A few weeks ago, construction walls went up near the entrance to Adventureland at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Now, this area is nowhere near big enough for a ride, and an announcement would have definitely been made already. While nothing is 100%, it is believed by a few experts that there is now a confirmed answer for what this area may be when the walls come down.
This new information has now reached all the way down to The Disney Tour Guide and Guest Relations level of chatter. According to at least two formidable sources, it is highly possible that Disney is adding the highly-coveted VIP club of all clubs to Walt Disney World. In fact, it appears that it is possible that many current cast members are transferring for Club 33 training. However, Disney has not made any official announcement. Mouseketeers, the time may be nearing for Club 33 to make its long-awaited debut at Walt Disney World. Without an official announcement seemingly in the foreseeable future, an opening date may be a long ways off.
What is Club 33?
As legend has it, when Walt Disney visited the World’s Fairs and expositions, he was impressed with the executive lounges that were set off away from the public. In 1967, Club 33 opened at Disneyland. This is a very exclusive club to be a part of. Last year, it was reported that the annual fee for Disneyland’s Club 33 was $12,000 per member. To actually enter into Club 33, once it is verified that you are a member, door admission is $25,000. Membership, however, includes park admission and exclusive member exclusive benefits; even alcohol is served there. According to sources online, Club 33 has a strict dress code:
For lunch, Guests may come in fashionable casual attire in order to enjoy the Disneyland Resort in comfort. However, no tank tops, cutoffs, swimsuits, bare midriffs, sweatpants, flip flops/sandals or beachwear may be worn. Walking length shorts are acceptable. Jeans are acceptable, provided that they cover undergarments completely and are not extremely faded or torn.
If Guests have been enjoying the day in Disneyland Park, evening casual attire is acceptable for dinner. For gentlemen, collared shirts and slacks are appropriate, and for ladies an informal dress or pants with a blouse are appropriate.
To recap, there has not been an official announcement from the great folks at Disney, so this construction could just be something else completely different. This could be a Moana meet and greet area, a new food cart location, or something else altogether different. Nevertheless, there is a good chance that Club 33 is coming to the world’s most popular theme park!