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Hey there, Disney Nerds!

Can we let you in on a little secret?

We have a favorite Walt Disney World dining tip that we usually keep on the down-low, but we feel the need to let our readers in on the action. Without further ado, we’re introducing you to Landry’s Select Club – the best kept Disney dining secret around.

You may have heard of Landry’s before – it’s a renowned restaurant and entertainment company that operates a ton of locations all over the United States. But did you know that Landry’s also has a loyalty program with some seriously sweet benefits for its members? That’s right – we’re talking about Landry’s Select Club.

Now, we know what you’re thinking – another loyalty program? But hear us out – Landry’s Select Club is worth it, especially if you’re planning a trip to Disney World. You see, Landry’s owns and operates four restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, including T-REX Restaurant at Disney Springs, Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and Yak & Yeti Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. And as a member of Landry’s Select Club, you’ll get some pretty awesome perks when you dine at these Disney locations.

In this article, we’ll give you the lowdown on Landry’s Select Club – what it is, how it works, and why it’s the best kept Disney dining secret. We’ll also highlight the benefits of Landry’s Select Club at Walt Disney World Resort, as well as other participating locations where you can earn and redeem rewards. Trust us – you won’t want to miss out on this amazing program. So read on, and get ready to join the club!

What is Landry’s Select Club?

So, what exactly is Landry’s Select Club? It’s pretty simple, really. Landry’s Select Club is a loyalty program that rewards you for dining and shopping at participating Landry’s Inc. locations. And let us tell you, there are a ton of participating locations – over 600 of them, to be exact. That means you can earn points and redeem rewards at Landry’s restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues all across the United States.

So how do you join Landry’s Select Club? It’s easy! Just head over to the Landry’s Inc. website or download the Landry’s Select Club app, and sign up for an account. It’s completely free to join, with just a one-time, non-refundable $25 membership fee. But here’s the best part – when you join, you’ll get a $25 welcome reward within 24 hours of registering your account. That means that your initial $25 membership fee is basically a wash – you’ll get your money back in the form of a reward. Score!

Once you’re a member of Landry’s Select Club, it’s easy to start earning points. Just present your Landry’s Select Club card or provide your phone number at the time of purchase at any participating location, and you’ll earn a point for every dollar you spend. When you reach 250 points, Landry’s gives you a $25 reward to use at any participating location. And if you celebrate your birthday at a Landry’s location during your birthday month, you’ll get an extra $25 birthday reward to use at any participating location. Talk about a sweet deal!

So now that you know the basics of Landry’s Select Club, let’s dive into the benefits of being a member at Walt Disney World Resort. As we mentioned before, Landry’s owns and operates four restaurants at Disney World: T-REX Restaurant at Disney Springs, Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and Yak & Yeti Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. And as a member of Landry’s Select Club, you’ll get some pretty awesome perks when you dine at these Disney locations.

Benefits of Landry’s Select Club at Walt Disney World Resort

One of the best perks of Landry’s Select Club at Walt Disney World Resort is the priority seating. Let’s face it – trying to snag a table-service reservation at Disney can be tough, especially if you forget to book 60 days in advance (whoops!). But as a Landry’s Select Club member, you’ll get priority seating any day of the week for parties of six or less, based on availability. We’ve used this perk countless times at Disney World, and let us tell you – it’s a game changer.

So how does it work? It’s simple. Just visit the host/hostess stand at T-REX, either Rainforest Cafe, or Yak & Yeti, and let the cast member know that you’re a Landry’s Select Club member. They’ll bump you up on the waitlist, and you’ll get a table faster than you can say “magic kingdom.” Trust us – this is a major benefit of Landry’s Select Club, especially on crowded days at Disney Springs or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.

But that’s not all – Landry’s Select Club members also get access to exclusive promotions and discounts at these Disney locations. And let’s be real – who doesn’t love a good discount? So be sure to show your server your Landry’s Select Club card or provide your phone number when you dine at these Disney restaurants. Not only will you earn points towards rewards, but you’ll also get some sweet discounts on your meal. It’s a win-win!

So there you have it – the best kept Disney dining secret. Landry’s Select Club is a fantastic loyalty program that offers a ton of benefits for its members, especially at Walt Disney World Resort. So if you’re planning a trip to Disney, be sure to join Landry’s Select Club and take advantage of these awesome perks. You won’t regret it!

Other Benefits of Landry’s Select Club

But wait, there’s more! Landry’s Select Club isn’t just a great program for Disney visitors – it’s also a fantastic way to earn rewards and perks at participating Landry’s Inc. locations all across the United States. So whether you’re planning a beach vacation, a city getaway, or just a night out on the town, Landry’s Select Club has you covered.

So what are some of the other benefits of Landry’s Select Club? For starters, members can earn free dining and hotel stays by accumulating points. Just imagine – you could earn a free meal or a free night’s stay just by dining out or shopping at participating Landry’s locations. Talk about a sweet deal!

And that’s not all – Landry’s Select Club members also get access to special event invitations and exclusive promotions and discounts at participating locations. So whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a fun night out, Landry’s Select Club has you covered.

So there you have it – the many benefits of Landry’s Select Club. Whether you’re planning a trip to Disney World or just looking for a way to earn rewards and perks at your favorite restaurants and entertainment venues, Landry’s Select Club is a must-join program. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Landry’s Inc. website or download the Landry’s Select Club app, and join the club today! You won’t regret it.

Also read our guide to 16 of the very best family restaurants at Disney World.

The best Landry’s Select Club restaurants in the Disney Parks

To the unaware, Landry’s owns an enormous number of restaurants.

The list may be found on the Landry’s Select Card website.

It turns out that some of Disney World’s restaurants are not owned by Disney.

Landry’s is a sizable Disney partner, and their “on-property” eateries include:

1. Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs

Just keep an eye out for the enormous volcano in Disney Springs to locate this Rainforest Cafe.

And yes, its inside the volcano.

You’ll be going on an adventure just to get to the restaurant.

Trekking through the rainforest where you’ll see the animal residents.

Careful, because there is a storm every 15-20 minutes.

While the storm is happening, the animals come to life along with the roar of the thunder.

Once inside the restaurant, you’ll be able to enjoy different cuisines.

2. Rainforest Cafe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you’re planning a visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, be sure to check out the Rainforest Cafe at the park’s entrance. This Rainforest Cafe offers the same fun and immersive dining experience as the location at Disney Springs, with one major difference – it serves breakfast! That’s right – you can fuel up with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a day of animal adventures at the park.

The Rainforest Cafe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is located just outside the main entrance to the park, and it even has its own park entrance. That means you don’t have to enter the park to access the restaurant – you can simply go straight to the cafe and enjoy a delicious meal in a tropical rainforest setting. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can enjoy a meal at any time of day.

3. T-Rex Cafe at Disney Springs

If you’re looking for a unique and immersive dining experience at Disney Springs, be sure to check out the T-Rex Cafe. Located next to the Lego store, this restaurant is a must-visit for dinosaur enthusiasts and anyone looking for a fun and memorable meal.

As soon as you enter the T-Rex Cafe, you’ll be greeted by an enormous T-Rex dinosaur. But that’s not the only prehistoric creature you’ll encounter – there are plenty of other animatronic dinosaurs waiting to be discovered throughout the restaurant. And if ancient reptiles aren’t your thing, you can head to the ice room, where you’ll find animatronic mammoths and other ice age creatures.

But the fun doesn’t stop there – every 15-20 minutes, the T-Rex Cafe is treated to a meteor shower, complete with flashing lights and animatronic creatures going crazy. It’s a sight to behold, and one that you won’t find at any other restaurant.

4. Yak & Yeti at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious dining experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, be sure to check out Yak & Yeti. This Pan-Asian restaurant is located in the Asia area of the park, and it’s housed in a unique building that looks like a mansion.

Upon entering Yak & Yeti, you’ll be greeted by a variety of mouthwatering Pan-Asian food options. Start your meal with an appetizer of Potstickers, or opt for the Sushi Sampler to try a variety of flavors. For your entree, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, including Honey Chicken, Curry, and many other delicious dishes.

Landry’s Select Club membership isn’t perfect though: Our story

But that’s not even what we are writing about because it’s not even the best part.

As you know, Nerds do not like to wait in line and THIS is where the Landry’s Select Club is a little bit of magic.

Essentially, these restaurants will move their Landry’s Select Club members to the front of the line.

NOTE: Full disclosure, we’ve had some hits and misses with this.

Getting a table without a reservation using your membership typically depends on how busy the restaurant is.

The more busy, the less likely you’ll get ahead and seated without a reservation.

The less busy, it’s most likely a shoe in you’ll get seated within 10-minutes without a reservation.

Unfortunately, our first miss was at T-REX at Disney Springs in the summer.

We were told they were too crowded and that negated the Landry’s Select Club benefit that would shorten the wait (we still were able to use $50 in rewards and had a great meal).

landry's select clubT-REX is one of Landry’s Disney Springs locations.

The win?

Well that came on a recent visit to Disney World.

Despite following our own advise on how to secure advanced dining reservations (you can read about it here), we could not get a Yak & Yeti reservation at a time that worked for us.

Knowing that capacity at the parks was low due to COVID, we decided to walk in and see if we could grab a table.

We were socially distanced (naturally) so it was a little hard to hear the hostess as she spoke to the couple of groups in line in front of us.

It turns out people were told they would be accommodated, but it would be at closer to 45 minutes.

If you’re aware of the Nerd’s love affair with the Mickey pretzel, then you know when the Nerd is hungry, it’s time to eat!

We were a little concerned though.

So I was a little worried about the wait and anxious to use my – ahem – exclusive membership in Landry’s Select Club benefits (especially after our T-REX “miss” earlier in the year.

landry's select clubLandry’s counts Animal Kingdom’s Yak & Yeti as one of its own.

Use your Landry’s Select Club benefits at Disney World to get priority seating

As we approached the check-in stand, I was told the same wait as the group in front of me.

And then, in a mob-boss scene from the movies, I leaned in (okay, I leaned in because everyone was wearing a mask and it was REALLY hard to hear myself in a crowded lobby and separated by plexiglass with muffled mask voices) and asked, “Is it possible to get seated sooner if I am a Landry’s Select Club member?”.

Without missing a beat, the hostess said “of course” and asked to see my card.

I quickly explained I didn’t have it and she said that was not an issue, I just needed to log into my account to show that I was a member.

Fortunately, the Nerd uses 1Password (a super easy to ease password management system) and was able to log in quickly.

Acknowledged and feeling pretty good about ourselves ($25, it turns out, CAN buy confidence and a Landry’s Select Club membership).

Just paying $25 is an amazing deal to feel like a VIP in any of the 600 Landry Club Restaurants.

We stepped back in the lobby to wait and about 3 minutes later, someone yelled (muffled) “Nerds, party of two?” and we were quickly ushered to our seat to enjoy a delicious Yak & Yeti meal.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it – the best kept Disney dining secret. Landry’s Select Club is a fantastic loyalty program that offers a ton of benefits for its members, especially at Walt Disney World Resort. With perks like priority seating and exclusive promotions and discounts at Landry’s Inc. restaurants at Disney World, it’s a no-brainer for any Disney visitor.

But Landry’s Select Club isn’t just for Disney visitors – it’s also a great way to earn rewards and perks at participating Landry’s Inc. locations all across the United States. So whether you’re planning a beach vacation, a city getaway, or just a night out on the town, Landry’s Select Club has you covered.

So if you’re planning a trip to Disney World (or just looking for a way to earn rewards and perks at your favorite restaurants and entertainment venues), be sure to join Landry’s Select Club. It’s free to join, with just a one-time, non-refundable $25 membership fee, and you’ll get a $25 welcome reward just for signing up. Trust us – you won’t want to miss out on this amazing program. So head over to the Landry’s Inc. website or download the Landry’s Select Club app, and join the club today. Happy dining (and saving)!

FAQs

What is Landry’s Select Club?

Landry’s Select Club is a loyalty program that rewards you for dining and shopping at participating Landry’s Inc. locations. With over 600 participating locations, it’s easy to earn points and redeem rewards at Landry’s restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues all across the United States.

How do I join Landry’s Select Club?

Joining Landry’s Select Club is easy! Just head over to the Landry’s Inc. website or download the Landry’s Select Club app, and sign up for an account. It’s completely free to join, with just a one-time, non-refundable $25 membership fee. And the best part? When you join, you’ll get a $25 welcome reward within 24 hours of registering your account.

How do I earn points with Landry’s Select Club?

Earning points with Landry’s Select Club is easy – just present your Landry’s Select Club card or provide your phone number at the time of purchase at any participating location, and you’ll earn a point for every dollar you spend. When you reach 250 points, Landry’s gives you a $25 reward to use at any participating location. And if you celebrate your birthday at a Landry’s location during your birthday month, you’ll get an extra $25 birthday reward to use at any participating location. It’s that simple!

What are the benefits of Landry’s Select Club at Walt Disney World Resort?

As a member of Landry’s Select Club, you’ll get some pretty awesome perks when you dine at Landry’s Inc. restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. These perks include priority seating for parties of six or less, based on availability, as well as exclusive promotions and discounts. Plus, you can earn points towards rewards and redeem your rewards at these Disney locations. It’s a win-win!

Can I use my Landry’s Select Club rewards at any participating location?

Yes, you can use your Landry’s Select Club rewards at any participating location. Just present your Landry’s Select Club card or provide your phone number at the time of purchase, and your rewards will be applied to your purchase. It’s that easy!

Is there a limit to the number of rewards I can earn with Landry’s Select Club?

Yes, there is a limit to the number of rewards you can earn with Landry’s Select Club. A maximum of $300 in rewards may be earned per check, and points are valid for 12 months from the date of issuance. So be sure to use your points before they expire!

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