we first went to Disney as a child in 1974, we knew where we wanted to stay.
The Contemporary Resort today still commands quite a presence.
Modularly constructed, it towers above the nearby Magic Kingdom and inspires
the forward thinking vision of Walt Disney. The giant 15 story A-frame
centerpiece of the hotel complex has the monorail system buzzing through
just above the 4th level concourse. Take a step back and soak in all there
is to see in it's majestic lobby. The resort features 656 rooms, six shops,
two snack bars, a marina, beach, large pool and much more. Don't miss dining
on the 15th floor California Grill where you can have a spectacular view of
the fireworks right from your table!
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The Contemporary Resort's location cannot be beat. A path connects it to the
Magic Kingdom, which is a short 5-10 minute walk away. The monorail will
whisk guests to the Magic Kingdom in under 10 minutes, and the station is
located right inside the resort. The monorail also stops at the Ticket and
Transportation Center, where guests may change trains and head to Epcot.
The resort has managed to stay "contemporary" over the years due to numerous
refurbishments of the public spaces and rooms. Currently, the lobby and
rooms exude a sleek, sophisticated, somewhat minimalistic vibe. Rooms here
are among the largest on Disney property and rooms in the Tower boast
stunning views of either Bay Lake or the Magic Kingdom. Located on the shore
of Bay Lake, the resort is peaceful but exciting. Numerous recreational
activities await. The Contemporary is an iconic Disney World resort that
still impresses guests over 40 years after it opened.
There are two main room locations at the Contemporary. Rooms in the Garden
Wing are located outside the main tower, in a 3 story building near the
pool, close to Bay Lake. These rooms are priced lower than those in the
tower. Tower rooms can have views of either Bay Lake or the Magic Kingdom.
Theme Park view rooms are, naturally, more expensive, but the view cannot be
beat! All rooms have daybeds.
What can I
expect to pay for a room?
Room rates range from $356-$757 for regular rooms. Club Level rooms
range from $681-$1042 per night. Rates vary based on season. Rates are
higher on weekends and holidays.
Garden Wing Room
King Bed Room
Large Bathroom-Sinks and Tub
Commode located behind the door on the left
Size of Rooms: 394 square feet.
Number of beds:
have 2 queen beds and a daybed; King Bed rooms are available and all have a
daybed; accessible rooms are available.
Features of Room: Free Wi-Fi, desk with office chair, daybed, armchair,
HDTV, safe, closet, coffee maker, refrigerator
Bathroom: extra large bathroom with separate commode room with locking
door; dual sinks, vanity, towel shelf, bathtub/shower, hairdryer, makeup
Balcony: Tower rooms only, with 2 chairs and a small table. Garden
wing rooms on the first floor have patios.
Occupancy: Rooms offer a daybed with a maximum five-person
occupancy. If there are more than 2 adults in a room, there is an
additional charge of $25 per adult, per night.
Suites: Yes - 25 with both park and lake views. One or two bedrooms with
two queen-sized beds and sleeper sofas
Club Level: The Contemporary
Resort has a split level concierge. The Tower Club is on the 12th floor,
restricted access and is concierge light. Full concierge is on the 14th
floor where the suites are.
The main difference between the two concierge levels is the food offerings.
Both will receive daily news papers, bottled water & nightly turn down
In addition to the amenities of standard rooms,
these rooms includes robes, DVD players, deluxe turndown service,
continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, and evening hors d'oeuvres and
desserts with wine and cordials. Advanced itinerary planning is also
available. Visit our
Club Level page for more details and guest
Garden Wing-Garden View
Tower-Bay Lake View
Tower-Theme Park View
Freshly prepared, California
inspired cuisine and sushi, mouth watering appetizers, and
This is a Disney Signature Dining experience.
Sunday Brunch - 10:00AM-1:00PM
Dinner - 5:00PM -10:00PM
Lounge - 5:00PM - 12:00AM
Disney Character meal served buffet style. Breakfast includes Mickey
waffles and omelets; lunch buffet features breakfast items as well
as savory lunch items; dinner buffet includes salads, breads,
pastas, pizza, carved meats, and side dishes. An extensive dessert
bar is available featuring a sundae bar.
Breakfast - 7:00AM - 11:30AM
Brunch - 11:35AM - 2:30PM
Dinner - 5:00PM - 9:30PM
The Wave...of American Flavors
sourced ingredients combine to make unique dishes for the health
Lunch - 12:00PM-2:00PM
Dinner - 5:00PM-9:30PM
Full Service bar and lounge offering
specialty cocktails, wine flights, local craft beer, and the full
Wave of American Flavors menu.
Counter service spot featuring a large variety of items for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab and Go items, baked goods, and
desserts are also available.
This food location is on the fourth floor, next to Chef Mickey's.
Lounge with amazing views of Bay Lake.
Serving cocktails, light snacks, drink specials.
Gourmet Coffee, Iced Tea,
Hot Chocolate, Smoothies, and assorted baked goods
Poolside bar serving up specialty
drinks, draft beer, sangria, food, and dessert. Indoor seating
Hours: 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Room Service is
available 24 hours a day. A menu can be found in your room.
There are two pools. One is small and round, and is located right next to
the lake. The larger pool is free-form and features a 170 foot curving waterslide
and water spray jets. There is a water spray play area for kids and two hot
tubs. A white sandy beach welcomes sunbathers with hammocks and lounge
chairs. Please note, there is NO SWIMMING ALLOWED in Bay Lake.
Cabanas: can be rented for the day by Contemporary Resort
guests only. Call 407-WDW-PLAY for pricing and to make a reservation.
Cabanas without amenities may be availalbe on a walk up basis.
Standard cabana amenities include:
2 padded lounge
2 padded straight-backed chairs
television with cable access and optional earphones
Phone for internal Resort calls
Mini refrigerator stocked
with complimentary sodas and water
Fruit basket (may not be available
without advance reservation)
Private dining is available at an additional
Games: Game Station, a state of the art arcade, can be found on the
4th floor Grand Canyon Concourse.
Fitness: The Olympiad Fitness Center features
Cardiovascular & Weight Training Equipment, Dumbbells, Sauna and
Tanning booths. Visit our
Health Clubs & Spas Page for more details. The fitness center
is complimentary for resort guests.
Paths for walking and jogging: there is a one mile path that loops around
the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower.
Tennis, Shuffle board, and Volleyball are also offered.
Other Water Sports: waterskiing,
wakeboarding, tubing, and Jet Ski excursions are also offered through Sammy
Duvall's Water Sports.
Specialty Cruises and
Fishing excursions are available.
Boat Rentals: Sea Raycers, Boston Whaler Montauk, and
Pontoon Boats can be rented from the Bay Lake Marina.
BVG - 8:30AM to 11PM
Fantasia – 8:30AM to 11PM
Fantasia Market – 7:30AM to 11PM
Pin Central – 8AM – 11PM
Electric Water Pageant
floats by the Contemporary at 10:05 PM. The best spot to view it is
from the beach.
Monorail: Service is available between the
Transportation & Ticket Center, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot from one hour
before park opens until 1 hour
after each park closes.* Service to the resorts is available until 11PM or
two hours after the Magic Kingdom closes, whichever is later.
*Monorail service schedule is subject to change. You will
be notified of any major schedule changes when you check in.
Bus transportation is available to Disney Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Water
Parks, and Disney Springs. Buses may share a route with the Polynesian
Disney's Hollywood Studios -- 20 minutes
Epcot -- 15 minutes
Magic Kingdom --5/10 minutes
Animal Kingdom -- 20 minutes
Disney Springs -- 30 minutes
A boat runs a continuous loop with stops at the Contemporary, Wilderness
Lodge, and Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground. Boats begin running at
approximately 7:00A.M. The boat schedule will be posted at the dock.
Walk: The Magic Kingdom is a short walk from the Contemporary along a
paved, lit pathway. The walk takes approximately 5-10 minutes.
Which rooms are closest to the monorail?
Which rooms are closest to the Tennis Courts and pool?
South garden wing
Which rooms can you see the fireworks from best?
Tower room with Magic Kingdom view
Which rooms can you see the water parade from best?
Tower room with lagoon view
What is the Closest Attraction?
Where can I find a
Rooms in the Garden Wing or on the upper floors of
the tower are the quietest. Noise may be heard in lower level tower rooms
from the concourse below (monorail, Chef Mickey's, etc.)
Childcare at the resort?
No - The Mouseketeer Club
closed October 1, 2004. For more
details and options visit our page on
Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.
View from the Top
View of the Concourse
Overlooking the Magic Kingdom
Disney's Contemporary Resort
4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista,
Telephone: (407) 824-1000
Fax: (407) 824-3539