Come With Us Into the NEW Villains-Themed Top of the World Lounge in Disney World

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Did you know that some offerings still haven’t returned to Disney World after the 2020 park closures? We’ve welcomed back several restaurants and experiences, Sat what’s still left?

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Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort

This month, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Harmony Barber Shop will be returning to Magic Kingdom, and more character meet and greets are coming back as well. Today, we got a FIRST LOOK at a reopening lounge in Disney World — but this spot looks a little bit different than it did before. Maybe it has something to do with a villainous TAKEOVER?

The Top of the World Lounge is an exclusive lounge for Disney Vacation Club members, and it is located at the top of Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. It’s been closed for a long time, and apparently during that closure some Disney VILLAINS used it as a hide-out! We’re heading inside now to get a sneak peek at the changes. Come along with us to check it out!

Atmosphere

Top of the World Lounge — A Villains Lair is officially opening on July 11th. We attended a media preview to see what’s different about this spot now. The story behind the changes is that Disney Villains have been hanging out here while it’s been closed, and although they’ve gone now, they left their mark with new decor.

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Overall, we have to say that the villains did a great job with the updates. Although many classic elements have remained from the old version of this lounge (like that amazing chandelier and the big Monorail mural behind the bar), the carpet and furniture all look fresh and modern now. New couches, chairs, and tables can be found throughout the space.

Beautiful!

We saw some new artwork around the lounge as well, featuring characters like the Evil Queen, Ursula, Jafar, and Maleficent. The private sitting area also had several pictures of famous Disney villains.

New artwork

To the right of the bar, we found some cloaks hanging around a screen that showed scenes of our favorite baddies in Disney movies.

Some villains left their cloaks!

And the villains appear to have left behind some belongings in their rush to vacate the space in time for its reopening. Cruella De Vil and Dr. Facilier might be missing some accessories!

We were told that there will be several stands with villainous accessories throughout the lounge when it opens, and guests are free to use them to dress up while they’re visiting.

The changes mainly included the updated furniture, new artwork, and villains’ accessories, and Halloween music was playing while we were there to really bring the spooky vibes.

Menu

The villains did more than update the decorations, though. You can now find some sinister eats and drinks on the menu!

New Menu

There are choices of Fiendish Fare (appetizers) available, such as The Empress Charcuterie Board, Lair-Made Hummus, Twisted Tales Pretzel, and the Cosmic (Plant) Power Flatbread. And don’t forget about the Seven-Lair Cake for dessert!

Eats

The cocktails got an evil update as well. Some new additions are the Cursed Pirate, The Other Side, Mirror Mirror Moonshine, and Tower Trap. A couple of zero-proof (non-alcoholic) cocktails include the Queen’s Garden and The Lion’s Uncle.

Drinks

You can also find Wicked Wines (sparkling, white, and red wines) and Bubbling Brews (beer, hard ciders, and hard seltzers).

Some of the new eats

We’ll be sharing a full review from Top of the World Lounge soon, so stay tuned for that! The Villains Lair is going to be open daily from 6PM it midnight, although times are subject to change. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis, open to Disney Vacation Club Members with access to Membership Extras and who are staying in Disney World Resort hotels. Guests staying on Members’ reservations are also eligible.

Villain’s Lair

Looking for other themed dining around Disney World? Check out when you can dine with characters again at Crystal Palace and who you can eat with at ‘Ohana. As always, keep up with DFB for all your Disney news!

Learn more about the Disney Vacation Club here.


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Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. Today, we were invited by Disney World to attend their media preview of the Top of the World Lounge — A Villains Lair. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink. You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ

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