For the first page of this review of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, click here.
AMENITIES AT DISNEY’S CONTEMPORARY RESORT
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of eight Disney-owned deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World.
In their recommended order for first time family visitors, they are
(Many of these also offer Disney Vacation Club (“DVC”) studios and villas, all for rent to the general public–see this for more on the Disney Vacation Club resorts. The DVC offering here is Bay Lake Tower.)
At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, check in and some dining is on the first floor, more dining and shops are on the fourth floor, and there’s one more restaurant on the top floor. Bus and boat transport is on the first floor, and the monorail stop is reached from the fourth floor.
You enter the Contemporary Resort into its first floor lobby, unless you are coming by monorail.
Also on the first floor is one of the three table service restaurants at the Contemporary, The Wave of American Flavors (more on it is later in this review).
Here you’ll find an electronic board indicating the arrival time of the next buses.
Also here are the pools, covered in more detail later in this review.
Back in the main Tower, on the 4th floor–accessible via elevator, or often more quickly on escalators–you’ll find most of the rest of the offerings at the Contemporary, including counter service dining, the buffet Chef Mickey’s, a family favorite (more on dining at the Contemporary is later in this review), and lots of shops.
The fourth floor adds much needed drama, color and vibrancy to the otherwise somewhat sterile environment.
At the north end of the fourth floor you’ll find a connector to nearby Disney Vacation Club Bay Lake Tower…
…and a patio from which you can watch Wishes.
The resort monorail serves the Magic Kingdom and the other two monorail resorts, the Grand Floridian and Polynesian, and also the Ticket and Transportation Center where you change monorails for Epcot.
This review continues here.
TOPICS IN THIS REVIEW OF DISNEY’S CONTEMPORARY RESORT
- Overview and summary of Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- A photo-tour of a standard Tower room at the Contemporary Resort
- Details on the South Garden Wing of the Contemporary Resort
- The amenities at the Contemporary Resort
- Dining at the Contemporary Resort
- The pools at the Contemporary Resort, and
- More on theming and accommodations at the Contemporary Resort
OTHER KEY PAGES FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- Where to stay–the Basics
- Where first-timers should stay
- Reviews of all the Disney World resorts, based on my 160+ stays in them