Back in April, it was revealed that Club 33, The "secret" Disneyland club, would be making its way to Walt Disney World sometime this year. However, since this announcement last spring, almost nothing has been revealed about what guests can expect from this ultra-exclusive, incredibly upscale (and of course insanely pricey) experience, which seems strange as Disney was originally supposed to have at least one of the four Walt Disney World Club 33 locations open in time for the holiday season.
However, with Halloween just over a week away, the holiday season is just about upon us, it looks increasingly likely that this project has been unofficially delayed, at least until early 2018, if not longer, as there has been no official information released about Club 33 at Walt Disney World at all, and even basic information like locations, prices, or even membership fees remain a mystery.
So what's going on with this location? Here's what we know...
Club 33 locations are still being prepped, so a cancellation doesn't seem likely
Back when this project was first announced we assumed that Disney would be using existing lounge and restaurant spaces around the resort to create these new Club 33 locations, and from what it looks like, this is indeed what Disney is doing. Earlier this year construction walls appeared around entrance to the former Chase lounge at the American Adventure at Epcot, implying that some construction work is going on around this area. In the time since this development, it seems like construction is still going on in this area, and the Chase Lounge has been discontinued as a perk for Chase cardholders, lending credence to this unconfirmed theory.
Meanwhile, over at Disney's Hollywood Studios, earlier this year the former Catwalk Bar (which sits atop the Brown Derby Lounge and hasn't been used in years) was rumored to be the location for Club 33 in this park, as the elevator that leads to this area was mysteriously blocked off and surrounded by construction walls as well. However, in the weeks since, nothing has happened in this space as well.
In addition to these two location, it has also been hinted in recent weeks that the Magic Kingdom's Club 33 location may be in part of the recently opened Skipper Canteen in Adventureland, with one of the dining rooms being converted into a Club 33 location.
Though there are plenty of rumors about potential Club 33 locations, it is very strange that Disney has not confimed anything yet about this project, which makes a delay of this project seem even more likely.
Though we speculated earlier this year that Disney could potentially have the Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios locations ready by Christmas as part of a phased opening, it looks like the window for that possibility is closing pretty fast, as Disney has yet to reveal one key thing about Club 33 that will likely determine its success or failure on the East Coast...