Inside look at Bay Lake Tower renovations

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.

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

Deluxe Studio

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.

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

Studio queen bed

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

Studio side table & chairs

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

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.

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

Master bedroom

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

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.

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

One / Two Bedroom Villa living room

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

Living room sofa bed

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

Dining area

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.

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

New villa drapery pattern

BLT Refurbishment - June 2016

Hallway carpet

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”.

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