In the last few years, Walt Disney World has really stepped up its game when it comes to lounges throughout the Walt Disney World properties. Guests can now enjoy well-themed lounges at the Disney Parks as well as at the Disney Resorts.
Lounges are a great option for having a relaxing meal, enjoying a drink, or getting out of the heat and crowds during the day. Many of the great lounges found around Walt Disney World are connected to an amazing Disney restaurant. Because of this, the food served at the lounge is often some of the same options provided at the connecting table service restaurant.
For those of us that might not want to do a table service meal, but would like to enjoy some of the food, the Disney lounges are a fantastic option.
Let’s take a look at some of the top lounges at Walt Disney World right now.
Nomad Lounge- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The first lounge we are going to mention is Nomad Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Located on the path to Pandora and next door to the signature restaurant Tiffins, Nomad Lounge is truly an oasis.
With both outdoor and indoor seating, the lounge is the perfect place to escape the heat, relax, have a refreshing cocktail and enjoy the beauty of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The menu here is fantastic offering a variety of great appetizers with fresh and unique flavors from around the world.
Nomad Lounge gets extremely busy so you might want to consider rope dropping when it opens to get in or at least get on the waitlist.
Steakhouse 71 Lounge- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
A new lounge that just recently opened up is Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This lounge is connected to the new restaurant with the same name. A throwback to when Walt Disney World opened in 1971, this lounge is filled with great photos showing the history of Disney Park.
Not only are there a variety of drinks to choose from, but the lounge bites are fantastic as well. The unique PB&J chicken wings have quickly become a fan favorite as has the Steakhouse burger. If you aren’t able to snag the hard-to-get reservation to Steakhouse 71, consider trying out the lounge next door.
Space 220 Lounge- EPCOT
If you are wanting to experience the new Space 220 restaurant but don’t want to pay for the prix fixe menu, consider checking out the Space 220 Lounge. Keep in mind that all Guests have to be 21 and old to sit at this lounge.
Located in the same Centauri Space Station, the Space 220 Lounge offers a variety of drinks and an a la carte menu featuring options such as chicken on a waffle, short rib sliders, and Astro deviled eggs.
Guests can enjoy the panoramic views as they enjoy a nice, intimate setting at the bar. This is a good option if Guests aren’t interested in the prix fixe menu or can’t get a reservation at the restaurant. You still get to experience the atmosphere of the restaurant while at the lounge.
Enchanted Rose- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
For Guests looking for a slightly more elegant experience, we highly recommend a stop at the Enchanted Rose found within Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This Beauty and the Beast-themed lounge is an upscale lounge that has different seating areas all taken from the film itself.
Guests can order anything from truffle fries to white sturgeon caviar as they enjoy cocktails with an enchanted touch. This fairytale lounge is stunning and a wonderful place for adults to enjoy a nice beverage after a day in a Disney Park.
Geyser Point Bar & Grill- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
For a relaxing, outdoor lounge we highly recommend heading on over to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to visit Geyser Point Bar & Grill. Located on the shores of Bay Lake this dining location is officially advertised as a quick-service location; however, most Guests treat it as a lounge enjoying the beautiful views, great outdoor seating, and outstanding drinks and food.
As a quick-service location, Geyser Point offers a more extensive menu than some of the previous lounges. There are great burgers such as the bison cheeseburger as well as some appetizers such as a charcuterie plate and wings.
Even if you aren’t staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, we recommend taking a break from Magic Kingdom and enjoying this relaxing lounge.
The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Looking for an escape while in Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Head on over to The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge. Connected to the table service restaurant with the same name, this lounge is full of Hollywood.
The top choice here is the famous cobb salad (literally the name) that know for how delicious it is. The grapefruit cake martini is also a famous selection as are the great martini flights and margarita flights. Take a break and enjoy some great times at this amazing lounge.
When visiting Walt Disney World you won’t want to miss some of the exciting lounges found throughout the Disney Parks and Disney Resorts. They are excellent ways to get out of the crowds and heat while enjoying some great drinks and food.
Lounges are nice options for those that don’t want to do a full table service meal but still experience the atmosphere, food, and drinks.
The next time you are visiting Walt Disney World, don’t forget to check out these well themed, lounges.