Magic Kingdom Club
On our recent trip home for the Holiday’s, my parents gave me the bag below filled with a bunch of our old Disney trip documentation. The bag was a gift when they purchased the Magic Kingdom Club Gold Card. Were you ever a member?
The Magic Kingdom Club was created in 1957 as a marketing vehicle to get more people into the parks. The club offered discounts and special ticket pricing to employees of large companies. The card was handed out as a perk to many employees. With the opening of Disney World, the club expanded to Florida and grew to over 6 million card holders and 30,000 companies.
In the 1980’s the Magic Kingdom Club Gold Card was created for those that didn’t work for a participating company where membership could be obtained for a fee. The Magic Kingdom Club changed names in 2000 and became the Disney Club which was no longer a free club and required all members to pay a membership fee. The Disney Club only lasted a couple years before it was also shut down. Do you miss the club? Would you feel more connected to Disney if you were a member of a club, or is your magic band enough?