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Disney’s Contemporary Resort Guide

Disney’s Contemporary Resort
4600 N. World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, 32830
Phone: (407) 824-1000
Fax: (407) 824-3539

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Deluxe Resort Classification
Located in the Magic Kingdom resort area
Check In: 3:00 p.m. / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort opened on October 1, 1971 when Magic Kingdom opened. Where modern meets nostalgia, The Contemporary has it all. It’s unique A-Frame sets this resort apart from all of the others at Walt Disney World, even a Monorail runs through the Grand Canyon Concourse!

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Disney’s Contemporary Resort Rooms


There are two sections of this resort, the garden wing, and the tower. 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
Alarm Clock
Ceiling Fan
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)
Hair Dryer
In-Room Wall Safe
Iron and Board
Table & Chairs
Flat Panel TV – ABC, Disney Channel, Check the TV channel guide for more
Vanity Area

Room Layout


Other Services:

Self service laundry facilities
Valet laundry service
Business Center
Convention/meeting space
Salon/barber services
Valet parking

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.

Contemporary Resort Dining

Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Contemporary Grounds Coffee Bar
Contempo Cafe
California Grill
Chef Mickey’s Character Dining
Outer Rim Lounge
The Sand Bar Pool Bar
Steakhouse 71
Steakhouse 71 Lounge
In-Room Dining: 24 hours

Refillable mugs are available for purchase at the Contempo Cafe.

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Contemporary Resort Recreation

Disney's Contemporary Resort Pool

Disney's Contemporary Resort


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
Children’s playground
The Game Station Arcade
Shuffleboard and Bocce Ball Courts
Marina/boat rental
Water cruises
Water sport
Beach area
Jogging trail
Olympiad Fitness Center
Barbecue Pavilion
Massage/spa services
Nightly Disney Movies Under The Stars on the lawn near the Sky Way Bridge
Massage/spa services 
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.

Contemporary Resort Shopping

Gift Shop at Disney's Contemporary Resort

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 thePhotopasspage. These professional pictures can make a great souvenir for home!

Disney autograph bookSave money and buy official Disney Park merchandise and souvenirs before you leave home.  Disney Shopping has autograph books, character plush, travel accessories and many  items that will make your vacation even more magical.  Shop before you leave home to save time and money!


Contemporary Resort Transportation

Monorail at Disney's Contemporary Resort


Complimentary Overnight Self-Parking

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's Contemporary Resort

There are no on-site childcare options available for Disney’s All-Star Movies.  However, Kid’s Nite Out, an in-room child care service, is available at all resorts for children 6 months to 12 years old.  Services are available 24/7.  

The Walt Disney World Dolphin 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

Disney's Contemporary Resort


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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.

Views from the Resort: This resort is comprised of the A-frame tower and one garden wing.  One side of the tower has a view of Bay Lake and a view of the Magic Kingdom on the other.  Do you want to be able to see the Magic Kingdom from your room?  You can do it at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!  Choose a theme park view and enjoy!

There is boat transportation to Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort.

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