Here’s YOUR Chance to See Inside Disney’s Exclusive Club 33

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Everyone has heard rumors about it. Everyone wishes they could be a part of it. But not everyone actually gets to see inside Disney’s exclusive Club 33.

Club 33 is Disney’s elite location in the theme parks – a haven of privacy, exclusivity, and pure Disney magic. Located in New Orleans Square close to the Blue Bayou restaurant, it’s such an exclusive Disney dining experience that many of us can only dream of what Club 33 offers for its members.

First opening in 1967 inside Disneyland Park, Walt Disney himself modeled the club after the executive VIP lounges at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Rumors abound that the waitlist is long and the membership is high. Interestingly, at the time, Club 33 was the only location within Disneyland Park to offer alcoholic beverages.

Now, it’s your turn to go inside Club 33 and see what Disney Park magic is hidden right above your head!

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The First Club 33 at Disneyland

We all love riding Disney attractions like Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, eating Disney’s famous beignets, and watching Fantasmic! in New Orleans Square. Disneyland’s NOLA area may have recently opened Tiana’s Palace restaurant in September 2023, but there is already a fancy dining location hidden in plain sight.

Named after its address in New Orleans Square – 33 Royal Street – the original club opened in May of 1967 as a private place within the theme park for Walt to entertain important visitors and bigwigs. Over half a century later, the club continues to host celebrities, diplomats, and those who can afford it in an upscale environment.

There are now Club 33 locations at Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland as well as lounges in each of the four theme parks of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disneyland Club 33 members also have access to the 1901 Lounge at the Carthay Circle in Disney California Adventure.

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Rumor has it that guests pay a very high price for this coveted membership: $33,000 to join as well as the annual fee of $15,000! Since Disney’s Club 33 does not give out a list of its members, we can’t really know who exactly belongs to this private club, but it is rumored that Tom Hanks, John Stamos, Neil Patrick Harris, Elton John, and many more celebrities are currently enrolled in membership.

And now, we are lucky enough to get to take a rare peek inside!

Going Inside Club 33

The luxurious service starts as soon as members and their guests walk through the door.

After a personalized greeting by Cast Members with unique nametags, visitors enter through a quiet courtyard known as the Court of Angels. Guests ascend a curved, charming staircase to an unassuming door with that famous “33” mosaic flooring.

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The main entrance room splits into the two areas enjoyed by members: Le Salon Nouveau and Le Grand Salon.

The entrance hall is also where guests and members can purchase unique Club 33 merchandise (including ears, playing cards, Loungefly bags, and glassware), sign a guest book, and hear from Alfred the vulture, an animatronic bird atop the grandfather clock.

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Le Salon Nouveau Lounge

Le Salon Nouveau is a member’s more “casual” option for dining and drinking. Members can order from a great menu of food, including the famous “Club 33 Burger” and some deliciously different kiwi-marinated steak, as well as artfully crafted cocktails and sommelier-selected wine.

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The bar itself has fun elements sprinkled into the design (such as jazz artists in a painting who magically move about the room when they play) and is inspired by the Art Nouveau movement.

The lounge has a stained glass ceiling, beautiful woodwork, a self-playing piano, and even booths that “come to life.”

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Le Grand Salon Dining Room

The main dining room, or Le Grand Salon, is the upscale dining area of Club 33.

The Louisiana-inspired room features elegant chandeliers, marble flooring, and an expensive set-course menu that provides members with a high-end experience in the Disneyland theme park itself.

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What’s Club 33 Actually Like?

Disney doesn’t publish any photos of its exclusive club on social media or its websites, so it was pretty magical to step into somewhere in the theme parks that we’ve never seen before.

We all know that Disney theme parks are renowned for their customer service, but the Cast Members here are in another class of magic. As soon as we walked through the door, we were greeted with an upscale level of dining that exceeded any visions we had of what to expect.

They got to know us on a very personal level, tailored cocktails to our tastes, showed us hidden details of the room, and even brought us exquisite celebration cakes for my birthday. 

Sadly, New Orleans Square, along with Club 33, would be the last Disney theme park expansion that Walt ever directly oversaw. We know that Walt would love what the club has become – it’s truly a magical Disneyland Resort experience.

About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who has worked at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Adventures by Disney! A British native, she has traveled the world, and now resides in Florida with her husband, an Air Force pilot. Find her children's book at

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