Club 33 is Disney’s most exclusive club. At Disneyland, the cost is $25,000 upfront to be a member and $10,000 each year after. Meanwhile, at Disney World, the cost is $33,000 to join and an annual fee of $15,000 after that. Very few guests have been in Club 33, however, that is all changing. Club 33 at Disneyland and Disney World is now open to the public.
The price tag of becoming a member at Club 33 is one thing. Securing a spot in the famous, exclusive club is another. To become a member, you are put on a long waiting list. Eventually, when your time comes, you can pay the fee and become a member. However, prior to today, each year Disney would only add a few members, making it extremely difficult to get in. But no need to worry about that anymore with Disney opening Club 33 to the public.
Why is Club 33 Opening to The Public?
Just to add more context, Club 33 is a top-tier restaurant for the biggest and most luxurious Disney fans. The privacy of the club offers a great place for those who can afford it a place to escape and indulge. In fact, many celebrities are members of Club 33. For example, Tiger Woods, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Katy Perry, John Stamos, and more. So why is Disney opening it up to the public if it’s supposed to be so top secret?
Disney’s decision to open up Club 33 to the public stems from a desire to generate more revenue for their parks and offer more unique experiences to their everyday guests. For example, the Tower of Terror Hotel and Living with the Land Hotel are both unique and fun experiences that add value to Disney and give guests something fresh and different. Opening Club 33 up to the public is another great way to give guests something different and memorable.
The other side of the coin is revenue. Disney needs to generate more revenue or they may close their theme parks permanently. One might think that $10,000-$15,000 per family per year at Club 33 is a lot, however, it’s not. Disney can make a significant amount more from Club 33 if they open it up to the public and charge guests to eat at the restaurant. This is because they can maximize the use of the restaurant. Instead of a small number of people paying $10-15K, they can have a large number of people pay a smaller fee to eat there.
How Can The Public Get Into Club 33?
Despite Club 33 opening up to the public, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to eat at the restaurant. Much like Cinderella’s Royal Table or Be Our Guest, for example, Disney will require guests to make dining reservations for Club 33. We expect these reservations to sell out instantly upon becoming available, much like ride reservations for Tron Lightcycle or Cosmic Rewind.
Now comes the price of going to Club 33. All the menu items will remain at the price they are at. However, there will be a dining fee for those who eat at Club 33. Disney will charge each party $1,000 to eat at Club 33. This is on top of the cost of each person’s meal. Also, Disney will cap parties at 6. Any party greater than 6 will require two $1,000 reservations. If you do the math, for a party of 4, it’s only $250 per person to dine in the exclusive club, which isn’t bad.
Going back to the math above, it takes 10-15 reservations to cover the annual fee of one person at Club 33. Disney will accept reservations all day long, every day, and as noted, they will likely fill up each day. This means that Disney is going to absolutely rake in cash from Club 33 at both Disney World and Disneyland. If you want to dine at Club 33, make sure you book your Disney resort here with our friends at The World of DVC. This way you can save money on your hotel and put that towards your Club 33 meal!
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For anyone who is reading this, this article is 1000000% FALSE!!!!! Make sure you really dig into who you are getting your spices from because these idiots do not know what they are talking about.
How do you make a reservation for club 33?
How do you make reservations
Im a member at club33 and I have to think this is completely false….
I’m gonna need to see some proof. Unless the club simply forgot to tell us members about this…
The proof is in the pudding
all you people who are asking how to make the reservations, should probably start off by clicking the about button at the top of the page. =)