How to Plan a Magical Resort Day at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower

Disney’s Bay Lake Tower is one of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resorts near Magic Kingdom. This luxurious Resort provides both elegances as well as close proximity to Magic Kingdom, making it a fantastic choice for a Disney vacation.

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While staying at Bay Lake Tower, we encourage you to take time to enjoy the Resort.  Here are some ways to have a magical Resort day at Bay Lake Tower.

Feel At Home

Being a DVC Resort, Bay Lake Tower offers at-home accommodations.  You can stay in deluxe villas that offer amenities such as a kitchen, washer, dryer, and even separate bedrooms for the family.  Although most of us don’t want to take time to do laundry during a trip, take advantage of these amenities in your Resort.  You can enjoy a meal or get caught up on laundry to help make your transition home that much easier.

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Pool Time

Bay Cove Pool is where you will want to spend the afternoon.  This pool has a 20-foot-tall water slide that is surrounded by glass blocks making for a beautiful and fun experience.  Kids will enjoy the children’s water play area as well as the pool’s zero-entry and afternoon games.  This is an excellent way to relax and enjoy the Resort.

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Delicious Food Options

Bay Lake Tower is attached to Contemporary Resort providing a variety of unique and amazing dining experiences.  If you are looking for quick dining options, the Contempo Cafe offers quick options such as pizza and cupcakes.  If you are looking for a sit-down meal, California Grill offers some of the best views and food on the property.

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See Characters

Along with the amazing dining options above, there is also Chef Mickey’s.  This family-style character meal is a wonderful way to see Mickey and friends without heading into the Park.  This “Family Feast,” as Disney calls it, provides unlimited delicious food.

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Get Active

Another fun part of Bay Lake Tower is the activities available.  There is a Game Station that allows fans to enjoy arcade games as well as a basketball court and yoga.  If you enjoy the outdoors, consider fishing!  These guided tours leave from Disney’s Contemporary Resort and allow Guests an excursion throughout Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon.  There are also volleyball and tennis courts and a jogging trail for those that want to stay moving.

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Visit Community Hall

Because Bay Lake Tower is a DVC Resort, it offers a Community Hall.  This hall offers fun activities such as a pool, ping-pong, video games, and more.  When you check-in, make sure to get information on what is going on so you won’t miss out.

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Enjoy the Stars

Bay Lake Tower is located in a beautiful spot, making it an ideal location for a wonderful evening under the stars.  You can enjoy views of the Electrical Water Pageant, fireworks, and more as the Magic Kingdom wraps up for the evening.  Movies Under the Stars is also a great way to wrap up a night together as you enjoy a favorite Disney film under the stars at Disney.

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These are just some of the ways you can enjoy your Resort day at the beautiful Bay Lake Tower.

What do you like to do when you stay at Bay Lake Tower?

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.