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Disney's Contemporary Resort

Magic Kingdom® Park Area ·
4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

About Disney's Contemporary Resort

Take in the sleek style of this contemporary resort. With the monorail cruising through the lobby, you'll have convenient access to Magic Kingdom® Park!

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Amenities

  • Monorail Transport
  • Boat Transport
  • Bus Transport
  • Skyliner Transport
  • Suites
  • Waterslide
  • Quick Service
  • Table Service
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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On-Site Theme Park Benefits

  • Early Theme Park Entry

Magic Kingdom® Park (0.55mi)

Bus 10 min

Mono-rail 15 min

Walk 10 min

EPCOT® (3.53mi)

Bus 12 min

Mono-rail 25 min

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (3.98mi)

Bus 13 min

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park (4.14mi)

Bus 18 min

Disney's Hollywood Studios® (4.14mi)

Bus 13 min

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park (4.71mi)

Bus 18 min

Disney Springs® (5.38mi)

Bus 18 min

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Rooms Offered at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Standard4 Rooms

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In Each Room: 
  • Alarm Clock with mp3 Player 
  • Balcony/Patio 
  • Mini Fridge 
  • Ceiling Fan 
  • Coffee Maker & Setup 
  • Hair Dryer 
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Table & Chairs 
  • Tea Setup 
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more 
  • USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri) 
  • Vanity Area 
  • Voice Mail 
  • Wireless Internet 
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request) 
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play (available upon request)
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Garden Wing - Standard View

  • 2 queen beds and 1 daybed or 1 king bed and 1 daybed
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of parking area or obstructed views
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Garden Wing - Garden View

  • 2 queen beds and 1 daybed or 1 king bed and 1 daybed
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of gardens, pools, marina or Bay Lake
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Tower - Bay Lake View

  • 2 queen beds and 1 daybed or 1 king bed and 1 daybed
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of Bay Lake
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Tower - Theme Park View

  • 2 queen beds and 1 daybed or 1 king bed and 1 daybed
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of Magic Kingdom® Park and parking area
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Standard2 Rooms

Additional Details

In Each Room: 
  • Alarm Clock with mp3 Player 
  • Balcony/Patio 
  • Mini Fridge 
  • Ceiling Fan 
  • Coffee Maker & Setup 
  • Hair Dryer 
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Table & Chairs 
  • Tea Setup 
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more 
  • USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri) 
  • Vanity Area 
  • Voice Mail 
  • Wireless Internet 
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request) 
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play (available upon request)
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Garden Wing - Standard View - Hearing Accessible

  • 2 queen beds and 1 daybed, hearing accessible with visual alarms and notifications
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of parking area or obstructed views.
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Tower - Bay Lake View - Hearing Accessible

  • 2 queen beds and 1 daybed, hearing accessible with visual alarms and notifications
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of Bay Lake
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Club Level2 Rooms

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Club Level Amenities:
  • Evening turndown
  • Secured key access to the club-level lounge, serving refreshments 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
  • Complimentary fax assistance
  • Access to Concierge service at the Atrium Club or Tower Club
  • Complimentary health club access
  • Pre-arrival Walt Disney World® Resort itinerary planning
  • Personalized Front Desk and Guest Services
  • Complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge
In Each Room:
  • Alarm Clock with mp3 Player
  • Balcony/Patio
  • Mini Fridge
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker & Setup
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Table & Chairs
  • Tea Setup
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
  • USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri)
  • Vanity Area
  • Voice Mail
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request)
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play (available upon request)
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Standard Room - Atrium Club Level

  • 2 queen beds and 1 daybed or 1 king bed and 1 daybed
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of Bay Lake
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Theme Park View - Atrium Club Level

  • 2 queen beds and 1 daybed or 1 king bed and 1 daybed
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of Magic Kingdom® Park
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FROG FAMILY REVIEW
Disney's Contemporary Resort*

What we love

  • Spectacular views of Magic Kingdom® Park, Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon
  • One of the most convenient hotels on property
  • Walking path to Magic Kingdom® Park, the quickest way to get there (10-minute walk); monorail access to Epcot®
  • Monorail runs directly through the hotel on the 4th floor Grand Canyon Concourse
  • Some of the largest standard rooms on property; most can sleep up to five with a day bed
  • Great shopping selections in the fourth floor Tower stores
  • Character dining with Mickey and the gang at Chef Mickey's
  • Multiple table-service dining options, including one of the best restaurants on property at California Grill
  • Watching the fireworks from park view rooms and the observation deck at California Grill
  • On-site tennis and volleyball courts
  • Free parking!

Keep in Mind

  • Hotel charges $33 per night (sales tax included) for valet parking
  • Minimalist theming doesn't feel very "Disneyish"
  • Among the most expensive Deluxe Resort Hotels on property
  • Theme Park View includes the parking lot
  • Garden Wing rooms are the least expensive, but they are further away from the Tower, restaurants and parking lot
  • Can be noisy on concourse level due to monorail traffic
  • Pool is further from the hotel than other properties and doesn't have any discernible theming
  • On-site convention center brings in more business travelers
  • With the hotel layout, it can be confusing to remember where everything is: the lobby and check-in and The Wave of American Flavors is on the first floor, check-in for California Grill is on the second floor, and the shops and other restaurants are on the fourth floor

Notable Facts

  • Disney's Contemporary Resort shares the distinction of being the first Disney hotel to open (along with Disney's Polynesian Village Resort) on Oct. 1, 1971
  • The award-winning California Grill underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2013, adding a sleek design and lighting, onstage kitchen, sushi bar and more than 250 wine selections
  • President Nixon's famous "I Am Not a Crook" speech was delivered in a ballroom at the Contemporary on Nov. 17, 1973

Frog Family Tips

  • For the shortest transport time, walk to Magic Kingdom® Park, but take the monorail back to the hotel
  • For transport to Epcot®, take the Monorail to Transportation and Ticket Center and then transfer to the Epcot® line
  • Consider upgrading to a Theme Park View; request a higher floor for a better view of Wishes Nighttime Spectacular and less potential noise from foot traffic
  • If you're watching Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, turn to channel 20 to hear the show
  • If you're dining at California Grill on the 15th floor of the Tower, watch Wishes Nighttime Spectacular show from the roof viewing area; earlier diners can show their receipt and come back up for the show

Best For

  • Families who appreciate modern design (that doesn't scream Disney), being next to Magic Kingdom® Park and on the monorail, plenty of amenities, including casual and upscale dining, and adults who are looking for a more mature Disney resort

*The views and opinions expressed here are those of Undercover Tourist.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Information

Enjoy accommodations in a dazzling lakeside environment. As monorails breeze quietly through the lobby, you're reminded that the Magic Kingdom® Park is nearby. This Deluxe Hotel features a pool area and a complete array of dining and recreational options.

EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK BENEFITS:
  • Early Theme Park Entry for Resort Hotel Guests - guests of Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels can get a 30-minute jump on their Disney day with early theme park entry—available at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks—for each day of your stay, subject to capacity
  • Extended Evening Theme Park Hours – guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels or Disney Deluxe Villas and other select hotels can enjoy extended evening hours—experiencing select attractions, shops, and dining after regular park hours—in select theme parks on select nights.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Refurbishments

From January 9, 2023 through early April 2023, the feature pool and whirlpool spas will be closed for refurbishment. The water play area and Bay Lake Pool will remain open for your enjoyment. You may see and hear construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but you should not hear noise from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Please be aware that several roads will be operating under traffic restrictions or closed completely to accommodate runDisney events on the following dates:

  • January 6, 2023, from 10:30 PM through January 7, 2023, at 10:00 AM, Walt Disney World Half Marathon
  • January 7, 2023, from 10:30 PM through January 8, 2023, at 12:30 PM, Walt Disney World Marathon
  • February 25, 2023, from 10:30 PM through February 26, 2023, at 10:00 AM, Disney Princess Half Marathon

Please allow for additional travel time. We appreciate your understanding for any inconvenience.


 

All Disney Resort hotels are now open, with a number of health and safety measures in place. Some amenities and experiences have been modified or may be unavailable.

Face coverings are optional for Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations, as well as Disney transportation. It is recommended Guests who are not fully vaccinated continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, including indoor attractions and theaters, and on enclosed transportation.

Some imagery shown does not represent current operational and safety guidelines. Visitors should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting our destination.

The following resort amenities are unavailable at this time:
  • In-room celebrations - Temporarily Unavailable
For more information about Walt Disney World reopening read here.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Amenities

General Resort Info:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 655 Guest Rooms
  • Accessible rooms available
  • Non-smoking establishment 
  • Buildings offer elevators and stairs with interior corridors
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free self-parking
Dining:
  • Steakhouse 71 & Lounge, full-service restaurant and lounge
  • California Grill & Lounge, full-service restaurant and lounge
  • Chef Mickey's, character dining all-you-can-eat feast
  • Contempo Café, quick-service cafe
  • Contemporary Grounds, quick-service cafe
  • Outer Rim, lake-view bar and lounge
  • The Sand Bar, poolside quick-service bar
Recreation:
  • 2 Pools - Feature Pool - 6,500 sq ft with waterslide and waterfalls and a leisure pool
  • Interactive water playground with fountains 
  • 2 whirlpool hot tubs 
  • Cabana rentals
  • Arcade 
  • Basketball 
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Lakeside yoga
  • Fishing
  • Motorized boat rentals
  • Jogging trail 
  • Contemporary Resort campfire
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Nighttime water parade across Seven Seas Lagoon
  • Olympiad Fitness Center
Motorcoach transportation:
  • Epcot®
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios®
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Disney Water Parks
  • Disney Springs™
  • Official Walt Disney World® Hotels (requires one transfer at a Disney Theme Park)

Water launch to:

  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Walking Distance to:

  • Magic Kingdom® Park

Monorail Transportation:

  • Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
  • Epcot® (requires a Monorail change at the Transportation & Ticket Center)

Other Services:

  • ATM
  • Mail services
  • 7 Merchandise locations (gifts, sundries)
  • Self-service laundry facilities
  • Valet laundry service
  • Club Level concierge
  • Business Center
  • Convention/meeting space
  • Salon/barber services
  • Hotel charges $33 per night (sales tax included) for valet parking

General Walt Disney World® Resort Benefits

Staying on-site at an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel gives you several great complimentary benefits, including free transportation and more. 

The Frog Family absolutely loves staying on-site not just for the fun themes and Disney atmosphere of the hotels, but also for the convenient amenities. Some of the other complimentary benefits include:

  • Convenient Proximity - You can easily go back to your hotel from the parks if you need a break or want to relax at the pool. It's just as easy to head back to the parks after relaxing at your hotel for a couple of hours.
  • Free Park Transportation - Overnight self-parking is free at the hotel and depending on which Official Walt Disney World® Hotel you stay at, you'll have access to the Skyliner, Monorail, water launch and/or bus transportation. Many of the Official Walt Disney World® Hotels are also within walking distance to the parks and other resorts.
  • Free Wi-Fi - When staying on-site, you'll have access to complimentary wi-fi, available in your room and select public areas, such as the pools, arcades, restaurants and more.
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup – Merchandise delivery is available for purchases made in-store at select Walt Disney World® shops and through the Shop Disney Parks mobile app (for in-stock merchandise). 
Want to learn more about other Walt Disney World® properties? Compare all Disney properties here.

Mobility Features for Guests with Mobility Disabilities:
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Route in Room
  • Grab Bars at Toilet and in Shower

Optional Communication Features for Guests with Hearing Disabilities Include:

  • Visual Alarm
  • Visual Door Knock/Doorbell Alert
  • Visual Telephone Call Alert
  • Telephone with Volume Control
  • Electrical Outlet Near Telephone Jack
  • TTY Available Upon Request at Check-In

These features are guaranteed and do not require an extra charge

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