Lobby to close at Disney's Contemporary Resort as refurbishment of the main tower continues

29 days ago in "Disney's Contemporary Resort"

Posted: Monday June 28, 2021 8:08am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Beginning July 16 2021, most of the first-floor lobby at Disney's Contemporary Resort will close to guests as the resort's refurbishment continues.

During the work on the first-floor lobby, the front desk will be unavailable to guests, with check-in relocating to a temporary front desk on the second floor or outside at the lobby entrance. The Wave restaurant will also close on July 16 as it is redeveloped into a new dining experience.

When complete, the new lobby will feature a new free-flowing layout with improved seating and an enhanced check-in experience. In addition to layout changes, the lobby will include a collection of modern art pieces and historical, behind-the-scenes photographs of Disney's Contemporary Resort in development and under construction.

The reimagined lobby is planned to reopen to guests in late September 2021.

Alongside updates to the lobby, Disney is also in the middle of a significant refurbishment to the Contemporary Resort guest rooms, which will see an all-new design featuring the Incredibles.

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UNCgolf6 days ago

Just take down the walls!

castlecake2.06 days ago

I wish the Grand Canyon Concourse was also getting a refresh, I don’t think it can get any worse than what it looks like right now.

Bleed0range6 days ago

As someone who loves the art of the Incredibles, I don’t find the mid century modern type design all that bad of a fit. I personally kind of like it.

GimpYancIent11 days ago

Maybe its the lighting but it looks really bland and sad.

The_Jobu20 days ago

For anyone like me that had no idea what the Napa Room was, you can click here. I really hope the Bobs got a "best day ever!" cookie at the end of their meal. What percentage tip do you think the CEO of the company would leave to his own employee?

wdwmagic20 days ago

For anyone interested in the current look of the lobby, here is a walk-thorugh https://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-contemporary-resort/gallery/05jul2021-contemporary-resort-lobby-overview--july-2021.htm

networkpro21 days ago

Funny how no one brings up its obvious similarities to the City of Domes from Logans Run and its constant mantra of Renew!

castlecake2.021 days ago

Returning to the scene of the hideous room design crime?

nbar21 days ago

That will be nice, I haven't been up there for a breakfast/brunch in years. While not totally Contemporary related. I can confirm that Bob and Bob C are dining at the Cali Grill right now in the Napa Room.

Rteetz21 days ago

CA Grill will be adding breakfast beginning 7/18 while the Wave is down.

Rambozo21 days ago

LOL, what a coincidence. My dad used to call The Contemporary Resort "The Prison". That's before he saw that they have hot towels in the restrooms though.

castlecake2.026 days ago

I’m actually surprised they didn’t move the wave to one of the ballrooms during this or even to California Grill for breakfast service. It’s interesting that they’re ok with not having a standard table service at the resort for so long. They could definitely use a second bar somewhere too, just not sure where as they’re also moving the lobby to level 2 for renos

Poseidon Quest26 days ago

The Polynesian quite literally had two bars within the upper lobby, so I'm skeptical.