Who's a member of the club that's made for you and me? That would be the Mickey Mouse Club, but there's another super secret club in Disneyland that is decidedly NOT for you and me, but instead for only a lucky few. With so many great restaurants, Disneyland is the most magical place on Earth and for those chosen (and wealthy enough) to be among the exclusive VIP ranks, that magic goes even further. It's these elite few who are granted access to the only alcohol-serving restaurant in the theme park. Club 33 at Disneyland provides a jazz-infused, upscale dining (and drinking) experience fit for royalty.
A membership to this club comes with much more than valet parking. The exclusive restaurant at Disneyland features a dining room, called Le Grand Salon, where diners are offered a fancy array of meals and wine pairings. The ultimate jazz bar atmosphere awaits in the Le Salon Nouveau where patrons can enjoy a full bar with mini-menu for a more upbeat experience.
If you're wondering how to get in to Club 33, just know that it's not easy. The purpose of its creation was to provide a level of exclusivity and class to what is, overall, a family-friendly amusement park. Access is only available to those with corporate connections and/or loads of cash. It's not impossible to join, but it is tricky, so be prepared for a long and expensive ride. Memberships are capped at a certain number with a waitlist that spans over a decade. Individual initiation prices cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Those of us who can only dream of dining at this exclusive restaurant at Disneyland will have to resign ourselves to poring over the photos, blogs, and reviews that the lucky souls with memberships post online. Here's a look inside the elusive Club 33 to tide you over until you hit either the jackpot or make friends with a card carrying member.