Disney Club 33 is a Members-Only Restaurant Hidden Within the Park
Discretely nestled in the heart of Disneyland, California, Disney Club 33 is the mega-theme park's best kept secret. Limited to only 487 members, there is a nine year waiting list and a $10,000-$20,000 initiation fee. Known as 'Walt and Mickey's Special Place,' the dining club is rumored to be one of Orange County's finest five-star restaurants. Located above the Blue Bayou in the charming New Orleans Square, the club began as a special place where Walt Disney would entertain visiting dignitaries in a "quiet, serene atmosphere where superb cuisine and distinctive decor would complement one another." Sadly, the club was never seen by Walt, due to his untimely death five months before its opening in May 1967.
The restaurant is comprised of two dining rooms and several adjoining areas, all of which carry a variety of rare antiques and original works of art. The private lounge is a pivotal part of the theme park's history and Walt Disney's extraordinary vision.
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