The longest wait in theme park history
Written by Robert Niles
The L.A. Times' Kimi Yoshino takes a look at the most gruesome wait at Disneyland -- the wait to get a Club 33 membership. (See article.)Tweet
The good news? Disney's adding tables to the club, allowing it to take maybe an extra 13 applicants off the wait list. The bad news? That wait list is already 1,000 people long. And Disney's not even letting people on it anymore.
The 500-member club is the oldest and most exclusive "premium" in the theme park industry, topping Legoland's $1,000 (soon to be $2,000) lifelong Ambassador membership and Six Flags' $250 one-day VIP experience. Pay $9,500 to join and $3,175 a year after that and you access to Club 33 for yourself and guests, as well as free admission to Disneyland on days when you dine at the club.
And, yes, I would join that wait list is a heartbeat if I could get on. And I'd pony up the cash immediately if given the chance to join. And, yes, I am fully prepared for you to call me an idiot now....
But you better not, 'cause if I do get in, I won't invite you to go with me. ;-)
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