This week's blog entry is taking a turn to Disney's unknown. Well maybe it isn't the "unknown", but more of a Disney secret that many people do not know about. No this isn't a hidden Mickey or a secret hidden message in a movie, this is a secret place inside Disneyland. Club 33 is a restaurant located inside Disneyland in Anaheim, California. This five-star restaurant sits right in the heart of New Orleans Square above the other eatery, Blue Bayou.
What makes Club 33 so special, you ask? Well, for starters it is not open to the public. This is a member’s only, exclusive restaurant only open to those apart of the club. Club members can arrange for their friends to take part in the experience though. Two types of memberships are available- Limited Corporate Membership and Individual Membership. Both of course come with a nice price tag- $27,500 (if they are a corporation) or $10,450 (for individuals). On top of that, they pay annual fees of about $6,100 or $3,275, respectively. Becoming a member is quite difficult. It mostly just takes a lot of patience considering the wait list is standing at a fourteen-year wait. The wait list is currently closed at the moment too.
Club 33 is the only place on the Disneyland property (besides select places in California Adventure) that allows the serving of alcohol. Aside from their top-of-the-line wine list, the food is reportedly amazing too. From the finest meats to fish to greens, you are sure to have one of the most enjoyable dinners. A children's menu is also available. A flat fee of $59 for the kid’s menu should give you some sort of insight to the pricey-ness of the club.
You may be asking yourself, 'Why do people what to be members to such an expensive club?'. It is simple. This is an elite club that gives a certain status to your name. Because Club 33 is so exclusive, you have every right to brag about your membership. Some benefits besides the restaurant include free admission to both parks on your reservation day, valet parking at the California Grand Hotel, a ride aboard the famous Lilly Belle Railroad Car, a visit to the wheel house of the Mark Twain Mississippi River Boat, and admission to Club 33 special events which they host often. Club 33 is non-the-less an elite group to be part of. Start applying for that membership today!