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Disney's Contemporary Resort

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort


Contemporary Resort

Contemporary Resort

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The Contemporary Resort, a Deluxe category resort, is situated on the Seven Seas Lagoon, close the Magic Kingdom. The monorail passes right through the hotel. Many rooms have views of the Magic Kingdom and its nightly fireworks displays. Take a photo tour of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort: Location, Location, Location

The Contemporary Resort has always had a fabulous location going for it. The monorail goes right thought the resort, and you can see Cinderella's Castle and Space Mountain from many of the rooms. On the other side, guests enjoy Bay Lake and the Electrical Light Parade.

Disney's Contemporary Resort: New Room Design

Before the redesign, guest rooms in the Contemporary Resort had, ironically, a dated look. The bright colors and bold patterns were inspired by 1950s and 1960s contemporary art. The new rooms, completely redesigned, are more in line with the hip, sleek style popular in boutique hotels in recent years. Colors are muted with rich woods offset by marble countertops and white duvet covers. More dramatic lighting complements the new look. Very comfortable beds are now topped with white duvet covers and feather pillows.

A built-in desk with a glass top, ergonomic chair and separate, rolling extension lets business travelers do their work comfortably from anywhere in the room. It also makes a good base of operations for vacationers. The TV armoire has been replaced with a custom-built cabinet, with shelves and dramatic lighting. Televisions have been replaced with 32" LCD flat panel TVs, built into the new cabinets.

The sleek look continues into a very modern bathroom, with a tub/shower combination and a separate toilet room. My only real complaint with the new rooms are the sinks. They take up nearly all of the counter space, leaving precious little space for anything you may want to keep dry (like cosmetics, clothes or a hairdryer). There was, however, counter space underneath the sinks, and the lighted vanity mirrors were a plus.

Disney's Contemporary Resort: Disney's Bay Lake Tower

A new building with Disney Vacation Club villas, constructed adjacent to Contemporary Resort, will have studio and one- to three-bedroom suites overlooking Bay Lake and the Magic Kingdom, or the Contemporary Resort. Pictures of Disney's Bay Lake Tower (Reviewed 5/1/2007)

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Disney's Contemporary Resort is located on Bay Lake adjacent to Disney's Contemporary Resort, next to the Magic Kingdom.
4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000 USA
Phone: (407) 824-1000; Reservations: (407) 939-7429
Web site: Disney's Contemporary Resort
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