DVC member for 12 years, first time at Bay Lake. We loved it. I'm just going to give some tips. First, they have just installed a check-in desk in the Bay Lake lobby. Check in is fast. They meet you at the door of the lobby with iPad in hand, and our room was ready at 11am. Also, there is an online forum that lists every room number, room category, and pictures of the view from each room. Search for it, find exactly what you are looking for, write down all the room numbers that fit your specs, and email member services with your name, membership number, and the room numbers in order that you would like. I had never done this and it worked; got the 2nd one on my list. Our category was lake view but had full view of lake, Castle, and Space Mountain. Next, the pool is kind of small but the slide is fast. Full bar with food and drink station by the pool. Also they have those pool parties in the afternoon so if you aren't wanting that plan accordingly. They roast marshmallows in a pit out back at night before the outdoor movies, all you can eat. The water parade floats by at 10:10 pm. Wi-Fi signal was strong. Free movie rental as always right off the BL lobby. If you are using the pull-out, check to make sure the sheets are on it as soon as you get there, as opposed to calling down for them at midnight like we did. We stayed at OKW for a couple of days first and got all of our "running around" done before Bay Lake because I thought it might be hard to get the car out of there. Parking ended up being great, right by the lobby, so we could have easily left if we wanted to. Monorail was wonderful of course, but it does take a while just like all Disney transportation. The floor numbers going from BL to Contemporary are confusing at first but quick to learn. Great shopping at Contemporary, plus one of the best hotel arcades on property that is open until 11:30pm, if you are into that. That's about all I have, but if you are DVC and you haven't done this yet, do it. I'm glad we finally did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warm luxury meets modern elegance at this lakeside Resort hotel just walking distance to Magic Kingdom park. Delight in Studios and multi-bedroom Villas, kitchens or kitchenettes and dramatic views that may include old-growth cypress trees, the shimmering Bay Lake, the lush courtyard or Cinderella Castle. Enjoy white-sand beaches, enchanting pools and award-winning dining-plus the extensive offerings of Disney's Contemporary Resort, connected by the convenient Sky Way Bridge, with access to transportation including the Resort Monorail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Lake Tower At Disney`s Contemporary Hotel Orlando