Disneyland’s Hotel’s Club Level Lounge – Why experiencing the e-Ticket of Disneyland is worth it.

 By Chris Oakes, KTTC Owner & Travel Advisor 

Keys to the Castle was able to explore Disneyland’s Hotel’s Club Level Lounge, aptly named the e-Ticket Club. e-Tickets were the name for the original paper tickets given out at Disneyland for the more popular attractions when Disneyland first opened. At Disneyland, there are three Disney-owned resorts, and did you know all three of them have club levels?! 

The Disneyland Hotel is a beautiful deluxe level Disneyland resort and it’s the original resort at Disneyland. It sits at the end of Downtown Disney and is walkable to both Disneyland Resort parks. 

But is the extra cost of club level worth it? We think so! At Disneyland deluxe resorts, Club Level adds a few extra levels of service including turn down service, as well as access to your very own concierge cast members to quickly accommodate your every need. However, most people find the biggest benefit of staying Club Level is gaining access to the Club Level Lounge. 

At the Disneyland Hotel, the e-Ticket Club is open all throughout the day for your enjoyment with snacks and drinks available throughout the day. Generally, the schedule is as follows: 

6:30-7:00am: Coffee 

7:00-10:30am: Coffee and Breakfast 

11:00-4:00pm: Midday Snacks

5:00-7:00pm: Hot Appetizers

8:00-10:00pm: Desserts and Cordials

As you can see, breakfast can be a full meal here with hot options in addition to your standard continental breakfast items. And who doesn’t love Mickey shaped sugar cubes for your coffee, or even your fancier drink from the Nespresso machines in the e-Ticket Club! The midday snacks usually include chips, other snacks, and often Uncrustables. This lunch option is not the best, as it’s meant to be just snacks, but it is easy for a family to maximize their value by eating their lunch here. 

The evening opportunities are the best, having multiple hot items, often cheese boards, and several other snack items. During this time, beer, wine, and champagne are also available. The alcohol is always available if you ask, but during the 5-7pm timeframe, it is out for serving. This alone can help people find value in staying Club Level! It is easy, also, to make this a full meal for dinner. And who doesn’t love some dessert options later in the evening, as well! Out during desserts for serving include cordials such as Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahluha, and Frangelica just to name a few! 

Did we mention that fruit and soft drinks are available all day, as well as Mickey ice cream bars?! The kids will call it the best vacation ever! At Disneyland Hotel, the e-Ticket Club actually has floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for fireworks viewing and they pump the music through the lounge so you can be enjoying your desserts not among the large crowds while watching the fireworks. From our own experience, it IS as good as it sounds! 

Staying “club” gives you a nice advantage to enhance your vacation experience to add that level of luxury that you may be looking for. And while adding cost, you can maximize that cost by having many of your meals at the club. Book here for your next adventure!