Disneyland’s Club 33 prices, perks and a peek inside. It’s one of Disneyland Resort’s most exclusive restaurants where hefty membership fees, long waiting lists and Disney history come together to create a place every Disney fan wants to go.
As you likely already know, dining at Disneyland’s Club 33 is a completely exclusive experience. The only way to get a reservation is to:
- Be a Club 33 Member
- Dine with a Club 33 Member
- Dine as a Guest of a Club 33 Member
I’ve done two of the three, which brings me to the (probably obvious) confession that I am not a Club 33 Member. And unfortunately I am not your link to one either.
But keep reading and I’ll share some interesting facts of prices and perks. I’ll also share my story of how I got into Club 33 at Disneyland.
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Disneyland Club 33 Prices
Do you want to dine at Club 33 or become a member? Because those prices are two very different things. Let’s talk both!
Plenty of articles reveal various 5 figure price points. A 2019 USA Today article states, “initiation fees range from $25,000 (individual) to $40,000 and $50,000 (corporate), with an annual membership fee of $12,000-$25,000.”
And that right there reveals some big insight into the membership process. There’s often a long waiting list. And plenty of corporate sponsors who have connects to by-pass the wait list and shell out big bucks to make it happen.
When considering how to get an invite consider both the who and the what . . . as in who do you know who has the most connections? And what company do you have connections with that might have a membership itself?
Want to be a member? Be ready to hand over at least $50,000 your first year.
If you’ve scored a reservation for Club 33 to dine at lunch or dinner. It’s still pricey, but much less than being a member.
How much is lunch or dinner at Club 33? Expect to pay at least $100 per person for your meal, gratuity and alcohol not included.
Disneyland Club 33 Perks
Let’s say you’ve waited 10 years and written that check for 50 grand or more. Probably more because it’s 10 years later. What does that even get you besides the chance to then pay for your own dinner at Disneyland?
What perks do you get for being a member? Lots of new “friends”!
While the kissing up may be very true, there are indeed other perks to being a Club 33 Member. A 2021 Disney Dose article says, “At the lowest level of membership Club 33 members receive Annual Passes, tickets for family and friends, a number of FastPasses for the year, and front row seating to Disneyland entertainment.”
It’s unclear what the perks are since retiring the Annual Pass program and changing it to Magic Keys. Fastpasses are also a thing of the past, being replaced with Disney Genie+.
What perks do you get for dining at Club 33? Bragging rights, amazing food, service, shopping and photo opportunities. And did I say bragging rights? That’s right, I did.
If you’re celebrating a birthday (maybe your 33rd?) Be sure you have your Disneyland birthday button and you might be treated to a little something special.
I recieved a card from the Club 33 Cast Members and a trio of macarons. It was a wonderful souvenir to take home and enjoy later.
Disneyland Club 33 Peek Inside
The entrance to Club 33 is somewhat hidden in New Orleans Square, located at 33 Royal Street. While most people walk right by and never notice the door, others are quick to recognize this iconic Disneyland landmark and stop to take a photo.
The most well-known Club 33 entrance is at the original door pictured below. It’s just next to Blue Bayou. You’ve probably seen this plenty of times as you’ve strolled by to grab a Mint Julep or hop on the Disneyland Railroad stop nearby.
Today the entrance to Club 33 is just a few steps away from the original, adorned by this lovely etched glass above the doorway.
When you walk in you are greeted in the open air reception area while they confirm your reservations and bring you cool hand towels and water.
The Court of Angels may look familiarâ€”it used to be a public area of Disneyland Park but now serves as the guest entry area for Club 33 since the expansion and remodel in 2014.
Even Tinker Bell makes an appearance at Club 33. Do you think she’s a member or just knows someone? 😉
Before heading up to the dining area you’re given a choice of stairs or elevator. We took the stairs both times. The original lift featured in many Club 33 articles is no longer in operation since the remodel.
Next you’ll be seated at your table after strolling through the beautiful halls and peek inside Le Salon Nouveau . This area of Club 33 is only available to Club 33 Members and their guest dining together.
I enjoyed dining there with friends as well, but no photos were permitted.
After being escorted to our table in the dining room of Club 33, you quickly notice the fine linens, crystal and table settings. If Fancy Nancy could choose anywhere in the world to eat, she’d probably come here.
Courses of your meal are served in sophisticated fashion. Even the menus are elegant.
The menu at Club 33 changes seasonally, so there’s always something new to temp your palate.
For the starting course, we chose different selections during our lunch visit.
Club 33 also has a wide selection of non-alcoholic drinks and each was refreshing and tasty.
Mocktails and other non-alcoholic drinks can be found throughout Disneyland Resort, including Oga’s Cantina.
Next up is your choice of a soup or salad course. This corn and lobster (or was it crab?) soup was delicious
The main dish is where you’ll find the most options. I chose the fish of the day flown in from Florida (maybe it even came from Walt Disney World :). The sauce and everything else was so good, I completely devoured it.
My husband had the classic, filet mignon.
Last is my favorite course. Dessert. I chose chocolate. I didn’t care what it was, it had chocolate and it did not disappoint. My husband said it looked like one of those hostess cakes, but I can assure you, it was much, much better!
My husband opted for the cheese platter as his dessert choice. And he ate it all. There was nothing left, I didn’t even get to sample any. Apparently it was good.
Are you a sweet or savory dessert kind of person?
Disneyland Club 33 Details & Dress Code
We chose to dine during the lunch hour because for one thing it was cheaper 😉 and the dress code is more casual at lunch.
There are a few items that are not allowed. I relied heavily on my call with the Club 33 concierge and follow up email to check and double check the dress code.
The big bummer for me is there are NO flip flops allowed. I’ve even heard of flip flops with a heel being a no-no.
And if you know me, I pretty much never wear anything else besides flip flops. Even at Disneyland. So I brought a skirt and some ballet flats to wear until after our lunch at Club 33.
What should you wear to Club 33? Step up out of your “theme park” clothing, even if that means renting a locker to change back into more casual clothes later. A 2021 planDisney answer says to consider “business casual attire or a â€œSunday bestâ€ ensemble. Tank tops are also not allowed, but a tasteful sleeveless sundress should be perfectly fine.”
As you can see, shorts are allowed at lunch but check with your Club 33 Member for updated and exact details before you arrive.
Dining at Club 33 was certainly the highlight of our day, but the attention to detail we are so familiar with at Disneyland is what also made Club 33 so wonderful.
During your meal if you leave to use the restroom, you’ll come back to a freshly folded napkin like this.
And while we’re on the topic of the restroom, you will most certainly want to take a trip there.
You can find plenty of pictures of the Club 33 restrooms online, but taking photos there is not permitted. Most of the pictures I’ve seen online are of the old bathrooms before the remodel but the women’s restroom at least is the epitome of elegance.
Even the paper towels have the Club 33 design on them. I may have taken one home.
Fine craftsmanship and fixtures, a double vanity area with lotion, mouthwash at the sinks, a chaise lounge and a beautiful parlor-like area.
One of the amazing aspects of dining at Club 33 are the incredible views of Disneyland. You see the park in a whole new perspective.
Most people walking below don’t even notice you’re there. I distinctly remember seeing people up there as a child, imagining they lived there and wondering what it was they were doing and how could I get there. Now I just wonder how I can live there.
Our spot, just above Cafe Orleans, came with a clear view of the Rivers of America. I could have sat there all day long. And now whenever I pass that area in New Orleans Square, I look up at “my window” and remember the joy of that day.
Disneyland Club 33 Souvenirs
Guests dining at Club 33 can purchase a variety of souvenirs during their visit. In the reception and dining areas you will find a glass case filled with various Club 33 merchandise.
Now is your chance to get something special. My first visit I didn’t buy anything. Buy something. You deserve it. And if you are dining with a Club 33 Member, they might be willing to let you purchase a “member only” souvenir.
Club 33 souvenirs in the photo below include:
- $4,500 Limited edition (60) for Club 33 members only, Adam Throgmorton framed castle. Adam is known for making scaled architectural models. You can get a similar Sleeping Beauty art print here for about $13.
- $30 Club 33 Metal Paperweight. This was one item I was super tempted to buy.
- $30 Club 33 Key
- $20 Club 33 Pin, limited edition.
- $99 Club 33 60th Anniversary Glass Paperweight.
- $33 Club 33 Door Christmas Ornament, limited edition. Find more Disneyland Resort ornaments here.
- $45 Club 33 Wide Mouth Glass.
- $55 Club 33 Bottle Stopper.
- $30-225 Variety of Club 33 Glassware
There were also Club 33 Mickey Ears and these Club 33 fashion accessories.
I have since been back to Club 33 and dined in the lounge area. I decided to get some Club 33 Minnie Mouse Ears while I was there and I wear them with pride.
By now you may be wondering, how did I get into Club 33?
A few weeks before my birthday an incredible opportunity fell into my lap and before I knew it, I was inside Disneyland’s Club 33.
Turns out I know someone who knows someone who knows someone and by chance we put it all together. The member was gracious enough to allow me and my guests a chance to dine at Club 33.
And now that I know someone who knows someone, turns out I have even closer connections and have been able to dine there on more than one occasion.
If you’re looking to dine at Club 33, this is the place to dream and get information for future visits. I suggest brining up your Disney fandom in conversation. I don’t suggest posting to groups, thread or reaching out to people you don’t know to try and score a visit.
Club 33 Members fiercely protect their membership and for good reason. This story reminds members to be choosy about who they let use their Club 33 privileges.
To all those who wish to dine at Club 33 in Disneyland, I am sending Pixie Dust your way! Tell me, have you ever dined at Club 33?