August 4, 2009 – Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Opens
“Warm luxury meets modern elegance at this lakeside Resort hotel just walking distance to Magic Kingdom park.”
On August 4, 2009, the new Disney Vacation Club resort Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (better known as Bay Lake Tower) opened. Considered an addition to the Contemporary Resort, plans were begun for this resort in 1996, with groundbreaking taking place in 2007. On September 16, 2008, the plans were formally revealed to the public, with press releases touting the fact that Bay Lake Tower would be the first time that Disney would sell time-shares within walking distance of the Magic Kingdom. Sales for the Bay Lake Tower time-shares began on September 20, 2008, starting at $18,000. The resort has been described as a “Tomorrowland” building, with the design being complementary to that of the Contemporary Resort.