Man sues Disneyland for ending membership to exclusive Club 33


#1

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#2

Goodness! An unutterable breach of the etiquette, decorum, and refinement of breeding for which Disneyland is world renowned!

Servant, my fainting couch!


#3

Wow, if I was a muckety-muck, and I assure you I am, I can think of a good many exclusive clubs that would attract me more than a Disneyland club. Why does this institution exen exist? $10,000 to party with Mickey?


#4

The mirror of Groucho Marx? He wants to belong to a club that won’t accept him as a member


#5

Access to Club 33, free entrance to the park and tours are the perks.


#6

Unfortunately, we were left with no other choice in order to preserve the integrity of membership

I was going to snark about this, but then I realized, probably no other club on earth cares so very deeply about the integrity of its membership than one whose members pay $11,000 to have lunch at a theme park.


#7

Because you could get a freaking drink in Club 33 as opposed to the dry wasteland that is Disneyland. At least California Adventure serves alcohol these days.


#8

Having been to Club 33 (as a guest, not a member), I gotta say that it’s a bit of a thrill to go there (Drink in the park without having to smuggle it in! General public not allowed!), but I can’t imagine paying that kind of yearly membership fee for the privilege.


#9

The waiting list for membership is years long. Club 33 is a really fantastic restaurant with tons of Disney history behind it (designed by Walt to entertain heads of state!), and you get access to the park thru a private entrance. Many members are companies who use their membership as a perk for top employees. I got in once when a local company auctioned off one day of use of their membership for charity. Experience of a lifetime.


#10

As a person who would have to fly to any Disney place this just seems absurd, but I suppose there must be regulars for whom this is like a country club or pool membership. I’m just having a hard time squaring the yearly cost with those perks.


#11

One less person on the waiting list !


#12

Previously on BoingBoing:




#13

IIRC Disney World has something similar. You forget there are people just obsessed with those places and go several times a year.


#14

No, they don’t, sadly. They have lots of corporate VIP lounges in all the pavilions and attractions sponsored by various companies, but there’s nothing remotely like Club 33 at WDW.


#15

…that we know of.


#16

Sounds like he’s not the only one who transfers privileges.


#17

Two very different things: it’s OK to let others use your membership with authorized permission (companies do it every day) and Disney gave special permission for a charity auction for one day of use in my case. This fellow was selling off use of his membership without permission.


#18

Or Minnie… depends on your preferences. Extra for both of them.


#19

Ears Wide Shut


#20

Asshole pulls one last asshole move after asshole club says he’s too much of an asshole even for assholes.