I just returned from a 3-day/3 night stay in a 2 bedroom/3 bathroom villa with a theme park view. The room should have been called a condominium. It had a washer.dryer, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, whirlpool and two balconies on the 5th floor near the south elevators. I am SUPER picky, but I could not find any fault with this room, the service or our stay. The staff bent over backwards to make us happy and answer all of your questions. I ordered my groceries on-line 3 days before we left Chicago from gardengrocer,com. They called the day before the delivery to confirm the order and delivery. The groderies were waiting when we arrived. Our flight landed early (12noon) and we arrived at the hotel via the magical express bus within an hour. Believe it or not, my children and I were able to check-in and go to our room immediately. cudos to Sarah at the front desk. I did not even ask for an early check-in. We could not have asked for more. We were close to the skywalk, monorail, walkway to the buses and the contemporary. We never had to fight the crowds to see the fireworks as we could see them unobstructed nightly from either one of the balconies off of the bedrooms or step out on the sky walk just aroud the corner from the room. If we wanied to sit out under the stars; there was a sundeck which is perfect for fireworks viewing nightly on the 4th floor of the contemporary outside of the market. The sun deck only has a few people that show up for the fireworks at 10pmEST as everyone is either at Magic Kingdom or the restaurant at the top of the hotel. Brds were huge, pots, pans, and dishes were in great condition. I suggest that you order a samll container of laundry detergent and dryer sheets as the maid will only leave the tiny sample size when she cleans. Stop looking for anything better because this resort has it all. You van even walk to Magic Kingdom via the path that leads to Space Mountain.Cabs are $40-$45 each because WDW is in the boonies. It is not located in doowntown Orlando is a 45-minute drive to the airport and 25 monites to downtown, the mall, crossroads (local strip mall). We took taxis to the Capital rille and then to dowtown disney (World of Disney Souvenir Store), If you do not rent a car or reserve a towncar; you must use the free buses or the monorail. Universal Studios is not owned by WDW and is 45 minutes away. Average $85 round trip depending upon a taxi or a shuttle van. You will need tickets which are $89 per park. Islands of Adventure is ehere all of the rollercoasters are so you will need the Park hopper to see Harry Potter and the other parks as well. For us, it would have been an additional $500+ dollars. We have decided to return to see all of this. We satyed with the WDW resorts and downtown, but could not do it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warm luxury meets modern elegance at this lakeside Resort hotel just walking distance to Magic Kingdom park. Delight in Studios and multi-bedroom Villas, kitchens or kitchenettes and dramatic views that may include old-growth cypress trees, the shimmering Bay Lake, the lush courtyard or Cinderella Castle. Enjoy white-sand beaches, enchanting pools and award-winning dining-plus the extensive offerings of Disney's Contemporary Resort, connected by the convenient Sky Way Bridge, with access to transportation including the Resort Monorail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Lake Tower At Disney`s Contemporary Hotel Orlando
- Bay Lake Tower At Disney's Contemporary Resort Orlando, Florida