Disney Vacation Club Lounge Guide

a sign on a desk that says proceed to the North elevators for check in/waitlist for Top of the World Lounge DVC

No two Disney trips are the same. Especially when you’re a DVC Member. The flexibility with ownership makes the Disney timeshare even more fun. For those eligible, Membership Extras offer more to do and see on your magical trips. Need a break from the Florida heat or a special spot to watch the fireworks from? Our Disney Vacation Club lounge guide will help you plan with locations, hours and more information to make the most of your visit. These special spaces just for Members and their guests are the perfect setting for making memories. As DVC adds resorts and the number of Members grows, it makes sense for more DVC lounges to open to meet demand. So how many Disney Vacation Club lounges are there? What is there to do at a DVC lounge? When are DVC lounges open? Can DVC resale visit Disney Vacation Club lounges?

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Construction will start on a new Magic Kingdom Disney Vacation Club Lounge in 2024.

DVC Member Lounge Locations

There are currently three Disney Vacation Club lounges with a fourth on the way. It seems DVC Member lounges can be anywhere around Disney destinations including inside parks or at resort hotels.

Disney Vacation Club Member Lounges

DVC Member LoungesDisney destinationWhat’s insideYear it openedDVC lounge locationHours
EPCOT DVC Member LoungeWalt Disney World ResortThere is seating, complimentary drinks, a kids entertainment area, Wi-Fi, Member Services Advisors, places to charge devices and neat views of Epcot out of the pyramid windows.2016The Epcot DVC Member lounge is located inside the Imagination Pavilion on the second floor. 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. daily
Top of the World LoungeWalt Disney World ResortIt is a rooftop bar and lounge where drinks and appetizers are available for purchase. There is also a firework observation deck outdoors where you can watch Magic Kingdom spectaculars and see much of Disney World.2009The Top of the World Lounge is located on the 16th floor of Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort next to Magic Kingdom.6:00 p.m. to midnight daily
Star View Station – a Member LoungeDisneyland ResortAn indoor mid-century-modern inspired setting that celebrates space travel. There is seating, complimentary drinks, a kids entertainment area, Wi-Fi, Member Services Advisors and places to charge devices.2023Star View Station DVC lounge is located on the second floor of Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland in Tomorrowland.11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. daily
Newly announced DVC Lounge at Magic KingdomWalt Disney World ResortDetails have not been announced.Construction beginning in 2024The location of the new DVC lounge is the current Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade space.We will update hours when they become available.
Gateway to Discovery – A Disney Vacation Club Welcome Home CenterWalt Disney World ResortSo far we know this is a “space on the second floor for Members and guests to gather.”2024At Disney Springs in the Town Center neighborhood, next to Francesca’s across from Frontera Cocina.We will update hours when they become available.

Epcot DVC Lounge Closed for Refurbishment June 2024

The Member Lounge at Epcot is temporarily closed for a refurbishment from June 2nd through July 13th, 2024. 

The Epcot DVC lounge is scheduled to reopen on July 14th, 2024.
During the temporary closure, there is a DVC lounge inside The Odyssey. This is the building on the water between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion. There is a section for eligible Members with comfortable seating, complimentary drinks and snacks.

The temporary DVC lounge in The Odyssey will be open everyday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

When did the EPCOT Disney Vacation Club lounge open?

Disney Vacation Club opened the EPCOT DVC lounge in June of 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disney Vacation Club.

How to get into the EPCOT DVC lounge

The DVC lounge at Epcot is in the Imagination! Pavilion. More specifically, it’s on the second floor of the ImageWorks merchandise shop at the exit of the Figment attraction. To get into the DVC lounge, you’ll look for the ImageWorks door in between the Figment ride and the theater that currently plays Pixar short films. Once inside, just past some merchandise on the right, you’ll see the entrance of a grand circular staircase that takes you up to the lounge. There is a podium here where you will check in with a Disney Vacation Club cast member.

There may be a wait to enter the DVC lounge at Epcot. It does fill up. In this case you’ll give your information and be contacted when it’s your turn to enter. Members must show their digital Membership Card and photo identification.

How many people can you bring to the DVC Epcot lounge?

DVC says, “Party size is limited to the Member and up to 5 guests per Membership Card.” So you can have six people in your party total including yourself.

What are the EPCOT DVC lounge hours?

The Epcot Disney Vacation Club lounge is open year round from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will want to plan to stop by during the day. There are no firework viewing opportunities from the Epcot Disney Vacation Club lounge.

a circular, colorful sign in front of the glass pyramid Imagination Pavilion at Epcot which has the DVC lounge inside
The EPCOT Disney Vacation Club lounge is located in the same building as the Figment ride.

When did the Top of the World lounge open?

Top of the World Lounge opened when Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort opened in 2009. There was another Top of the World venue in the past but it was on top of the main Contemporary building. It’s now known as California Grill. After reopening in 2022, the DVC Member lounge is Top of the World Lounge – A Villains Lair. It now has some subtle hints to Disney villains.

How to get into the Top of the World lounge

To enter Top of the World lounge, visit the main lobby of Bay Lake Tower. There should be a cast member at a desk that will direct you to the correct elevator. It’s in the North elevator corridor. You may need to show identification and your digital DVC Membership card. A designated elevator will then take you and your guests up to the 16th floor where the lounge is. Not all elevators go to this venue. Assistance from a cast member is necessary.

How many people can you bring to Top of the World lounge?

DVC says your party at Top of the World lounge, “can include eligible Members and Guests staying on that Member’s reservation.” This means the amount of people you can bring with you to Top of the World lounge varies based on who is staying in your room with you. If you have one of the bigger DVC rooms booked for your party, you’ll be able to bring more people.

What are the Top of the World lounge hours?

The Top of the World lounge is open from 6:00 p.m. to midnight daily.

space art inside the Star View Station DVC lounge at Disneyland in Tomorrowland
Art inside the Star View Station DVC lounge at Disneyland in Tomorrowland.

When did the Disneyland Disney Vacation Club lounge open?

The Disneyland Disney Vacation Club lounge in Tomorrowland, called Star View Station, opened in April of 2023. This addition is seen as a way to bring more DVC offerings to Disneyland resort around the opening of the Disneyland Hotel DVC tower.

How to get into the Disneyland DVC lounge

In Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, you’ll see a small sign for the lounge and cast member outside of the round Star Wars Launch Bay building in between Space Mountain and Autopia. That cast member will direct you inside the building to check into the second floor Star View Station venue.

How many people can you bring to the Disneyland Star View Station DVC lounge?

The DVC website says, “Party size is limited to the Member and up to 5 guests per Membership Card.” That means you can have up to six people in your party including yourself.

What are the Disneyland DVC lounge hours?

The Disneyland DVC lounge in Tomorrowland is open year round from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

New Magic Kingdom Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge at Walt Disney World

On January 2nd, 2024 the Disney Parks Blog casually mentioned a new DVC lounge is coming to Walt Disney World Resort this year. As of the January announcement construction had not yet started. The only information shared was, “This will be a great place for members to relax and recharge during their day of fun!”

In June of 2024, Disney confirmed the newest Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge will take the place of the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade at Magic Kingdom.

Check back here because we will have all of the latest information as Disney shares it.

New Gateway to Discovery – A Disney Vacation Club Welcome Home Center, Disney Springs DVC Lounge

On March 2nd, 2024 Disney Vacation Club and Disney Springs shared on Instagram that yet another DVC lounge is coming to Disney World. The Gateway to Discovery – A Disney Vacation Club Welcome Home Center is in the heart of Disney Springs. You’ll find it next to Francesca’s in the former Alex and Ani location in the Town Center neighborhood. Gateway to Discovery is an “interactive portal to discover new vacation destinations with Disney Vacation Club.” However, on the second floor, there is a space for Members and their guests. The downstairs discovery venue is open now but the Member lounge opens later this spring. We will share more information as Disney releases it.

Who can go to DVC lounges? Do resale Members have access to DVC lounges?

Disney Vacation Club Members who have access to Membership Extras can visit DVC lounges. This means you must have purchased an amount of points from Disney directly. Those who purchase only resale points can not visit the Disney Vacation Club lounges. In 2024, new Members must purchase 150 points from Disney directly to be eligible for these kinds of special perks.

Resale Members used to be able to visit Top of the World Lounge. That changed when it reopened in 2022. Whether it’s worth it or not to buy DVC direct just for access to the lounges is a subject for another day. The amount you can save buying resale can take you to some other pretty great lounges and restaurants around Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.

Are DVC Lounges permanent? Is the EPCOT DVC lounge closing?

Disney Vacation Club says this about these kinds of perks: “Membership Extras—such as exchange options in the Disney Collection and options offered through hotel exchange, certain discounts, offers and special events—are incidental benefits. These incidental benefits are subject to change or termination without notice, may require the payment of a fee and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.” The real value of DVC is the deluxe resort hotel stays at a fantastic rate. There is no announced closing date for the EPCOT DVC lounge but, based on Disney’s wording, it was not meant to be a permanent offering.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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