Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of the original Disney World Resorts, it opened  on October 1, 1971.  You can’t get much closer to the Magic Kingdom other than sleeping in the castle.  Located between the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake, this deluxe resort has much to offer.

Disney’s Contemporary has rooms for every budget and view you want, including some rooms with balconies.   All rooms have mini refrigerators, safe, coffee maker, ironing board, wifi, and a flat screen TV.

slideAfter a busy day at the parks, head back to enjoy the two pools.  They are on the shore of Bay Lake; the one pool has a 17 foot high curving slide!  Looking for some quiet time, there is also a quiet pool.  Where you can rent a private cabana or just lounge on the deck.  Disney’s Contemporary also has 2 whirlpool spa and a water area just for kids.

Getting hungry?   There are lots of choices at the Contemporary.  The California Grill is a signature/fine dining, Chef Mickey’s is a buffet and is a character dining experience, The Wave… of American Flavors is a unique dining experience.  There are 3 quick service locations- Contempo Café, Contemporary Grounds, and The Sand Bar.  Looking to grab a drink for the adults?  Check out the California Grill or Outer Rim Lounges.  Or use the 24-hour room service.


Disney’s Contemporary Resort has many different forms of transportation to get where you want to go.  My favorite being the monorail, it goes right through the resort!  Otherwise there are water taxis, or buses available.  You can even walk to the Magic Kingdom, it’s that close!

Are you an active and adventurous person?  You’re in luck!  The Contemporary also has Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre, parasailing, rent personal watercrafts, wakeboarding, waterskiing, fishing, tubing, volleyball, tennis, jogging tracks, and more!   You can even board a boat for a Pirate & Pals Fireworks Cruise at the Contemporary. (Additional rental costs apply)

Join in on the resorts movies or campfire.  Oops!  Forgot that last minute purchase?  The Contemporary has 3 gift stores for you,  Bayview Gifts, Fantasia, and Fantasia Market

UsBrande Grieder – My crew and I hail from New Jersey.  I love to cook, go to the beach, and of course we are Disney Addicts!  I’m always on the search for best deals and happening for our next trip to Mickey’s House!  Savvy!

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