9. Disney’s Club 33
Located within Disneyland is one of Florida’s finest and most exclusive five star restaurants. Officially maintained as a secret feature of the theme park, Club 33 was originally intended for exclusive use by Disneyland’s Corporate sponsors and other industry VIPs when it first opened in 1967. Since then, individual memberships have been offered, however there’s an initiation fee of about $30,000 on top of a reoccurring annual fee of $12,000. Of course, that’s to be expected when you’re part of an elite club full of rich and famous people. The Club 33 staff have noted that it’s not unusual to be enjoying your meal, only to have a famous actor or well known celebrity sitting at the table next to you. As of 2011, there has been a 14-year waiting list for new members. U.S. Presidents, foreign dignitaries, actors, and business leaders from all over the world have all enjoyed the club immensely, but, not to worry, there’s still hope for everyday people to get in on the experience since members are allowed to bring guests. Better start networking now.
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8. The Vatican Secret Archives
Some believe it holds evidence of extraterrestrial life. Others, dark truths that would disprove the existence of Jesus and destroy the Church. The Vatican Secret Archives, or Archivum Secretum Apostolicum Vaticanum, contains priceless historical records detailing intriguing historical events. Its contents, once looted by Napoleon and relocated to Paris, span more than a millennia and contain documents that date all the way back to the eighth century. Even though Pope Leo XIII opened the archives up to outsiders in 1881, the holdings are still a far cry from being easily accessible. Scholars lucky enough to be deemed passage must enter through the Porta Sant’Anna, pass armed Swiss Guards, walk through the Cortile del Belvedere, and present special credentials that must be renewed every six months. Journalists, students, and amateur historians aren’t allowed entrance. However, if you’d like to read something from the estimated 84 kilometres of shelving in The Vatican Secret Archives, you can always send a request for a digital manuscript—who knew the Church was so modern?
http://www.pontuali.com/marco/en/tours/vatican/524-vatican-secret-archives.html Source: Pontuali.com