Bay Lake Tower

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Disney’s Bay Lake Tower resort is our second DVC home resort (after AKL). We bought into Bay Lake Tower because of its proximity to the Magic Kingdom, as well as all the amenities the resort has to offer. Bay Lake Tower is located next door to Disney’s Contemporary Resort which means that guests of Bay Lake Tower share the amenities that the Contemporary offers. One of which is the uber-convenient monorail!

This resort is an amazing example of modern architecture with it’s curved lines and gorgeous modern furnishing. If you are the type that enjoys sleek, clean accommodations, Bay Lake Tower is the place for you. In addition, it is located between Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon which means that it offers AMAZING views of not only the Magic Kingdom, but all of the beautiful hotels that dot the shoreline of the lagoon and lake. I remember when we first arrived and went up to our room. We knew we were staying in a theme park room and the front desk told us that our little bit of a wait for our room to be ready, would be well worth it. When we opened the door to our room and walked into the living area, we could not believe our eyes. My kids were in disbelief. Our view for the entire week would be of Cinderella’s Castle and Space Mountain! Every night we would tune the tv into a certain Disney channel so we could hear the feed from the Magic Kingdom and then walk out onto the deck. We had our own personal viewing area for the spectacular fireworks display! The fireworks were so amazing because it looked like they were right outside our windows. Nothing could ever beat that experience! If you’re not able to stay in a theme park view room, head up to the Bay Lake Tower guests only lounge at the top of the resort. There is a viewing platform located right outside the lounge!

This resort also has a gorgeous pool right on the edge of Bay Lake, but you can also use the pools over at the Contemporary. A skybridge connects the two buildings and will take you to all the shopping and restaurants that the Contemporary has to offer.

Resort Basics
Modern and luxurious furnishings throughout the resort
Key to the World cards (KTTW)
Babysitting and Child Services
Self Parking and Valet
Handicapped Accessible
In-room Laundry and Refrigerator
Guest Laundry Facilities (if not using in-room)

Room Types
One Bedroom
Two Bedroom
3 Bedroom Grand Villa
All rooms come equipped with an in-room safe, pack and play, hairdryer, alarm clock.

Disney’s Bay Lake Tower is conveniently located within walking distance of the Magic Kingdom Theme Park.

Restaurants are located across the skybridge at Disney’s Contemporary Resort:
Contempo Cafe Food Court
Chef Mickey’s
The Wave…of American Flavors
California Grill
Outer Rim Lounge
Sandbar Pool Bar
Cove Pool Bar(located at BLT)

Olympiad Health Club
2 pools-Bay Lake Pool and Main Pool
White sand beach
Cabana rentals
Movies Under the Stars (check board for movie listings)
Community Hall
Marina Pavillion (watercraft rentals)
24 hour game room
Specialty Cruises

Disney resort transportation is free for all resort guests. Monorail service runs on the resort line to and from the Magic Kingdom and to the TTC (Ticket and Transportation Center) where you can transfer to the Epcot monorail. Buses and water launches will take you to all other destinations within Walt Disney World.


All Disney Resorts are smoke-free with designated outdoor smoking areas.