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  • [Question] Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

    What does Al mean by Club 33 and 1901 allowing public access in his comments on Miceage today?

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    Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

    Originally posted by BurningStroller View Post
    What does Al mean by Club 33 and 1901 allowing public access in his comments on Miceage today?
    It means Club 33 members are getting screwed. Again.

    (To see how they got screwed the first time, check out this thread and this one.)
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      Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

      Originally posted by BurningStroller View Post
      What does Al mean by Club 33 and 1901 allowing public access in his comments on Miceage today?
      The Club is no longer private. You can have access to Club 33 with various public tours, D-23 events, Adventures by Disney, guests can rent the club for private parties via Disney Meetings (the group and convention arm of Disneyland) and countless other methods. Knowing a member is no longer needed.

      There is a much larger thread on the changes to Club 33 membership that was started in December of 2011. I correctly warned everyone that the changes were designed to empty the club in order to double the membership ranks and to bring in new revenue. Disney could have easily doubled the membership by reducing non-member reservations but keeping the venue a private club and keeping membership prices where they were. When they more than tripled the membership dues and started allowing access via different methods that did not require a membership, their plan backfired. The blatant cash-grab always ends bad and it is sad that the members are the ones affected. I have every confidence that the members who were on the fence about their renewal last year will not renew this year.

      ---------- Post added 08-09-2012 at 08:37 AM ----------

      Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
      It means Club 33 members are getting screwed. Again.

      (To see how they got screwed the first time, check out this thread and this one.)
      I couldn't agree more but please remember everyone was warned. It is kind or hard to feel sorry for those who continue to believe the lies year after year and keep going back only to pay for their punishment. I feel for those who remained members but the writing was on the wall for all to see.

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        Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

        I always thought paying for membership to only a private restaurant is a bad idea.

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          Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

          Originally posted by Disneynut View Post
          The Club is no longer private. You can have access to Club 33 with various public tours, D-23 events, Adventures by Disney, guests can rent the club for private parties via Disney Meetings (the group and convention arm of Disneyland) and countless other methods. Knowing a member is no longer needed.

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            Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

            Any idea how a casual visitor could gain access to one of either 33 or 1901 during a week long trip?

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            • #7
              Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

              <shrugs> At least I got to go when Club 33 still meant something...
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                Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                Judging from the amount of people going there now, Apparently it means little to the current members. I still dislike the idea of opening it up.
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                  Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                  Originally posted by BurningStroller View Post
                  Any idea how a casual visitor could gain access to one of either 33 or 1901 during a week long trip?
                  Book a VIP Premium tour, and if there is availability at the club, they will try and work you in. 1901 is harder.
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                    Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                    Originally posted by Broadway Guru View Post
                    <shrugs> At least I got to go when Club 33 still meant something...
                    This.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                      Last couple of times I had lunch at the club, it was like a ghost town in there.
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                        Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                        Those are like $250 and hour... hmm... have you tried it? I might do this.

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                          Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                          Originally posted by Broadway Guru View Post
                          <shrugs> At least I got to go when Club 33 still meant something...
                          Ditto....




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                            Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                            Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
                            Ditto....
                            Yep, same here....

                            Although, do we have absolute confirmation on this or is Al just speculating? And is it just for the VIP tours and not necessarily for the off the street guest?

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                              Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                              Correct me if I'm wrong, but the VIP tours come with a 6hr minimum and are $300/hr. Soooo, $1800 for your own personal SuperFastPass and a maybe chance of getting into C33. I do not believe the VIP tour guides have access to 1901 at all.
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                                Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                                Yes, the VIP tour is $299 an hour with a 6 hour minimum. You get backdoored into every ride with FastPass and possibly others. There was an entire guide to the VIP tour just posted on another Disney website (it always makes me laugh).
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                                • #17
                                  Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                                  I can understand why some people are upset about the possibility of Club 33 not being exclusive in the future, but it the cost to play is still going to be expensive. To be able to have lunch or dinner in such a private club without paying the exorbitant fees membership/yearly fees will be a lovely experience for many guests.

                                  Personally, if I had another chance to have dinner there I would jump at it! We had such a wonderful time though I was, sadly, low on time. Getting to visit again would mean the world to me! I just don't have the expendable income it takes to become a member.

                                  And dinner at Club 33 will always mean something if you have had a chance to dine. I don't feel giving more people access will ever sully my experience or make it any less wonderful than it was.
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                                    Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                                    Originally posted by Disneymike View Post
                                    Yep, same here....

                                    Although, do we have absolute confirmation on this or is Al just speculating? And is it just for the VIP tours and not necessarily for the off the street guest?
                                    VIP tours, D23 events, and Adventures by Disney. No walk-up dining...yet.
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                                      the writing was on the wall for a while now. It's no secret that Disney has wanted to sell the unique experience of being at the Club. A lot of older members will argue that what made the Club what it is today disappeared long before Disney made the membership changes.
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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Public access to Club 33? Al's Miceage comments...

                                        I've been to Club 33 a few times and both visits were underwhelming. I will never never never understand the craziness that people actually pay thousands of dollars to eat at a freakin restaurant. Talk about Disney completely brain washing their fans.

                                        I'm glad that it's no longer "private" or "exclusive". Maybe people will finally learn how they were robbed right under their own noses. Complete nonsense!
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