One thing we love about Walt Disney World is the endless opportunities to customize and create each trip to match our family’s expectations and budget accordingly.
While some may not always be the most inexpensive options, they end up being “worth it” in the long run. One of these options is staying Club Level, or “Concierge Level” at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts.
What is Club Level?
Club Level, at Walt Disney World, is a term used for a category of room at select resorts. Guests who book a “Club Level” room category are entitled to several exclusive perks, services, and amenities.
Keep in mind the rooms themselves are the same set up. Two queen beds (usually) and a sofa bed or single pull down bed to accommodate a 5th person.
Which Disney World Resorts Have a Club Level Room Category?
Club Level rooms are only found at Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts.
However, there is an exception to this in the Moderate Resort category. Disney’s Coronado Springs – Gran Destino Tower offers Club Level rooms for guests.
What Amenities and Perks Can I Expect from Club Level?
While this may vary by resort, in general guests can expect the following:
- Access to a keyed off area of the resort
- Nightly turn down service, including chocolate on the pillows
- Robes and upgraded toiletries
- Access to the Club Level Lounge for food and drinks
- Some resorts also offer guests a color printed daily itinerary, based on your plans in My Disney Experience
- Access to Signature Service Cast Members who will work with you to book tours, adjust dining reservations and basically be your “go to” person during your stay
Upon arrival, Club Level guests are escorted to the Concierge Lounge area to check in, and perhaps get a glass of wine or soda to start off the trip!
In addition to the typical H20 products, Club Level guests will often find sunscreen, foot lotion, or after sun cream in their rooms.
While this is slowly coming back, we are seeing daily MouseKeeping (what Disney calls Housekeeping) at the Club Level category at the resorts that are currently offering Club Level.
The Best Perk of Booking a Club Level Room
Of all these fantastic perks and amenities, perhaps the best known and most “worth it” is the Club Level Lounge. Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa each offer two club level lounges for guests. The rest offer one.
First, the lounge offers guests a quiet, relaxing area to rest and unwind during an afternoon break or evening from the parks.
The lounges are furnished with comfortable chairs, tables, TVs, and most have a kids area with kid sized furniture and a few coloring activities or games.
Most of the lounges, along with the actual Club Level Rooms, offer guests nice views of the nighttime shows at nearby theme parks. While it is not the same as a dessert party viewing, or being in the park, the views are great and you avoid the crowds.
While all these lounge amenities are wonderful, the best one is the access to food and drink. Beginning with coffee at 6:30 AM and breakfast a 7 AM, and continuing through the evening, guests can access the lounge anytime for various offerings.
Breakfast often consists of fruits, pastries, oatmeal, cereals, perhaps a quiche or another hot offering. Based on the day and resort, guests may even find Mickey Waffles (or Simba Waffles if you are at Animal Kingdom Lodge) as a Club Level breakfast offering.
Then, from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, the lounge offers snacks to guests. These vary from cookies, to Goldfish, to veggies and fruit. You may even find a soup or small hot appetizers. Along with this, guests can access the refrigerator all day to help themselves to juices, sodas, water, and other drinks.
As the evening moves on, beginning at 5 PM, they offer hot and cold appetizers to guests. With these, you can really enjoy a small meal. They offer several options like pastas, chicken nuggets, fruits, cheeses, and other finger foods. You could easily make a meal. Guests also have access to wine, beer, ciders, and other refreshments. Then, between 8-10 PM they offer desserts and cordials.
Another great aspect of the lounge is that it gives you a quiet place to wait for your room to be ready, or a later flight home.
Is Club Level Worth it For Your Family?
I think so, if you do not have a Disney Dining Plan. I think that combined with a dining plan, it’s too much and you won’t get the value out of either option.
Many believe, and I have experienced this, that the savings on food by eating two meals or so a day in the lounge makes it worth it.
Club Level is great for guests who plan a few “resort” days. This gives you the opportunity to really take advantage of the lounge and your resort in general.
Club Level at Walt Disney World is one of those that many guests may not know about, or they think it is out of their budget. However, it may just be the right thing for your family!