Disney’s Contemporary Resort
4600 N. World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, 32830
Phone: (407) 824-1000
Fax: (407) 824-3539
Deluxe Resort Classification
Located in the Magic Kingdom resort area
Check In: 3:00 p.m. / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
The Contemporary Resort is currently undergoing a transformation. Although the resort was opened in 1971, the rooms received their latest update in 2006, complete with contemporary colors and flat screen TVs.
Check our Rehabs and Closures schedule for any refurbishments or work taking place at the Contemporary Resort during your visit.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Rooms
There are two sections of this resort, the garden wing, and the better-known tower rooms. The garden wing is a shorter section of the resort near Bay Lake. The standard room sleeps 5 with two queen beds and a daybed in each room. The garden rooms offer both standard and garden views. The tower rooms offer either Magic Kingdom views or Bay Lake views. There are also a variety of suites available in each section of the resort.
655 Guest Rooms
Disabled accessible rooms available
The building offers elevators and interior corridors
Coffee Maker & Setup
Complimentary wireless Internet (WiFi)
DVD Player (available in all Club Level Guest rooms)
Robes (available in all Club Level Guest rooms)
Microwave (available in all Club Level Guest rooms)
Alarm Clock with CD Player (available in all Club Level Guest rooms)
In-Room Wall Safe
Iron and Board
Table & Chairs
Flat Panel TV – ABC, Disney Channel, Check the TV channel guide for more
Self service laundry facilities
Valet laundry service
Concierge assistance at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is available to Resort hotel Guests seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Located in the main lobby, the concierge can help you purchase Park tickets, make dining reservations and secure show seats, among other services.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Dining
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Recreation
Feature Pool: 6500 sq ft which includes a 17-foot high curving slide. The smaller Bay Lake Pool is a round, quiet pool which is shallow on the outside and deeper in the center. Lifeguards at the feature pool are on duty from 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Interactive water fountains
2 whirlpool spas
The Game Station Arcade
Shuffleboard and Bocce Ball Courts
Olympiad Fitness Center
Nightly Disney Movies Under The Stars on the lawn near the Sky Way Bridge
Electrical Water Pageant view
For a fun and more relaxing way to spend a day during your visit to Walt Disney World, each resort hosts Poolside Activities each day from 1:30 – 7:00 p.m.. Pool hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool. Activities and programs are subject to change. Although the activities vary by day and by resort, examples of what you might find include trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, bingo, and more.
Pool Side Cabanas:
There are 4 poolside Cabanas for rent located in the four corners of the Bay Lake Pool. Cabanas include 2 chaise lounge chairs, 2 chaise beds, locking cabinet, DVD Player (upon request), LCD TV with cable, ipod docking station, mini-frig w/complimentary sodas & water, and complimentary fruit basket.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Pool and Recreation Photos
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Shopping
Fantasia stocks Disney character apparel and souvenirs as well as logo merchandise. You can also find a large assortment of Disney pins
Concourse Sundries & Spirits stocks carries newspapers, magazines, snacks, spirits, and health and beauty items.
Bayview Gifts offers homewares, art collectibles, jewelry, clothings watches and assort chocolates and fudge.
Caricature Connection artists create delightful, souvenir caricatures.
Look at all your vacation photos by visiting the Photopass page. These professional pictures can make a great souvenir for home!
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Transportation
Effective January 10, 2023, there will no longer be any parking fees for resort guests at Walt Disney World. See our Walt Disney World Parking Information page for prices and details.
Transportation Times Between Contemporary Resort and Disney Destinations
Disney’s monorail service is available to the Magic Kingdom and via transfer to Epcot. The monorail station is on the 4th floor of the resort. Disney’s bus service is available to and from this resort to theme parks, water parks, plus Disney Springs. The bus locations are to the right of the lobby as you exit the hotel. A walking path to the Magic Kingdom is also available as you walk past the bus stops.
These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.
Magic Kingdom – 12 minutes by walking, 19 minutes by monorail
Epcot – 22 minutes by monorail, 22 minutes by car
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 22 minutes by bus, 23 minutes by car
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 25 minutes by bus, 20 minutes by car
Disney Springs – 30 minutes by bus, 19 minutes by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 24 minutes by bus, 18 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 25 minutes by bus, 20 minutes by car
Childcare at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
***Disney has closed its three Children’s Activity Centers located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. As well the Pixar Play Zone that was located at The Contemporary Resort has closed. The Walt Disney World Dolphin will still offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center.***
- While not on-site child care facility, however Kid’s Nite Out, in-room child care, is available at all resorts for children 6 months to 12 years old. Reservations may begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and/or may begin as late as 11:00 p.m., Services are available 24/7.
- The Walt Disney World Dolphin will still offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center. Camp Dolphin
Disney’s Contemporary Resort VIP Top Tips
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If you eat early at the California Grill, you can return later with your receipt to watch the Magic Kingdom Happily Ever After fireworks from the roof. They turn down the lights and pipe in the music…very romantic.
I like that there are two separate check-ins for both Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower. Also, it’s important to note that you cannot use the pool at Bay Lake Tower unless you’re staying at Bay Lake Tower and only Disney Vacation Club members can access the Top of the World Lounge. One of my favorite spots to watch Happily Ever After is on the big verandah off of the Grand Canyon Concourse.
Contempo Cafe is a great counter service spot with tasty desserts.
There is boat transportation to Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort.
Rooms with a view of Bay Lake also have a great sunrise view.
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