• On Jul 22, 2016
    Lesley from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    First time staying at Bay Lake Towers, how late are the pools there and the Contemporary typically open? Thanks enjoy reading everyday!

    Howdy Lesley!

    As my pal Mickey might say, Ooooh Boy! I love chatting about the fantastic pools available at the Disney Vacation Club Resorts! I think you will love the access-restricted Bay Cove Pool. The climb to the top of the "Mickey slide," as my daughters call it, offers a beautiful view of Bay Lake, making it a true gem. 

    Pool hours vary seasonally. During the warmer months, I generally expect the pools to be guarded and accessible until 11 P.M. Over the winter, I have seen them close as early as 10 P.M. Check the Recreation Calendar, slipped in your Check-In folder, for the exact hours during your stay. 

    Be sure to remember your MagicBand when you head down for a dip. The Bay Cove Pool is accessible only through a locked Gate, and only for Members and their Guests staying at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The Main Pool and Bay Lake Pool are not fenced and are shared with Disney's Contemporary Resort Guests. Though this area is bigger, expect it to become slightly more crowded during peak times. 

    Come back and visit us with any other questions, Lesley! We hope to "See ya real soon!" 

    Wishing you many magical memories,


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Meet the Panelist: Sally, Georgia

"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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