Bay Lake Tower

#DisneyTrivia – Bay Lake Tower

Bay Lake Tower

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is celebrating a birthday!

Hello everyone, and welcome to our Disney Trivia post for this week!  I’m joined by my great friends Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and today I’ve got a special birthday to share with you!

It was on this day in 2009 that Bay Lake Tower, Disney’s 9th Disney Vacation Club property (and 6th at Walt Disney World) opened for business!  Happy 5th Birthday BLT!

Here are some facts that you might find really interesting:

  • Bay Lake Tower is the first Monorail resort to open in over 20 years! The previous Monorail resort to open was the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which opened on June 28, 1988!
  • Bay Lake Tower is 16 stories tall, and features a pedestrian walkway called the Skyway Bridge
  • Similar to the Contemporary Resort, Bay Lake Tower features a lounge at the top of the building, call the Top of the World Lounge.  The difference is that you can’t order off of the full menu (unless this has changed) — it’s only appetizers and drinks.

I hope that you have enjoyed learning about Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!  My family has stayed there twice, and we really enjoy the proximity to the Magic Kingdom that it brings!  Now, please go check out the rest of the entries, and have a great week everyone!

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Disney Music Monday

#DisneyMusicMonday – Zip A Dee Doo Dah

Disney Music Monday

Splash Mountain is the ride based on the movie The Song of the South.

Hello everyone, and welcome to #DisneyMusicMonday!  This week we are taking a look at one of the most popular songs in Disney — Zip A Dee Doo Dah!  Are you having a Zip A Dee Doo Dah day?  If not, maybe our post will help you out!

I’m joined by my friend Tim from Dad for Disney! Do you have a blog? Do you look forward to your Disney Music as much as I do? If so, how about writing a post and adding it to our linkup? The only criteria that matters is that it has to be about Disney Music.  It is my hope that our posts help you get back into the workweek full steam ahead, and that they turn what may be a chaotic Monday into something a little more manageable.

As I mentioned, today we are taking a look at Zip A Dee Doo Dah — the song that got it’s start in the 1946 film Song of the South, starring James Baskett.  This song won the Academy Award for Best Song, which just goes to show how popular it was from the very start!

To celebrate this, here is a YouTube clip of the song as seen in the movie.  I hope you enjoy it!

Now that I hopefully have put a smile on your face, go check out the rest of the entries, and thanks for stopping by!

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