50 fascinating photos inside Disney's most exclusive spots that you may not know exist

  • Disney parks are home to some exclusive spots that even the most die-hard fans may not have seen.
  • Orlando, Florida’s Walt Disney World is home to the Cinderella Castle Suite, a private gated community called Golden Oak, and a fancy restaurant called Victoria & Albert’s.
  • Disneyland in Anaheim, California, is home to the famous Club 33, as well as a private apartment built just for Walt Disney.

Disney parks have no shortage of devoted fans and followers, but even the most die-hard Disney aficionados may have never seen some of the most exclusive areas in the parks.

Both Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, house many areas that are only available to a select lucky few.

From the members-only Club 33 lounge to the lavish Cinderella Castle Suite, here’s a look at some of the most exclusive spots in Disney World and Disneyland.


Cinderella Castle is one of Walt Disney World’s most iconic landmarks.

Handout/Getty ImagesCinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom.

Most people don’t know that there’s a secret hiding at the top of the castle.


The top of the castle is home to the exclusive Cinderella Castle Suite.

Disney Tourist BlogThe lobby has a regal feel.

Guests are first met with a grand lobby as they enter the door and head inside the private elevator.


Once guests make their way up the elevator, they are met with a grand bedroom.

Walt Disney World Public RelationsThis is one of the most sought-after rooms in Disney World.

The bedroom contains two queen-sized beds.


The beds have luxurious canopies along the wooden headboard.

Walt Disney World Public RelationsThese beds are certainly fit for a princess.

A “C” for Cinderella can be found on top of the headboard.


The bedroom also features a desk area next to the beds.

Disney Tourist BlogThe bedroom makes great use of its space.

If you look closely at the desk, you’ll notice that Cinderella left something behind.


Cinderella’s glass slipper is placed at the center of the bedside desk.

Disney Tourist BlogCinderella’s glass slipper makes an appearance in the room.

Disney Tourist Blog says the slipper is worth a reported $US18,000 and has been gifted to celebrities who have stayed in the suite.


The opulent suite features multiple rooms.

Walt Disney World Public RelationsThe fireplace adds a cosy feel.

The suite breaks off into multiple areas that are small yet luxurious.


The bedroom leads into a living area, with a cushy couch and intricate ceiling decorations.

Walt Disney World Public RelationsThe living room has plenty of seating options.

The living room has windows that provide an excellent view of the park.


The windows are adorned with Cinderella-themed stained glass designs.

Disney Tourist BlogThe theme even extends to the windows.

The characters Jac and Gus can be found in the living room.


The walls are lined with Cinderella-themed memorabilia.

Disney Tourist BlogA sparkling tiara is also on display.

According to Disney Tourist Blog, some celebrities invited to stay at the suite are gifted with their own glass slipper.

A sparkling tiara and wand are also on display.


The bathroom includes two sinks and a separate vanity setup.

Walt Disney World Public RelationsEven the floors are elaborately decorated.

You’ll find a stained glass window above the sinks.


The inviting bathtub has a simulated sky effect on the ceiling.

Disney Tourist BlogA perfect place for a soak after a day at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney Tourist Blog shared a thorough look at the lavish bathroom, which is surrounded by colourful Cinderella-themed artwork.


The lights can be dimmed for an extra relaxing effect.

Disney Tourist BlogThe lights change colours.

Dimming the lights adds a dramatic touch to the starry sky effect on the ceiling.


The bathroom setup also has a small shower for those who aren’t a fan of baths.

Disney Tourist BlogThe bathroom area is very spacious.

It features a swirling gold design along the walls and matching gold shower curtains.


The bathroom brings a new meaning to calling the toilet a “porcelain throne.”

Disney Tourist BlogEven the bathroom looks fit for royalty.

The room is fully carpeted with wooden walls and an ornate lighting fixture at its center.

See a full tour of the suite over on Disney Tourist Blog.


Another exclusive spot is Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort.

Golden Oak/FacebookDisney has a gated community close to its parks.

Golden Oak is a gated community located just four miles outside of the Magic Kingdom.


The community has 300 homes within its eight neighbourhoods.

Golden Oak/FacebookThe homes are all immaculately designed.

Currently available single-family homes start at around $US2.3 million.


Many of the homes feature subtle Disney design elements.

Golden Oak/FacebookThe design offers just a touch of Disney magic.

This kitchen has a scene with “Peter Pan” theme above the stove.


You might even find Minnie Mouse hiding in stair railings.

Golden Oak/FacebookYou never know where you’ll spot a Disney character.

Details such as these add some subtle Disney magic while maintaining an elegant feel.


The Summerhouse is the center of the community’s events and special amenities.

Golden Oak/FacebookThe Summerhouse features plenty of amenities.

The private clubhouse holds a gym, pool, and community dining area.


The Summerhouse also features a lounge area with a big screen television.

Golden Oak/FacebookThe screening room features lots of seating.

It seems like the perfect place to watch classic Disney movies.


The clubhouse is also home to an exclusive restaurant called Markham’s.

Steve A./YelpMarkham’s is one of the most exclusive restaurants on Disney property.

The restaurant is only accessible by residents of Golden Oak.


Entrees range from $US24 to $US40.

Lauren Y./YelpThe Colorado lamb with ratatouille is a popular option.

The kitchen aims to use local and sustainable ingredients as much as possible.


For a distinctly Disney touch, the restaurant sometimes offers a Ratatouille-themed dessert tray.

Lauren Y./YelpA white chocolate Remy was served to celebrate the movie’s 10th anniversary.

The tray has a hand-painted figure of the character Remy made entirely out of white chocolate.


An adjoining bar called Tyler’s offers a private place to grab a drink.

Golden Oak/FacebookYet another exclusive lounge within Golden Oak.

It’s an intimate setup with a full bar available to its guests.


The Grand Floridian Hotel is also home to one of the most sought-after restaurants on Disney property.

Flickr/JaredThis iconic hotel has a highly-rated restaurant.

The hotel itself is also one of the most beloved resorts by Disney fans.


Victoria & Albert’s is one of the most elegant — and expensive — restaurants on park property.

Victoria & Albert’s/YelpThe dining area is large and spacious.

The dining room has some of the most lavish decor of any Disney restaurant. There are about 18 tables available, so reservations are a must.


The sounds of gentle harp music fill the dining room.

Christina C./YelpThe harpist helps sets the scene.

The music adds to the gentle, soft ambiance of the decor.


The restaurant also has the separate Queen Victoria Room.

Victoria & Albert’s/YelpThe restaurant also offers a wide selection of wines.

It seats up to eight people, making for a more private experience.


Guests are required to stick to a dress code to fit the elegant ambiance.

Kelcie Grace G./YelpA dress code is required for this restaurant’s guests.

Men must wear dinner jackets with dress pants or slacks, though ties are optional. Women can wear a dress, dressy pantsuit, or a skirt with a blouse.

Jeans, shorts, capri pants, sandals, flip-flops, and tennis shoes are not permitted.


The menu consists of several multi-course meal options.

Anonymous But H./YelpOne of the fine dining selections.

The restaurant considers itself “the ultimate in fine dining at Walt Disney World Resort.”


The Chef’s Dégustation Menu costs $US250 per person.

Michael C./YelpThe bison tenderloin is one of the many options available.

It includes several appetizers, entrées, and desserts.


It’s one of the most raved-about dining options to choose from.

Victoria & Albert’s/YelpDiners have given the restaurant five stars on Yelp.

People on Yelp have called it “a phenomenal experience” and “an experience of a lifetime.”


Perhaps the most famous exclusive Disney spot is found in California’s Disneyland.

Brittney C./YelpClub 33 is one of the most exclusive spots in all of the Disney parks.

The mysterious spot was originally designed as a space for Walt Disney to entertain guests and business associates, but he died five months before it opened.

It is now the hub of an exclusive, invite-only membership club located in the New Orleans Square section of the park.


Club 33’s blue door has become one of the most iconic landmarks in the park for Disney aficionados.

Linda L./YelpThe door to Club 33 is recognisable to in-the-know Disney fans.

The club frequently has a long wait-list to join. According to one Club 33 member, there is a $US25,000 to $US100,000 initiation fee and $US12,500 to $US30,000 annual fee, depending on the level of membership.


Read more:
What it’s like inside the secret, members-only club hidden in Disneyland


A vintage-style elevator and grand red lobby are on the other side of the iconic blue door.

Linda L./YelpThe entrance provides a taste of what’s to come.

The elevator is a replica of a lift Walt Disney saw during a vacation in Paris.


Members can dine in the club’s restaurant, Le Grand Salon.

Chad A./YelpThe dining room is one of the most exclusive in the park.

The lavish dining room features wide windows with vast views of the park.


The dining area extends out into the balconies overlooking the area.

Lauren B./YelpClub 33 guests can also dine outside.

It’s a taste of classic New Orleans-style architecture.


The paintings on the wall feature several special effects.

Amy Y./YelpThe band in this paintings comes to life to play music.

Some of the paintings change every few minutes, while some feature subtle animations.


The club also has access to an exclusive outdoor seating area.

Woolie T./YelpThe blue stairs at Club 33 are also iconic.

The blue stairwell has become a popular photo spot for those who visit.


Guests can choose from lighter lunch fare or dinner options.

Jessica H./YelpThe pork brioche sandwich comes with a side a fries.

The pork brioche sandwich has gotten rave reviews.


The lamb T-bone is a popular dinner option.

Dennis W./Yelp ImagesThe club offers an extensive menu.

It comes with braised lamb ravioli.


Le Salon Nouveau is a fancy jazz lounge that members also have access to.

Scottie V./YelpThe inside is elaborately decorated.

It’s currently the only place in Disneyland that serves alcohol.


Club 33 members also have exclusive access to the 1901 Lounge in Disney California Adventure.

Joe S./YelpA sitting area in the 1901 Lounge.

The rooms are filled with tons of artifacts from Walt Disney’s office.


Vintage Disney memorabilia lines the walls of the lounge.

Elisha P./YelpMickey and Minnie can be found in the 1901 Lounge.

Vintage Mickey and Minnie dolls are displayed on the top shelf.


The lounge also has a bar area.

Dennis W./YelpThe bar area of 1901 Lounge has a vintage feel.

It has an upscale yet laid-back vibe.


The Disneyland Railroad isn’t exactly exclusive, but it does hold a secret section many casual fans don’t know about.

Jeremy Thompson/FlickrThe Disneyland Railroad has a special parlor car.

The authentic steam-powered train is a classic attraction, but its special parlor car is only seen by a select few.


The Lilly Belle car is an elegantly designed train car that is only available during special times.

Harsh Light/ Wikimedia CommonsThe Lilly Belle is a lavish experience.

According to Disney Dose, the Lilly Belle car is the last remaining car from the opening day of Disneyland. It’s named after and inspired by Walt Disney’s wife Lillian Disney.

Special access is often given to the first few guests in line when the park opens, so spots are fairly limited. However, the park is now including a look inside the train car during the $US85 Grand Circle Tour.


Another exclusive spot in Disneyland is Walt Disney’s private apartment.

Vamsi/ Wikimedia CommonsThe apartment is located above the firehouse.

The 500-square-foot apartment was built so Disney could have a place to watch his vision come to life. It’s located right above the firehouse towards the entrance of the park.


The public can now get a rare glimpse of the apartment by taking the “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” guided tour.

Disney Parks/YouTubeThe interior has been immaculately preserved.

If you can’t take the tour, be sure to look for the lamp in the window. It’s kept on in honour of Walt Disney himself.

Take a closer look at the private apartment on the Disney Parks YouTube channel.

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