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Disney's Contemporary Resort Review - Walt Disney World Hotel
February 12, 2020
Author: Livia Taylor

Read about Disney’s Contemporary Resort in today’s review of this sleek and modern Walt Disney World property.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Exterior with beach and ocean

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Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a great choice for your next Orlando vacation. With two towers and nods to the American Southwest, there’s a lot to enjoy at this onsite Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review - Rooms

When you book the Contemporary Resort with Get Away Today, you can request a variety of rooms. Subject to availability, you’ll have Standard, Garden, Deluxe, Lake or even Park views in select rooms.

There are a number of buildings at Disney’s Contemporary Resort; you’ll check in just east of the Convention Center in the main building. Guest rooms are housed in the Garden Wing, Main Tower and the Bay Lake Tower. The Garden Wing is adjacent to the Main Tower, and you can request 1-King or 2-Queen rooms in either. 

Disney's Contemporary Resort Room

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  • 1-King - This room sleeps up to three guests with 1 King bed and 1 sleeper sofa.
  • 2-Queen - This room sleeps up to five guests with 2 Queen beds and 1 sleeper sofa.

Club Level - Upgrades are available upon request, granting access to Club Level perks such as turndown service, the club lounge, concierge service and more.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review - Amenities

Disney is known for its attention to detail, and in the Contemporary Resort. you’ll have all the amenities you need to feel at home. Enjoy the following room amenities at Disney’s Contemporary Resort:

  • In-room celebrations
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet - Free WiFi Service
  • Soaker Tub
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • Character Wakeup calls
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • In-Room Safe
  • Mini-refrigerator

Onsite amenities at Disney’s Contemporary Resort range from recreational activities to family time around the fire. See what’s available when you visit this Walt Disney World Resort:

Disney's Contemporary Resort Pool

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  • Pool - Behind the main building and by the Bay, you'll find the Feature Pool and Water Play area. It includes a water slide and lots of lounge areas.
  • The Game Station - In the Contemporary Tower, the Game Station is located on the 4th floor. Guests of all ages love this arcade station.
  • Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis - You can borrow complimentary game gear at the Resort to play outdoor sports by the Bay at Disney's Contemporary Resort.
  • Lakeside Yoga - Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30, guests can participate in a complimentary, 30-minute yoga class by the lake. Mats are provided, and there is a 15-person limit on the class.
  • Jogging Trails
  • Fitness Center
  • Cabana Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Motorized Boat Rentals - You can head to Boat Nook Marina to rent boats for a sail around Bay Lake or Seven Seas Lagoon.
  • Contemporary Resort Campfires - You can roast marshmallows around a fire at Contemporary Resort, followed by Movies Under the Stars. You'll find the fire pit located between the main building and Bay Lake Tower.
  • Pirates & Pals Fireworks Dessert Voyage - Guests of all ages can book a Pirates & Pals cruise of Seven Seas Lagoon. You'll be treated to desserts, a voyage and fireworks (weather and season permitting). You can meet Captain Hook and Mr. Smee on this adventure and take part in games and singing on the seas.
  • Specialty Cruises - You can charter a private yacht or pontoon boat during your stay at Contemporary Resort.
  • Electrical Water Pageant - Seven Seas Lagoon is the backdrop for the Electrical Water Pageant on select nights. View this 15-minute, floating, nighttime parade as it is accompanied by music you know and love.
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup - You can have souvenirs, purchased from select Walt Disney World shops, delivered right to your hotel during your vacation. Additionally, orders made via the Shop Disney Parks app up to two days prior to travel can be delivered to the designated pickup area.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review - Dining

Part of the fun of vacation is enjoying delicious food. And we all love Disney food, right? At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, there are many onsite dining options; you’ll want to stay an extra day just to get a chance to try it all.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Dining

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  • California Grill and Lounge - This fine dining option at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is located on the 15th floor. It offers amazing views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and Pacific Coast cuisine. Serving brunch and dinner, it’s a great choice for a date night. 
  • Outer Rim - This lounge serves a wide array of wine, specialty drinks and beer. Outer Rim is open from 11:30am - 10:00pm.
  • The Wave… of American Flavors and Lounge - Open from 12:00pm - 1:00am, this lounge is a great choice for appetizers and specialty drinks.
  • Chef Mickey’s - This Character Dining buffet accepts reservations up to 180 days in advance. You’ll have a chance to enjoy a delicious meal and meet a number of Disney Characters. For breakfast, brunch or dinner, you’ll find family favorites including Mickey-shaped waffles, scrambles, veggies, seafood and carving stations.
  • Contempo Cafe - For a grab ‘n go option, head to Contempo Cafe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You’ll find Contempo Cafe in the Grand Canyon Concourse, with items such as salads, sandwiches and more. You can mobile order at this location, saving you some time.
  • Contemporary Grounds - To fuel up, visit Contemporary Grounds for coffee, hot chocolate, smoothies and baked goods.
  • The Sand Bar - When you’re at the pool, you can grab a bite at The Sand Bar. Order tropical drinks, desserts, burgers or more.
  • Cove Bar - If you’re staying in Bay Lake Tower or are a Disney Vacation Club Member, you can access Cove Bar when you’re in the Tower pool.
  • Room Service - If you’re ready to wind down at the end of the day, have room service delivered right to you. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can have made-to-order meals delivered for a $5 charge.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review - Location

If you’re looking for a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel near Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is it! Conveniently located just south of Magic Kingdom, Contemporary Resort is a monorail ride away. You can also hop on a water taxi or take a bus to the Magic Kingdom. 

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review - Overview

We love this onsite Resort Hotel for its proximity to Magic Kingdom and it's engaging, family-friendly property. Remember that when you book any 2-night or longer Orlando vacation that includes Disney World theme park tickets and onsite hotel, you can opt-in to use our complimentary concierge service. A Disney travel expert can help you set up your My Disney Experience account and make reservations and FastPass+ requests on your behalf. Plus, concierge services include automatic price-matching services, so if a discount for your vacation becomes available, it will be applied. You can book Disney's Contemporary Resort by calling 855-GET-AWAY and speaking with one of our agents.


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