Disney's Contemporary Resort

Magic Kingdom Resort Area
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Description

Backdrop to Magic Kingdom Tomorrowland is the ultra-modern landmark, Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The 14-story, A-frame resort is like no other in the world, with a monorail that runs through the cavernous lobby atrium. Since its 1971 debut, Disney’s Contemporary Resort has been updated with curved linear shapes, and vibrant colors, textures and designs. Indirect lighting opens up the space and sets a mystical, modernistic mood.


Disney Vacation Club Expansion - Bay Lake Tower

The new Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is now open.


Details

  • Opening Date: October 10, 1971 
  • Resort Area: Magic Kingdom 
  • Resort Category: Deluxe 
  • Address: 4600 North World Drive  Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 
  • Phone: (407) 824-1000 
  • Fax: (407) 824-3539
  • Resort Map

Room Information 

Number of Rooms:  655 rooms

Check In/Check Out: Check in 3:00 PM, check out 11:00 AM 

Internet Access: DialUp modem data connection using in room phone and high speed internet access point. Click here for details of high speed internet.

Room Types and Sizes

Garden wing Standard - standard view or garden view
Bedding options:
2 Queen beds and 1 day bed- sleeps 5+ 
1 King bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3+

Garden wing king - standard view, garden view, or pool view
Bedding options:
1 King bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3+

Garden wing garden view - garden view, pool view, marina view, or Bay Lake view
Bedding options:
2 Queen beds and 1 day bed- sleeps 5+
1 King bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3+

Garden wing deluxe room - standard view, garden view, or pool view
Bedding Options:
1 King Bed and 1 sleeper sofa- sleeps 4+

Garden wing 1 bedroom suite - garden view or Bay Lake view
Bedding Options:
1 King in bedroom, 1 double sleeper sofa and queen sleeper sofa in living room- sleeps 6+

Garden wing hospitality suite - garden view, pool view, or standard view
Bedding options:
2 queen beds and 1 day bed in bedroom, 1 queen sleep sofa in living room- sleeps 7+

Tower room - Bay Lake view
Bedding options:
1 king bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3+
2 Queen beds and 1 day bed- sleeps 5+
located on floors 5-11 overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

Tower room - Magic Kingdom view
Bedding options:
1 king bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3+
2 Queen beds and 1 day bed- sleeps 5+
located on floors 5-11 overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

Standard room, club level - Magic Kingdom view or Bay Lake view
Bedding options:
2 Queen beds- sleeps 4+
located on the 14th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

King standard room, club level - Magic Kingdom view or Bay Lake view
Bedding options:
1 King bed- sleeps 2+
located on the 14th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

Atrium standard, club level - Magic Kingdom view or Bay Lake view
Bedding options:
1 King bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3+
2 Queen beds and 1 day bed- sleeps 5+
located on the 12th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

Atrium theme park view, club level - Magic Kingdom view
Bedding options:
1 King bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3+
2 Queen beds and 1 day bed- sleeps 5+
located on the 12th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

1 Bedroom suite, club level - Bay Lake view
Bedding options:
2 Queens in bedroom and 1 queen sleeper sofa in living room- sleeps 6+
located on the 14th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

2 Bedroom suite, club level - Bay Lake view
Bedding options:
1 King in master bedroom, 2 queens in second bedroom and 1 double sleeper sofa in the living room- sleeps 8+
2 Queen beds in master bedroom, 2 queen beds in second bedroom and 1 double sleeper sofa in the living room- sleeps 10+
located on the 14th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

1 Bedroom suite, club level - Magic Kingdom view
Bedding options:
2 Queens in bedroom and 1 queen sleeper sofa in living room- sleeps 6+
located on the 14th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

2 Bedroom suite, club level - Magic Kingdom view
Bedding options:
2 Queen beds in master bedroom, 2 queen beds in second bedroom and 1 double sleeper sofa in the living room- sleeps 10+
located on the 14th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

Vice Presidential Suite - Bay Lake view
Bedding options:
1 King in master bedroom, 2 queens in second bedroom and 1 double sleeper sofa in the living room- sleeps 8+
located on the 14th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

Presidential Suite - Magic Kingdom view
Bedding options:
1 King in master bedroom, 2 queens in second bedroom and 1 double sleeper sofa in the living room- sleeps 8+
located on the 14th floor of the tower building overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

Concierge Level Information

Club level/concierge level and suite services may include:
  • Advanced Walt Disney World Itinerary Planning service
  • Personalized Front Desk and Concierge service
  • Evening Turndown Service with chocolates
  • Secured Key Access to Club Level floors
  • Exclusive access to Club Level lounge
  • Weekday newspaper
  • Complimentary fax assistance 
Sample club level lounge refreshments schedule: Meals

  • Morning 7:00am - 10:30am Pastries, fruit, cereal, and beverages
  • Snacks 11:30am - 2:00pm Cookies, crudites, dips, and beverages
  • Afternoon Tea 2:30pm - 4:00pm Tea and scones
  • Evening 5:00pm - 7:00pm Hot Item samples from resort restaurants, cheese tray, wine and beer
  • Cordials and Dessert 8:00pm - 10:00pm Assorted desserts, cordials
  • All Day 7:00am - 10:00pm Whole fresh fruit, beverages

Room Rates (2012)




Dining

Counter Service
Contempo Cafe (6:00am-12:00am)
Counter service featuring flat breads, burgers, and sandwiches.  Located on the Grand Canyon Concourse - 4th floor.

Contemporary Grounds (7:00am-9:00pm)
Counter service coffee featuring lattes, flavored coffees espresso, and pastries.  Located on the lobby level- 1st floor.

Refillable Mugs: Can be purchased at Contempo Cafe and The Sand Bar for $12.99 +tax and are refillable at those locations for the length of your stay.

Lounges
The Sand Bar (operates seasonally- 10am-6pm)
Pool side snack bar featuring beverages, burgers, and snacks.

The Wave lounge (12pm-12am)
wine and cocktails.  Located inside the Wave on the first floor near the lobby.

Table Service
Chef Mickey's  (7am-11:20am, 4pm-9:30pm)
Character dining buffet featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto.  Advanced dining reservations are recommended.  Located on the Grand Canyon Concouse- 4th floor.

The Wave (7:30am-11am, 12pm-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm)
American style breakfast, lunch featuring sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and salads, Dinner featuring chicken, steak, seafood dishes, and pick and mix desserts.  Located on the 1st floor near the lobby.  Advanced dining reservations recommended.

California Grill Lounge (5pm-11:30pm)
located inside the California Grill on the 15th floor.  Full service bar.

The California Grill (5:30-10pm)
California cuisine served 15 stories above the Magic Kingdom, featuring seasonal menus which can include flat breads, sushi, goat cheese ravioli, pork tenderloin, and creme brulee.  Check in is on the 2nd floor.  The California Grill is a signature dining location and requires two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance dining reservations are strongly recommended.  Proper attire is required.

Dress Code Guidelines:
Men: Khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts, collared shirts. Sport coats are optional.
Ladies: Capris, skirts, dresses, jeans, dress shorts.

NOT permitted in dining room: Tank tops, swimwear, hats for gentleman, cut offs, or torn clothing. While t-shirts are now allowed, the policy remains that t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics are not acceptable.

Fireworks policy:  Guests who have dined prior in the evening may return to California Grill to view the fireworks. Guests will need to present their receipt from dinner to gain re-entry to the restaurant.

In-Room Dining (24 hour)
Requires two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan


Recreation 

Pools
Bay Lake Pool (7am-12am) 
Quiet pool on the edge of Bay Lake with two hot tubs

Contemporary feature pool (7am-12am)
pool area featuring water slide, hot tubs, fountains, and kiddie wet play area
 
Health and Fitness
Olympiad Fitness Center:  Open 24 hours, attendant available from 6:00am-9:00pm.  Massage, facial, and body treatment services available.

Watercraft Rentals
(10am-5pm)  Boston Whaler 170 Montauk, Sun Tracker pontoon boat, or Sea Raycer by Sea Ray, sailboat, kayak, or pedal boat are all available for rent at The Boat Nook on Bay Lake. 

Jogging Trail
A 1.1-mile trail around the resort. 

Beaches
Located along Bay Lake.  Swimming is not permitted.

Arcades
The Game Station: (7am-12am) Located on the 4th floor- Grand Canyon Concourse


Shopping

Bayview Gifts (7:30am-11pm)
Gift shop selling apparel, swimwear, gifts, souvenirs, and a selection of chocolates and treats.  Located on the 4th floor- Grand Canyon Concourse

Concourse Sundries & Spirits (7:30am-11pm)
Shop selling bottled beverages, snacks, spirits, newspapers, magazines, and travel necessities.  Located on the 4th floor- Grand Canyon Concourse

Fantasia (7:30am-11pm)
Shop selling Disney merchandise including childrens apparel, games, and plush.  Located on the 4th floor- Grand Canyon Concourse


Transportation 

Bus:  The bus stop is located in front of the resort

Resort Monorail:  (7am- 2 hours after the Magic Kingdom or Epcot closes- whichever is later) Monorail service is available to the Ticket and Transportation Center (transfer to Epcot monorail or busses to the other theme parks), the Polynesian Resort, the Grand Floridian Resort and the Magic Kingdom.  The monorail loading platform is located one level above, overlooking the Grand Canyon Concourse

Water Taxi:
 (6:45am-11:30pm) Water taxi to Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge located in the rear of the resort on Bay Lake.  This service may be interrupted due to inclement weather.

Walkway:  The Contemporary is located within walking distance of the Magic Kingdom. 

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