Lid lifted on Disney’s private members club

29th January, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Disneyland boasts a private members club inside its California theme park with annual fees costing US$10,000 a year, it has emerged.

The bar at Club 33. Credit: Pete Hottelet

With an 800-strong waiting list, Club 33 in New Orleans Square, named after its address on 33 Royal Street, is the only place in Disneyland to serve alcohol.

The name also honors the 33 original corporate sponsors at Disneyland in 1967 when the club opened, including Kodak, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and Goodyear.

Among its previous patrons are Hollywood actors Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks, singer Elton John and the late “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson.

Inspired by the VIP lounges on offer at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Club 33 opened in May 1967.

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One Response to “Lid lifted on Disney’s private members club”

  1. Mick. E. Souris says:

    Wow, that surely is one healthy door fee.

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