• On Mar 4, 2018
    Kathy from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are there restaurants that exclude non DVC members at WDW?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kathy! I'm glad you stopped by.

    I have been visiting the restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort for forty years and I have never come across one that excludes non-Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members. If you are not a DVC member, you can book advance dining reservations with full assurance that you are welcome to dine at any restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort.

    You may have heard that there are a few DVC member-exclusive events at Walt Disney World Resort. For instance, there are evenings at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon or at one of the Disney theme parks called Moonlight Magic. Moonlight Magic is a celebration that provides Disney Vacation Members with special access to the parks after normal hours. 

    There is also a lounge atop Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort that is reserved for DVC members. The Top of the World Lounge is a popular gathering space among Disney Vacation Club members who are looking to enjoy cocktails and snacks as they watch fireworks above Cinderella Castle. 

    DVC members visiting Epcot can spend some time on the top floor of the Imagination! Pavilion resting and charging their electronic devices in an exclusive lounge there. There is no restaurant in this location though.

    Don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions about dining at Walt Disney World Resort. My friends and I here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel would love to help you find restaurants that you will enjoy thoroughly on your upcoming trip.

    Sending best wishes and pixie dust,

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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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