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5 Things to love about Disney’s Contemporary Resort/Bay Lake Tower

Updated: Mar 10, 2020

1) Location

The Contemporary Resort is the closest resort to Magic Kingdom, only about a five-minute walk to the park gate! This makes mornings and late nights much easier, since you can avoid waiting for transportation!

2) Dining

The Contemporary Resort has several dining options, with the two most notable being Chef Mickey, with character dining at all three meals, and California Grill, which provides a lovely view of Magic Kingdom and has an observation deck for the evening fireworks.

3) Monorail

The monorail runs right through the Contemporary… not around it or beside it, but literally through it! If you don’t want to walk to Magic Kingdom or need to get to EPCOT, this feature is very convenient!

4) Bay Lake Tower

Need more than a standard room? Bay Lake Tower offers Studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Deluxe Villas with skybridge access to the main Contemporary building. The studios include a kitchenette, while the larger villas have a full kitchen.

5) Recreation/Activities

While the Contemporary offers multiple pools, a waterslide, arcade, and a jogging trail like many of the other Walt Disney World resorts, it’s the lake that sets it apart! With its location between Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon, the Contemporary Resort offers activities such as lakeside yoga, motorized boat rentals, fishing, cabana rentals, and specialty cruises!


Kara Brown is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel. She is experienced in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and more!! Contact her at kbrown@coastersandcastlestravel.com.

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