Many potential Walt Disney World guests wonder what “club level” entails as they are booking their Walt Disney World vacation. Club level is a special category of rooms located at many Walt Disney World resorts that come with a variety of additional amenities that are unique to the club level. As you consider whether club level is right for you, here are eleven things you should know about club level rooms at Walt Disney World resorts.
Not all resorts include the option of club level services. As you can imagine, the selection of club level is only available at Deluxe Walt Disney World resorts. Guests may select a club level room at either of the following Walt Disney World resorts: Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club, Boardwalk Inn, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Polynesian Village Resort, Wilderness Lodge, and Yacht Club.
10. Advance Itinerary Planning
Guests who elect to stay in a club level room will enjoy advance itinerary planning in the months and weeks leading up to their vacation. The club level concierge will assist you in securing dining reservations, dinner show tickets, and recreation activities, such as special tours or tee times. The concierge will also assist you in celebrating any special occasions that may be happening during your stay.
9. Special Amenities
Club level rooms offer additional amenities to enjoy during your stay that you can’t find in “regular” Disney hotel rooms. These include luxurious robes to enjoy during your stay, spa-quality toiletries, and a complimentary USA Today daily to name a few. Additionally, club level rooms include a refrigerator and a coffee maker with an assortment of coffees and teas to enjoy.
8. Turn Down Service
Club level rooms also include a nightly turn down service. Here, hotel staff prepare your bed for the evening by partially unmaking the bed and fluffing the pillows. The service generally includes a treat left on your pillow, such as chocolate, and the occasional pixie dust surprise.
7. Separate Check-In Area
Guests of club level rooms have their own separate check-in area, which means there is no need to wait in line to check-in to your hotel and room. Cast members checking you are often expecting you and will generally greet you by name. These cast members will ensure your room is available, and make sure your stay is comfortable.
6. Secured Keycard or Magic Band Access
Club level areas are exclusive to those staying in club level accommodations. Therefore, in order to access the club level lounge and its adjacent rooms, guests must have access through their hotel keycard or Magic Band. There are special elevators for club level guests and only club level guests will have access to this exclusive space.
5. Access to a Private Lounge
Along with secured access to the room levels and elevator, a club level guest has secure access to a private lounge. This lounge is available only to club level guests and provides a welcome and serene respite from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Most lounges are equipped with several televisions, couches for lounging, and board games to enjoy.
4. Complimentary Food and Drink
Perhaps the most plush of the amenities is access to the private club-level lounge is the complimentary refreshments served throughout the day. Guests are treated to continental breakfast in the morning, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages during the afternoon, hot and cold appetizers from the resort’s restaurants during the early evening, and desserts for the after dinner hours. Wine, beer, and cocktails are also available in the evening for guests to enjoy at no cost. The various foods provided in the lounge are practically worth the cost of the room.
3. Rooms with Amazing Views
Many of the club level rooms are located on the most exclusive hotel floors in all of Walt Disney World. Some rooms offer personal views of Cinderella’s Castle, Spaceship Earth, or the animals of Animal Kingdom Lodge. Also, the lounge areas are situated in such ways that guests of the Polynesian can enjoy an unobstructed view of Happily Ever After and the Electric Water Pageant, guests at the Boardwalk Inn can enjoy watching the fireworks of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, and guests at the Animal Kingdom Lodge can practically reach out and pet the animals living on the property.
2. Added Convenience and Luxury
The personalized services provided to club level guests make choosing to stay in a club level accommodation an added convenience to a Walt Disney World vacation. It might seem like a luxury to have a Walt Disney World cast member select your Fastpass+ attractions, or book your dining reservations, but these additional conveniences are what set a club level Walt Disney World vacation apart from the rest.
1. Additional FastPass+ Available
Club Level guests staying in eligible Disney Resort rooms, are able to purchase an additional 3 FastPass+ per day, per person. The cost is $50 plus tax per person. These FastPass+ selections can be used in more than one theme park so you can spread out your selected three FastPass+ among three different parks if you’d like! Guests can’t however repeat the same FastPass+ for one attraction on the same day. So, don’t expect to ride Avatar Flight of Passage three times in a row!
As you can see, club level service and staying in a club level room can really add some additional Walt Disney World magic to your vacation. If you choose to stay in a club level room, you certainly won’t regret it!