Disneyland’s elite Club 33 is coming to the east coast. Given the increased focus on upscale opportunities for wealthier guests, this is a move that would make sense for Walt Disney Disney World.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Club 33, here’s a bit of info from Wikipedia…
Club 33 members and their guests have exclusive access to resort experiences which vary depending on type of membership. In addition to Club 33 restaurant, access may also include Le Salon Nouveau, a jazz lounge within New Orleans Square; and 1901, a lounge in Disney California Adventure, both of which are not open to the public. Club 33 is the only location within Disneyland Park to offer alcoholic beverages, although the park has a park-wide liquor license and has set up bars for private events—and alcohol is served at several locations within Disney California Adventure (DCA).
The initiation fees for a Club 33 membership is $25,000 with dues running from $10,000-15,000 annually. Corporate initiation fees start at $50,000. Even with that price tag, it’s still not the most exclusive dining experience in Disneyland.
Rumored members include A-list celebrities like Tom Hanks and Elton John.
According to Wikipedia, there’s quite a waitlist for Club 33 in Disneyland, so a version of the club in Walt Disney World could be a great way to accommodate the demand.
UPDATE: This rumor has been confirmed by the Orlando Sentinel [link.]
Versions of Club 33 will be installed each Disney World theme park — Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — this fall, the spokeswoman said.
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