DVC Lounges at Disney World and Disneyland

by | Mar 1, 2024 | Disney Vacation Club, DVC Membership

We’re sharing a comprehensive guide to DVC lounge options at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Disney Vacation Club Members receive many perks with their memberships. From exclusive events to discounts and more, a slew of unique experiences are available for DVC guests. One that many people aren’t aware of is access to DVC-exclusive lounges. That’s right! DVC Members have exclusive DVC lounges where they can kick back, relax, and enjoy some air conditioning in the warmth of the theme parks. These DVC lounges aren’t exclusive to just one park! Lounges are available at Walt Disney World in Florida and are coming soon to the Disneyland Resort in California

Keep reading for a guide to the Disney Vacation Club Lounges at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Want to learn more about Disney Vacation Club? Check out some of our past articles about DVC. 

DVC Member Perks 

When you join the Disney Vacation Club, you aren’t just paying for a real estate interest in a resort. You’re also getting access to exclusive discounts, members-only events, and moreAmong these perks are discounts! If you love to enjoy a savory meal or a sweet snack while visiting the parks, with membership proof, guests can take advantage of a discount of about 10 to 20 percent off dining and merchandise at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland, Disney Springs, Downtown Disney, and all theme parks. Sometimes, these discounts are increased and are supplemented by discounts on annual passes, events, and more. 

Imagine… shorter wait times, exclusive snacks, treats, characters, and merchandise. It sounds pretty awesome right? Well, another perk guests get to enjoy is being able to attend members-only events. These Moonlight Magic events take place on both coasts and are free for DVC Members. They can even invite up to four additional guests to bask in the magic. Remember, all of these experiences do require you to prove that you are a Disney Vacation Club Member. DVC no longer issues blue cards to guests, and proof of membership is accessible via your phone. 

DVC Lounge Options

Want to escape the heat of Florida or California while enjoying a beverage? Well, Disney Vacation Club Members can access member-exclusive lounges. Disneyland wasn’t home to a DVC Lounge, but now they are even getting in on the action. 

Disney World DVC Lounge Options

The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is home to not one but two DVC Lounges around the resort. One is located inside a theme park, and the other is located at one of Disney’s world-class DVC resorts. 

Member Lounge at EPCOT

It’s a hot day walking around the World (Showcase), and you could really use a much-needed break. Well, DVC Members can escape the heat at the Member Lounge at EPCOT. Located inside the Imagination Pavilion, it’s accessible through the gift shop, where you exit the Journey into Imagination with Figment attraction. 

Photo by Courtney Reynolds

On the first floor, there is a check-in desk labeled Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge. Here you can speak with a friendly cast member who will let you know if there is a wait or if you can head straight up. You’ll also be required to show proof of your membership at the podium. One tip to remember is that sometimes they do say there is a wait to enter, but you’ll usually be called up fairly quickly, so don’t be discouraged. 

You are escorted to a spot with views of Spaceship Earth, where you’ll be offered complimentary soft drinks, water, and snacks. You can go up as many times as you’d like, as there are self-serve machines in the back. The DVC Lounge at EPCOT has been refreshed with photo opportunities and even a kid’s corner with a TV! 

Top of the World Lounge – A Villain’s Lair

Everyone knows a great spot to view the Fireworks at Magic Kingdom is the very top of California Grill. But what if we told you that you could have a better spot as a DVC Member? Top of the World Lounge – A Villain’s Lair is at the top of Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. To enjoy the lounge, guests are asked to check in at the desk on Bay Lake Tower’s first floor at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Again, you’ll be asked to show proof of your membership, which is now on your phone, and then either be guided or escorted up to the lounge on the 16th floor of the building. 

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Photo by Timothy Moore

This lounge isn’t just a simple lounge. Oh no, there’s magic all around! The villains overtook the closed Top of the World lounge and made it their home for trouble and terror. This lounge differs from the EPCOT one in that this one does not have complimentary food and drink. Instead, Top of the World offers a menu of items to enjoy. The Wicked Wine Down event is open to members for $55 per person, plus tax and service fees, where guests can enjoy cocktails and appetizers, plus some sweets from the day. It also is when guests can use the rooftop terrace for fireworks. 

Another event at the Top of the World Lounge – A Villain’s Lair is the Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party for $89 per adult and $49 per child. The Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party features a dessert buffet, adult beverages, lounge access, and fireworks viewing. This event is only available on Friday nights and can be booked up to 60 days in advance. 

You can learn more about the Top of the World Lounge – A Villain’s Lair in our Villains Issue of WDW Magazine!

New Member Lounge Announced Coming to Disney World in 2024 

A new member lounge has been announced for Walt Disney World coming in 2024. It’s been said that this lounge will be in a theme park, like the EPCOT lounge, offering a spot for members to cool down and unwind. While no more details have been announced, stay tuned to see where this lounge will emerge. 

Disneyland DVC Lounge Options

DVC guests who have visited Disneyland before you’ll know that there were no exclusive DVC lounges available. In 2023 the all-new Disney Vacation Club Star View Station – A Member Lounge opened for guests to enjoy. 

Star View Station – a Member Lounge

Immerse yourself in the magic of Tomorrowland and take some time to cool off from the sunny California weather that Disneyland experiences at the all-new Star View Station- a Member Lounge. Located on the second floor of the Star Wars: Launch Bay building, Star View Station- a Member Lounge, is the perfect addition to the Tomorrowland section of Disneyland. 

Similar to the concept of the Member Lounge at EPCOT, Star View Station- a Member Lounge at Disneyland will offer seating, complimentary soft drinks, an entertainment center for kids, wifi and more. You can take up to five guests in the lounge, but just make sure you have membership proof available at the entrance. 

You will check in at the desk downstairs and then head upstairs for the lounge. There are amazing murals and designs that are quite appealing to the eye. You’ll get to enjoy those Coke Freestyle Machines, Coffee Machines, some snacks, and their own bathrooms. There are small touches of Disney history and DVC magic throughout the lounge. Star View Station – a Member Lounge not only has inside seating but also outside! This deck has seating and overlooks Tomorrowland, offering some great views. Plus, it’s a great way to stay in the action of Disneyland without fighting the crowds.

One benefit: it has its own bathroom! The Member Lounge at EPCOT does not have a bathroom, and guests have to go to the one on the opposite side in the Imagination pavilion. This lounge has its own bathroom, which is super convenient for guests. 

To learn more about Star View Station – a Member Lounge, read First Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge Coming to Disneyland

DVC Lounge FAQ’s

Can all DVC Members access a DVC Lounge? 

Most of the DVC lounges allow guests who have both direct and resale contracts. Here are the exceptions: 

  • The new DVC lounge coming to WDW has been announced as only available for direct contracts. This means only guests who have purchased a contract directly through Disney with at least 150 Vacation Points can access this all-new lounge. 
  • Top of the World Lounge is only accessible to guests with a direct DVC contract, like the new lounge. 

Can you bring non-DVC members with you? 

Yes, DVC members can bring up to five additional guests with them into the lounges. Only DVC members are granted access to the lounge and guests must be accompanied by the members. 

Can you make a reservation for a DVC lounge?

No, unfortunately, they are first-come, first-serve. If they are at capacity when you get there, you’ll be asked to add your name to a waitlist and they usually text when your spot is available. These lists typically move fast, so don’t despair! 

Do the DVC Lounges have hours? 

Yes! All of the lounges at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California do have hours. 

  • Member Lounge at EPCOT is open every day from 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Top of the World- A Villain’s Lair is open daily from 6 PM to 12 AM
  • Star View Station- a Member Lounge is open daily from 11 AM to 6 PM

Are there refreshments at the Lounges? 

At both the Member Lounge at EPCOT in WDW and Star View Station – a Member Lounge at Disneyland, guests can enjoy access to Coke Freestyle machines for soft drinks and water, snacks, and more. At the Top of the World – A Villain’s Lair lounge at Bay Lake Tower at WDW, guests can pay for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. 

Posts by Jenn Marrazzo

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Jennifer Marrazzo is a writer and adjunct professor and knows way too many facts about Disney and cruises. She’s a DVC Member and WDW Annual Passholder and has a vast collection of Disney merchandise from Beauty and the Beast to Baby Yoda. Jennifer has her own blog, The Happiest Travels on Earth, where she offers reviews and tips for Disney and cruises!
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Jenn Marrazzo

Jennifer Marrazzo is a writer and adjunct professor and knows way too many facts about Disney and cruises. She’s a DVC Member and WDW Annual Passholder and has a vast collection of Disney merchandise from Beauty and the Beast to Baby Yoda. Jennifer has her own blog, The Happiest Travels on Earth, where she offers reviews and tips for Disney and cruises!
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