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News Club 33 coming to Walt Disney World this Fall

MickeyMan36

Active Member
I for one am very excited about Club 33 in Disney World. The last time that I was at the parks, I saw both locations that had just recently opened. I stood outside and stomped my feet like a little baby. "Let me in, let me in, let me in." Actually, I was waiting for my family to finish up in the bathrooms in Brown Derby. I just stood there and wondered what it looked like inside, how you get in, how exclusive is it? After my family was finished, we left and went on with our evening in the park. I don't understand the negativity about things that some people can afford over others at the parks. Disney World has many many different price points for all aspects of the parks (hotel rooms, dining, tours, expensive merchandise.......) There is no reason that the masses should enjoy Disney World any less than they did before Club 33 arrived. The Disney Company is a for profit company, and if they can get initiation plus 15k a year out of some people, good for them. If it generates extra revenue, that revenue will go back into making the parks better for everyone.
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
I for one am very excited about Club 33 in Disney World. The last time that I was at the parks, I saw both locations that had just recently opened. I stood outside and stomped my feet like a little baby. "Let me in, let me in, let me in." Actually, I was waiting for my family to finish up in the bathrooms in Brown Derby. I just stood there and wondered what it looked like inside, how you get in, how exclusive is it? After my family was finished, we left and went on with our evening in the park. I don't understand the negativity about things that some people can afford over others at the parks. Disney World has many many different price points for all aspects of the parks (hotel rooms, dining, tours, expensive merchandise.......) There is no reason that the masses should enjoy Disney World any less than they did before Club 33 arrived. The Disney Company is a for profit company, and if they can get initiation plus 15k a year out of some people, good for them. If it generates extra revenue, that revenue will go back into making the parks better for everyone.
Well just whip out your Amex Black and you too can experience the "magic". What you don't have one? How dare you even set foot in our parks....
 

Biff215

Well-Known Member
If it generates extra revenue, that revenue will go back into making the parks better for everyone.
I mostly agree that Club 33 will have little effect on the rest of us, so I’m fine with it. But assuming that revenue will actually go back into the parks is wishful thinking. DVC has made crazy profit over the last decade or so yet investment in the parks was minimal until recently. We’ll never know how it actually works but it’s doubtful it will change anything.
 

pdude81

Well-Known Member
I mostly agree that Club 33 will have little effect on the rest of us, so I’m fine with it. But assuming that revenue will actually go back into the parks is wishful thinking. DVC has made crazy profit over the last decade or so yet investment in the parks was minimal until recently. We’ll never know how it actually works but it’s doubtful it will change anything.
DVC is very separate from park revenue and operations. They do pay in for special events and access, but I don't think that the rent on the DVC lounge is going to push the needle on park revenues. Where DVC growth should have had an earlier impact IMO is on transportation as they fund a share of monorail and bus costs.

I have never seen any information on how Club 33's finances are structured, but since they are permanent clubs within the parks I'd expect that their revenues are tied in with park operations and should impact future renovations/expansion.
 

fngoofy

Well-Known Member
I for one am very excited about Club 33 in Disney World. The last time that I was at the parks, I saw both locations that had just recently opened. I stood outside and stomped my feet like a little baby. "Let me in, let me in, let me in." Actually, I was waiting for my family to finish up in the bathrooms in Brown Derby. I just stood there and wondered what it looked like inside, how you get in, how exclusive is it? After my family was finished, we left and went on with our evening in the park. I don't understand the negativity about things that some people can afford over others at the parks. Disney World has many many different price points for all aspects of the parks (hotel rooms, dining, tours, expensive merchandise.......) There is no reason that the masses should enjoy Disney World any less than they did before Club 33 arrived. The Disney Company is a for profit company, and if they can get initiation plus 15k a year out of some people, good for them. If it generates extra revenue, that revenue will go back into making the parks better for everyone.
I agree with you, I don't have a problem with them being added.
BUT
I don't get the excitement you mention. Unless you have an extra $30k laying around and at least $15k/yr on the go forward, you won't see the inside of any of the C33s... ever.
 

raymusiccity

Well-Known Member
Wait? You have to have a Black Amex to go to Disney World? When did this start? I better get right on that. Lol.
Well just whip out your Amex Black and you too can experience the "magic". What you don't have one? How dare you even set foot in our parks....
I'm just going to paraphrase Groucho Marx when he said: " I do not want to be joining a club that would have me as a member!" ☺
 

fngoofy

Well-Known Member
I'm just going to paraphrase Groucho Marx when he said: " I do not want to be joining a club that would have me as a member!" ☺
I see your Groucho quote and raise you one.

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Kman101

Well-Known Member
Walt started one in Disneyland. Why not one in WDW? I don't think these are going to negatively impact the average park guest.
I have no issue with the club itself coming to WDW. The Magic Kingdom location? No issues from me, it's out of the way and utilizing space that doesn't take away from any real expansion. Same for Epcot and DHS. Both used spaces that I have no problem with them using.

I just took issue if they're building something on an expansion plot that most guests won't ever get a chance to experience. That's all. It's not about harming the guest experience, technically, or about not liking they're coming.
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
That float is 32 years old and still lives!
Yep. How bizarre that float has been around the exact same amount of time I have? lol

Don't they have a couple of floats that have been around for a long, long time? Isn't the Clara Cluck float from Halloween the old Dumbo one from like decades ago at this point?
 
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