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Disney's Contemporary Resort

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Do you like water sports? If so, the Contemporary Resort is the Disney “home” for you! In addition to all of the ‘regular’ recreation opportunities, like tennis (possibly the finest racquet ball club onsite) and water sprites and a health club, the Contemporary Resort houses the company that provides water skiing and parasailing. Other assets of the Contemporary Resort include:

  1. Monorail transportation to the Magic Kingdom and a boatride to the Ft Wilderness area (home of River Country, Hoopdedoo Revue, and horse back riding)
  2. A 10-minute walk to the Magic Kingdom
  3. Two of Walt Disney World’s most celebrated restaurants, the California Grille and Chef Mickey’s character buffet

The Contemporary Resort has the distinction of being the 1st resort built at Walt Disney World, and the rooms are the largest on site. Some rooms, those facing the Magic Kingdom, have a spectacular view of the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks. The theming of this deluxe flavored resort is straight from the Jetson’s cartoons…colorful, sleek, and space age from a 50’s perspective. Rates at the Contemporary Resort are often slightly less than at the other deluxe resorts while offering all of the same amenities.



Video Clips/VRs:

The Wave Gluten-Free Review

OLP enjoys a gluten free meal at The Wave in the Contemporary Resort.


California Grill Review

OLP Reviews a scenic dinner at California Grill at the top of the Contemporary Resort, Walt Disney World®


The Wave Restaurant Review

OLP and friends review another delicious dinner at The Wave in Disney's Contemporary Resort, Walt Disney World®


standard room

360 VR Tour Contemporary room


Contemporary Water Sports

Movie clip of us enjoying the Contemporary Water Sports on the Grand Plan at the Contemporary Resort. Ahnalira comes in for a landing after Parasailing, Alan gets up on a Board for the first time. This is the best way to get your money's worth out of the Grand Plan!


Standard Bathroom

VR Tour of a standard bathroom in the Contemporary Lodge


Standard Bedroom (2 queen)

VR Tour of a standard bedroom with two queen size beds in the Contemporary Lodge


Storefronts in lobby

VR Tour of the fourth floor outside of the stores in the Contemporary Lodge. Note the 100 years of magic gigantic snow globe!


Vice Pres Suite Bathroom

VR Tour of one of the bathrooms in the Vice Presidential Suite in the Tower of the Contemporary Lodge.


Vice Pres Suite Bedroom

VR Tour of one of the bedrooms in the Vice Presidential Suite of the Contemporary Lodge. This one contains two queen size beds and a desk. Note the beautifully painted TV cabinet!


Presidential Suite Bathroom

VR Tour of the bathtub section of the bathroom of the Presidential Suite in the Contemporary Lodge. This bathroom is absolutely huge, you could get lost in here if you don't have a map!


Presidential Suite Bedroom (King)

VR Tour of the bedroom with King sized bed in the Presidential Suite of the Contemporary Lodge


Presidential Suite Living/Dining Room

VR Tour of the living/dining room of the Presidential Suite of the Contemporary Lodge


Presidential Suite Shower

VR Tour of the shower section of the bathroom of the Presidential Suite in the Contemporary Lodge


Lobby

VR Tour of the Lobby entrance to the Contemporary Lodge. Notice the Walt and Mickey statue.


Concierge Suite Bathroom

VR Tour of the bathroom in a Concierge Suite in the Contemporary Lodge


Concierge Suite Bedroom (King Bed)

VR Tour of the bedroom with a King Sized Bed in a Concierge Suite in the Contemporary Lodge


Concierge Suite (Handicapped access) Bathroom

VR Tour of the bathroom in a Concierge Suite designed for handicapped access in the Contemporary Lodge


Concierge Suite (Handicapped access) Bedroom

VR Tour of the bedroom in a Concierge Suite designed for handicapped access in the Contemporary Lodge


Concierge Suite Balcony View

VR Tour from the balcony of a concierge suite in the Contemporary Lodge. View the Magic Kingdom from above as well as the lagoon and other Magic Kingdom resorts.


Concourse Steakhouse

VR Tour on the fourth floor just outside the entrance to Concourse Steakhouse in the Contemporary Lodge.


Concierge Lounge

VR Tour of the concierge lounge in the Contemporary Lodge


Chef Mickey

VR Tour on the fourth floor just outside the entrance to Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary Lodge.


Two Room Garden Suite Bathroom 1

VR Tour of the first of two bathrooms (this goes with the large bedroom) in the two room Garden/Wing Suite in the Contemporary Lodge


Two Room Garden Suite Living/Bedroom

VR Tour of the large bedroom/living room in the two room Garden/Wing Suite in the Contemporary Lodge


Two Room Garden Suite Bathroom 2

VR Tour of the second of two bathrooms (this goes with the small bedroom which you can see through the open door) in the two room Garden/Wing Suite in the Contemporary Lodge


Two Room Garden Suite Bedroom

VR Tour of the small bedroom in the two room Garden/Wing Suite in the Contemporary Lodge. This has a single king size bed and its own separate entry.


Two Bedroom Garden Suite Bathroom

VR Tour of one of the three bathrooms (this is the one with the shower) for a two bedroom garden suite in the Contemporary Lodge


Two Bedroom Garden Suite Entryway

VR Tour of the entryway into the living room for a two bedroom garden suite in the Contemporary Lodge


Two Bedroom Garden Suite Living/Dining Room

VR Tour of the spacious living/dining room and kitchen for a two bedroom garden suite in the Contemporary Lodge. A Murphy bed is folded up into one wall. Notice the doorway into another bedroom with its own bathroom.

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Great Memories Here on 3/6/2015 by Todd

Started going to this resort as a kid--it was one of the very first built.  There is no other resort anywhere else in the world like this one, imho.  I've been in rooms that have shown wear, and I still loved them.  One of the things I like about Disney is that you can count on a worn room being refurbished sooner than later.


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AMAZING! on 12/11/2014 by lovingmotherhoodinmn

We loved this resort, it was amazing! The monorail was so fun. We loved being able to walk to Magic Kingdom. We loved Chef Mickey's. The Mickey waffles and the characters and the fantastic service were amazing! We did two full days at Magic Kingdom during our seven-day trip, and the convenience was amazing! Also, our beds were comfy, the staff was awesome, and our room had views of Magic Kingdom, amazing. My daughters are 12, 9, and 2, and this resort was super family-friendly! Loved it! I highly recommend this resort!
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All about location on 8/18/2012 by Kate

It's all about location for us; can't get any better than the contemporary. From the walking path to the MK to the monorail, it is hands down the best place to stay to get around the world with ease. Rooms are large, modern and comfortable. Pool is great too.
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Best location on 4/4/2011 by Rambo

Location,location, location. You can go anywhere in the world from this resort with little efortt
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I absolutley love this reaort on 12/16/2009 by Michelle

I love this place.
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I love the new look! on 9/13/2008 by Ahnalira

The renovation of the Contemporary Resort from the "Jetson's" futuristic look to the more elegant fusion of woods and metals and earthtone colors really works for me!

Walking into the lobby now makes me feel like I'm entering a very sleek and modern facility, and I love the way Disney made the Contemporary "contemporary" with the new Wave dining option, too


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Best view on 9/4/2007 by Donna

We now have a new favorite resort – we have stayed in most of the deluxe resorts and are rating the Contemporary #1 coming a close 2nd is the Animal Kingdom Lodge. If you stay at the Contemporary make sure you book a “theme park view”. We slept with the curtains open so we could wake up in the middle of the night to see the lighted Castle. What a view – I cannot say this enough. The room was spectacular – very modern and well appointed. The cast members were all very friendly, the only problem we had was at check-in when our room was not ready – there was about a ½ hour wait – however the room and view were worth the wait! 
We ate dinner at the California Grill – great meal, great view. Breakfast was at Chef Mickey&r
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Contemporary - My 2nd Home! on 8/24/2006 by dizneydonna

Ahhh, my beloved Contemporary Resort...........I could go on and on about it!  There are so many things about the Contemporary that strikes a cord within me.  First of all, you really can't get much more DISNEY than The Contemporary Resort.  It, along with the Polynesian, being the first hotels on property, makes it a Disney Classic, truly to be cherished.  The unique design and of the Contemporary makes it almost as recognizable as the Eiffel Tower (among the Disney community, especially).   The recently renovated rooms are gorgeous; Very modern with earth tones, crisp white bedding and silver accents.  Since the renovation, I'd have to say that this has also become the most 'chic' of the Deluxe Resorts.  A large, fully stocked marina, largest game room at any resort (you can even collect tickets to earn prizes), close-up views of the Magic Kingdom and Cinderella's Castle, relaxing views of Ba
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Contemporaraty on 8/14/2006 by karen

I love it here; it is so cool! I ate aT CHEF MICKEY'S. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope we can go there next time we go to Disney World.
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Restaurants:

  • California Grill
  • Chef Mickey's
  • Contempo Cafe
  • Contemporary Grounds
  • The Wave

  • Floor Plan:
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