True, since the refurbishment, the Outer Rim is different and a little smaller. But, the important qualities remain. You still have the excellent views of Bay Lake, great service (Dugan is the best!!), fantastic drinks and snacks, and finally, the monorails gliding through just across the concourse. A great place to unwind after a big day of the parks and resorts. What more could you ask for in a nice relaxing area?
Its a great place to have a drink after a day at the parks but with the new Wave restaurant on the 1st floor with their awesome lounges, why go to the Outer Rim? For one thing, Outer Rim doesn't even have tables anymore to put your drinks on. Oh well. I miss the old version.
The Outer Rim bar is located in the Grand Canyon Concourse at Disney's Contemporary Resort. It was totally rebuilt in 2009 and reopened on January 23 2009.
The Outer Rim is typically open from 4:30pm to 10pm.