Got $35,000? Wanna join Club 33?
Got $35,000 to burn? Want some awesome Disney-fan bragging rights?
You now can put your name on the waiting list for a membership to Disneyland's famed Club 33. Disney's taking names again, in anticipation of the opening of the new Club 33 annex - 1901 - in the Carthay Circle at Disney California Adventure.
It's $25,000 grand to join if you get in, with yearly dues of $10,000 - the first year paid up front. But several of us on Twitter have wondered if that's the only price to be paid to get into Walt's exclusive club.
"Is there any hazing involved?" Arthur Levine from About Theme Parks asked on Twitter. "Do applicants have to consume insane amounts of Dole Whip while Mickey goads them on?"
So we'll take your silly suggestions for #Club33HazingRituals in the comments.
By the way, if you're loaded (and not just on Dole Whip) and really want to sign up, the email to send your inquiry is firstname.lastname@example.org. The email link to invite me, once you join, is at the bottom of the page. ;^)
I personally think that is really extreme and even if I had the money to burn I have sense enough to burn it wisely.
I don't think it's really that extreme. They are pricing based on perceived demand. The waiting list was so long that it wasn't open to new entries for a long time. That shows how high the demand is. If suddenly everyone drops off the wait list because of the price I could see it dropping, but I doubt that will happen. Exclusivity is a pricey item and you can look at any high end country club to see that. There is a local one here in Chralottesville, VA that charges 27,500 a year plus 400 a month in fees. That's just the way it works. And, I don't think they are looking for the regular theme park goer to join Club 33. This isn't just another place in the park, it is a club.
If I was a millionare (300 million and up), I would look into this.
I don't think it’s as crazy expensive as people think. There are some exclusive golf and country clubs in Florida and California that charge $100,000 plus membership fee + monthly dues. You get a lot of perks with the club 33 membership and it’s an exclusivity thing.
I would rather use the $35,000 to take poor kids to Disneyland.
Dom, just curious. Why 300 mil? You wouldn't be interested if you had 299 mil? After all, we all know how much you looooove all things Disney ;)
Maybe when I hit the PowerBall or Mega Millions... ;-)
Mike, there are better things I would waste money on first, and I haven't even seen their menu!
Do I get to skip to the front of the line for my 35K?
Its $35,000 for the priviledge of eating at a very expensive private restaurant. Having been there myself, I can see why it is alluring, but it is ultimately NOT cost effective and the status points is not as terrific as advertised. My problem is it isn't as posh as should be expected. It is merely moderate at premium pricing. Buyer beware. For $35,000, you should at least expect a few free dinners, but that isn't included.
I'm not a fan of being part of something exclusive anyway. So I'll definitely pass. I'd rather take that $35k and travel. Or eat multiple times at Wine Country, Ariel's Grotto, Blue Bayou, Jazz Kitchen in DTD, or even Hungry Bear Restaurant and feed everyone I'm hanging out with on each visit.
I think this was designed so celebrities can eat in peace with their own kind. I did a bit more reading on this because I thought it was some sort of vacation club with perks and not just a restaurant.
I received an invite to join in the mail yesterday. I can not stop laughing! With all the benefits offered it makes economic sence. We have been on the wait list for 9 years and finally now our kids are 2 and 5. Best off luck to all who want membership. Persistence and patience.
There are two main issues with Club 33 - Members have no stake or ownership in the club and the membership does not manage the club either.
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