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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Just came back from vacation at Walt Disney World as a Disney vacation club member we stayed at the Contemporary BayLake Resort at the Magic Kingdom resort area. We booked the Grand Villa and it was grand! We had heard that check in was not very convenient and bell service was non existent, but that was not the case with our check in. We were greeted outside while unloaded the car at the Contemporary Resort right next door and walked to our check in. We were early, so our Villa was not ready when we asked what to do with our groceries, the wonderful staff assisted us in placing our groceries in their refrigerator as we waited. The bell service was great accommodating us and a quick delivery of our luggage and groceries. The Villa was beautiful, with three bedrooms, four full baths, living room and kitchen in a very modern setting. The Villa also has a laundry room inside, which is great for washing towels and other things especially when you have kids with you. The floor to ceiling windows had a great view of the Magic Kingdom and the nightly fireworks. No complaints about the service or the accommodations at this resort. This resort also has a wonderful pool with a slide, a concierge service where you can purchase your tickets to the parks and they were very helpful at all times.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank TValls
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

We are members of the Disney Vacation Club, and this was our first time staying at Bay lake towers, and were very impressed. We had a one bedroom, but it had 2 full baths. The full kitchen was sleek and spacious and well equipped. The sleeper sofa was comfortable enough, and the bed was very comfortable. We booked a Magic Kingdom view, and we were treated to the fireworks show every night. (if however you don't want to hear the noise every night, make that consideration) The walk to the Contemporary was very, very easy, via a raised passageway. It was so very easy to get to the monorail station at the contemporary, as well as making our way to the Contempo Cafe to refill mugs and/or eat. We used the boat for Wilderness Lodge, and despite some wait, this was a nice alternative. We also used the bus to get to Animal Kindgom, and the bus stop is right out front and didn't wait long. One of the BEST perks is the very easy walk to Magic Kingdom, 10-15 minutes, and you are at the entrance. Very much enjoyed the pool. It is zero entry, so our youngest was so excited he could touch the bottom. I found many good options for a quick service at the Contempo Cafe. You order at a kiosk, pay, and are given a beeper to alert you when food is ready. I really liked that just about everything in the cases, drinks, desserts, snacks, whatever, counted as a snack on the dining plan, and there were MANY drink options. One was not limited, and things were readily labeled. Refilling resort mugs was very easy. We did wait on occasion for an elevator in BLT, especially on our day of checkout, we probably waited about 10 minutes, but otherwise, we found getting around the resort and getting to the contemporary very, very easy. We hope to book many more vacations at the Bay Lake Towers

Room Tip: Upper floor, Magic Kingdom view
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank BRMom3
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Reviewed 16 June 2012 via mobile

We had a two bedroom lake view for a week. Such a fun location. Just a short walk to the Magic Kingdom and a monorail trip to EPCOT. Room was very clean, modern, and quiet. View was amazing! Able to see both fireworks and lake light show at night. Music from fireworks piped in on TV. Very sweet!
Took boys to top of the world lounge for drink. Service great!
Tween boys played video games in kids club during rainy period. Little guy did arts and crafts.
All in all a great family place!!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank PMFANDME
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Dvc members stayed 1bedroom villa 5 days with 2 kids and infant. 2nd stay at BLT.
Room- clean , spacious, roomy. Showers spacious and 2 bathrooms always good, but still no locks in bathroom doors?
this visit our room was close to the community center and kids loved it.
Location- excellent 10 min walk to MK!!
Wish they had a back entrance like beach club to Epcot! I do miss taking the ferry to MK but with an infant you have to stay away from the crowds and get home as soon as possible.
Pool - medium size, fun with lots of activities for the kids.
Top of world lounge- nice to see at least once
Bay lake is our home resort and still love it for room size, contemporary feel, proximity to MK.
Bad - housekeeping knocks at 8am on last day even if you tell them 11am. They will try to kick you out as quick as possible.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank Bfett
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

We stayed in a one bedroom with our two kids (daughter-8, and son-6). If you like the Magic Kingdom, the location can't be beat. It's an easy walk to the MK or you could take the monorail as well. We've stayed at other locations on Disney property in the past and enjoyed them as well, but we found the location made Bay Lake Tower extra special.

The room decor was great and we found the room layout worked well for us - we used the table for eating breakfast most mornings. The room had two bathrooms which was nice and its great to have little extra space after the kids go to bed. Additionally, we were able to see the fireworks from our balcony (we officially had a "Lake view" but had no trouble seeing the fireworks from the balcony - room 7904 if I remember correctly).

The staff was generally friendly and helpful. We had a bizarre issue with the battery in the door lock going out. The issue was resolved in a reasonably timely fashion, although we didn't feel the maintenance man had quite the level of customer service we had come to expect from the hotel staff.

The ease of getting to the Magic Kingdom plus having easy monorail access to the Polynesian and Grand Floridian make the location unbeatable in my opinion.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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