If you decide that you are one of the biggest Disney fans in the world, and that you want to join Club 33 then be prepared for a length process. Just send a letter asking to be added to the waiting list to…
Wait List Information
1313 Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 9280
Once they receive your request they will add you to the list and send you an information packet. The annual dues for the club are $10,000, and the initiation charge is $25,000.
Be prepared to wait. And wait. The waiting lists for Club 33 are at an average of about four years or more. But calling the club to ask where you are on the list is frowned upon. Remember: this is a class act establishment!
When Does the Waiting List Open?
A few years ago, Disney announced they had opened the waiting list for Club 33 and we thought this was due to the opening of Carthay Circle in California Adventure Park. Another fancy restaurant, with all that lovely space, was prime location for a second Club 33 location.
Well, we were right! In 2012, Club 33 got a second location named Club 1901 after Walt's birth year.
Club 33 members can retreat to this 1930's craftsman style lounge to escape the hustle and bustle of the parks. This vintage bar and restaurant offers fine cocktails, duck, and lobster to club members only. According to the Disney announcement at the time this club was inspired by Disney history, “Imagine it’s the 1930s, and this is where the animators would’ve hung out, swapped stories, doodled on napkins,” as 1901 is described by Imagineer Ray Spencer. “This is the place Walt and the animators might’ve chatted, relaxed, unwound . . . a cozy den.”
Is it worth it?
To the most avid Disney fans, the answer may be a hearty YES! For the average park goer, it probably isn't. Club 33 does offer VIP treatment in addition to access to the premiere club and that alone makes it worth it for some folks.
Club 33 is known for having high profile members like Elton John, Tom Hanks and Christina Aguilera. I'd be willing to pay those membership dues to get the chance to bump into Elton John- just sayin'!
For more information on Club 33, tell the mysterious doorman behind the Pirates of the Caribbean ride the secret password. (Just kidding!)
But doesn't that sound fitting considering the mystery that surrounds this elite club?
Good luck on your waiting list- here's to hoping you will be wining and dining soon at the finest establishment in the parks!
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