Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

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.

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– Signature Dining –

At this signature dining experience, Guests are asked to adhere to the dress code. Men may wear khakis, slacks, jeans or dress shorts and collared shirts. Sport coats are optional. Women may wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses, jeans or dress shorts. Not permitted are tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.

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California Grill – Savor the finest in Californian cooking, as you take in the sights of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom park. Experience the flavors of the Pacific Coast at this award-winning restaurant. Via private elevator, ascend to the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where you’ll discover exquisite panoramic views of the shimmering lagoon, Floridian woodland and Cinderella Castle. Inside, enjoy the vibrant sights and sounds of the lively onstage kitchen, where chefs combine global flavors in deliciously inventive new ways.California Grill offers one of the best fireworks dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. Lights dim as the music is piped into the restaurant—immersing Guests in the magic of the night. Dining before the fireworks? Bring your receipt to the check-in desk on the 2nd floor for reentry to California Grill. Then, enjoy the show either from California Grill Lounge or the outside observation deck. Guests with a dining reservation after the fireworks are also invited to watch the show from the lounge or observation deck.

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– Character Dining –

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 Chef Mickey’s – Join some favorite Disney Friends for a fun-filled feast at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Enjoy a lively, all-you-care-to-eat buffet with Disney Friends in a bright, happy space. As the monorail whizzes by, Disney Characters mingle with Guests for photos and autographs and periodically lead diners in song and dance. Delight in the revelry, soak up the expansive views of Bay Lake, and behold the stunning 90-foot-high mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair that overlooks the festive eatery. Guests at Chef Mickey’s may meet such Disney Characters as: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck and Goofy. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.


– Dining Options –

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The Wave of American Flavors – Delight in fresh, American cuisine at this contemporary restaurant and lounge. Enjoy an inspired, locally sourced menu of New American Cuisine, New World wines and tasty craft beers. Enjoy healthful dishes infused with an international flair at this casual eatery. For maximum freshness, many of the ingredients featured in the menu are sourced locally and regionally. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Please note: Menu items are subject to change without notice. 


Contempo Cafe’ – Order using a high-tech touch screen, which will compute the cost of your meal as you go. Hot breakfasts, bakery items, fresh salads, hot and cold sandwiches, flatbreads and pasta entrées are served. Grab ’n’ go items are also available.

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Cove Bar – Find refuge, a bevy of beverages, and eats like chilled sandwiches and salads at this private poolside bar for Disney Vacation Club members and Guests of Bay Lake Tower. Specialty cocktails, beer, wine and private dining are available.

– Themed Pools –

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Bay Cove Pool – Find refuge, a bevy of beverages, and eats like chilled sandwiches and salads at this private poolside bar for Disney Vacation Club members and Guests of Bay Lake Tower. Specialty cocktails, beer, wine and private dining are available. Sweep down the 148-foot-long waterslide and delight in the zero-depth entry at this pool overlooking Bay Lake. Adults can relax in the nearby whirlpool spa and kids can splash about in the bubbling geysers of the adjacent water play area. Hungry? Enjoy cold refreshments and light bites from the poolside Cove Bar. Please note that this pool area is exclusive to Guests staying at Bay Lake Tower.


– Additional Recreation –

Cabana Rentals – Luxuriate in a private cabana at Bay Cove Pool—just steps from the water and the lake beach.

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Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Center – From parasailing and personal watercrafts to tubing, water skiing and wakeboarding, splashtacular family thrills abound!

Motorized Boat Rentals – Cruise around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon aboard a motorized boat from the Boat Nook Marina.

Fishing – Experience bass fishing at its finest with a guided catch-and-release excursion.

Tennis – Hit the courts! Complimentary tennis racquets and balls are available at the Boat Nook Marina.

Volleyball – Enjoy a friendly beach volleyball match on the lakeside court.

Jogging Trails – A jogging path loops around Bay Lake Tower and the South Garden Wing for a just-under-1-mile jaunt.

Campfire Activities – Gather ‘round as the sun goes down for old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire. After your campfire you are invited to enjoy a different Disney film on select nights on the lawn behind the Contemporary Tower.

The Game Station Arcade – Discover high-octane thrills at this arcade located on the 4th floor of the Contemporary Tower.

Pirates & Pals Firework Voyage – Grab yer mateys and embark on a cruise of Seven Seas Lagoon—featuring fearsome pirate encounters and a fireworks finale! To find out more information about this amazing opportunity see Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage on the Walt Disney World Website.

If Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is the place that you would like to call “home base” during your Disney vacation, please feel free to CONTACT ME! If you are still unsure about where you like stay during your vacation you can check out these posts, “How to Choose a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel” or “Walt Disney World Resort Hotels”, here you will find out additional information about each resort. If you are ready to Get The Magic Started please feel free to fill out my FREE QUOTE SHEET!


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