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Review: The Beach and Pool at Bay Lake Tower



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Bay Lake Tower, see this.)

THE POOL, BEACH AND OTHER AMENITIES AT BAY LAKE TOWER

The Pool at Bay Lake Tower from yourfirstvisit.net

Guests staying at Bay Lake Tower get access to all the amenities of its next-door sister resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Review -The Pool and Beach at Bay Lake Tower from yourfirstvisit.netThe Contemporary has as long a list of fun stuff to do as you’ll find at any Disney World deluxe resort–from parasailing to shops to playful and fine dining. Details begin here.

In particular you’ll find at the Contemporary vast stretches of white sand beaches and two pools, one larger with a slide and a water play area, and another smaller one.

Bay Lake Tower is, however, unusual among the DVC resorts paired with deluxes in having an additional pool, the “Bay Cove Pool,” restricted to guests staying at Bay Lake Tower. Among the other paired DVC options, only Kidani Village also has a restricted pool.

Bay Lake Tower Area

Bay Lake Tower is shaped like a “C”, and the pool is heart-shaped and enmeshed at the end of its arms.

Pool at Night Bay Lake Tower from yourfirstvisit.net

Here’s a shot of it from the balcony of the Villa we stayed in.

Pool at Bay Lake Tower from yourfirstvisit.net

Here’s the pool and Bay Lake Tower.

Pool Bar Bay Lake Tower from yourfirstvisit.net

While there’s nothing overwhelmingly special about this pool, it is very convenient, and does have all the basics–a slide which you can see on the images above, a pool bar…

Hot Tub Bay Lake Tower from yourfirstvisit.net

…a hot tub…

Kid's Water Play Area Bay Lake Tower from yourfirstvisit.net

…and a kids water play area shaped like Mickey’s head.

Beach at Bay Lake Tower from yourfirstvisit.net

Outside the pool area there’s a little private beach…

Firepit Bay Lake Tower from yourfirstvisit.net

…and a fire pit.

Overall, this is a fine pool, with more on offer than the usual “quiet pools” that you’ll find near the DVC resorts paired with deluxes.

THE THEMING OF BAY LAKE TOWER

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