Ever wanted to know what lies behind that mysterious door marked “33” in Disneyland‘s New Orleans Square? This week, Disneyland announced that more guests may now have a chance to find out. In honor of the exclusive restaurant’s 45th anniversary, Club 33 will be accepting new members and allowing guests to place their names on the waitlist for the club, which has previously not been allowed for the past ten years.
Club 33 was originally envisioned by Walt Disney himself, and the restaurant was inspired by the executive lounges at the 1964 World’s Fair. The club officially opened in 1967 and has remained a mysterious and exclusive place to dine ever since, only open to members and their guests. To join, individuals must pay an initiation fee of $25,000, in addition to annual dues of $10,000 per year.
Along with this new increase in availability, existing and new Club 33 members will now be able to enjoy a host of new benefits included with their membership. Members will be able to enjoy access to the similarly-exclusive new “1901” lounge, which will be located in Disney California Adventure’s new Carthay Circle Theatre. In addition, members will also receive exclusive benefits that include exclusive sneak peeks at park enhancements and new attractions, VIP tour guides, itinerary planning services, valet parking, and complimentary hotel upgrades.
The first new members to be asked to join Club 33 will be those whose names are already on the club’s waiting list, with invitations for the first hundred names on the list being sent out this week. However, the club is also opening up its waiting list to new prospective members for the first time in ten years. To join the Club 33 waiting list, interested guests should email [email protected]