Readers' Opinions

From KJ Simpson on February 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM
This seems well worth $250 to me! It has to be Club 33. Do it, Robert. :)
From Neil Trama on February 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM
The fact that they're saying "the resort's" instead of "Disneyland's" could imply that it's just like Napa Rose or something. BUT, if it IS Club 33, maybe they don't want to mention it so as to not devalue actual membership in the club. Why join if you could just do one of these tours when they're offered. (Not that someone using that logic is correct, but this might be what Disney is thinking.)
From Robert Niles on February 2, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Excellent point about "the resort," Neil.
From 50.58.117.34 on February 2, 2012 at 1:02 PM
Not that they would be ready for this in any way... but one of the resorts most "unique" restaurants would be in Cars Land. Why not--as they often do for corporate events--cater something in the yet-to-be-opened Flo's? (Probably for lots of reasons, like it's in a construction zone and not legally allowed to be occupied). But it's probably Club 33, and I agree that you wouldn't want to upset the membership by letting just anyone in for $250.
From 99.246.37.54 on February 2, 2012 at 4:19 PM
I'm sure they're not advertising it as being Club 33 as it's a one time only thing and they don't want to make a big deal out of it.

I'm planning on attending this, as the value of a tour of Walt's apartment, dinner at Club 33, and various gifts is worth the $250 themselves. The tour of the Dream Suite and the Lily Belle ride are just a plus.

(Maybe plan a TPI meetup for this Robert?)

From Joseph Catlett on February 3, 2012 at 6:21 AM
Guys, I wouldn't get your hopes up here about the dinner being held at Club 33. It just doesn't add up in my head, I'm thinking that the location is more likely to be in one of the hotels.
From Anon Mouse on February 3, 2012 at 1:49 PM
All the restaurants are unique, one of a kind. They are not saying because they don't know yet. For all we know, they can simply be reserving a section at a fast food restaurant with a set menu.
From Mostly Anonymous on February 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM
My guess as to why they're not specific? They're not 100% sure where the dinner will be. It's very possible that they're hoping to make Club 33 work out, but don't want to promise it.
From Brad Schuster on February 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM
If the mystery dinner is club 33, then this is definitely worth it. If not, then I dont think if offers enough back stage locations to justify the coin. The fact that they dont come right out and say it is club 33 or even say something like "get ready to dine at a special restaurant above the blue bayou" or something more specific that hints directly at club 33 without using the name, makes me think that this is a ploy to make people think they will be dining at club 33 to get them to shell out the 250, while still being vague enough to hold the dinner at a less prestigious location. Sounds fishy to me.
From O T on February 4, 2012 at 7:44 AM
I´m always amazed how much money Disney is able to ask for this kind of events. As long as regular guests aren´t pushed aside to make place for these groups I´m o.k. with it.
But a long time ago I remember I always watched Illuminations from the island in front of Italy but that is now always off limits for special (paid) events, just like the tomorrowland restaurant where there now is a desert party for watching the fireworks. Anyway, this seems ok.
From 142.165.85.226 on February 4, 2012 at 10:45 PM
I sure hope it is not Club 33. That would have members upset very quick. As far as I know D23 does not have a membership so if Disney is letting guests into Club 33 whenever they wish and charging for it, I am offering a tour of Wal-mart with a meal and drinks at a members only Club at Disneyland for 150.00 Keep your eyes open, if Disney de-values my membership my tour is up for grabs. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.
From KJ Simpson on February 5, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Amending my first response- I see now that it may very well not be Club 33, after considering the previous posters' points. Whether something is "worth it" is so subjective, for so many reasons. However, I'm going to say that for a Disneyphile, a parks aficionado, an industry devotee- $250 seems like a fair price for a access to private areas of DLR as well as what's likely a signature dining experience (Club 33 or not).