*** Bay Lake Tower Owners Group***

Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by thelionqueen, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

    Aug 27, 2004
    Well put! Though we don't own there, we do enjoy BLT quite a bit. As you say, the decor isn't my favorite, although we do appreciate the sleek, clean lines which rather fit the overall "theme" of CR. Convenience is a huge factor when we stay there. We love walking to MK, being able to hop on the monorail, and, of course, the convenience of the in-resort restaurants and shopping. Love the extra bathrooms, too!
  2. Sammyjo199

    Sammyjo199 Mouseketeer

    Jul 12, 2014
    Can you use the stairs at blt or do you have to use the elevators
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  4. thelionqueen

    thelionqueen DIS Veteran

    Jun 7, 2005
    You can use the stairs
  5. MickeyReeds

    MickeyReeds Mouseketeer

    Oct 25, 2007
    So excited that we will be closing on our first DVC property and becoming members at BLT in June! Contract finally passed ROFR on Monday!!
  6. MrsBlovesDisney

    MrsBlovesDisney DIS Veteran

    Nov 22, 2005
    Congrats!!! And Welcome to the Club!! :welcome:
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  7. Gryhndmom

    Gryhndmom Can't I just live at Disney ?

    May 21, 2012
    Welcome to the family!:welcome:
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  8. Stigsmom

    Stigsmom Mouseketeer

    Jun 8, 2014
    We’ll be there in 4 weeks!!

    A couple questions: are there shampoo/conditioner dispensers installed in the studio bathrooms here? Trying to plan for toiletries.

    Also: is there any benefit to online check in? We have 2 studios for 2 parties traveling together.

    We are all really disappointed about the conversion of the contemporary arcade, but still getting excited for the trip.
  9. ChrisNY2

    ChrisNY2 DIS Veteran

    Jan 11, 2012
    I love online checkin because I can go directly to my room. For some reason, stopping at the checkin desk seems to take forever!
  10. DenLo

    DenLo DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2009
    We could not enter from the outside to the stairs. Also some of the stairs bring you outside to unusual out of the way places.
  11. Lori Duck

    Lori Duck Earning My Ears

    May 12, 2018
    Finally coming next month! First time owning BLT. DS/Mom graduation/bigBday trip. Any suggestions for resort fun?
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  12. princessfionasmom

    princessfionasmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2008
    I think they are all fun for different reasons. I love BLT for the walk to MK and being on the monorail. I love BCV and BWV for the board walks area and walking to two parks. I also like SSR & OKW for proximity to DS. So it guess it depends on what you’re looking to do for fun. We’re staying at PVB in 10 days, I love its theming, the monorail to MK or just walk around the corner and hop onto EPCOT monorail. The food at PVB is great too and we love the pool. My kids also love renting the little boats and going out on the water. We also love BRV/CCV for being outside and taking walks, we love geyser point for food and drinks. It’s never an easy choice but that’s the joy of owning DVC, you know there will be a next time. Have fun!!
  13. MikeRa

    MikeRa Disney Vacation Club Veteran

    Feb 27, 2006
    Me and my family will be staying at Bay Lake Tower in July. Will be visiting Magic Kingdom and Gatorland.
  14. ajjonesehc

    ajjonesehc Mouseketeer DVC Gold

    Jun 10, 2017
    I’m glad someone resurrected this old thread. Seems like other resorts get lots of love and BLT doesn’t on these boards. We love BLT and will be spending July 4th there this year. It’s also where we own the bulk of our vacation points.
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  15. LAX

    LAX DIS Veteran

    Mar 13, 2016
    I think still better than SSR!:D

  16. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

    Aug 9, 2007
    BLT is THE BEST. Come on -- walkable to MK!?!? People don't know what they're missing, which suits me just fine. :)
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019
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  17. Ecstatic Eeyore

    Ecstatic Eeyore Earning My Ears

    Jan 18, 2018
    I’m glad to see the BLT love. I have been a proud owner since it opened in 2009. Recently bought a resale to add on to my existing points. We used to get by on booking one bedrooms but now that there are more little ones in the family we need the extra space. I know BLT gets a bad rap for theming, but when you need to push a toddler back to the resort after a day at the magic kingdom you thank your lucky stars it’s so close. Not to mention, no matter your age, everyone is happy when it’s a short walk rather than the long lines to get on some type of transportation to leave the park.

    Also, top of the world lounge is amazing.
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  18. Bellecruiser

    Bellecruiser DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2009
    We stayed at BLT last February. We really enjoyed it. Unlike previous times, we had a room on the first floor so we had a little patio facing the plaza in back of the Contemporary Hotel. It was a great location even if we couldn’t see the MK.
  19. pirate33

    pirate33 Earning My Ears

    Aug 3, 2014
    We are at BLT now. Love it as always. This time we have the best view we have ever received—on the 11th Floor, facing directly at the castle. Clear view of the castle, part of new Fantasyland, etc. and great fireworks view.

    There is a note from the manager stating that there will be exterior painting work and to be careful about leaving personal items on the balconies. I see no evidence of such work, nor mention of it here, but we arrived on Saturday and today is Sunday. Also it has been pouring off and on today so painting would have been impossible.
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  20. Spork24

    Spork24 Mr. Blue Bird on my shoulder

    Jan 21, 2014
    We own all of our DVC points at BLT. We bought our first points in 2012 (resale) and bought another resale in 2017. I couldn’t imagine wanting to own anywhere else. I actually love the theme and the location and views are the best in WDW!
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  21. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

    Aug 26, 2003
    You can usually find us at BLT on July 3, and December 30 when you have to stay at BLT TO SEE MK fireworks from TOTWL! I like BLT a lot, but not the pool, I don’t think it’s adequate for the size of the resort. We usually go to a water park when we stay at BLT.

    We own a 100 point contract there, and they all are used at BLT. We bought resale, and I think they are the only points we have that have restrictions. We paid $100 a point maybe, and I worried we overpaid.:rotfl2:
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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