Member Lounge Opening Punctuates Landmark Start to a Milestone Year

Ryan March

by , Editor, Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Files Magazine

As Disney Vacation Club nears the midpoint of this 25th anniversary year, Members have discovered an historic array of new offerings, with even more on the horizon.

During the past five months alone, Members have enjoyed complimentary “25 and Beyond Bash” parties at Magic Kingdom Park, a special ticket offer that added a free theme park day to multi-day ticket purchases, new Member merchandise items (including limited-edition MagicBands), complimentary anniversary buttons and commemorative photos, and new Membership Cards that unlock an ever-evolving world of Membership Magic, and that’s just scratching the surface.

Up next is the highly anticipated Member Lounge at Epcot, scheduled to open on June 6 and welcome Members and their guests home daily throughout this anniversary year!

Hidden on the second floor of the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot (with a Member entrance through the Pavilion’s merchandise shop), this centrally located lounge surrounds its casual seating areas with complimentary beverages (including Coca-Cola Freestyle machines), device-charging stations, Wi-Fi, computer stations and mounted tablets pre-set to easily access select Disney websites, including Members looking to get a sneak peak of the Member Lounge before it’s officially open are invited to a special preview taking place June 1, 2016 – June 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Members and up to 5 guests per valid Membership Card can access the Member Lounge by visiting the ImageWorks merchandise shop located inside the Imagination Pavilion. Please note a valid Membership Card and Photo ID are required to visit the Member Lounge.

Member Services Advisors will be available in the lounge daily to assist with dining reservations, future resort stays and more, while an RCI advisor will be available in the lounge on weekdays to help Members navigate exchange options for upcoming vacations. You’ll even find displays of the latest Member merchandise available in stores and online.

It’s the perfect place to spend a few moments away from the hustle and bustle of the park, and it sets the stage for even more magic to come as 2016 continues to unfold.

Returning to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in June, for example, are complimentary “Neighborhood Beach Bash” parties, while complimentary “Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular” parties are set for September at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, followed by this holiday season’s return of Merry Member Mixer events to Epcot (included with theme park admission).

Add more prizes awarded through the continuing Silver Anniversary Sweepstakes, the debut of new Member merchandise, the first Member Cruise from New York City and a spectacular celebration in the works for Members at Disneyland Resort (look for more details this summer), and you have a year unlike any in Disney Vacation Club history.