Rumor StatusIn Development
A long standing rumor has been that an exclusive Club 33 like restaurant would be coming to Walt Disney World. The latest rumor is that a location would be established in each of the four parks by Fall 2017. The initial locations are likely to be upscale private bars before any new restaurants are built.
The exclusive dining may also be coming to Disney Springs. The exclusivity is expected to be similar in nature to Club 33 at Disneyland with initial priority being given to owners at Disney's Golden Oak facility.
Other rumored locations are as follows:
- Magic Kingdom: Skipper Canteen/Adventureland Veranda
- Epcot: American Adventure
- Disney's Hollywood Studios: Brown Derby and/or the former Catwalk Bar.
- Disney's Animal Kingdom: At or near Tiffins/Nomad Lounge
March 8, 2018: WDWMagic.com user SpaceMountain77 posted photos of cast members wearing Club 33 badges inside the lobby of The Brown Derby.
February 24, 2018: WDWNT.com posted photos of a doorbell and Magic Band access that appears to be for a Club 33 equivalent at the American Adventure Pavilion. The door is to the right of the entrance for the attraction.
April 27, 2017: On a Premium Episode of the Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill, Jim mentions that the Club 33 facilities should debut as a single restaurant and three lounges. Candidates for the lounges include a room in Skipper Canteen and Nomad Lounge (in Tiffin's at Disney's Animal Kingdom). He anticipates the Club 33 equivalent to be in place by the 50th anniversary (2021). After the show was released Len Testa posted on WDWMagic.com that they received updated information that did not include Skipper Canteen or Nomad Lounge.
Jim also suggested that when Toy Story Land opens, the Disney Junior Live on Stage show will close and the former Catwalk Bar will be expanded for use as a Club 33 experience with a balcony offering views of the Star Wars fireworks.
April 24, 2017: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that the Club 33 equivalents in Walt Disney World will debut as upscale private bars before any new restaurants are built.
April 15, 2017: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that the rumored locations for the Club 33 lounges are as follows:
- Magic Kingdom: Skipper Canteen
- Epcot: American Adventure
- Disney's Hollywood Studios: Brown Derby
- Disney's Animal Kingdom: At or near Tiffins
April 13, 2017: WDWMagic.com is reporting that Disney is once again considering a Club 33 equivalent for Walt Disney World. The site is reporting that each park would have it's own restaurant with an expected opening date of Fall 2017.
October 15, 2016: On Episode 112 of the Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill, Jim mentioned the possibility of exclusive dining coming to all four Walt Disney World theme parks as well as Disney Springs.
July 21, 2015: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 has reported that a version of Club 33 is likely for Walt Disney World, but he did not think it would be located in the Magic Kingdom.