Disney Vacation Club Member Lounges – 5 Things You Need to Know
“Welcome Home” from Disney Vacation Club (DVC) has never sounded so good! The perks of DVC Membership don’t just stop at all the already exciting benefits. DVC Members can now take advantage of two fantastic DVC Lounges at Disney World. Check out these five things to know about the DVC Member Lounges to make the most of your experience!
1 – DVC Members Only
If you are DVC members, you not only made the right decision for you and your family’s future Disney property vacations and destination vacations around the globe – but now you have the chance to reap the benefits with not one but two members lounges located at Disney World. Unfortunately for many, the DVC Member Lounges may never be seen as these lounges are for DVC Members only. The only way around this is for a non-member to be in the same resort reservation party with a DVC member, as the lounges do allow members to bring a few guests in with them if space allows.
2 – Two Lounges, Two Locations
With the celebration of DVC’s 25th Anniversary, Disney added a second DVC Member Lounge! These lounges are tucked away and likely unnoticed by those that don’t know to look for them.
- Top of the World Lounge-A Villains Lair @ Disney’s Bay Lake Tower
If you’ve ever stayed at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower next to the Contemporary Resort, you may have seen exciting things happening at the very top of the tower. Situated beautifully at the tip-top of the tower is the stunning Top of the World Lounge. The lounge has recently been re-themed!
- DVC Member Lounge @ Epcot’s Imagination! Pavilion
Located in the Imagination! Pavilion, DVC members, will want to head over to the classic Figment attraction. Nestled just above Figment, DVC members are welcome to stretch out and relax at this new Member Lounge!
3 – Here’s How It Works
Now that you know where to find the lounges, here is the rundown on how DVC Members can gain access.
- Top of the World Lounge-A Villains Lair
Upon entrance into the Bay Lake Tower lobby, look for the DVC Member counter located immediately to your left. Provide the Cast Member with your ID and your DVC card. The great news is DVC members don’t have to be staying at Bay Lake Tower to experience the lounge. As long as the member is staying at a DVC resort, you are welcome to enjoy the Top of the World Lounge! Once the Cast Member confirms your DVC Membership, they will escort you to an elevator – press a special button and send you to the top!
- DVC Member Lounge
The stairs and elevator for the DVC Member Lounge at Epcot is located in the Figment attraction gift shop. You can either ride Figment and access the lounge as you exit or just go in the backside through the Figment gift shop. At the bottom of the stairs, you will notice a stand with a Cast Member present. Just like the Top of the World Lounge, present your information to them they, will allow you to access the Lounge. Please be aware that admission to Epcot is required to gain access to the lounge.
4 – Sneak Peek Inside
The big question is always – what’s it like inside? Here’s your insider peek!
- Top of the World Lounge-A Villains Lair
One of the most stunning lounges we’re seen, the Top of the World Lounge, is everything you would imagine it to be. A massive observation deck surrounds both sides of the lounge on the Magic Kingdom side, which makes it the perfect place to see the Disney Enchantment Fireworks display with the music piped in through the lounge speakers. Head inside to find an unbelievably elegant and contemporary chandelier hanging in the center of the lounge. The space has been recently reopened with a Villains theme, and the updated menu includes Villain-inspired items! Couches, high-top tables, and unique chairs and benches are placed in a beautiful design throughout the lounge. Have a seat at the bar, which is a masterpiece of beauty all in itself! Here you can order a drink from the full-service bar. Cast Members walk around the lounge, taking orders if you decide not to sit at the bar. We were especially surprised at the small room off to the left side as you enter the lounge. This room is a VIP booth room that can be closed off by a curtain for the privacy of the person using the space. We couldn’t help but wonder what famous people have enjoyed the lounge in that little nook!
- DVC Member Lounge
The DVC Member Lounge has an entirely different tone from the Top of the World Lounge. At the DVC Member Lounge, the atmosphere is bright and airy – not so much the evening, true lounge style available at the Top of the World Lounge. We find the DVC Member Lounge to be a perfect place to cool off from a hot day at Epcot. Everything about this lounge exudes bright accents and a calming environment. The colorful carpet, couches, and chairs are very modern and sleek, along with the helpful charging stations for all your electronic devices. Upon entrance, you will spot the circular desk with a DVC Cast Member available to assist you with any reservation needs or questions. Kids can chill out in the TV area on the soft blocks for seating or play Disney Infinity. There are also a couple of computers and a printer available for guests. Our favorite part is the Coca-Cola drink machines available. Enjoy all the complimentary drinks from these machines you could want! There are no restrooms in the DVC Member Lounge – you’ll have to head downstairs to Figment for those. The best part is the walls and ceiling of the DVC Member Lounge are glass panes that allow the light to pour in and the opportunity for guests to see some fantastic views around Epcot!
5 – Simple Tips
Now that you know what to expect be sure you check days and times these lounges are available to DVC Members. The Top of the World Lounge is typically open daily from 6 pm to midnight. There are some blackout dates for the Top of the World Lounge, such as December 30 and December 31. The DVC Member Lounge is open daily from 11 am to 6 pm. One more note – the earlier you visit the lounges, the smaller the crowds. We hope you have a chance to sit back and enjoy the lounge perks as a DVC member!
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