Disney’s Contemporary Resort has always been popular for good reason.
- It’s proximity to the Magic Kingdom is unbeatable! You can simply walk into the park, completely avoiding transportation altogether.
- It’s on the monorail, giving you easy access to enjoy the restaurants at the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian.
- The guest rooms are very spacious, some of the largest on property.
- It’s also one of the most iconic Disney resorts because of the unique A framed building with the monorail going right through the building!
One of the only complaints we ever hear is that the resort lacks the Disney themeing that guests expect. The look of the guest rooms was just kind of a run-of-the-mill hotel look. The resort has recently been undergoing a refurbishment, and my hope was that Disney would bring some more magic to the rooms. They have not disappointed me! This is what the old rooms looked like.
And shared with us today is this newly
Reimagined Guest Room at Disney's Contemporary Resort!
Per Disney: “When Walt and Roy Disney dreamed of a future for all to enjoy at Walt Disney World Resort, part of that vision became reality with Disney’s Contemporary Resort. With the Monorail running right through its A-frame tower, the resort was an instant icon at The Most Magical Place on Earth – a tribute to the future of imagination and progress.
As Walt Disney World prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary this October, Walt Disney Imagineering is tapping into that optimistic spirit once again in reimagining Disney’s Contemporary Resort, enhancing its retro-modern aesthetic that evokes Tomorrowland … with a dash of something Incredible, too.
Currently all nine floors of guest rooms in the tower are being completely refurbished, and here’s a first look at the new décor debuting this fall. These rooms will blend a sleek Monorail motif with some favorite characters from Pixar Animation Studios’ Incredibles films, including Jack-Jack, Frozone and Edna Mode. New custom artwork in Guest rooms and along Guest corridors will be modern, futuristic and oh so stylish, dahling, complementing the resort’s architecture while putting the Supers’ powers on display.
In the lobby, Guests will soon see a collection of modern art pieces as well as historical, behind-the-scenes photographs of Disney’s Contemporary Resort in development and under construction. The resort’s lobby restaurant, The Wave… of American Flavors, will soon close to make way for a reimagined dining experience in time for the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration.
As part of this reimagining, we’re updating the Guest lobby and check-in experience at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort.
Beginning July 16, much of the first-floor lobby will be closed while it undergoes refurbishment.
While many of the Guest services in the lobby area will remain open – including the elevators, escalators, restrooms and pathways to the Convention Center and bus transportation – the front desk will temporarily relocate to the second floor of the resort.
Once complete in late September, Contemporary’s lobby will feature an enhanced check-in experience offering an open, free-flowing layout with enhanced seating locations.
This is just the start of great things happening at Disney’s Contemporary Resort as it looks toward an Incredible future full of hope and promise. Once the tower Guest rooms are complete, work will begin on the rooms inside the Garden Wing out on the shore of Bay Lake.
This reimagining is part of the ongoing evolution of the Disney Resorts Collection at Walt Disney World, where the magic Guests find in our theme parks extends to every moment of their vacation. We’ll have more to share on this project in the months to come as we get ready for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” beginning Oct. 1, so keep checking back with us here for all the details.
As a reminder, information on attractions, dining, experiences and other offerings currently available can be found on DisneyTravelTradeInfo.com/WDW.”
Source: Disney Travel Pros
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Dannielle has been a lover of travel her whole life. From family ski trips in Canada and the US, to adventurous deep sea fishing and lobstering in the Florida Keys, her love for travel never stops. Since having children of her own, she has fallen in love with the magic and wonder that Walt Disney World Resort vacations bring her family. She is always planning trips for herself, family, and friends and now is excited to help YOU plan your next Disney or Universal Vacation.
Attention to detail is her specialty, and she loves finding magical moments everywhere in her trips.
Dannielle is a blessed wife and mother to four amazing children.