So how do you get into Club 33 if you're not a member?
The obvious catch is about, oh, 50 large. Bojlesen and McPeek both swear they’d begin the membership process if they were suddenly flush with cash. “If any Disney fan would be able to afford it, they would do it,” Bojlesen says. Murray, the employee, is more tempered. “To me, it was just a restaurant, and I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for somebody who is going to Disneyland for a day,” he says. “If somebody is an annual pass holder and visiting Disneyland on a regular basis, then I could definitely see it being more the benefit.”
If you want to visit Club 33 without spending $50,000? Start asking around. Members can make lunch and dinner reservations for non-members, which makes it at least vaguely accessible for us plebeians. “If you don’t know someone who is a member, good luck getting in,” McPeek says. Don’t know a guy who knows a guy? Try Craigslist. A small number of Club 33 reservations are for sale on the Orange County site, along with some desperate requests from local non-members.