Late last night, it looks as though Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida — which is walking distance from Magic Kingdom — was evacuated.
In case you aren’t familiar, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is described as:
Warm luxury meets modern elegance at this lakeside Resort hotel located in walking distance to Magic Kingdom park. Delight in studios and multi-bedroom villas, kitchens or kitchenettes and dramatic views that may include old-growth cypress trees, the shimmering Bay Lake, the lush courtyard or Cinderella Castle. Enjoy enchanting pools and award-winning dining—plus the extensive offerings of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, connected by the convenient Sky Way Bridge.
And today, we’ve seen that reports are coming in from Twitter of a possible false fire alarm going off in the middle of the night at the Disney Resort. One Twitter user writes “No fire in the Bay Lake Tower but the alarm has us all nice and awake. Breakfast at The Wave in like 5 hours.”
No fire in the Bay Lake Tower but the alarm has us all nice and awake.
Breakfast at The Wave in like 5 hours.
— MLP Esq (@MLP_Esq) September 6, 2020
Another Twitter user posted a photo on Twitter showing how the Guests had to be evacuated from the building for safety reasons. He writes “Middle of the night evacuation out of Disney’s Contemporary Resort (security indicated we can go back our rooms)”.
— Raul Colon Ⓥ (@rj_c) September 6, 2020
At this time, we at Inside the Magic are unsure of why Disney’s Contemporary was evacuated, but we are glad to see everyone is safe. We will continue to update you as we get more information.
More Incidents at Disney Parks in 2020
Early in the morning on February 16, 2020, it was reported that a third-party charter bus had caught fire at Walt Disney World Resort. It was reported that there was a charter bus at the Transportation and Ticket Center located in Walt Disney World Resort that had caught fire and was reportedly blowing smoke while it was parked. You can read more about this incident here.
Also in 2020, we reported that a construction crane located at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin hotels caught on fire after suddenly being struck by lightning. You can read more about this fire here.
Over at Disneyland in California, a fire unexpectedly broke out back in February, leading to a power outage. Guests had to evacuate from a couple of different areas of the theme park. You can read more about this here.
More on Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Like we mentioned, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is walking distance to Magic Kingdom — But if you prefer, you can also take the monorail over to the Disney park! The Resort monorail runs direction through the Disney Resort and also makes stops at the Ticket and Transportation Center, Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
Disney World describes this resort as:
Retreat to this ultra-modern Disney Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, spectacular views and dazzling pools. Whether you’re staying in the iconic A-frame Contemporary tower or the nearby Garden Wing, you can walk to Magic Kingdom main gate or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the tower. Inside, a 90-foot-tall mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair—responsible for the distinct look and feel of the “it’s a small world” attraction—celebrates the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest.
Were you visiting Disney’s Contemporary Resort when it was evacuated? Let us know in the comments below.