Located just steps away from Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of the most unique at Walt Disney World! Watch as the monorail breezes through the iconic A-frame design.
Nestled on Bay Lake, this deluxe resort offers the best views of Cinderella Castle and Space Mountain. Magic Kingdom is a short walk, boat ride or monorail ride away. You can also visit Epcot via monorail (with a transfer at the Transportation & Ticket Center). Bus transportation is available to Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs.
Various room types are available, including rooms in both the tower (A-frame) and the Garden Wing, located near the pool. The Garden Wing offers standard and garden views, along with a deluxe room that is larger, offering a sitting area. The Tower offers a view of Bay Lake or a spectacular view of Magic Kingdom. All rooms include 2 queen beds and a day bed or 1 king bed and a day bed. Club level rooms are also available in the Tower, as well as suites in both the Garden Wing and Tower.
Bay Lake Tower connects to the Contemporary Resort via a walkway and offers Disney Vacation Club villas. Choose from a deluxe studio, 1 bedroom villa, 2 bedroom villa or even a Grand Villa! All offer Bay Lake or Theme Park views.
The main pool area is located near Bay Lake and includes a 17-foot high waterslide and 2 whirlpool spas. There is also a water play area for the little ones. For a luxurious experience, your family can rent a cabana which includes a shaded area, lounge chairs, a television, ceiling fan and even a mini refrigerator (stocked with sodas and water).
Additional amenities include movies under the stars, an arcade, volleyball, tennis and fishing. For those needing to train, a running trail loops around the resort. For the adventurous, head to Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre where you can parasail, wakeboard, waterski, tube or even rent a personal watercraft!
Dining options are plentiful at the Contemporary Resort. A quick service restaurant, Contempo Cafe, is available for those needing a speedy meal. The Wave…of American Flavors offers a great meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Chef Mickey’s is a very popular restaurant as Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald visit during your meal. For a great celebration meal, make a reservation at California Grill, located at the top of the resort. Along with fantastic cuisine, your view is amazing – and you can even time it to watch Wishes from above!
During a runDisney race weekend, the Contemporary is a great resort during the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Walt Disney World Marathon or Princess Half Marathon. All three of these courses pass by this resort (however as a spectator, you will need to walk through the parking lot area to see your runner). The monorail also offers transportation for the early morning races.