Starting the New Year Off With Magic At Bay Lake Tower

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As sad as we were to leave Animal Kingdom Lodge on January 1st, we were very excited to continue our stay at another of our favourite resorts, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Bay Lake Tower isn’t one of our home resorts, but we have made so many magical memories here it will always feel like home to us. With it being a short walk away from the Magic Kingdom we were ready to spend as much time in our favourite park as we possibly could. Of course my Little Peter couldn’t wait to adventure with Peter Pan!

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This was our third stay at the resort and our first time staying in a room in the inner circle. Im not going to lie, it was a little disappointing at first after previously staying in rooms with the most incredible views over the resort, the Monorail and Magic Kingdom. But after waking up on our first morning and watching the incredible sunrise over Bay Lake, I realised how lucky we were to be experiencing another part of this wonderful resort. The room layout in Bay Lake Tower is probably one of my favourites, particularly with the kitchen in the studios. It provides lots of storage and the perfect little area to do your hair and make up in the morning!

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Quinn couldn’t wait to channel his inner Prince Charming and visit the Cinderella Gingerbread Display on its last day of the season. I much prefer the Cinderella theme with the Castle in comparison to last years Frozen theme and it smelt incredible! The Cast Member who came over to talk with Quinn told us that none of the gingerbread goes to waste. I love the minimalistic approach to the holiday decorations at The Contemporary Resort. The oversized wreaths are gorgeous and of course as is the impressive outdoor tree.

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One of our favourite things to do at Bay Lake Tower is to visit Top of The World Lounge for dinner, drinks and to view the Fireworks from the rooftop. Its the perfect place to relax, unwind and chat about the days adventures. The light menu includes flatbreads, nachos, pulled pork sliders and the most impressive seven layer cake. I Love a glass of wine or Prosecco, while Kevin likes to sample the specialty cocktails and Quinn the non-alcoholic cocktails. The view of Happily Ever After is incredible and is always a tear jerker for me! The best part is then being able to carry a usually sleeping Quinn from the lift back down to our room.


We have two more Walt Disney World stays to look forward to this year and I cant wait to see whats adventures are in store at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Polynesian Village.

Alannah x


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