1. When: Beginning Friday, May 4, 2012, Disney is sending official invitations to the first 100 people on the 800-person waiting list. These names have been on the list for 10 years, since that was the last time Disney had an open waiting list.
2. Membership Costs: Individual initiation costs are $25,000 with a yearly membership of $10,000. This is a huge increase in yearly membership which stood at $3,600 for years. You can be grandfathered into the old price, but it will exclude all of the new perks. Corporate memberships involve a $40,000 initiation fee and a yearly membership of $10,000. Affiliate members will pay a $5,000 yearly fee.
3. New Perks: This part is rather exciting! There will be a new lounge called 1901 in California Adventure for members, and it was named after Uncle Walt's birth year. It is located at the bottom of the Carthay Circle Theatre, but it is solely for drinks and small bites versus a full service meal over at Club 33. Valet parking, exclusive sneak peeks at new attractions, and VIP itinerary planning are also a part of the membership now. In addition to all of these new perks, an individual member is now given 4 annual passes to both Florida and California parks plus 50 day passes for guests. Corporate members will receive 100 days passes.
What do you think of the new perks for Club 33 membership? Let me know in the comments below.
Check out my original Club 33 article on Red Carpet Closet from February 2010.
Kristyn Burtt is a TV Host, Entertainment Reporter, and Former Couch Potato turned Mouse Potato living in Los Angeles. For more Hollywood scoop, follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and on her site, Red Carpet Closet.