Originally founded for the executives of the park's original 33 sponsors/participants, the club was expanded to accommodate other members. There is a long waiting list and it's indeed expensive to join.
I've been to the Club on several occasions. The entrance was indeed given the street address of 33, and the entrance is next to the Blue Bayou. Once inside, the atmosphere is elegant. The bar is great, the service is great, the food is great. And, considering that, if you go as a guest, your meal price includes admission, it's not a bad price. 35-50 dollars per person.
Here's a tiny fact. The waiters and waitresses get one (perhaps it's 2) Club 33 pens each day, and are very selective about who they give them to. Also, when your reservation is made, they print up matchbooks with your name on them (although this may have changed since the new no-smoking laws took effect in California).
REPORTED: Ralph Shelton 22 APR 96
Club 33 card
CONFIRMED: Kerry Rutkin 21 MAR 97
The room is a nice size and the buffet is fairly large. I received a pen and didn't know the significance till now. There is a little place to sit outside of the windows where you get a great view of the place. I watched one of Disney's Fantasmic performances and was impressed. You can see the fireworks and the tubes in the back where the pyrotechnics is done.
CONFIRMED: Dave 12 JUN 98
CONFIRMED: anon 27 JUL 98
The door to Club 33 does not automatically open when you insert your membership card. Inserting your card alerts the downstairs receptionist, who opens the door for you.
UPDATE: Ron Schneider 11 AUG 98