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News Club 33 coming to Walt Disney World this Fall

GiveMeTheMusic

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I was given more information on the current WDW 33 locations as well as the future lounges, and I have to say, I recant my previous criticisms. They're really doing an incredible job with these spaces, but the photography rules are so strict I'm not sure when, if ever, us peasants will get a good look at them. If a photo is posted online and traced back to a member (even if their guest took the photo), the membership can be revoked. Needless to say, no one wants to test that policy.

While the lounges aren't exactly what I would have predicted or expected, they are, IMO, spectacular in their own right. Find some rich Disney fans and make friends so you can take a peek inside.
 

TP2000

Well-Known Member
I was given more information on the current WDW 33 locations as well as the future lounges, and I have to say, I recant my previous criticisms. They're really doing an incredible job with these spaces, but the photography rules are so strict I'm not sure when, if ever, us peasants will get a good look at them. If a photo is posted online and traced back to a member (even if their guest took the photo), the membership can be revoked. Needless to say, no one wants to test that policy.

While the lounges aren't exactly what I would have predicted or expected, they are, IMO, spectacular in their own right. Find some rich Disney fans and make friends so you can take a peek inside.
Any idea when they'll get a real restaurant with a proper dining room in one of the WDW locations?
 

doctornick

Well-Known Member
So between Pandora and FoLK
Interesting choice. If it's just the Club 33 building then it tends to violate the "hidden in plain sight" type of vibe they have had where they are integrated into other structures and difficult to recognize they are there. So, I wonder if anything will be build along with it that will be actual ordinary guest use -- perhaps a new restaurant on the ground floor and Club 33 above?

Plenty of space there for a full restaurant and not just a lounge if they want to go that route...
 

pdude81

Well-Known Member
Was there any indication of when the Magic Kingdom location will open? I assume they will send out a bunch more invitations as there is more capacity
 

GiveMeTheMusic

Well-Known Member
Was there any indication of when the Magic Kingdom location will open? I assume they will send out a bunch more invitations as there is more capacity
The MK lounge is due to open by the end of the year. No date released yet that I know of.

Opening the MK/DAK lounges won’t result in more invitations going out. Current membership levels and allowances are based on all four lounges being open, but membership is a slow process. It’s not like on day one 10,000 people paid their money and got their member cards.

They may find once all four are open that they can comfortably take more members. They’re taking it slow and one step at a time, which is a good thing.
 

mason1965

New Member
The DHS Club 33 does have some movie props and photos in it. That's all I can say about that.

Also, a restaurant is not needed in my opinion, and would allow too many non-member guests to come in more often. It's one of the major complaints about the Disneyland Club 33 that the WDW Club 33 is trying to avoid, from what I understand.

MK opens in September most likely, could be October if there are delays.
 

doctornick

Well-Known Member
Also, a restaurant is not needed in my opinion, and would allow too many non-member guests to come in more often. It's one of the major complaints about the Disneyland Club 33 that the WDW Club 33 is trying to avoid, from what I understand.
I thought a major selling point of Club 33 was the ability to bring in guests and "wine and dine" them, especially for businesses. Granted the potential clientele is probably somewhat different in central Florida versus the LA area. It sounds like this meant to be more like a private "members only" country club.
 

trojanjustin

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I thought a major selling point of Club 33 was the ability to bring in guests and "wine and dine" them, especially for businesses. Granted the potential clientele is probably somewhat different in central Florida versus the LA area. It sounds like this meant to be more like a private "members only" country club.
In California, this has become the norm. Disney began selling corporate memberships which cost quite a bit more, while limiting the entries individual members could have. In Florida they don’t have the kind of industry center Southern California has, so it has to be a very different type of membership model, I assume.
 

Giraffiki

Active Member
The DHS Club 33 does have some movie props and photos in it. That's all I can say about that.

Also, a restaurant is not needed in my opinion, and would allow too many non-member guests to come in more often. It's one of the major complaints about the Disneyland Club 33 that the WDW Club 33 is trying to avoid, from what I understand.

MK opens in September most likely, could be October if there are delays.
They look to be close to opening. Lots of HVAC work now
 

GiveMeTheMusic

Well-Known Member
I thought a major selling point of Club 33 was the ability to bring in guests and "wine and dine" them, especially for businesses. Granted the potential clientele is probably somewhat different in central Florida versus the LA area. It sounds like this meant to be more like a private "members only" country club.
That is correct, and DL 33 has moved that way as well.
 

mason1965

New Member
... Granted the potential clientele is probably somewhat different in central Florida versus the LA area. It sounds like this meant to be more like a private "members only" country club.
You hit the nail on the head with your statements here. There is no corporate membership level in WDW Club 33, only individual (from what I've heard from others).
 
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Kman101

Well-Known Member
There's certainly enough dead space on the new pathway between the two areas.
I'm sure it's not going to take up a massive amount of space, but ugh, why are they using space for a Club most guests won't ever get into or even care about? Oh, right. $$$$.
 

Surfin' Tuna

Well-Known Member
The last I heard was AK was still a yet to be determined date next year. They are having food tasting events near the end of this month at the MK location, so they must be close to finalizing a menu there. There is still no firm date on MK as far as I know.
 
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