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Disney's Contemporary Resort


Disney's Contemporary Resort Address:

4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 824-1000  

Maximum persons per room: 5 (plus child in crib)
Total Number of rooms:  1041
Room size:  436 Sq Ft. (average)
Price per night: Resort Rates

Contemporary Resort Overview


If you find the idea of staying in a resort that is within walking distance of the Magic Kingdom appealing, then Disney's Contemporary Resort is the one to choose.


This massive A-frame tower with two Garden wings was one of the two original Walt Disney World resorts. 

The futuristic atmosphere of the Contemporary Resort is obvious when you see the Monorail glide through the main building. In addition to monorail transportation to the Magic Kingdom and from the main monorail hub into Epcot, buses are available to get you to Downtown Disney, the Animal Kingdom, and the Disney Waterparks. There's also a water ferry that transports guests to the neighboring Wilderness Lodge.

The 14 story Grand Canyon Concourse is where you will find the monorail station, shops, restaurants and a 90 foot high Mary Blair mural with a Southwestern theme.



The spectacular views are yet another advantage of staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  Most guest rooms enjoy beautiful views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Bay Lake or the Magic Kingdom.

If you want to see Wishes from your resort, you can schedule dinner at the award winning California Grill and watch the show from the 15th floor observation deck reserved for restaurant patrons or enjoy the show from the 4th floor observation deck that's open to the public. (Better yet, reserve a Magic Kingdom view room in the Contemporary tower.)

The Electrical Water Pageant that glides across Bay Lake nightly can be viewed from the beach area of this resort.  In 1991, a meeting and convention center was added to the Contemporary Resort. It features 90,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 42,300 square foot ballroom.

An interesting fact about the Contemporary is that the rooms were prefabricated. They were built off-site and hoisted into place once the hotel was built. Here's another bit of trivia: the original name of the Comtemporary was the Tempo Bay Resort Hotel.


The salon at the Contemporary will be closed effective 12/25/2012. Guests can use the Ship Shape Massage Salon and Fitness at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club.