Want to make the most of your Disney theme park experience? Forget about Lightning Lane or park-hopping because none of those luxuries compare to the VIP treatment you get when you become a Club 33 member. But be warned, to get through this secret door, membership costs you a whole lot of dough, even by Disney standards.
What Is the Secret Disney World Door?
If you are at Disneyland or Disney World, you may stumble upon a seemingly normal door that says “33” and not even realize you’ve stumbled upon one of the most exclusive clubs on earth. Well, kind of. That door is actually just a prop, while the real entrance is around the corner and requires verification for you to enter Club 33.
What Makes Club 33 So Special?
Originally started at Disneyland, Club 33 is a secret club at four of the Disney theme parks (Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland Shang Hai, and Disneyland Hong Kong) that give members a chance to enjoy a more distinguished time than chomping on churros while waiting in line for Splash Mountain.
Plus, there are tons of perks. You get annual passes that are valid 365 days a year, 50 one-day park hopper tickets, 5 daylong VIP guided tours, and access to exclusive concierge events. There’s also a chance you could cross paths with celebrities, as the likes of Tom Hanks and Rebel Wilson are reportedly members.
How Do I Join?
Pretty much anyone can become a member but heads up, you are going to need about $30,000, as that is the membership fee to join Club 33. And that’s not the end of it, as you reportedly need to pay around $15,000 annually to remain a member. If that’s understandably a bit out of your price range, there’s no shame in hanging out in the general park area with the rest of us.