Photo Tour of a Tower Room at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
By Dave Shute
For the first page of this review of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, click here.
PHOTO TOUR OF A ROOM AT DISNEY’S CONTEMPORARY RESORT
Rooms at Disney’s Contemporary Resort open from corridors–in all Tower rooms but 14th floor suites, the corridor is open to the A-Frame interior and thus to the child, monorail, or flirting noises from below. Higher rooms give better views and less noise.
As is common, the bath is on side and the closets on the other.
…and another with a safe, iron and ironing board, and what we will come to see as some sorely needed drawers.
The absence of a fully divided bath–with the sinks in one area and everything else in another–makes these rooms a little less handy for families.
The sinks are a bit of a design mystery as well.
Note the close up–a cool design, but the size and flat bottom means limited area to store toiletries, and also lousy drainage from the sink itself.
There’s some storage space under the sinks.
A closer view of one of the queens.
The bedside table between the queens has storage.
Between the beds and the bath is a groovy L-shaped desk. Note that part of it rolls out, and can serve as a little dining or games table.
The part of the “L” that’s closest to the bed is also the dresser. Putting the dresser drawers here, rather than under the TV as is more common, allows for an arty treatment of that under-TV space (see below). But as a result, there’s not much room for these drawers–making the room overall short on drawer space. Moreover, they are inconveniently located.
The TV side from the back of the room.
Below the TV is a screen that lights with a switch, creating an interesting interpretation of a fireplace. It’s too big for a night light, and families everywhere wish it were drawers instead.
And here, on a less pretty day, is a balcony from a Magic Kingdom view room.
Some fireworks from the Magic Kingdom view:
Contemporary rooms are spacious, flexible and interesting. But a little too interesting. Design choices limit storage and privacy, making these rooms not quite as family friendly as some others at Disney World.
This review continues here.