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Top of the World Lounge Officially Reopens on July 11 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Jill Chabot

by , Marketing Strategy Associate, Disney Vacation Club

This summer marks the return of one of Disney Vacation Club Members’ favorite places around the neighborhood: the Top of the World Lounge atop Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

On July 11, the lounge will officially reopen to *eligible Members, which upon closer inspection, reveals a few new details.

Top of the World Lounge

Though long gone by now, it seems our Disney Villains briefly settled in while the lounge was closed, leaving behind a few infamous portraits and accessories.

Our cast embraced this latest chapter in the lounge’s ongoing story by creating a new, Villain-inspired menu of fiendish fare – from “Cherna-Board” of meats and cheeses and herb-roasted “Unfortunate Souls Shrimp” to “Lair-Made Hummus” and “Who’s Afraid of Pork Belly Sliders” – paired with cleverly named cocktails like “The Other Side,” “The Underworld” and “Mirror Mirror Moonshine.”

Like the villains who lounged before you, toast to your travels and relish in rebellious recipes while swapping stories of wicked fun and plotting your next (vacation) escape before capping the evening with a rooftop viewing of the “Disney Enchantment” nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park.

Top of the World Lounge

Welcome home to Top of the World Lounge – A Villains Lair. For the most current information on operating hours and upcoming events exclusive to *eligible Members, please visit

*Ownership interests must be purchased directly from Disney Vacation Club Development, Inc. in order to have access to the lounge. These options are part of Membership Extras, which are incidental benefits subject to availability, change or termination. Access to Top of the World Lounge requires a valid photo ID, digital Disney Vacation Club Membership Card and Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation.


  • we have reservation for Jan 11-17th…staying at Grand Floridian. How do I get a reservation to go to the lounge? I was there in July and I wasn’t allowed in?
    I really don’t want that to happen again.

  • All the above questions are what I would be asking. I can’t find your answers in response to them. Can you please disclose your answers to me. Thank you

  • How do we get access to these lounges? Do we need to sign up somewhere? Do we need a special pass?

  • Do we need to reserve a spot for the Top of the World Lounge? Also, what is the best time to arrive to see the fireworks at Magic Kingdom and can we purchase food/drinks?
    Thank you

  • Will they be bringing back Painting With a View to the lounge any time soon?
    We have a trip planned over Thanksgiving and this is a traditional activity on our Disney trips.

  • Welcome to the blog Ms. Jill!

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