Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review and Video

by All Things Mouse Staff on October 18, 2011
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This review and video of Disney’s Contemporary Resort of Walt Disney World hopes to give readers of All Things Mouse an idea of this deluxe level resort. Anyone familiar at all with the Florida based theme park area will recognize the Contemporary for its unique shape.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort was one of two opening with the Magic Kingdom back in 1971 as the first facilities of Walt Disney World. The other was the Polynesian Resort. The Contemporary is unique for many reasons including its location and its architecture.

As far as location the Contemporary can’t be beat. It located just next door to the Magic Kingdom. In fact, guests can even take a short walkway which will take them directly to the front of Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom is also accessible via the monorail. Other parks can be reached via the monorail or by bus.

Speaking of the monorail, it is one of the features that makes the Contemporary so unique. That is because the main tower of the resort was built in an A-frame stayle which allowed designers to bring the monorail directly through the center of the atrium of the building.

The Contemporary itself consists of 655 rooms including the garden building. Suites may also be found here, but the average room size is a respectable 436 square feet and sleeps up to five on two queen sized beds and a daybed.

As far as amenities, it is once again hard to beat the Contemporary. In addition to the standard arcade and boat rentals, the Contemporary also has two pools. The free-form pool has a 17-foot high curving slide.

Eating and shopping are also available here. These include the California Grill located on the 15th floor of the tower, Chef Mickey’s which offers character meals and the Contempo Cafe. Truly there is something for everyone here.

Resort Name
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Resort Area
Magic Kingdom
Resort Category
Resort Address
4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Number of Rooms
Room Size
436 sq. ft
2 Queen or 1 King, plus a daybed
Food Court
Table Service Restaurant
Hair Dryer
Laundry Facilities
Maximum 5 per room
Hot Tub
Disney Transportation
Bus, Boat & Monorail

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Map

Disney's Contemporary Resort Map

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Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista’s Walt Disney World neighborhood, close to Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, and Richard Petty Driving Experience. Nearby points of interest also include Palm Golf Course and Osprey Ridge Golf Course. Resort Features. Dining options at Disney’s Contemporary Resort include a restaurant and a coffee shop/caf?. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms, beauty services, and a hair salon. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. High speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This Lake Buena Vista property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a marina, valet parking, and a concierge desk. Guestrooms. There are 1,008 guestrooms at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guestrooms offer in room safes (accommodate laptops). Air conditioned rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Notifications and Fees:The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out. Valet parking: US$ 10 per day The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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