A Look Inside Disney's Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa

Disney's Bay Lake Tower is the adjacent property to the Contemporary resort and holds the Disney Vacation Club villas. Standing tall at fifteen stories, villas feature great views of common areas, Bay Lake and the Magic Kingdom.


Disney's Bay Lake TowerDisney's Bay Lake Tower


As you enter the elegantly themed main lobby, the check in desk and friendly cast members are awaiting your arrival to help you check in. The lobby is quite small but gives a nice homey feel. There is a desk on the far left for Disney Vacation Club members to check in for the Top of the World Lounge, which is located on the sixteenth floor. The lounge is open in the evenings for members and their guests and offers a variety of drinks, light snacks and an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. They even pump in the music!


Bay Lake Tower Lobby Welcome DeskBay Lake Tower Lobby Welcome Desk
Bay Lake Tower LobbyBay Lake Tower Lobby


Aside from the lounge, there are no restaurants located in the resort, but fear not! Head up to the fifth floor and cross the skyway bridge over to Disney's Contemporary Resort and you will find plenty of options from quick service (Contempo Cafe) to signature dining (California Grill) and even a character meal (Chef Mickey's)! Gift shops can also be found here.


Bay Lake Tower Sky BridgeBay Lake Tower Sky Bridge
Disney's Contemporary Grand Canyon ConcourseDisney's Contemporary Grand Canyon Concourse


Back over at Bay Lake Tower you will find an array of villas that will suit your party's needs including studios, one bedroom, two bedroom and even a Three Bedroom Grand Villa that sleeps up to 12 people. Recently, we had the pleasure of staying in one of the three bedroom grand villas. And a theme park view at that!


A Magic Kingdom ViewA Magic Kingdom View


These villas are two stories tall so we had access from the fifteenth and sixteenth floors. As you enter, there is a bathroom to the left and staircase to the right. You walk into a nice living area with windows that are two stories giving lots of natural light and amazing views.


Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa Living SpaceBay Lake Tower Grand Villa Living Space
Grand Villa First Floor Living SpaceGrand Villa First Floor Living Space
Grand Villa Lake ViewGrand Villa Lake View


There is a full kitchen complete with fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and cupboards stocked with dishes and cookware. Off the kitchen is a balcony looking towards Cinderella Castle.


Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa KitchenBay Lake Tower Grand Villa Kitchen


On the other side of the room was the master bedroom which had its own bath and full balcony.


Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa Master Bed and BathBay Lake Tower Grand Villa Master Bed and Bath
Beautiful Bay LakeBeautiful Bay Lake


Upstairs was a small living area with a pull out couch and TV and two more bedrooms. Both bedrooms had two queen size beds and ensuite bathrooms. A laundry room was also in the villa.


Grand Villa Upper Level Sitting AreaGrand Villa Upper Level Sitting Area
Grand Villa Double Queen BedroomGrand Villa Double Queen Bedroom


To say this villa was stunning would be an understatement. The modern elegant decor was beautiful, the villa was very spacious and the views amazing, especially at night when we could watch the fireworks from our living room or balcony. There was even a channel on the TV that plays the music for the fireworks.


Grand Villa Living Room Two Story WindowsGrand Villa Living Room Two Story Windows


Bay Lake Tower is our home resort and we absolutely love it! Being able to walk to Magic Kingdom is a huge perk. You can also take the monorail or water taxi from the Contemporary. Transportation to other theme parks and Disney Springs are by bus from the Contemporary, however for Epcot, you may also take the monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Centre and transfer to the Epcot monorail.

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Thanks so much to Guest Author Erica C., also known as Spook in our member forums. Erica lives in Ontario, Canada, loves everything Disney, and visits Walt Disney World every year. She and Husband Erik became Disney Vacation Club members in 2014!

JeffC wrote on Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:14:

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Awesome write-up!! And great pics. When I win the PowerBall I am booking this for a solid 2 months!! (Then 2 months at the Poly) ????

Thanks for sharing your experience, Erica!

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