First Look INSIDE Disney World’s NEW Villains-Themed Top of the World Lounge

A popular, exclusive lounge in Disney World is reopening — with a twist.

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We’ve embraced many returns around Disney World — shows, character meet and greets, performances, and more. And now, a lounge is joining the list of reopened offerings…but it’s gotten a makeover!

The Top of the World Lounge at Disney’s Contemporary Resort’s Bay Lake Tower is an exclusive location that only Disney Vacation Club members can access.


While the lounge was closed, some familiar villains settled in. And now that they’re gone, the lounge has reopened — but it looks a bit different, thanks to its previous guests. The lounge will officially reopen on July 11th, but we got a special early first look!


This is what the check-in desk looked like!

Check in desk

It has a new gold plate that says Villains Lair!

Welcome to the Villains Lair!

Can’t wait to head inside!

When we made it up the elevator, we were officially welcomed to the Villains Lair!

There was a bunch of villainous decor inside to meet us when we arrived! These glowing portraits feature some of Disney’s most iconic baddies.

Villains Lair Decorations

We spotted Hades…








…and the Evil Queen from Snow White in her witch form!

Evil Queen

The Cast Members were giving us the full story about how the lounge was inhabited by Disney villains who left some of their stuff behind. How perfect is this DVC joke?

We spotted more Ursula themed decorations when we went further in!

More Ursula decorations

They also had some costume pieces laying around. Note that guests are free to dress up while here. There will be more costumes added soon, and they’re all inspired by object the Disney villains would have left behind! Bet you can’t guess who that spotted scarf belongs to!

You can try on a villainous outfit too!

We got to talk to some of the team members about the villainous re-theme! Here’s what they had to say!

Of course, it’s a lounge, so we had to check out the food and drinks! Here’s what the cover of the menu looked like. It had an old-timey book look, and had a seal with a message on it!

The menu!

Here’s a closer look at the message on the cover of the menu. It basically runs through the story of the lounge, and how even villains have to relax at a Disney Resort sometimes!

Menu message

Here’s a look at the menu. They had a ton of cocktails, wine, and beer, as well as some tasty appetizers. We loved all of the creative names!

What to choose?

It’s time to order! Here’s what the food and drinks looked like at the reimagined lounge. This drink is called The Underworld.

The Underworld

It looks like there’s something sinister brewing below the surface of this drink!

The Underworld

These are the Who’s Afraid of Pork Belly Sliders. They’re made with shredded pork bely, barbecue sauce, and house made pickles!


These look so tasty!


Get ready for the Unfortunate Souls Shrimp! Named after the iconic song from The Little Mermaid, this has herb roasted shrimp, romesco sauce, olive tapenadze, and marinated tomatoes!

Looks tasty!

We’re not gonna ask any questions about how this dish got its name, but it sure looks pretty!


This Twisted Tales Pretzel was served with whole-grain mustard, and was huge!

Twisted Tales Pretzel!

The Lair-Made Hummus came with pita bread, and was topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives!

Lair Made Hummus

That’s some good looking hummus!



The Cosmic (Plant) Power Flatbread had plant-based Za’atar-spiced “beef,” caramelized onion spread, pickled onion, and “tzaziki.”

Cosmic Plant Power Flatbread

The Seven-Lair Cake looked absolutely delicious!

Seven Lair Cake

Who can say no to seven layers of cake?


The Empress Charcuterie Board had the Chef’s selection of cheeses and meats!

The Empress Charcuterie Board

They also had a Tomatoes of Terror Flatbread with roma tomatoes, tomato ragu, and mozzarella!

Tomatoes of Terror Flatbread

Along with the wicked décor, Vacation Club members will be able to enjoy new menu items inspired by Disney villains. So head over to plot your next adventure over some food and drinks, and finish the night off with a viewing of Disney Enchantment!

Top of the World Lounge — A Villains Lair will officially reopen to eligible DVC members on July 11th. It will generally be available from 6PM to midnight daily, but is subject to capacity restrictions. DVC members can start to check in as early as 5:45PM. Members must be sure to bring their digital member card, as well as a photo ID.

In the meantime, for more reopening information, check out the character buffet returning to the Magic Kingdom. Or, see what characters will be returning to Star Wars Launch Bay this month. 

Star Wars Launch Bay

And, as always, stay tuned to AllEars for the latest Disney news.

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Disclosure: We were invited by Disney to attend a media event for the Top of the World Lounge. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.

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