
Corporate memberships allow companies to share the magic with their employees and VIP guests. (Talk about a perk that beats the company cafeteria, right?)
The Tale of the Tape: Differences in Cost and Benefits
Wondering what’s the difference between individual and corporate memberships, aside from the cost? (It’s not just about the number of zeros on the check.)
While both options grant you access to the exclusive lounges like Le Grand Salon, corporate memberships offer more annual passes. (Imagine your whole team taking a day off to visit the Haunted Mansion!)
Corporate members also get the privilege of booking the Club for special occasions. (Company Christmas party at Club 33, anyone?)
But remember, whether it’s for individual enjoyment or corporate camaraderie, Club 33 memberships are all about exclusivity and luxury. (It’s the only place in Disneyland Park where you can sip on alcoholic beverages.)
And while the hefty price tag may seem a lot, remember what you’re getting: access to one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. (Even the original club in New Orleans Square is harder to get into than a Star Wars premiere!)
So, is the magic worth the price? (Only you can decide.)
Stay tuned as we pull back the curtain on more Club 33 secrets. (Next up: What you get for your membership fees!)
“If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It”: Unveiling the Perks of Club 33 Membership
You’ve heard it right, my friend. Club 33 isn’t just about exclusivity and fine dining. There’s more. Buckle up, because we’re about to dive into the perks that make Club 33 a Disneyland legend.
A. “The Magic is in the Access”: Park Access and VIP Tours
Ready to feel like Disney royalty? (I’m talking Prince Charming level here.)
As a Club 33 member, you’re not just any guest—you’re VIP. Enjoy unprecedented access to Walt Disney World, Disneyland Park, and all other Disney parks worldwide. And here’s the kicker: you get VIP tours, too. (That means no more long lines for the Haunted Mansion.)
B. “Your Wish is Their Command”: The Club 33 Concierge Service
Ever dreamt of having Mary Poppins as your personal assistant? Well, the Club 33 concierge service is the next best thing.
Whether you need a dinner reservation at Le Grand Salon or a special meet-and-greet with Mickey, the Club 33 concierge service has got you covered. It’s like having a magic lamp—without the three-wish limit.
C. “Where the Stars Align”: VIP Events and Attraction Previews
Love being the first to experience the newest attractions? Or maybe you’re just a fan of exclusive events.
Either way, Club 33 has you covered. As a member, you get exclusive previews of new attractions (Star Wars fans, rejoice!) and VIP access to special events. Just imagine watching the New York World’s Fair fireworks from the exclusive lounges of Club 33. Sounds like a dream, right?
D. “It’s a Small World After All”: Benefits Beyond the Park
But wait, there’s more!
Membership doesn’t stop at the park gates. You’ll also get discounts, special merchandise, and even access to the mysterious club next door. (Just kidding about the last part… or am I?) So whether you’re in New Orleans Square or on Main Street, the magic of Club 33 follows you.
V. “Knock, Knock! Who’s There?”: Accessing Club 33 without Membership
So you’ve heard the rumors. The whispers of an exclusive club tucked away in plain sight. And now you’re thinking, “How can I get a taste of this Disney magic without the membership?” Well, my friend, you’re in luck. Let’s pull back the curtain and show you how to sneak a peek behind those exclusive Club 33 doors.
A. “Plus One, Please”: Sneaking in as a Guest of a Member
Ever heard of the phrase, “It’s not what you know, but who you know?” Well, in this case, it’s true.
If you’re pals with a Club 33 member (or can convince Elton John to invite you), you could get an exclusive invite to this Disneyland legend. But remember, you’re there as a guest, so best behavior, please. (That means no filling your bag with the free toiletries.)
B. “Suit Up”: Getting in Through Corporate Club 33 Memberships
Now, if you’re more of a business mogul, then this one’s for you.
Club 33 offers corporate memberships. So, if your company is a member, you could waltz right into Club 33 like a VIP. (Just remember to leave the Powerpoint slides at the office.)
C. “Rules of the Club”: The Limitations
But hold up, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.
There are rules to follow. (Even magic comes with its fine print.) For example, the dress code is strict. You can’t just stroll in wearing your Mickey Mouse ears and Star Wars t-shirt. Also, remember that Club 33 is the only place in Disneyland Park where alcoholic beverages are served, so no smuggling your own bottle of champagne, alright?
So that gives you some insight into few ways to access Club 33 without having to cough up those hefty membership fees. Now, who’s ready to start networking with those Club 33 members?
VI. “A Peek Behind the Velvet Rope”: Inside Club 33 – Elegance and History
You’ve heard the whispers, the rumors. A secret club hidden in plain sight at Disneyland Park. Intrigued? Buckle up, because we’re about to dive deep into the elegance and history of Club 33.
A. “A World of Its Own”: Themed Lounges and Restaurants
First up, the Club 33 lounges and restaurants. Imagine stepping into Mary Poppins’ London or Walt Disney’s own private world.
From the romantic Le Grand Salon to the evocative Trophy Room, each area inside Club 33 is a feast for the senses.
B. “Where the Magic Began”: Connection to Walt Disney and Famous Visitors
Now, let’s talk about the man behind the magic, Walt Disney himself.
Club 33 was part of Walt Disney’s vision for a VIP lounge in Disneyland. And guess what? Famous visitors like Elton John and Christina Aguilera have graced its halls. (No autographs, please!)
C. “Cheers to Mickey”: Alcohol Availability in Disney Parks
Here’s a fun fact: Club 33 is the ONLY place in Disneyland Park where you can enjoy alcoholic beverages.
That’s right, it’s the lone star in a dry Magic Kingdom. (Now, that’s what I call a “magical” pour!)
D. “More Than Meets the Eye”: Unique Features and Attractions
Club 33 is more than just a fancy restaurant. It’s a museum, a historic site, and an exclusive club all rolled into one.
From the mysterious “33” address on Royal Street to the unique merchandise available only to members, Club 33 is full of surprises. (Just don’t try to take the talking vulture home with you.)
How’s that for a tour of Club 33 without leaving your seat? Now, who’s ready to start their membership application?
VII. “Unlocking the Magic”: Becoming a Club 33 Member
So, you’ve hung on every word, and now you’re set on becoming part of this exclusive Disney history. Intrigued? Let’s unwrap the process of becoming a Club 33 member together.
A. “A Test of Time and Patience”: The Waiting List and Limited Memberships
You’ve heard about the “long waiting list”, right? Yes, it’s real, and it’s as long as the line for Space Mountain during Spring Break.
But remember, the best things come to those who wait. (Just like that first sip of a well-deserved cocktail in Club 33’s Lounge.)
B. “A Journey, Not a Sprint”: The Application Process and Patience Required
The application process for Club 33 is a bit like a Disney movie plot: a journey filled with suspense, plot twists, and a whole lot of patience.
You’ll need to be invited by a current member, fill out a form, and wait. And wait. (A little like Snow White waiting for her prince, but with less singing birds.)
C. “Your Key to the Kingdom”: Steps to Join
Ready to take the plunge? Here’s a quick rundown of the steps to join.
Get an invitation from a current member, complete the application form, and brace yourself for the wait. And remember, good things come to those who wait. (Seriously, have you seen the wait times for the new Star Wars ride?)
So there you have it. You’re now armed with all the insider knowledge to become a Club 33 member. Now go forth and conquer, future Disney VIP!
IX. “Disneyland and Beyond”: Club 33 Locations
Get ready to tour the Disney Parks like a VIP. It’s time to explore the lavish locations of Club 33.
A. “Where It All Began”: Original location at Disneyland
Right in the heart of New Orleans Square, the original Club 33 is tucked away at 33 Royal Street. Can you imagine the magic of dining where Walt Disney himself once hosted VIP guests? (No autographs, please!)
This Disneyland Park gem is more than just a place to sip on alcoholic beverages. It’s a piece of Disney history, a tribute to Walt Disney’s vision, and a testament to the power of exclusivity. (Magic Kingdom, eat your heart out!)
B. “Spreading the Magic”: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Disney California Adventure
“A True Adventure”: Club 33 at Magic Kingdom
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom’s own Club 33, stashed away like a hidden treasure in Adventureland. Yes, you read that right. Club 33, the epitome of exclusivity, tucked right in the midst of a bustling pirate’s paradise. (Who knew Captain Jack Sparrow had such refined tastes?)
In this private lounge, members can retreat from the lively Disney park scene, kick back with a craft cocktail, and soak up the enchanting views. It’s like being privy to a magical secret that even the Fairy Godmother keeps hush-hush. (Sorry, Cinderella!)
“A Wild Retreat”: Club 33 at Animal Kingdom
Next stop on our Club 33 tour, the untamed wilderness of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Not just anywhere, though. We’re heading to Harambe House, right in the heart of Africa. (No safari gear needed, promise!)
Here, amidst the roar of lions and the chatter of monkeys, club members can unwind in an oasis of luxury. It’s a unique blend of wild adventure and refined relaxation that even Simba would approve of. (Hakuna Matata, indeed!)
“A Spotlight on Luxury”: Club 33 at Hollywood Studios
Get ready for your close-up at the Club 33 location at Hollywood Studios. Hidden above the Hollywood Brown Derby, the Spotlight Lounge awaits. (No autographs, please!)
Here, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age meet Disney’s signature magic. As a member, you’re treated to a star-studded experience, complete with stunning park views and curated Disney memorabilia. It’s like stepping into a classic film reel, with a Disney twist. (Cue the dramatic music!)
“A Global Getaway”: Club 33 at EPCOT
Our final destination, EPCOT. Nestled within the American Adventure pavilion in the World Showcase, you’ll discover yet another Club 33 location. (No visa required, just your membership!)
Members can explore the lounge with its view of the world in true Disney style, or indulge in a culinary journey inspired by the international pavilions. It’s your own private global excursion, minus the jet lag. (Who needs a magic carpet ride, Aladdin?)
Each Club 33 location across the Disney parks offers a uniquely immersive experience, perfectly blending the thrill of Disney with the allure of exclusivity. Whether you’re venturing through the wilds of Africa or stepping into the golden age of Hollywood, Club 33 has something extraordinary in store. After all, in the words of Walt Disney himself, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
“Hidden in Plain Sight”: Club 33 at Disney California Adventure
Tucked away inside the Carthay Circle Restaurant, it’s one of those hush-hush spots in plain sight (I told you it’s hidden). An exclusive lounge accessible only to Club 33 members (And their lucky ducks, I mean, guests).
1901 Lounge is chock-full of Disney history. There’s memorabilia here that would make any Walt Disney fan’s heart skip a beat.
The décor? Pure vintage Hollywood charm, baby. It’s a nostalgic nod to the golden age of Hollywood Studios.
The Magic Behind the Velvet Rope: Club 33 Cast Members
Ever wondered what it’s like to be on the inside, looking out? To work in a place as exclusive and coveted as Club 33? Buckle up. We’re diving in.
Access Without the Golden Key
Here’s a not-so-secret secret: You don’t need to shell out a small fortune to experience Club 33. (Shocking, right?)
The trick? Becoming a Cast Member at Club 33.
Yes, you heard it right.
It’s just about the only way to gain access to Club 33 without paying the hefty initiation fee or the annual dues. (Score one for the little guy!)
But don’t start packing your bags for Walt Disney World just yet.
The Exclusivity of Working the Magic
There’s more to being a Cast Member at Club 33 than just showing up for work.
This job comes with its own set of challenges.
To start with, the bar for service is set sky-high.
It’s not just about serving food or pouring alcoholic beverages. It’s about creating magical experiences for Club Members. (No pressure, right?)
Plus, you’re not just an ordinary cast member serving as a waiter or a bartender.
You’re a guardian of the Club’s history, a protector of its secrets, and a curator of its mystique. (Sounds kinda cool though right? Kind of like a superhero job description, doesn’t it?)
From the original Club in New Orleans Square to the new extensions in Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland, every detail, every artifact, every prop is a precious piece of Disney history.
The Grit Behind the Glamour
But here’s the thing:
the exclusivity of Club 33 extends to its staff too. (Yep, it’s an exclusive club within an exclusive club.)
It’s not enough to just know your way around Disney Parks. You need to know your stuff, inside and out, and be able to deliver it with the charm of Aladdin and the wit of Genie. (Got your magic carpet ready?)
So, if you thought working at Club 33 is all glitz and glamour, think again.
It’s about embodying the spirit of Walt Disney Company, living the magic, and sharing it with others. (No big deal, right?)
The Bottom Line
Becoming a Cast Member at Club 33 is like being handed a golden ticket to a world of magic, wonder, and a little bit of mystery. (Who doesn’t love a good mystery?)
But remember, with great power comes great responsibility. (Spider-Man, anyone?)
CONCLUSION: Club 33’s Unique Allure
We’ve journeyed through the mysterious Club 33, peeking into its history and exclusivity. So, let’s wrap it up, shall we?
A Unique Disney Experience
Club 33, tucked away in Disneyland Park’s New Orleans Square, is not your typical Disney experience. (Understatement of the century, right?)
It’s a blend of the past, present, and future of the Disney empire, all packed into an exclusive club on Royal Street. (Talk about a magic kingdom!)
A Club Like No Other
Membership in Club 33 is more than just access to VIP lounges or fine dining experiences. (Though those are pretty sweet perks, aren’t they?)
It’s a passport to a side of the Walt Disney World not seen by the general public. It’s being part of an exclusive group that gets to experience Disney in a whole new way. (And who doesn’t want a bit of exclusivity in their life?)
The Future of Club 33
So, what’s next for Club 33? (I know, the suspense is killing me too!)
Well, the Walt Disney Company is known for its innovation and constant evolution. (Hello, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!)
And Club 33, from its original location to its extensions in Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland, has been a part of this evolution. (Pretty cool, huh?)
So, expect Club 33 to continue to evolve, to adapt, to surprise. (After all, that’s the Disney way!)
The Parting Shot
The allure of Club 33 lies not just in its exclusivity, or its history, or its connection to Walt Disney himself. (Though those are all pretty compelling, aren’t they?)
It’s the promise of a unique Disney experience, one that blends the magic of Disney’s past with the excitement of its future. (And who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?)
So, whether you’re a Disney fanatic, a history buff, or just someone who enjoys the finer things in life, Club 33 is a place like no other. (And isn’t that something worth exploring?)
Here’s to the magic, the memories, and the many adventures yet to come. (Cheers!)
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