Bay Lake Tower Announces Refurbishment Schedule for 2024-2025


DVC has officially announced a scheduled refurbishment for one of its popular monorail properties, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This article provides an overview of what members and guests can expect during this period.

Refurbishment Details


September 2024


September 2024

Bay Lake Tower, celebrated for its modern design and proximity to Magic Kingdom Park, is set to undergo its first major refurbishment since it opened in 2009. Scheduled to commence in September 2024 and conclude in September 2025, this extensive project aims to refresh and update the guest rooms, enhancing both their functionality and aesthetic appeal.

From September 2024 to September 2025, room refurbishment work will take place in Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. During this time, Guests will see and hear construction work throughout Bay Lake Tower. Please allow extra time for travel as alternate paths may be utilized.
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Scope of Work

The upcoming refurbishments represent Bay Lake Tower’s first “hard goods” refurbishment since it opened in 2009. This renovation could encompass enhancements to flooring, wall treatments, bedding, and furnishings. One notable potential upgrade, based on trends in other DVC resorts, is the replacement of fold-open sleeper sofas with pull-down Murphy beds, although official confirmation on this specific change for Bay Lake Tower hasn’t been officially confirmed

Back in December of 2023, Alison Armor, Vice President of Resort Operations, stated that a model room had been renovated and was under evaluation by the staff as part of the design approval process.

Managing Guest Experience

Understanding the importance of guest experience, DVC plans to carry out the refurbishment one floor at a time. This strategy minimizes disruption and ensures that the rest of the resort remains operational and as unaffected as possible. However, guests planning to stay at Bay Lake Tower during the refurbishment period should be prepared for some level of construction noise and activity, as well as potential adjustments to travel paths within the resort.

Final Thoughts

While the refurbishment may present temporary inconveniences for guests, the anticipated upgrades are expected to further enhance the comfort and enjoyment of all who stay there. Members and guests are encouraged to plan their visits accordingly, keeping in mind the refurbishment schedule and its possible impacts on their stay.

Stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the latest developments for Disney fans, whether that’s what’s happening in the Disney theme parks or around Disney Vacation Club resorts!

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Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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