Each week we’ll review one of Disney’s DVC Resort locations and provide our readers with an overview of the resort, it’s rooms, amenities, and dining options. We’ll also offer our pros and cons list of the resort to help DVC members and renters make the best choice for their future family vacation.
Bay Lake Tower
Opened in 2009 as an addition to Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Bay Lake Tower is one of the best located resorts on Disney property. Just a hop, skip and a jump from Magic Kingdom, this is the place to stay if you’re planning to visit the Magic Kingdom on your next trip to Disney World.
Built to match the Contemporary’s modern aesthetic, Bay Lake Tower is a sleek, modern and luxurious addition to the DVC family. The single C-shaped tower, which sits on the beautiful Bay Lake, offers guests a variety of fun activities, beautiful views of the lake and Magic Kingdom and access to the Contemporary Resort and all it has it offer.
Bay Lake Tower is also home to the Top of the World lounge. Unlike any other lounge at Disney, Top of the World is a bar with a massive outdoor balcony where guests can view Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks show. All DVC members with a membership card staying at a DVC Resort are welcome to visit Top of the World. DVC members may also bring the number of guests on their room reservation with them to the lounge. See the following link for more information on Top of the World access and eligibility.
3-Bedroom Grand Villas
These massive, two-story villas offer accommodations for up to 12 people, have four bathrooms and multiple balconies.
Theme Park View
Views of the Magic Kingdom, a great way to experience the fireworks each night
Bay Lake View
Views of the beautiful Bay Lake and the gorgeous interior courtyard with the resort’s pool.
Views of the parking area or obstructed views of Magic Kingdom or the lake
Bay Lake Tower’s zero entry pool with its 148-foot long waterslide is a great way to relax in the afternoon sun. This area also has a kiddie slide and a kid’s splash zone.
The Contemporary’s pool is also available to BLT guests and boasts its own 17-foot high waterslide, whirlpools, cabana rentals and more.
Being situated lakeside means that are plenty of activities guests can enjoy on the lake, from boat rentals to guided fishing excursions.
Other Bay Lake Tower Amenities Include:
- The Game Station
- Lakeside Yoga
- Cabana Rentals
- Jogging Trails
- Contemporary Resort Campfire
- Movies Under the Stars
- Community Hall
- Arguably the best location of any DVC Resort, within just a short walk to the Magic Kingdom
- Monorail service to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Polynesian and Grand Floridian
- Studio units have a kitchenette alcove as opposed to kitchens that are part of the main living area
- Very comfortable sofa beds
- Amazing views of Bay Lake and Magic Kingdom
- Theming is more urban-modern than a vacation resort like other DVC Resort locations
- Small TVs in Studios and bedrooms
- Many amenities are located at the Contemporary Resort, which is a short walk away
Interested in purchasing a DVC contract at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower or staying at the resort as a rental? See the links below for more information.
Have you stayed at Bay Lake Tower? Tell us about your experience and what you love about this DVC Resort in the comments below.