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Disney’s Bay Lake Tower v Garden Wing

My husband and I are both big Disney Fans. That means any vacation starting with at Disney has many wonderful memories. Back in 2016 we actually got engaged at the California Grill on top of the Contemporary, it was amazing. We have been fortunate enough to stay in both Bay Lake Tower and Garden Wing buildings recently. In 2015, we stayed in Contemporary’s Bay Lake Tower and this past summer we stayed at Contemporary’s Garden Wing building. The Bay Lake Tower is the newest building at the Contemporary and is part of the DVC (Disney Vacation Club). The Garden Wing was one of the original buildings, I actually stayed in it when I was 5, but has recently been updated.


  • Walking distance to Magic Kingdom
  • Great viewing for the Electrical Water Pageant
  • Monorail is in the main building
  • Large rooms that are very spacious
  • Good restaurant choices in the main building
  • Marshmallow roasting in the evening…Yes I did make my husband go with me 🙂
  • Movies under the stars
  • Boats to Wilderness Lodge
  • Good size pool with slide and pool side activities during the day
  • Beach with volleyball court


  • Bay Lake Tower

    • Sometimes missed housekeeping as DVC members do not get it everyday. However, if you call they will fix that
    • Balcony to watch fireworks or electrical water pageant
    • Private little pool area
    • Has a kitchenette with microwave, sink, a few plates, and mini fridge
    • Fold out crib for children so you don’t need to bring your own
  • Garden Wing

    • Only about 4 floors so it is easy to walk the stairs
    • Ground level walk outs available
    • No balcony, does have large sliding doors with rails

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