1. When: Beginning Friday, May 4, 2012, Disney is sending official invitations to the first 100 people on the 800-person waiting list. These names have been on the list for 10 years since that was the last time Disney had an open waiting list.
2. Membership Costs: Individual initiation costs are $25,000 with a yearly membership of $10,000. This is a huge increase in yearly membership which stood at $3,600 for years. You can be grandfathered into the old price, but it will exclude all of the new perks. Corporate memberships involve a $40,000 initiation fee and a yearly membership of $10,000. Affiliate members will pay a $5,000 yearly fee.
3. New Perks: This part is rather exciting! There will be a new lounge called 1901 in California Adventure for members and it was named after Uncle Walt's birth year. It is located at the bottom of the Carthay Circle Theatre, but it is solely for drinks and small bites versus a full service meal over at Club 33. Valet parking, exclusive sneak peeks at new attractions, and VIP itinerary planning are also a part of the membership now. In addition to all of these new perks, an individual member is now given 4 annual passes to both Florida and California parks plus 50 day passes for guests. Corporate members will receive 100 days passes.
4. The List: Well, if you are currently on the list, all 800 of you aren't getting in as invites are only going to the top 100 for now. The good news is that the list is open! Get on and join the wait. Hey, you never know when you will get to be at the top and invited to drink a cocktail in that secret location in Disneyland. Here is the email address for the Club 33 waiting list: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Check out my original Club 33 article from February 2010.