- Bay Lake (Florida)
Bay Lake is a body of water about one mile (1500 m) across and a depth of 12 feet (3.7 m), located in
Orange County, Floridain the north end of the Walt Disney Worldproperty, in the Disney-controlled city of Bay Lake, Floridaand immediately to the east of the Magic Kingdom. The lake connects with the Disney-made Seven Seas Lagoon. Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgroundare on Bay Lake. There is boat transportation from the three to the Magic Kingdom. Now closed, Disney's River Countrywater park was also located on the lake. Originally, there was going to be another resort, Disney's Persian Resort, on Bay Lake. Drawings show it next to the Contemporary and in back of Tomorrowland. The project was scrapped with the 1973 oil crisis, and was never built.
The lake, like other Disney property in the area, is under the jurisdiction of the
Reedy Creek Improvement District. It is roughly triangular in shape containing a small island, mapped as Riles Island but referred to at various times as Treasure Island or Discovery Island.
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