Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Located Right by the Magic Kingdom!

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Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of Disney’s icon resorts since it is one that the monorail runs through and that is photographed as such quite often.  This resort is also one of the deluxe resorts that is right by the Magic Kingdom, which makes it also a great location for many reason.

Bay Lake

Bay Lake Beach

Situated on Bay Lake you can have a wonderful view of the lake which also is a great place to watch the Electric Water Pageant that goes by most nights.  Want to watch the fireworks over the Magic Kingdom from the comfort of your room?  You can do that as well, and hear the music piped into your room through your TV.  These are just two of the great views that are offered at the Contemporary Resort!

Disney’s Contemporary Resort includes the Tower, which is the main building and the one the monorail passes through as it goes to and from the Magic Kingdom, which is conveniently located just next door making it easy to walk or take the monorail to the park.  Less-expensive rooms can be found in the garden wing, but there are great views of Bay Lake in this area as well.  On the other side of the Tower is Bay Lake Tower, which houses the Disney Vacation Club villas.  These villas can also be booked for a nightly fee.

Contemporary Garden Wing

Seating area




Closet and safe

Mini-fridge and coffee maker

Disney’s Contemporary Resort also houses a very popular character dining experience, Chef Mickey’s.  In addition there is a great quick service option at the Contempo Cafe as well as two table service options.  The Wave offers healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the California Grill is the fine dining option for dinner.  The California Grill is very popular for the spectacular view and for watching the fireworks from the restaurant or rooftop viewing area.

Along with the great location the Contemporary has plenty of activities to keep you busy including a pool with cabanas you can rent, a fitness center, playground and jogging trail.   You can also catch a boat to the Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness for some wonderful dining experiences.

Contemporary pool

As you can see, the Contemporary has a lot to offer from location, recreation, great food and amazing room views.  Why not make this the place to stay for your next Walt Disney World vacation!

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Deb Chambers

About Deb Chambers

Debbie didn’t make her first trip to Walt Disney World until 1990, but she’s made up for it since then! She and her husband even bought a house that’s just nine miles from Animal Kingdom. Debbie is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and has completed Graduate ourses at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. She has cruised several times on the Disney Cruise Line, has also sailed various other cruise lines and is an Master Cruise Counselor (MCC). She is certified with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Princess cruise lines as well as is Universal, Las Vegas and several destination specialist programs. She has also taken a training class with the Sandals chain in Jamaica. She’s traveled a good deal of the US and Europe, including an Adventures by Disney trip to Costa Rica. Debbie¹s love for people and travel make this the perfect job for her.

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