Disneyland's Club 33 accepting new members
by Leah Zanolla
May 4, 2012
Many guests to Disneyland
don't know about the "secret club" located behind a nondescript door marked simply with a "33" in New Orleans Square
. But for many of those who do, becoming a member is a lifelong dream. Club 33 is an exclusive club that Walt Disney envisioned after seeing similar executive lounges at the 1964 World's Fair. It's been over 10 years since new members have been allowed to join and there has always been a long waitlist. This year is the 45th anniversary of the Club and a select few will get to join the ranks as members on June 15.
New members will be among the first to enjoy some added benefits to membership, as part of a celebration of the completion of a 5-year expansion project at
Disney California Adventure
. Club members will get exclusive looks at upcoming new attractions, the use of VIP tour guide services, valet parking, complimentary hotel upgrades and itinerary planning services. An especially exciting perk is the use of another private club, one that hasn't even opened yet. 1901 is a private lounge inside the Carthay Circle Theater that will open June 15 at California Adventure.
Now, all of this exclusivity comes at a steep price. Initial membership fees are $25,000 for individuals and $40,000 for corporations. Yearly dues come in at $10,000. For information on becoming a member or to be added to the waitlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For pictures and video inside Club 33 and 1901, click here