While I LOVE Disney, one down side can be all the long lines and waits for the rides and restaurants. Some restaurants had over a 2 hour wait when we went (and you couldn’t even get into some restaurants at all)!! I don’t know about you, but after a long day at the park, I’m ready to sit down and eat.
I discovered a great way to beat some of those waits! By joining Landry’s Select Club you receive priority seating. That means you get to jump in front of EVERYONE waiting to get a table, even those who have a reservation!! I had no idea about this club but we were fortunate to be told about it by our waiter at the Animal Kingdom Rainforest Café. He also told us about the $25.00 birthday bonus and my husband and I thought it was a win-win situation for us (especially since we were visiting Disney during my birthday month). So, we paid our $25.00 membership fee and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Two days later we spent the day at the Animal Kingdom and we had no dining reservations. We decided to head to Yak and Yeti’s. It was exactly as our waiter said. We showed our membership card and we jumped to the front of the line and we were seated right away. Even better, since my birthday was the same month as we were visiting, we had a $50.00 credit on our card (we only paid $25.00). The food tasted even better knowing that a big chunk of our bill was covered by our membership credit.
It costs $25.00 to join (one-time fee); however, you receive a $25.00 credit back onto your card to use towards your next meal (within 24 hours of registering your account online). You earn 1 point for every dollar you spend. Every 250 points you earn a $25.00 reward. You also receive $25.00 during the month of your birthday every year. Restaurants at Walt Disney World that you can use your Landry’s Select Club card are the Rainforest Café in the Animal Kingdom, the Rainforest Café at Downtown Disney, the T-Rex Restaurant at Downtown Disney, and Yak and Yeti’s at the Animal Kingdom.
I definitely recommend this club to anyone who is planning a trip to Disney World! Landry’s has restaurants all over the United States, so the club does not have to be a one-time use. Head over to their website to see the various restaurants that are included.