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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    Off to Club 33:

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    Quote Originally Posted by PEZZ Lightyear View Post
    Off to Club 33:


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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    Quote Originally Posted by PEZZ Lightyear View Post
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    I better see that Magic Feather.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    I'd like to go once to experience it but can't conceive spending that much money on a membership that didn't include a spa.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    This is from an older thread on the rationale of the costs of Club 33
    ...a friend has a country club membership and paid in the high 5 figures. Then they get to pay for their dinners, etc... AND to add to that, they are expected to spend so much a month on golf and dinners there, and if they don't, they get billed for it!
    Very true. Minimums are the norm at private clubs. Some country clubs have "social memberships" where you pay for the ability to use the club rooms or tennis courts, etc., but not having golf privileges. The initiation fees can be way in excess to that of Club 33. And to play golf, you have to be intived by a member or pay very, very hefty green fees. If you want a full membership, the costs can be exhorbitant. And no matter what type of membership you have, you are still expected to spend "X" at the restaurant. Free food to offset dues is not part of the bargain.

    And not only that, but just to get in these clubs, you need not only the financial means but also the connections with other members so they can vouch for your membership. Exclusivity is part of it. With Club 33, it comes in the form of a very long wait to join.
    Even if I had so much money I didn't know what to do with, I don't think I could legitimize paying that much money so I could have the possibility of eating there.
    I know what you're saying. I've seen other posts that express the same sentiment. But it is ultimately an individual evaluation that one makes for various reasons, e.g., there are "premium" movie theaters that charge several dollars more for the movie but offer reserved seats and a more luxurious setting. I have friends who will not spend that extra money based on principle, even though not having to arrive early to save their seat is part of it. To me the benefit is very well worth it, but to them it's not.

    With club memberships such as Club 33, the benefits may outweigh the cost, perhaps to distinguish their business or for the personal enrichment of the member's experience or social life. Whatever the reasons are for one's desire to join a club, or not join a club, it is ultimately determined by which way the scale tips for them, either in favor of or against.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    For what it's worth, it's ridiculously way too much money imo.

    I'd rather go on various 100 million dollar e-ticket rides for nothing save the cost of admission.

    The only club I care about is The Breakfast Club.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    I have no problem with anyone that chooses to spend their money on Club33, people choose what they want to spend their money on, and its all subjective. I wouldnt pay to join club 33 anymore than I would pay to join a country club, its not my thing and I wouldn't utilize it (but I really don;t appreciate the finer things in life, I would preser counter service to sit down at least 75% of he time). But for individuals or businesses that do, its IMO a great perk to use for clients, family and friends.

    Everyone spend their money differently, I drive a Chevy and take family road trips, my sister drives a Mercedes and takes first class international family vacations, yet our households earn close to the same amounts. It all about what you choose to spend your money on. Apparantly, most of mine goes to good vodka and tequila.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    i think people going into Disneyland is just the same. Im always curious how people can afford to go into Disneyland. :|
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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    Quote Originally Posted by SummerInFL View Post
    Ah, well if that is the case then I apologize.

    $1000 shower curtain? I don't know, does it do anything special? :P I know you weren't being serious, I just had to ask that question. LOL
    Oh I was just using the Tyco example...when all the big companies went down for fraud, the CEO had an expense list...I remember one of the items being some extravagantly expensive shower curtain. And no it doesn't do anything special. Do Rolexes do anything special? No, but people still like buying them =D.

    As for Club 33...if you have the money and love Disney; if not its not for you. Similar to how people pay for exclusive access to private jets, country clubs, etc. Club 33 is for Disneyland. Personally I hope to get on the wait list when it opens up to start my 10 year wait period and then hopefully join =D.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    Quote Originally Posted by MollyTrolly View Post
    ...It's all about what you choose to spend your money on. Apparantly, most of mine goes to good vodka and tequila.
    A commendable choice IMO as well.

    But seriously, this exact topic has been addressed numerous times in various contexts, and these discussions inevitably result in one group of people saying it aint worth it no matter how much money they had, and another group saying the opposite and that it's about personal choice and look at the waiting list, etc.

    It seems rather pointless to debate it. Although I would point to the dozens of Club 33 trip reports on this very site from people, most of whom are not Club 33 members themselves, that were it not for someone's membership and payment of annual dues, those wonderful Club 33 memories and trip reports wouldn't exist.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    Quote Originally Posted by MagicKingdomBoy View Post
    It seems rather pointless to debate it.
    Agreed. Fortunately we are still allowed to spend our money as we see fit. You wouldn't catch me going to a Game in Green Bay to see the Packers when it's -20 degrees, but there is still a 30 year waiting list for season tickets.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Agreed. Fortunately we are still allowed to spend our money as we see fit. You wouldn't catch me going to a Game in Green Bay to see the Packers when it's -20 degrees, but there is still a 30 year waiting list for season tickets.
    OMG, are you serious??? Now THAT really is an utter waste of money!

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    If Club 33 is for Dumbo then hand me my magic feather!
    I've been there several times. It's a lovely place, the service is amazing and the food the best of the old fashioned (read 60s) cuisine. And where else are you likely to hear "Imagine" played on an antique virginal? The view of Fantismic! isn't the best, but it was lovely to be able to sit, sipping wine while watching it.
    Many think that the cost of an AP is silly. I say, I like silly.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    Quote Originally Posted by aznshrek88 View Post
    Do Rolexes do anything special? No, but people still like buying them =D.
    Rolexes keep their value over time, impress the impressionable and can be passed down as an heirloom to future generations, while a club membership just expires after the allotted time period.
    I think most of us would like to go to Club 33 for the experience and judging from the trip reports almost everyone here who has gone was not a member but invited by one. That would seem to mean we'd like to go but almost everyone feels it is not worth it to spend the money to become a member to go more often. I haven't read one trip report where someone was invited, went and then applied to join the wait list.

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    Re: Club 33 is for Dumbo

    Quote Originally Posted by Sillyup10 View Post
    Hello,
    Paying $9,000 dollars to join club 33 is bad. $3,000 annually! I'd rather go buy a 2009 Nissan Murano.
    I'm not sure what math you're doing here. 2009 Nissan Muranos START at $26,500.
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