Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Modern style meets special Disney touches in Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This lakeside Disney Vacation Club Resort is walking distance from Magic Kingdom, easy access to Epcot, and a quick monorail ride away from area resorts. Connected to Disney’s Contemporary Resort by the Sky Way Bridge, there is a variety of amenities for Disney Vacation Club members and guests. 


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Bay Lake Tower Rooms

Bay Lake Tower features a mixture of accommodations: Deluxe Studios, One-Bedroom Villas, Dedicated Two-Bedroom Villas, Two-Bedroom Lock-Off Villas, and Three-Bedroom Grand Villas. All room categories at Bay Lake Tower except Three-Bedroom Grand Villas can be booked as either standard view, lake view, or theme park view. Three-Bedroom Grand Villas have the option of being booked as lake view or theme park view.


Deluxe Studio

Deluxe Studios at Bay Lake Tower can accommodate up to four adults. Each studio features a queen-size bed and double-size sleeper sofa. The room also includes a full bathroom, kitchenette area, and a private porch or balcony.

Size: 339 square feet
Approximate Number of Rooms: 147


One-Bedroom Villa

One-Bedroom Villas at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort sleep up to five adults. These rooms feature a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a living room with a double-size sleeper sofa and the addition of a single pull-out sleeper chair. These villas also feature a full kitchen and two full bathrooms. Additional amenities are a private porch or balcony, and a washing machine and dryer.

Size: 803 square feet
Approximate Number of Rooms: 147


Dedicated Two-Bedroom Villa

Dedicated Two-Bedroom Villas at Bay Lake Tower can sleep nine adults with a king-size bed in the master bedroom, two queen-size beds in the second bedroom, and one queen-size sleeper sofa and single pull-out sleeper chair in the living room. These rooms also feature a full kitchen, three bathrooms, a washer and dryer, and a private porch or balcony.

Size: 1,152 square feet
Approximate Number of Rooms: 120



Two-Bedroom Lock-Off Villa

The Two-Bedroom Lock-Off Villa category is comprised of a Deluxe Studio and a One-Bedroom Villa. This villa sleeps nine adults with a king-size bed in the master bedroom, a double-size sleeper sofa and single pull-out sleeper chair in the living room, and a queen-size bed and double-size sleeper sofa in the studio room. These villas also feature three bathrooms, a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and a private porch or balcony.

Size: 1,152 square feet
Approximate Number of Rooms: 147


Three-Bedroom Grand Villa

Three-Bedroom Grand Villas offer the largest accommodations available at Bay Lake Tower. These villas can sleep up to twelve adults and include a king-size bed in the master bedroom, two queen-size beds in each of the two additional bedrooms, a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, and a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the upstairs loft. Grand villas also feature a full kitchen, four bathrooms, a washer and dryer, and a private porch or balcony.

Size: 2,044 square feet
Approximate Number of Rooms: 14


Vacation Points

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Nightly point cost for Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort start at 14 points per night for Deluxe Studios, 26 points per night for One-Bedroom Villas, 37 points per night for Two-Bedroom Villas, and 84 points per night for Three-Bedroom Grand Villas. The point costs here are in the middle range compared to other Disney Vacation Club resorts and can increase based on the room view chosen. 

Average Weekly Cost (7-Nights):

  • Deluxe Studio: 125 – 170 vacation points
  • One-Bedroom Villa: 344 – 333 vacation points
  • Two-Bedroom Villa: 325 – 436 vacation points
  • Three-Bedroom Grand Villa: 769 – 929 vacation points

*Average weekly cost varies based on view category selected.


Annual Dues

2020 Disney’s Bay Lake Tower Annual Dues: $6.5770 per point

Annual Dues or “maintenance fees” are paid yearly by Disney Vacation Club Members. These costs vary by resort and help cover real estate taxes, operating expenses, and administrative expenses for each resort.


Dining and Restaurants

Quick-Service:

Contempo Cafe: With a prime view of the monorail, Contempo Cafe is the place to grab a variety of sandwiches, pizzas, wraps, salads, and more. Contempo Cafe opens for breakfast at 7:00 am and stays open for late-night dining until midnight.

Contemporary Grounds: Stop by for a quick gourmet coffee of tea at this sleek counter before heading out to a day at the parks.


Casual Dining:

The Wave…of American Flavors: Located right off the lobby of the Contemporary Resort, The Wave features American cuisine in a stylish modern setting. This restaurant is considered a hidden gem among Disney Vacation Club members.

Chef Mickey’s: This is the place to go to see the fab five: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto and enjoy a buffet of American cuisine in the magnificent setting of the Grand Canyon Concourse. Chef Mickey’s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Fine/Signature Dining:

California Grill: This award-winning restaurant combines the Pacific Coast flavors of Califonia with panoramic views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom Park. Situated on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, California Grill offers one of the best fireworks views you will find in a dining experience.


In-Room Dining:

In-room dining options are also available to guests 24-hours daily. Menus within your DVC Villa will showcase the wide variety of American favorites and specialty items available at your resort.


Lounges:

California Grill Lounge: Enjoy a pre-dinner drink or indulge in the same menu items offered at California Grill at this first-come, first-serve lounge.

The Wave Lounge: With a menu comprising of appetizers, draft beers, and specialty liquors, The Wave Lounge is a trendy place to relax and enjoy the evening.

Top of the World Lounge: This lounge is exclusive to Disney Vacation Club Members and their guests. On the menu are light bites, refreshing drinks, and desserts like the famous seven-layer cake. With sweeping views of Magic Kingdom, Top of the World is the perfect place for members to enjoy Disney fireworks with one of the best views on property.

Outer Rim Lounge: Enjoy views of Bay Lake and specialty drinks at this full-service bar located in The Contemporary Resort next to Chef Mickey’s.

Sand Bar: Have a poolside picnic from this bar offering burgers, hot dogs, drinks, and more located at the Contemporary Resort’s main pool.

Cove Bar: Guests will find snacks, frozen cocktails, and other treats at this private pool bar located at the Bay Cove Pool at Bay Lake Tower.


Shopping

Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers a variety of shopping opportunities available to members and guests of Bay Lake Tower. This includes apparel & accessories, framed artwork, housewares, and sweet treats at Bay View Gifts, and a variety of gifts and groceries at Fantasia and Fantasia Market.


Pools and Amenities

Contemporary Resort Main Pool: With a 17-foot water slide, two whirlpool spas, and a children’s play area, the main pool is the place to be for families looking to spend some time away from the parks. 

Bay Lake Pool: This round leisure pool provides a relaxing spot away from the main pool to unwind. Bay Lake pool is located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. 

Bay Cove Pool: This pool, located at Bay Lake Tower, is complete with water slide, zero-depth entry, whirlpool spas, and play area. With stunning views of Bay Lake, Disney Vacation Club members will enjoy all this pool has to offer. 

Guests staying in Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort can also take advantage of the following amenities: 

  • Jogging trail
  • Motorized Boat Rentals
  • Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
  • Specialty Cruises
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Community Hall
  • Olympiad Fitness Center
  • Salon Services
  • Business Center 
  • Fantasia Market (shopping)
  • Fantasia (shopping)
  • B-V-G (shopping)

Transportation

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a short walk away from Magic Kingdom Park. The resort also offers monorail transportation to Magic Kingdom, area resorts, and the Ticket & Transportation Center. From the Ticket & Transportation Center, guests can also find monorail transportation to Epcot. Boat service is offered to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Bus service is available to Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, both water parks, and Disney Springs. If traveling before 4:00 pm for specific locations, guests may need to take the monorail to the Ticket & Transportation Center for bus service.


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Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort opened in August of 2009 and has a DVC contract end date of January 31st, 2060.