Disney Vacation Club’s Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Perched high atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort lies a hidden lounge where Disney Vacation Club members can let their villainous sides emerge. Welcome to the Top of the World Lounge – A Villain’s Lair, an exclusive space that offers stunning Magic Kingdom views along with a unique villainous twist. Recently transformed in 2022, this lounge carries on a legacy spanning over 50 years while also adopting an edgy new personality.

From its predecessor’s history to the lounge’s scenic offerings today, we’ll uncover all the delightfully sinister details that make this villainous VIP area a coveted spot for DVC members’ park visits. Grab your cape and let’s venture inside the Top of the World Lounge, where leisure, luxury, and a hint of mischief await those who gain access.

Location

The lounge is located on the 16th floor of Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

History

Fireworks from lounge

The original Top of the World Restaurant and Lounge operated at Disney’s Contemporary Resort from 1971 to 1993. It was located on the resort’s uppermost floors and offered dining with views of the Magic Kingdom park. When Bay Lake Tower opened at the Contemporary Resort in 2009, the new lounge area on the 16th floor was named “Top of the World Lounge” as an homage to the original Top of the World from the 1970s.

The contemporary lounge carried on some of the traditions of its predecessor by offering scenic views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks at night. However, it was now exclusively for Disney Vacation Club members staying at Bay Lake Tower. In 2022, the Top of the World Lounge underwent a transformation into a villain’s lair theme. The backstory is that villains have taken over the space as their secret hideout to relax away from the public.

This theme is reflected in the lounge’s decor, food/drink offerings, and name change to “Top of the World Lounge – A Villain’s Lair”. The newly reimagined Top of the World Lounge reopened in July 2022. While adopting a villainous twist, it continues the lounge’s legacy of providing DVC members a special place to unwind with fireworks views atop Bay Lake Tower

Operating Hours

  • The lounge is open daily from 6PM to midnight.
  • Check-in starts at 5:45PM.

Membership and Access

  • Access is exclusive to Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members staying at a Disney-owned resort using DVC points and their guests.
  • Members must show a valid DVC membership card and photo ID to enter.
  • Members can bring up to 5 guests.

Offerings

  • Full bar with cocktails, beer, wine
  • Small plates and appetizers
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
  • Scenic views of Magic Kingdom and fireworks