Disney’s Contemporary Resort New Guest Room

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A Quick Review of Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The first time I stayed at Disney’s Contemporary Resort was around February 2001, back in the days of the North Garden Wing (where Bay Lake Tower is presently located) and the décor was the bright yellow, red, black, purple and green.  It was a bright and ‘happy’ room and a far cry from the relaxing décor of today.  Cast Members wore purple and green and not the soothing neutral wardrobe of today.  Alas, this was prior to the popularity of digital photos, so I’ll have to skip the photo trip down memory lane.  Suffice it to say, the present incantation of the resort really has stepped things up a bit!  I do find Disney’s Contemporary Resort to be a bit less ‘themed’ inside than other resorts, but with so many choices there really is something for everyone.

Rooms in the main Tower are the same décor as those in the South Garden Wing.  Difference is location:  the Tower rooms are in the main building (the A Frame that you see in most promotional photos) where all of the public services are located and these have balconies.  The Garden Wing is the three story building just south of the main tower and tends to be a bit quieter, and there are no balconies.  Some rooms overlook the lake area and there’s a parking lot that is close by, and ground floor rooms have a small patio area.  Personally I will stay pretty much anywhere in the Contemporary but I do enjoy the Garden Wing area because it is a bit quieter, and can be a shorter walk to the pool.  I also don’t mind the walk to the main building, and since I generally have a car at Disney its a convenient hike to the parking lot from the Garden Wing.

For comparison purposes, here’s a photo of the guest room in December 2010:

Guest room in 2010.  Note the duvets and wall headboard.
Guest room in 2010. Note the duvets and wall headboard.

Back in the old days, Disney resorts had bedspreads.  Then some went to duvets as you see from the 2010 photo.  Below is the 2013 version of the Contemporary Resort, with the triple sheeted beds.

Note the different headboard and lack of duvets in this 2013 version.
Note the different headboard and lack of duvets in this 2013 version.
No duvet, more pillows.  Decorative throw at the bottom is mainly for sitting and placement of luggage, and can be removed.
No duvet, more pillows. Decorative throw at the bottom is mainly for sitting and placement of luggage, and can be removed.  The alarm clock is also an iPod dock for you i-people (as an Android gal I just plugged in my charger and put the phone on the table.)

The triple sheeting really helps with sanitation as everything can be laundered on a regular basis.  If you’re worried about being cold there are additional blankets in the closet or you may call Housekeeping for extras.  As someone who is usually cold at night I was comfortable in this room.

Carpets and drapes were replaced as well, which is visible in the above photos.

Daybed is now a beige color.  Television is located in the wall unit contributing to the sleek and modern look of this room.
Daybed is now a beige color. Television is located in the wall unit contributing to the sleek and modern look of this room.

Among my favorite feature of the Contemporary Resort guest room are the large closets.  Makes it easy to contain clutter or even unpack:

Includes luggage rack
Includes luggage rack
Still has plenty of room for hanging clothing
Still has plenty of room for hanging clothing

The mini-fridge and coffeemaker (pod-type) is located between the two closets.  I like that the coffee packs are not lying on the counter, and I can hide my snacks.

Small fridge suitable for bottled water.  Drawers on right hold coffee supplies.  This is a pod coffeemaker and makes one cup.
Small fridge suitable for bottled water and snacks.  Too small for groceries.  Drawers on right hold coffee supplies. This is a pod coffeemaker and makes one cup at a time.

I think my favorite feature is the big desk, because I generally work when on a trip.  Back in the ‘old days’ you had to purchase internet.  Now it is complimentary:

Great functional work area if you need it.  If not, just spread out.
Great functional work area if you need it. If not, just spread out. The mirror will work too for a vanity and outlets are available for hairdryers

Bathroom is not really changed from 2010.  Still have those sleek and modern basin sinks.  Beware of splashing in those shallow sinks!  I like that this resort has a lot of light in the vanity area.

Basin sinks.  Extra towels are on a rack, and under the sink is a great storage area.
Basin sinks. Extra towels are on a rack, and under the sink is a great storage area.
Still the same marble tile.  Nice H20+ toiletries come with this room too.
Still the same marble tile. Nice H20+ toiletries come with this room too.
The door closes for additional privacy.
The door closes for additional privacy.

So that’s the “new” Contemporary Resort.  Rooms have two queen beds and a daybed and will accommodate five people somewhat comfortably.  This is an attractive and functional room and you can’t beat that walk to the Magic Kingdom!

For more info on Disney’s Contemporary Resort visit our link:  https://www.themagicforless.com/disney-vacations/walt-disney-world/resorts/contemporary-resort/

I’d be happy to help YOU get to the Contemporary Resort too!  Check out my Disney brochure for additional resorts and options for Magical vacations! http://disneybrochures.com/19dl

Contemporary Pinnable Guest Room
Most rooms have two queen beds and one daybed.

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