I’m sure you’ve heard of the secretive, elusive Club 33 at Disneyland: the place where celebrities go which is not open to the public. It exists, and here are the some interesting facts and history about Club 33!
Located in New Orleans Square on 33 Royal Street, Club 33 first opened in 1967. In the 1960s, Walt Disney wanted to create a VIP lounge that was a special place to host celebrities, politicians, visiting dignitaries, investors and other special guests. He wanted something that was fancy and exquisite… so, they built this club.
To join, members must pay a $25,000 initiation fee plus the usual $10,000 yearly fee upfront. The waitlist to get a membership is several years long, unless you specifically already know a member that can refer you.
Club 33 has numerous items that Walt Disney originally purchased in the 1960s. The Main Dining Room is decorated like the early 19th century with beautiful chandeliers that light up the entire room. There’s also art work on all the walls and fresh flowers everywhere. In contrast, the second dining room, the Trophy Room, is a little bit less formal, and has a more jungle-like feel to it with leaves on the walls. You are also served fine, gourmet meals with the option of exquisite wine. Interesting fact: Club 33 is the only place in Disneyland that serves alcohol!
Furthermore, the dress code is pretty strict there. For lunch, there are no tank tops, cutoffs, swimsuits, sweatpants, or flip flops allowed. For dinner, the men must wear a collared shirt and slacks. The women must wear either an informal dress or pants with a blouse. No shorts are ever allowed, and cell phones must always be on silent.
So, while it costs a lot of money to be a member here, and reservations must still be made months in advance, it is the most exclusive, eloquent and secretive club at Disneyland. Start saving up your money today to join!