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Disneyland's Exclusive Club 33 Is Even More Incredible From Within (Photos)

You're not a true Disney superfan until you've made it onto the ultra-exclusive members list of Club 33. More than 40 years old, the secretive club lies hidden in California's Disneyland, open only to a select handful of super-rich Disney devotees. Normally, non-members would never be allowed to see inside, but thanks to Gavin Doyle at Disney Dose, we're able to see inside the most exclusive club in the happiest place on Earth.

  • Disney's Club 33 is not only the most exclusive restaurant is Disneyland, it's one of the most exclusive in California.

    Disney's Club 33 is not only the most exclusive restaurant is Disneyland, it's one of the most exclusive in California.

    Walt Disney himself played a major role in designing and decorating Club 33, which opened about 5 months after his death. Today, the club costs $25,000 to join and $10,000 in annual fees.

  • The unmarked restaurant is somewhat difficult to locate in Disneyland.

    The unmarked restaurant is somewhat difficult to locate in Disneyland.

    For those who want to catch a glimpse of the entrance, head to 33 Royal Street in Disneyland's New Orleans Square. But don't count on sneaking in successfully...

  • The club is accessed by a monitored secret door.

    The club is accessed by a monitored secret door.

    Seen here is the former secret entrance in New Orleans Square before a recent 2014 renovation.

  • Part of the renovation includes this staircase.

    Part of the renovation includes this staircase.

    It's called the Court of Angels staircase and it's completely enclosed in this courtyard.

  • Recently, 17-year-old Gavin Doyle got into Club 33 and returned with some exclusive photos of the inside.

    Recently, 17-year-old Gavin Doyle got into Club 33 and returned with some exclusive photos of the inside.

    The kid is seriously into Disney. He's got a podcast on which he interviews park designers and other big-name Disney folk, and he's operated a successful Disney fan site for years. 

  • On the way to the club's restaurant is the lounge, Salon Nouveau.

    On the way to the club's restaurant is the lounge, Salon Nouveau.

    The walls of the entrance are lined with hundreds of bottles of expensive wine. Club 33 is the only location inside Disneyland that serves alcohol.

  • The lounge's private booths all have their own themes and memorabilia.

    The lounge's private booths all have their own themes and memorabilia.

    Different areas of Club 33 are decorated in the spirit of Disney movies, like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Haunted Mansion."

  • There's also a special kind of player piano in the lounge.

    There's also a special kind of player piano in the lounge.

    Doyle said that it has the ability to stream and play live concerts from around the world.

  • Outside the lounge is a grandfather clock with a talking vulture perched on top.

    Outside the lounge is a grandfather clock with a talking vulture perched on top.

    Reportedly, Walt Disney's first plan for the vulture was to put it in the Trophy Room and have microphones installed in the chandeliers so he could listen to patron's conversations and then talk back to them through the animatronic vulture. They never did that. But they kept the vulture, and it talks to guests today.

  • Inside the dining room, diners prepare for a six-course dinner.

    Inside the dining room, diners prepare for a six-course dinner.

    The menus here consist mainly of French and New American cuisine. 

  • Each course comes with about 3 or 4 different options.

    Each course comes with about 3 or 4 different options.

    Doyle said the food here was super expensive. 

  • Some examples of dishes include a grilled diver scallop with gulf shrimp, cheese, and grits.

    Some examples of dishes include a grilled diver scallop with gulf shrimp, cheese, and grits.

  • Lobster Rockefeller with oysters and lemon hollandaise...

    Lobster Rockefeller with oysters and lemon hollandaise...

  • And Doyle's favorite, the creme brullee.

    And Doyle's favorite, the creme brullee.

  • Currently, Club 33 has about 500 members.

    Currently, Club 33 has about 500 members.

    Want to join anytime soon? Good luck: There are also an estimated 800 people on a waiting list to join the club. So unless you're a super-rich Disney superfan, this is one club that's probably best enjoyed from the photos. 

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