We love being members of Disney Vacation Club. We’ve been members since 2013 and I think we’ve taken advantage of the many things that comes with our membership. From Moonlight Magic night at Epcot, discounted runDisney registration, and discounted park tickets. There are many benefits to membership beyond vacationing at Disney each and every year.
One of these benefits that we make sure to enjoy each and every visit is the DVC Member Lounge found on top of Bay Lake Tower: Top of the World Lounge. Originally this lounge was for members who were staying at Bay Lake Tower but they weren’t getting enough visitors so they opened it up to all members. To gain entry to this exclusive lounge you must be carrying id with you along with your DVC membership card. You can bring along a guest if you’d like.
To gain access to this lounge you need to take a special elevator that must be opened by the DVC cast member who acts at the Top of the World Lounge’s gate keeper. This cast member will also check your ID to ensure only members and their guests are gaining access to this exclusive lounge. The cast member also keeps track of how many guests are in attendance to make sure they don’t go over capacity.
Inside the lounge you’ll find couches, high top tables, a bar, and tables and chairs. Here you can order drinks and food and there’s always iced water on hand. You can choose from alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well as a variety of apps. On our last trip the menu consisted of a cheese board, pulled pork sliders, two choices of flatbread and a seven layer cake. There’s no dining plan accepted here. The hours for the Top of the World Lounge is 6pm until midnight.
There’s a large patio outside which offers an incredible view of the Magic Kingdom, the Contemporary Resort and the Grand Floridian, which makes it an ideal spot to watch the nightly fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. When the fireworks begin the lights in the Lounge turn off and the music is streamed inside the lounge and out on the patio. We have not missed at trip up here since becoming members. We love bringing our family here and showing them the incredible benefits of our membership. It’s also so much fun to talk to other members. Finding out where everyone is from, how long they’ve been members, where their home resort is, it always ends up being one of my favourite evenings of our vacation.
So next time you’re on the monorail and looking up at Bay Lake Tower wondering what’s lighting up the top of the building ,you’ll know it’s the Top of the World Lounge. And if you’re a DVC member and you’ve never taken advantage of this exclusive lounge you MUST do it on your next vacation.
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