Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
  1. #1

    • Gumball Rally Godfather
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Central Cali
    Posts
    4,933

    D23 reviews Club 33

    D23 posted a nice little trip report to Club 33 in their D23 FANfare email update. Here's the link.

    I found this to be quite interesting:

    Quote Originally Posted by D23 FANfare
    Ever since Club 33 opened on June 15, 1967, a waiting list for one of its 480 member slots has stretched from New Orleans Square to Tomorrowland and back again. Today you'll wait at least 18 years for the privilege of using your name and "Club 33 Member" in the same sentence.
    18 years? No wonder they cut off the sign-up list...
    Charlie
    MiceChat User #1037


  2. #2

    • Tomorrow's Child
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    England, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,612

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    18 years? Geez. No wonder they thought it'd be a good idea to start one up in DCA.


    "We're not trying to entertain the critics ... I'll take my chances with the public." -
    Walt Disney

  3. #3

    • "I Break Things"
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    12,370

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    Quote Originally Posted by Circarama View Post
    18 years? No wonder they cut off the sign-up list...
    OldSchoolMickey made a comment about how the economy affects people's ability to purchase a membership. Basically they sign up in good times, and when called up are then unable to afford it... but I always thought the list was around the 5 or 6 year mark... didn't realize it was 18 years.
    "Happiness is a Low Water Level"


    "Creating magical memories and making Managers cry since 1955!"


  4. #4

    • Great Googily Moogily!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    226

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    Exactly how many people make up 18 years worth of waiting?
    Have you PLay'ed today?

  5. #5

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    It will be a great place to take your kids. Or grandkids.

  6. #6

    • Storyteller
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    365

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    My goodness I had no idea it was that long! Let's hope some people drop off the list.

  7. #7

    • Higitus Figitus
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    228

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    perhaps there's been an increase in the "inherited membership" (can't remember official name)? you know, the one where businesses are allowed to change the member every year?
    “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

  8. #8

    • Dream'n w/Blue Sky
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    where there is mice
    Posts
    323

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    18 YEARS waiting list! Well I'm 3 years into that and I still hope I live long enough...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  9. #9

    • Gumball Rally Godfather
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Central Cali
    Posts
    4,933

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    Quote Originally Posted by SwordintheStone View Post
    perhaps there's been an increase in the "inherited membership" (can't remember official name)? you know, the one where businesses are allowed to change the member every year?
    I didn't know they could do that.
    Charlie
    MiceChat User #1037


  10. #10

    • Higitus Figitus
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    228

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    Quote Originally Posted by Circarama View Post
    I didn't know they could do that.
    just got this from wikipedia so who knows how tru it is lol
    "The Limited Corporate Membership fee is $13,750 with only one member at an annual fee of $4,650. This entitles the corporation to transfer the membership to another employee whenever necessary."
    “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

  11. #11

    • I eat TR's for breakfast!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Aliso Viejo, CA
    Posts
    1,767

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    Quote Originally Posted by JFSebastian View Post
    My goodness I had no idea it was that long! Let's hope some people drop off the list.
    And find a new home in the haunted mansion?

    There's always room for 1,000 haunts, heck, even 18 years worth of haunts!

  12. #12

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    286

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    Quote Originally Posted by SwordintheStone View Post
    just got this from wikipedia so who knows how tru it is lol
    "The Limited Corporate Membership fee is $13,750 with only one member at an annual fee of $4,650. This entitles the corporation to transfer the membership to another employee whenever necessary."
    I believe the corporation still owns the membership, it is just the person who's name is on the card and who is responsible for making reservations can change. Like if a person leaves the corporation or the position in that corporation then they can put the card in someone else's name.

  13. #13

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Nor Cal
    Posts
    1,172

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    The other surprising number was that there only 480 members. Not a very big group. An 18 year waiting list may not actually contain a lot of people.

    I would be very curious as to how many members drop off each year.

    I am about 4 years in so if it is truly 18 years, I have a long way to go!
    The Mur
    ______________________________________________
    Two different worlds.....we live in two different worlds

  14. #14

    • Sock Puppet
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pasadena
    Posts
    2,115

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    Yeah, I saw the write-up.

    18 years is over-inflated.

    The folks getting the invitation during the past few years were on the list for about 7 to 9 years.

    D23 did simple math to come up with the 18 year figure. More than likely, they took the current number of folks on the list and divided it by the usual number of new members each year to come up with the 18 year figure.

    But as we all know, not EVERY person on the list will actually follow through and sign up. MOST, yes I said, MOST folks on the list are just curiosity seekers and/or dreamers (future lottery winner hopefuls...LOL).

    Enjoy!

  15. #15

    • Sock Puppet
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pasadena
    Posts
    2,115

    Re: D23 reviews Club 33

    Quote Originally Posted by The Red Head View Post
    I believe the corporation still owns the membership, it is just the person who's name is on the card and who is responsible for making reservations can change. Like if a person leaves the corporation or the position in that corporation then they can put the card in someone else's name.





Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. TDLFAN reviews "Comedy Club" at the MK (photos)
    By TDLFAN in forum Walt Disney World Resort
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 04-02-2007, 07:22 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-05-2006, 08:10 PM
  3. Adventures Club Reviews
    By PeaJay18 in forum Walt Disney World Resort
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-13-2005, 04:46 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •