Bay Lake Tower at Walt Disney World- Allan Oakley's Guide to everything Orlando

Hello from Sunny Florida;

My name is Allan Oakley. I guess you can say  me and my family are the ultimate fans of Walt Disney World. We first visited the Disney World days after they opened EPCOT.It took a load of visits before we decided in 1989 that Orlando felt more like home in comparison to where we lived in Canada. Yes, we moved from North Bay, Ontario  to Orlando in 1996 but not before we enjoyed a lifetime of Orlando adventures.


I hope you enjoy our website. Living here offers you a unique perspective on life in the shadow of the mouse. Our house is literally 3 miles south of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. So close that we hear the fireworks almost every night of the week. During the cooler winter months we see them most nights. My intention is to document our adventures and post  new events of interest as they happen here. Kind of a memoir,somewhat of a history but at the heart of this a viewpoint you’d never see  or hear about living anywhere but here in the vacation capital of the world.
Best wishes for today from Sunny Florida
July 12th, 2009
Tour of Bay Lake Tower
As part of the Annual Passholder benefits we had a chance to tour the latest Disney resort named Bay Lake Tower.It formally opens on August 1st,2009  but as of July it was actually open for a limited number of tours
As with every Disney event comes the show.In this case the Wish Master brought comedy to the audeince
He introduced these great singers that showcased a variety of Disney theme songs
They diodn't miss a beat.They tied in popular world destinations and your ability as a Disney Vacation Club owner to take your week almost anywhere in the world.
Followed by a light meal and disco party featuring Chip and Dale
While we waited our celebrity host Mickey showed up.He delivered bags of gifts and brochures.
The tour started in the lobby of the Contemporary Resort . A  4 th floor sky walk connects both hotels
10th floor Grand Villa
Stunning views of the Contemporary Resort, Fort Wilderness and EPCOT in the distance
One of Two master bedrooms
Private balcony
Jacuzzi tub in the ensuite bathroom
View from the jacuzzi tub
Two queen beds  in Bedroom Two
Another balcony
View from the second floor loft
Bedroom Three with two more queen beds
Another balcony view
From the Grand Villa  we took the elevator to the roof top terrace with its own private bar
Lounge with play area for children during the day
Spectacular chandelier
View towards the Contemporary Resort and the 7 Seas Lagoon
Terrace with spectacular view for the fireworks and beyond
Sound is piped in from the Magic Kingdom during the fireworks
The Magic Kingdom with Space Mountain and Cinderella's Castle
Bay Lake Tower is walking distance to the MK entrance
Returning along the skywalk
View from the skywalk
View towards the entrance
The world famous Disney monorail as it passes the main entrance
  • Actual Address:
  • 4600 North World Drive
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
  • Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 10000
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
    Up to three bedroom villas are available with rates around $1685 per night
    Allan's Opinion: Bay Lake Tower is destined to be the world's number one vacation ownership resort.The first guests will arrive on August 1st,2009. Security will be extraordinary and without membership ID you will not get be able to enter this resort.While the main focus is the sale of these apartment villa  there will also be nightly guests.Room rates will be pricey.The weekend we were there the  Cotemporary resort was sold out with room rates averaging $475 per night . Bay Lake Room rates start at $375 per night ( room only ) plus tax in a standard room most nights during Value Season. (Minimum length of stay requirements may apply.) Rates for larger rentals will vary depending on the time of year. Combining all the best features of every Disney resort this vacation ownership /  hotel is destined to be one of the world's most popular destinations. Of special interest in that at the time of opening RCI Timeshare owners will have access to a limited number of villas per night.
    I always welcome your opinions.Please write me at and share your opinions.

    Allan Oakley
    July 30th,2009
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