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Contemporary Resort
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Contemporary Resort Overview

If you find the idea of staying in a resort that is within walking distance of the Magic Kingdom appealing, then the Contemporary Resort is for you! This massive A-frame tower with two Garden wings was one of the two original WDW resorts.  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.  The Grand Canyon Concourse is the name for the area of the interior of the 14 story concourse.  Here you will find the monorail station, shops, restaurants and a 90 foot high Mary Blair mural with a Southwestern theme.

The futuristic atmosphere of the Contemporary Resort is obvious when you see the Monorail glide through the A-frame structure.  Monorail access is only one of the many transportation options for the guests here.  Bus transportation is available to take guests to parks other than the Magic Kingdom, as well as to Downtown Disney Marketplace, and watercrafts carry guests to the Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness.
The spectacular views are yet another advantage of staying at the Contemporary.  Most guest rooms enjoy beautiful views of the Seven Seas Lagoon or Bay Lake.  And one of the best places to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks is from the California Grill Restaurant on the 15th floor.

The Electrical Water Pageant that glides across Bay Lake nightly can be viewed from the beach area of the 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.

Services / Amenities

  • Babysitting/Childcare Services
  • Valet Service Dry Cleaning
  • Coin Laundry facilities
  • Express Check-out
  • Refillable Mugs
  • Bell Services
  • Poolside Bar
  • Arcade
  • Valet Parking
  • Complimentary Newspaper Delivery
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffeemaker
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool with Slide
  • Quiet Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Marina


  • California Grill
  • The Wave
  • Chef Mickey's
  • Contempo Cafe
  • Contemporary Grounds
  • Cove Bar
  • The Sand Bar
  • Outer Rim


  • The Fantasia Shop
  • Bayview Gifts
  • The Contemporary Man
  • The Contemporary Woman
  • Kingdom Jewels, Ltd.
  • Concourse Sundries and Spirits
  • Racquet Club