Top of the World Lounge (TOWL) atop Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is exclusive to Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members. Access is granted to DVC members staying at any Disney owned and operated hotel at Walt Disney World Resort whether their stay is booked with vacation points or cash.
This perk is available exclusively to Members and those in their traveling party who are staying on that member's reservation. At least one member in the traveling party must accompany the group and present his or her valid MagicBand or Key to the World card with a DVC Membership notation in order to gain admission to the lounge and observation deck. If the member's MagicBand or Key to the World card doesn't display a Membership notation, a Disney Vacation Club Membership Card is required in addition to the Key to the World card to verify Membership.
**Note: As of April 4, 2016, access to this lounge is not available to DVC members who purchased their membership through resale only after April 3, 2016.
Please note that DVC members traveling from other Walt Disney World Resorts must use Walt Disney World Transportation to get to the TOWL, because parking is unavailable to anyone not staying at Bay Lake Tower or Disney's Contemporary Resort. Upon arrival, members and their guests must walk to the Bay Lake Tower main lobby entrance on the ground floor and check in at the Top of the World Lounge desk in the lobby, which is currently on the left side of the lobby when you walk through the front door.
This special Top of the World Lounge access is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the lounge reaches capacity. The lounge is particularly popular during the Magic Kingdom fireworks. It's best to arrive as early as possible in order to be able to gain admission.
It is important to keep in mind that this access is available through December 29th (blockout dates apply). Current operating hours are 6:00 PM to midnight.