Club 33 Equivalents Headed to Walt Disney World

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    2018-2020

    RUMOR STATUS

    Confirmed

    An exclusive Club 33 like restaurant is coming to every park in Walt Disney World.

    The locations are as follows:

    • Spotlight Lounge – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Now open, the restaurant intends to recreate a green room at a major film awards ceremony. Located near the Brown Derby at he former Catwalk bar
    • Constellation Club – Epcot – Now open at American Adventure
    • Captain’s Quarters – Magic Kingdom – Now open in Adventureland
    • Harambe House – Animal Kingdom – Under Construction in Africa

    The initial membership cost is reportedly $33,000 and $15,000 annually. It is expected that this will Include four coast to coast passes (Premier Passports), 5 VIP tours, Fastpasses, 50 1 day tickets, and possibly other perks.

    A restaurant 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, then Disney Vacation Club members.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    May 5, 2019: BlogMickey.com posted photos of land clearing along the pathway between Festival of the Lion King and Pandora: The World of Avatar. The expectation is that this is for the Club 33 location at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

    September 22, 2018: @Disneyismylife on Twitter posted a photo of the new Club 33 entrance for the Magic Kingdom.

    September 3, 2018: BlogMickey.com posted photos of the Club 33 (Captain’s Quarters) location. Scrims were removed prior to park opening.

    August 30, 2018: OrlandoParksNews.com is reporting that each of the Club 33 locations in Walt Disney World will have it’s own unique name and theme. They are as follows:

    • Spotlight Lounge – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Now open, the restaurant intends to recreate a green room at a major film awards ceremony.
    • Constellation Club – Epcot – Now open
    • Captain’s Quarters – Magic Kingdom – Coming Soon
    • Harambe House – Animal Kingdom – Coming Soon

    April 13, 2018: WDWMagic.com user Rteetz is reporting that the initial cost is $33,000 and $15,000 annually. Includes four coast to coast passes, 5 VIP tours, Fastpasses, 50 1 day tickets, and possibly other perks.

    Disney is also reportedly offering the new option to non-Golden Oak guests.

    April 12, 2018: WDWMagic.com user Rteetz is reporting that the Animal Kingdom Club 33 equivalent is expected to go in the former McDonald’s lounge at DINOSAUR.

    March 8, 2018: WDWMagic.com user SpaceMountain77 posted photos of cast members wearing Club 33 badges inside the lobby of The Brown Derby. The understanding is that the Hollywood Studios Club 33 location is now open with the Epcot location opening shortly.

    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.

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