Disney's Contemporary Resort
- What's Included
We have been to Disney every year for the last 12. We had never stayed in the park. Itâ€™s unbelievable to me what we had been missing. We had a beautiful room on the water. We had the ability to run back to our room to grab jackets at night. Tickets purchased at front desk and fast passes booked at the same time. I will never visit Disney again and not stay in the park! Our room was spotless. Lots of amenities. Breakfast at The Wave was delicious! Staff was classic Disney wonderful!
Having been to Disney World 3 times before and the last two times having stayed at the All Star Music resort which was great we decided we fancied a change. In addition, as we were going to be there over Christmas we thought being at the Contemporary resort which is within walking distance of Magic Kingdom was a good idea.We arrive at the hotel at about 11pm at night and were given the room details which was in the garden wing. What a long walk, complete with our cases, to the room. No sooner had we stepped in it was apparent that the additional "day bed" which was supposed to be in there was not, so we were a bed short for 5 of us. I took the long walk back to reception who immediately admitted their mistake and rather at that time of night trying to source an additional bed decided it was far easier to upgrade us. So they upgraded us to a room in the main block on the 10th floor. A definite improvement as it meant we no longer had a long walk to our room even if the queues for the elevators was long at times, especially when some of the elevators were not working.One note for you, pushing suitcases and wheelchairs is hard work on any carpeted areas because of the thickness of the carpets!The room was excellent, had a great view over Bay Lake which meant each evening we could see the fireworks at Epcot and then had the Electric Boat show as well.There is a fair amount of choice of place to eat at the hotel although I must confess we only ate at the Contempo Cafe, which was limited but great and once had breakfast at the Wave. The latter was good, although expensive, and although being an all you can eat for one set price we did not really get our money worth as we are not great eaters.The Contempt Cafe is good, but after a few days you find yourself yearning for some different foods as the menus are the same every day. I was also saddened that the delicious Cinnamon cake we had enjoyed at the All Star Music resort had not found it's way to the contemporary resort.The staff were always friendly and helpful. The room was always tidy and cleaned every day.The location of this hotel is great as you can walk, in about 10 minutes, to the Magic Kingdom. This was definitely a bonus on Christmas Day when everywhere was so busy. Being able to take the monorail to Epcot was also great. It is just a shame the other parks are not on the monorail as this is so convenient. The buses that are provided are functional and generally you don't have to wait that long for one, although leaving the parks at the end of the day, and particularly Disney Springs, could mean you had to wait for several buses before you can get on. The buses generally only take 2 or 3 wheelchairs, so if there are 6 waiting you know you have a wait on your hands. What didn't help that time was that I ended up standing next to two drunk ladies who decided that as it was Christmas everyone should be singing Christmas carols.The resort has two pools although only one is heated. The larger one is not and really was a bit too cold to really enjoy. The smaller one was delightful and surprisingly not very busy!So the Contemporary resort is definitely recommended. Is it worth the extra money. I think so. Everything is just that bit nicer and cleaner than the All Star Music, although that was great. And being so close to Magic Kingdom, meaning you can also watch their fireworks as well, makes it even better.
We are big Disney fans and have stayed at lots of the Disney resorts. We had always been hesitant to stay at the Contemporary because it didnâ€™t feel quite Disney enough. Whatever that means, right? Well weâ€™ve changed our tune. The location simply cannot be beat. Walking out the front door almost right into Magic Kingdom is about as Disney as it gets. Walking out of your room into the hall to see the monorail go sailing through is pretty awesome. Rooms are large enough and very up to date. Bathrooms are big enough, although I prefer the separate sink from the shower combos at other resorts. And any view you get is awesome. Restaurants at the Contemporary are fantastic. California Grill has always been our favorite, and still is. Chef Mickeys for breakfast is far better than it is for dinner. Overall itâ€™s a great resort and weâ€™d stay there again in a heartbeat.
The location is AMAZING, especially if you have small children and spend most your time at MK. We had a great stay, but aside from convenience, we did not LOVE the Contemporary. Rooms were clean. Staff was amazing, they located and returned my sons lost stuffed Santa Yoda within an hour. Food at most restaurants was good too. Chef Mickey was a bit of a disappointment this time around. Overall we did have a great stay. Not sure we would stay again simply because we like to try out different resorts and theming of the Contemporary was not our cup of tea. Our only complaint was the elevator traffic, usually in the evenings, it felt as if we waited longer for an elevator to the 12th floor then we did for some rides at any of the parks.
Have a recurring business conference at the contemporary and last visited this week. The resort is well situated on the monorail and within walking distance of Magic Kingdom. Rooms have been renovated in the last five years it seems so they are comfortable and everything works right. I had a beautiful view of the lake from my patio. The inside wall of the room does overlook the hotel atrium where the monorail comes through and where there are several restaurants so their is some ambient noise for most of the day (but Disney being what it is, that is true almost everywhere). If youâ€™d rather thumbs more quiet ask to be in the garden wing although that commits you to a decently long walk to get to the restaurants and main tower. Overall a good resort.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 1293 Guest Rooms
- 2 Quick ServiceÂ restaurants
- 3 Full Service restaurants, including: California Grill, Chef Mickey's,Â Contempo Cafe
- Pool bar
- 24 hour room service
- 2 Pools, including: 6500 sq ft with water slide and waterfalls
- Interactive Water Fountains
- 2 whirlpool spas
- Marina/boat rental
- Water cruises
- Water sports
- Beach area
- Jogging trail
- Health club
- Massage services
- 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and 1 single sofabed
- Full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable television
- Alarm Clock
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Iron and ironing board
- Maximum occupancy of 5, up to 3 children (2 adults required before child discount applies)Â
For the Kids - Children's playground and Video Arcade. Babysitting available for a fee.
Extra Magic Hours! Disney Resort Guests can enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit. Each day one of the Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park closing, so you can experience some of the most popular attractions. Valid Theme Park admission and Walt Disney World Resort ID are required.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Disney's Contemporary ResortOrlando,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
4600 North World Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. Escapes.ca is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.