California Grill
  • On Mar 25, 2023
    Simone from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would like to visit the Top of the World Lounge. I looked to reservation on the My Disney app and couldn't find it. I would like to know if I can have dinner there even without being a hotel guest? Thank you

    Hi there, Simone!

    Welcome to planDisney, where we love to help other Guests create magical memories on their Walt Disney World Resort vacations. So, let’s see what we can dream up for you!

    There are so many exciting places to dine at Walt Disney World and Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of them for certain with amazing views of Magic Kingdom Park! Simone, Top of the World Lounge is reserved for Disney Vacation Club Members with access to Membership Extras.

    If you are not a Disney Vacation Club Member, you can visit if you are traveling with friends or family who are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel or Disney Vacation Club Resort booked by using Membership. At least one Member of the party must accompany the group and present their current MagicBand, digital Membership card and government-issued photo ID in order to enter.

    Now, if you are a Disney Vacation Club Member or you are traveling on the same reservation as a Member, you are in luck! Reservations are not required, simply check in at the Top of the World Lounge desk on the ground floor lobby of Bay Lake Tower in order to gain access to the lounge and observation deck. Access is on a first-come basis and capacity is limited, so you may be added to a waitlist until other Guests depart. To guarantee a spot, Members may book Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party on select Friday nights by calling DVC Member Services

    Simone, if you are a Disney Vacation Club Member or you wish to learn more about the benefits of Membership, I encourage you to reach out my planDisney pals, Tiffany and Keri, who specialize in all things Disney Vacation Club. 

    If Top of the World Lounge isn’t in your immediate future but you desire some spectacular views of Magic Kingdom while you dine or enjoy a delicious beverage, I highly recommend trying California Grill located on the 15th  floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The food there is outstanding and only surpassed by the magical view! You can check for availability and book this dining experience on the My Disney Experience app

    I hope this has helped you with your planning. Please stop back by and allow us to answer any other questions you may have or offer you some tips for your upcoming visit!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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