Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is in the midst of a refurbishment which will update all guests rooms. Inside are photos of refurbished guest rooms along with details on the status of the project.
The soft goods renovation of the villas at Bay Lake Tower is in full swing. Floors 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14 have been completed. Right now, Disney is working on the villas on the entire 8th floor and to the villas on the 7th floor that are on the south wing facing the Contemporary Resort. Work has not yet begun on floors 1 through 6 and floors 15 and 16.
Studio queen bed
Studio side table & chairs
Studio full-size sofabed
Bay Lake Tower’s soft good renovation includes new carpets in the villas as well as the hallways, new throw pillows and bed runners, new drapes, a new table in the studios, and new upholstery on the sofa sleepers. The walls have have been repainted, yet colors are similar to the original shades.
Guest bedroom with two queen beds
It does not appear that any changes have occurred in kitchen or bathroom areas. Since the renovation involves soft goods, USB outlets are not being added to the BLT villas. Also, like at other Disney resorts, alarm clocks and DVD players are no longer standard amenities.
One / Two Bedroom Villa living room
Living room sofa bed
The studios have new drapes but did not receive any sheers in the renovation. Two-bedroom villas are being equipped with shears on all windows.
New villa drapery pattern
The refurbishment is scheduled for completion in 2016.
Wil Lovato is a contributor to DVCNews.com and has been a Disney Vacation Club owner since 2009. His DVC Home Resorts include Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Aulani. He can be found posting on many Disney discussion forums under the username of “wdrl”.
Master BR bed pillow
Master bedroom desk and chair with new upholstery.
Master bedroom sheers
Here are photos from our studio. The first photo shows the drapery rod and the amount of space on the ceiling. To me, it looks like there is about 4" of space between the wall and the valence board (for lack of a better term). Could there be room for a second rod to hold the sheers?
The second photo shows the amount of space between the wall and the sofa. As you can see, the drapes take up a lot of that space. Could there be room for sheers and drapes to hang properly in that space?