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2009 Resort Budgets

Following is a summary of all DVC resort budgets for the calendar year 2009.  This information is intended to be a summary of information released by Disney Vacation Club Management Corp.  For additional details reference the hardcopy budget documents issued by DVCMC or contact Member Accounting.

(Amounts expressed are expressed $ Per Vacation Point) 

 

AKV

BCV

BLT

BWV

HHI

OKW

SSR

VB

VGC

VWL

Admin / Front Desk

$.5554

$.6580

$.4054

$.6138

$.7600

$.4825

$.3020

$1.0143

 $.4694

 $.5560

Animal Programs

.2414

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Annual Audit

.0031

.0045

.0089

.0028

.0101

.0018

.0010

.0085

.0125

.0070

DVC Reservation Component

.0052

.0058

.0017

.0057

.0059

.0055

.0047

.0067

.0044

.0058

Fees to the Division

.0055

.0070

.0050

.0080

.0931

.0071

.0062

.0110

 $.5560

.0071 

Housekeeping

.3437

.8114

.5059

.8757

.8790

.7846

.6147

1.0682

.3957

.6757

Income Taxes

.0241

.0260

.0192

.0276

.0294

.0250

.0218

.0363

.0261

.0262 

Insurance

.1422

.1331

.0941

.0993

.1114

.0834

.0692

1.2345

.1005

.1627

Legal

.0002

.0003

.0007

.0002

.0007

.0001

.0001

.0006

.0009

.0005

Maintenance

.4389

.6439

.2974

.6164

.7461

.4654

.3318

.7932

.3648

.6607

Management Fee

.3761

.4113

.2861

.4265

.5477

.3458

.3112

.7020

.3207

.3916

Member Activities

.1148

.2798

.1236

.1661

.3753

.1398

.0930

.4662

.1248

.1325

Security

.1054

.0444

.0314

.0908

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.0730

.0338

.0846

.0335

 .0356

Trasnsportation

.3524

.2158

.1728

.2813

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.5656

.4004

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 .4350

Utilities

.2369

.3646

.2282

.3736

.4693

.3106

.2989

.6493

.1901

 .3370

Developer Loan Payment

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.1303

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Transient Occupancy Tax

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.3438

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Total Operating Expenses

2.9473

3.6059

2.1804

3.6361

4.1583

3.2902

2.4888

6.0754 

2.3873 3.4334

Interest Income

(.0160)

(.0215)

(.0135)

(.0215)

(.0152)

(.0203)

(.0187)

(.0220)

(.0122)

 (.0209)

Late Fees & Interest

(.0035)

(.0176)

(.0114)

(.0199)

(.0189)

(.0179)

(.0132)

(.0237) 

(.0114)

 (.0185)

Breakage Income

(.0990)

(.1040)

(.0710)

(.1093)

(.1311)

(.0973)

(.0847)

(.1680)

(.0748)

 (.1049)

Developer Subsidy

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(.0506)

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Member Operating Assessment

2.8288 3.4628

2.0339

3.4854 3.9931
3.1547 2.3722 5.2108 2.2889 3.2891

Capital Reserves

1.0339 .5918 .8090 .7764 1.1189 .6383 .9324 .6906 .7032 .8008

Ad Valorem Taxes

.9927 .9461 .8280 .9501 .2519 .9410 1.0307 .5071 .8288 .9477

  Total Dues Assessment

$4.8554 $5.0007 $3.6709 $5.2119 $5.3639 $4.7340 $4.3353 $6.4085 $3.82
 $5.0376
Description of Cost Components

Administration and Front Desk - Cost of front desk operations and resort management, including operating supplies and equipment rental. Also includes costs for operational and administrative support from the WALT DISNEY WORLD@ Resort ("WDW).

Animal Programs - Cost of the care of the animal collection on the Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge savanna including food, medical and husbandry. Also includes the cost of the savanna guides who share cultural and conservation information.

Annual Audit - Fee for the independent audit of the Association's financial statements as required by Florida law.

DVC Reservation Component - Fee paid to Buena Vista Trading Company for providing the exchange component of the Club central reservation system.

Fees to the Division - Annual fee of $2, per Vacation Home, per week, assessed by the State of Florida for regulation of the timeshare industry in Florida.

Housekeeping - Cost of cleaning and certain amenities placed in each Vacation Home. Also includes the purchase, replacement and cleaning of linens and towels.

Income Taxes - Federal income taxes. Timeshare condominium associations may not claim non-profit status for federal income tax purposes under current regulations.

Insurance - Cost of insurance premiums for property coverage, general liability, workers' compensation, crime and Director's and Officer's liability.

Legal - Cost of legal counsel regarding Association business.

Maintenance - Cost of interior and exterior maintenance and repairs not paid for out of replacement reserves. Also includes landscaping, pest control and fire alarm monitoring.

Management Fee - Fee paid to DVCMC for providing management services (including home office expenses) to the Association according to the Property Management Agreement. The fee is equal to 12 percent of the total Operating Budget (total operating expenses less the sum of interest income, Member late fees and interest, and breakage income) and Capital Reselve Budget exclusive of real estate taxes, transportation fees and the management fee.

Member Activities - Cost of the quarterly Member newsletter, annual Association meetings and printing and postage for Association legal mailings. Also includes the cost of certain Member recreational activities and events at the Resort.

Transportation - Cost of WDW transportation provided to the Resort.

Utilities - Cost of electricity, gas, water, sewer, solid waste disposal, cable television and telephone service at the Resort.

 

Description of Revenue Components

lnterest Income - Taxes and Operatinq lnterest earned on (i) ad valorem tax deposits held in escrow and (ii) operating budget deposits invested until expended for operating expenses.

Member Late Fees and lnterest - All delinquent Annual Dues payments are subject to a late fee of $25 per Ownership Interest, plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law (currently 18 percent) accrued on the amount outstanding from the original due date.

Breakage Income - As stated in the Condominium Documents, Disney Vacation Club Management Corp. ("DVCMC) rents, during the Breakage Period, certain accommodations that have not been reserved by Members. The Association is entitled to receive, as breakage income, the proceeds of such rentals not to exceed 2.5 percent of the aggregate of the Condominium Operating Budget (total operating expenses less the sum of interest income and Member late fees and interest) and Capital Reserve Budget in each calendar year.

Developer Subsidy - In an effort to afford all existing Owners and current Purchasers with a fair and equitable dues assessment, Disney Vacation Development, Inc. ("DVD"), has agreed to subsidize the estimated Annual Operating Budget. DVD does not make any commitment that it will add additional phases to the Condominium or that it will elect to subsidize the Annual Operating Budget in future budget years.  The obligation of DVD to provide this subsidy is a matter of private contract among DVD, current Purchasers and the Association (as to existing Owners). DVD reserves the right to discontinue offering this subsidized operating assessment in the future.

 

The Member Operating Assessment is equal to the total Cost Components LESS the Revenue Components.  

The Total Dues Assessment is equal to the Member Operating Assessment plus Capital Reserves contributions (for funding of long-term projects such as roof replacement, exterior painting, room refurbishment, etc.) and Ad Valorem Taxes (property taxes assessed by the county.)

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RoomFinder Resort Databases

For years travel agent and DVC member Sandy Nussbaum (a.k.a. InstImpres) has archived member feedback regarding the guest rooms at several of the DVC resorts. Additionally DISBoards.com moderator "LisaS" has gone to great lengths to gather and compile data on all of the Jambo House units at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas. With their help, and the assistance of some great DVCNews contributors like Simbasmom and wdrl, we have created the RoomFinder searchable databases for nearly all of the DVC resorts.

What purpose do these databases serve? The answer to that question will certainly vary from one guest to another. Here are some suggestions:

  • Certain room classes are very limited in supply (BoardWalk Standard View, Animal Kingdom Villas Concierge, etc.) Searching for these room classes in the RoomFinder may shed some light on the likelihood of booking such an accommodation.
  • The RoomFinder will help gain some familiarity with an unknown resort. When preparing for a visit to a new resort, search the database for the room size and class reserved. Review some of the balcony photos and guest comments. These may aid in structuring requests.
  • Handicapped-accessible rooms are limited in supply at each resort. Disabled guests may be particularly interested in finding out what accommodations are available to fit their needs.

One thing we would NOT recommend is requesting a specific room or range of rooms. The odds of being assigned to a specific room are slim, and omitting more general requests leaves the resort staff with no idea of what you are seeking in a room. Structure your requests based upon the room critieria which you find most appealing.

Help us expand this resource by sending in balcony photos and/or room information from YOUR DVC resort stays!!! Click HERE to submit room details.

Following are links to all available resort RoomFinder databases:

Note that DVCNews cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information contained within the RoomFinder. It is a result of feedback submitted by hundreds of DVC members with no independent verification. Readers are highly encouraged to contact us with additions or corrections to the information contained within.

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Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Resort Information

Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
mt_ignore: Bay Lake Tower
4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Check-in:  After 4pm (arriving guests may check-in earlier and access will be granted if the room is ready to be occupied)
Check-out:  11am

Opening Date: August 1, 2009
DVC Contract End Date: January 31, 2060

 Rooms (approximate): 295 (max 428)
 Dedicated Studio:  0
 Dedicated One Bedroom:  0
 Dedicated Two Bedroom:  148

 Lockoff Two Bedroom:
  (Each can be booked separately as One Bedroom + Studio)

 133
 Three Bedroom Grand Villa:  14

Buildings: 1

"With the Magic Kingdom Park at your doorstep, your new vacation home offers one of the most desired locations in the Walt Disney World Resort.  Perhaps in the entire world.  It's a place where superb amenities becon inside and fireworks light up the outside sky--where you can enjoy Splash Mountain thrills one minute and relax in your whirlpool tub the next.  Soar through the sky on Peter Pan's Flight, the glide 'home' on a short monorail ride.  Fully immersed in the Disney magic, Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort will be your backdrop for decades of memorable moments."


Resort Amenities 

 

 Bell Services:  Yes
 Valet Parking:  Yes
 Room Service:  Yes
 Gift Shop:  Yes
 Community Hall:  Yes
 Child Care:  Yes - In room
 Self-Serve Laundry Facilities:  Yes
 Grocery Shopping / Delivery Service:  Yes
 BBQ Grill / Pavilion  Yes

 


Dining

mt_ignore: Chef Mickey's California Grill (Signature Table Service dining; Dinner)

Adult Menu   |    Kids Menu

Enjoy a spectacular view and world-class dining inspired by a west-coast fusion of American cuisine.

Chef Mickey's (Buffet Table Service; Breakfast and Dinner)

Breakfast Menu   |   Dinner Menu

Dine with Chef Mickey as he cooks up a bountiful display of delicious dishes for his buffet. 

The Wave (Table Service dining; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Breakfast Menu   |   Lunch Menu   |   Dinner Menu   |   Kids Menu

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this menu combines sensational dining ideas with fresh, healthful choices and exciting world mt_ignore: Contempo Cafeflavors.

Contempo Cafe (Quick Service dining; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Breakfast Menu   |   Lunch / Dinner Menu

Tuck into a hot or cold sandwich, salads and desserts at this quick service location.  

 


Recreation

Bay Cove Pool

This area will feature a zero-entry pool with waterslide, a separate whirlpool spa, The Cove Bar, and an interactive children's waterplay area--all overlooking pristine Bay Lake.

mt_ignore: Bay Cove PoolTowels are provided.  Lounge chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Life jackets may be borrowed (free) from nearby location.

Top of the World Lounge

Enjoy the planned view from the top floor of Bay Lake Tower where Magic Kingdom park and Bay Lake are spread out below. And, at night, it's the perfect place to catch the fireworks. Availability is limited. 

 
Other Recreation Options

Fitness center
Tennis courts
Volleyball
Marina
Beach
Arcade
Playground


Transportation

 

 Magic Kingdom: Walk, Monorail
 Epcot: Monorail
 Disney Hollywood Studios: Bus service
 Disney's Animal Kingdom: Bus service
 Waterparks: Bus service
 Downtown Disney: Bus service
 Parking: Valet parking at main entrance; self-park lot Bay Lake Tower

 

Note that all pool and restaurant hours are subject to seasonal adjustments.  Lifeguard schedules may change in the event of inclement weather.

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Bay Lake Tower Maps & Photos

Resort Maps

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Bay Lake Tower map

Current Resort Map

Bay Lake Tower Map 2009

Contemporary Map 2009


Resort Photo Gallery

Building exterior as viewed from Contemporary tower
Building exterior as viewed from Bay Lake
Building Exterior
Contemporary Tower viewed from connecting bridge
Building exterior
Building exterior from Seven Seas Lagoon
Main Entrance
Resort lobby
Community Hall
Community Hall
Community Hall
Public laundry facilities
Public laundry facilities
Vending & ice room
Top of the World Lounge
Courtyard fountain - contains Founding Member tiles
Bay Lake Tower courtyard
Bay Lake Tower courtyard
Shuffleboard court
Courtyard view looking into Bay Cove Pool
Bay Cove Pool
Bay Cove Pool
Bay Cove Pool slide
Bay Cove Pool splash pad
Contemporary marina and main pool
The Wave of American Flavors (table service dining)
Fantasia merchandise shop in Contemporary Tower
Contempo Cafe
Outer Rim bar
Chef Mickey's
California Grill check-in station
Monorail station
Construction progress - February 2007
Construction progress - February 2007
Construction progress - February 2007
Construction progress - March 2008
Construction progress - March 2008
Construction progress - March 2008
Construction progress - March 2008
Construction progress - March 2008
Construction progress - October 2008
Construction progress - October 2008
Construction progress - October 2008
Construction progress - October 2008
Construction progress - October 2008
Construction progress - October 2008
Deluxe Studio floor plan
One Bedroom Villa floor plan
Two Bedroom Villa floor plan
Three Bedroom Grand Villa floor plan - first floor
Three Bedroom Grand Villa floor plan - second floor
Kitchen and Living Room view
Living room
Living room sleeper sofa
Living room sleeper chair and side chair
Twin-size convertible sleeper chair
Living room TV, armoire and dining table
Dining table
Dining table
Kitchen with center island and seating
Kitchen
Master bedroom king-size bed
Master bedroom TV, armoire and writing desk
Master bedroom desk and TV
Master bathroom as viewed through bedroom access panel
Master bathroom tub and vanity
Master bathroom vanity
Master bathroom tub
Master bathroom shower stall
Two queen beds in second bedroom (dedicated Two Bedroom only)
Deluxe Studio queen-size bed and sofa bed
Queen-size bed (reverse angle)
Full-size sleeper sofa
TV, armoire and side table with chairs
TV and armoire
Side table with two chairs and mirror above
Bathroom vanity
Tub and shower
Grand Villa entry
Kitchen and dining area
Kitchen - reverse angle
Living room view from kitchen
Living room view toward entry
Second floor loft view from living room
Entry and second floor stairway
First floor bathroom
Laundry Room
Master bedroom with king size bed
Master bedroom (reverse) with dresser and TV
Master bathroom
Master bathroom vanity
Master bathroom jacuzzi tub
Second floor loft
Living room view from loft
Upper guest bedroom with two queen-size beds
Guest bedroom (reverse)
Second guest bedroom with two queen-size beds

Special thanks to the following for photo contributions: DisneyGeek

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Bay Lake Tower Points Charts

2020
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2019
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
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Note that interactive point calculators can be found at Tagrel.com and DVCPlanner.com

Note that information contained within this page has been obtained from the Disney Vacation Club. DVCNews cannot guarantee its accuracy, nor the accuracy of the point calculators referenced above.

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