Recently, a not-so-mysterious doorbell made an appearance in the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot. And now? A similar — yet different — doorbell has been spotted behind The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This one is at the elevator that likely leads up to the old Catwalk Bar above Brown Derby!
Why do I say “not-so-mysterious”? Because in 2017 Disney confirmed that four Club 33 lounges would be opening in Disney World. Club 33 is known — and even legendary — for being an exclusive, members-only club with its first, and most iconic, location in Disneyland. Designed by none other than Walt Disney himself, the restaurant was made to entertain friends and VIPs. These days, entrance is gained by a hefty initial membership fee in addition to annual dues.
Whether you’ve been able to pass through the Club 33 doors in Disneyland or not, you may have noticed its famous doorbell by which members announce their arrival to Club 33.
And it appears that each location in Disney World will receive similar doorbell treatment… though with an added feature.
So far, each doorbell that’s been spotted in Disney World has what appears to be an RFID reader installed directly below it, indicating that members will be able to utilize the technology with their MagicBands.
And we have an update to add to this developing story! A stairwell can now also be viewed in the same area, displaying the path to the lounge’s doorway.
Wonder what it’s like to dine at Disneyland’s Club 33? Check out our #OnTheList Club 33 dining experience!
We await further word — and further doorbells! — for the locations in Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.
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