It’s not a golden ticket to tour the Willy Wonka factory but it’s pretty darn close. For the first time in 10 years, Disneyland has opened membership to its exclusive Club 33, the secretive, members-only restaurant hidden in New Orleans Square. Members will also be able to relax in a new private pad at Disney’s California Adventure: 1901, named for the year Walt Disney was born.
Club 33 membership not only allows access to Club 33 in Disneyland and the new 1901 Lounge in California Adventure, but also includes additional perks such as exclusive sneak peeks, the use of VIP tour guides, valet parking, complimentary hotel upgrades, annual passes to all domestic Disney parks, and 50 single-day passes for members to distribute as they wish.
Officials declined to say how many people would be added to Club 33. For now, they said, 100 embossed invitations would be sent to those already on the 800-name waiting list. If you are interested in adding yourself to the list, you can do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, Club 33 membership does come at a price. Individual initiation fees are $25,000 with annual dues of $10,000.
Here are a couple of sneak peeks at the 1901 lounge.