Disney Park and Resort Photo Updates

Sunset and Sunrise Photos from Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (January, 2021)

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share some sunset and sunrise photos from Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort last week. We stayed there just one night, followed by four nights at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Sunset and sunrise were both incredible during this one day – I only wish we were just a little higher up in the tower to catch more of the fog in the morning on Seven Seas Lagoon as hot air balloons were seen beyond Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Here are some of the photos from our 6th floor balcony.

The weather was mostly cold during our stay (30s/40s as an overnight low). We had a theme park view room that also gave a nice view of the main tower.

We watched the monorails pass by (two in the below photo) as the sun set.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort can be seen in silhouette here. The monorail beam is in the way of some of the resort.

Cinderella Castle is to the right below.

The outdoor Christmas tree was still up and lit.

A monorail passes by the Christmas tree.

Two monorails can be seen here.

This monorail was heading to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

I also looked toward Cinderella Castle as the colors of the sunset reached it.

It was pretty dark here but with the sunset glow around Cinderella Castle and Space Mountain.

I took between 100-200 photos, it was just a beautiful view.

This was around 7:00 a.m. the next morning.

Cinderella Castle looked pretty beyond the trees.

The Magic Kingdom Christmas tree was lit in Town Square.

The first monorail I noticed was heading out of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

The Christmas tree at Disney’s Contemporary Resort was lit.

Monorail orange is in view with Cinderella Castle.

Cinderella Castle and Space Mountain can be seen here before the park opened for the day.

The fog can be seen here even with the monorail beam blocking some of it. I love seeing fog on the water at Walt Disney World.

Hot air balloons were lifting off beyond Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. We see them in the Davenport area (which is where they are here) but I don’t remember seeing them with this type of view before.

I think I eventually counted 6 hot air balloons.

Two of the balloons can be seen here just a little closer. This was the only day with fog like this while we were staying.

Here is one last look toward the Magic Kingdom. The park was opening soon after, at 8:00 a.m. (with guests able to enter just a little earlier). I walked over after taking these photos for a brief visit.

We were really fortunate to have such a lovely sunset and sunrise.

I will be sharing sunrise walk photos from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort as well this week, and probably adding pictures I took during an October stay since I haven’t posted them yet.