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Exclusive Bay Lake Tower Rooftop Deck Offers Amazing View of ‘Wishes’ Fireworks

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

There’s no shortage of favorite spots to watch Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, the biggest fireworks extravaganza in Magic Kingdom theme park history. But we’ve got a new one you’ll want to add to your list — the rooftop deck at Bay Lake Tower.

Yes, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort becomes a special place to celebrate during fireworks. If you’re a Bay Lake Tower Disney Vacation Club member, there’s VIP treatment in the Top of the World lounge area and outdoor observation deck. And the melodies from “Wishes” can be heard in both areas.

We captured the experience on video. Check it out for yourself.

Of course, Wishes Nighttime Spectacular can be seen throughout the Magic Kingdom Park, including front-and-center spots near Cinderella Castle. But you should give Bay Lake Tower a try and let us know what you think. You can book this Disney Resort now by calling 407-934-7639.


  • Had the honor of being the 1st DVC member to ever check into the Bay Lake Tower on Aug 4th…. the experience of Wishes! from the rooftop observation deck is spectacular…the video here is nice, but in person it is much much better.

  • If you are staying at Bay Lake Towers, but not a DVC member can you still use the lounge and deck?

  • I can’t wait to stay at Bay Lake Towers to see this in person!

  • Love it. Wishes is quintessential Disney.

  • Open your balcony doors on the east side of the Dream Tower at the Disneyland Hotel. Turn to Disney’s Fireworks Channel on the flat screen tv in your suite. Pull the comfortable chairs up where you are overlooking Downtown Disney. Watch and listen to the spectacular show on those nights that you just don’t want to deal with the crowds. Afterall, you got to rise and shine early in a few hours for Mickey’s Morning Madness!!!

  • Thank you for this glimpse at our upcoming vacation. We are so excited. It is our three year old’s first trip to the Magic Kingdom. I will be passing this on to my family as we countdown the days to Disney World.

  • Beautiful! What a great spot to watch the show! We can’t wait to use our DVC Membership to stay @ Bay Lake Towers and enjoy the spectacular view ourselves. ºOº

  • My family loves to watch the fireworks from the boat at the seven seas for Magic Kingdom. Epcot is nice even on boardwalk. Would love some other ideas from families.

  • Stunning! I’ve had the privilege to watch Wishes from the observation deck at the California Grill and the 14th floor at the Contemporary and it’s quite the experience. I wonder when they are going to open the “Top of the World” lounge for all Contemporary Resort guests.

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