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
One of Two master bedrooms
Jacuzzi tub in the ensuite bathroom
View from the jacuzzi tub
Two queen beds in Bedroom Two
View from the second floor loft
Bedroom Three with two more queen beds
Another balcony view
View towards the Contemporary Resort and the 7 Seas Lagoon
Terrace with spectacular view for the fireworks and beyond
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
The world famous Disney monorail as it passes the main entrance
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
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