Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of the deluxe hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort. It’s also one of the oldest hotels on the Walt Disney World campus. Whether you’re looking for a hotel with great dining options, a fantastic location, or one with exciting activities, the Contemporary Resort has it all! Here are the top 5 reasons to stay at the Contemporary.
If you’re like me then you love all things Disney history. Disney’s Contemporary Resort is full of history! It is one of the first hotels of the Walt Disney World Resort and it opened when Disney World opened back in 1971. When Walt and Roy drew up their plans for Walt Disney World, they had the money, and space, to plan for resort hotels. The magnificent A-frame structure looked positively futuristic back then, and the brothers were very proud that the “Florida Project” as it was called during development, would include it. If you are a Disney buff, there is something very cool about staying in the first Disney owned and operated resort.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort has one of the best locations of all the Walt Disney World Resort hotels! It is extremely close to the Magic Kingdom with multiple ways to get from the hotel to the theme park. The monorail runs right through the middle of the hotel and will take you to the Magic Kingdom. You can also walk to the park from the hotel. The location gives guests fantastic views of the Magic Kingdom as well as the lagoon the hotel backs up to. You can even watch the Electrical Water Pageant from the hotel!
There are some fantastic dining options at the Contemporary Resort. Even if you aren’t staying as a guest at this hotel, you need to dine at least one of these restaurants! One of the best restaurants on Walt Disney World property is the California Grill, which offers award-winning cuisine as well as spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom from its observation deck.
Chef Mickey’s is an extremely popular character buffet. If you want to eat here, make sure you make your reservations as soon as they become available to you. They fill up fast! The Wave specializes in local, fresh ingredients prepared in interesting and often healthy ways. Even the fast-food spot, the Contempo Café, is much more than just fast food.
The pools at Disney hotels are always a great reason to stay, but there’s so much more to do at the Contemporary than just swim in the pools! There are basketball courts, tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, and jogging trails for those that like to stay active on vacation. You can also rent boats to go out on the lagoon or take a guided fishing excursion.
The standard rooms at Disney’s Contemporary Resort are amongst the largest standard rooms on Walt Disney World property. If you’ve got a large family, if your kids are older, or if you simply want a lot of space to move around, you should definitely look into room size when you book a hotel. Standard rooms can sleep 3-5 adults and there are also suites available that can sleep up to 8 adults.
Have you ever stayed at Disney’s Contemporary Resort? If you’d like to stay there on your next Disney vacation, contact me today! I am a travel agent with Amazing Magical Adventures and my services are complimentary. I can do as much or as little planning as you’d like all while making sure you get the best deal Disney offers.