Disney's Contemporary Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

The closest hotel to the Magic Kingdom Park is the height of retro, '70s cool. The monorail enters the lobby through a 'curtain' of air to drop off and pick up. The stylish, gourmet 15th-floor California Grill restaurant offers incredible bird's-eye views over the Magic Kingdom Park. Meet your favourite characters in Chef Mickey's Restaurant, while tired parents can revive themselves in the cocktail lounge. There's a big swimming pool, tennis courts and even water-skiing on the lake.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room

Where is it

Magic Kingdom Resort area. Transfer time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

655 rooms and suites on up to 15 floors in 3 buildings with 4 lifts (in main building). All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Garden View - Standard Rooms have 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Main Tower Bay Lake View Rooms have 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Main Tower Theme Park View Rooms have 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

California Grill and Lounge (fine dining), Contempo Café, The Wave... of American Flavors and Chef Mickey's (character dining). Outer Rim Cocktail Lounge, The Sand Bar (open seasonally), The Wave Lounge and Contemporary Grounds (offers snacks).

Main pool with whirlpool, quiet pool and water play area. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Health club. Beach volleyball. Watercraft rentals*. Water-skiing*. Tennis* (reservations required). Fishing*.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Water Transportation to other Disney Resort Hotels. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: rollaway beds no longer available.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1613)
  • Very good (1093)
  • Average (492)
  • Poor (220)
  • Terrible (148)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Contemporary

Mar 13, 2020 Catcatmat1 Ocean City, New Jersey

Wow. Just wow. I must say, this is the most amazing hotel I’ve ever been to. It has a wonderful view and a fantastic restaurant. The view is breathtaking. There is also a store inside. The monorail goes right threw the hotel which is amazing. The monorail is silent too. If you are going to Disney World you need to go to this hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disney's Contemporary Resort Is Centrally Located

Mar 12, 2020 NHWanderlust NH

It was fun to explore the Contemporary Resort on our latest visit to WDW. The location is amazing, right on the monorail line and adjacent to Bay Tower and Magic Kingdom. I'm not a huge fan of the architectural style of this resort, but even so I appreciated the openness and cleanliness of the public areas. There are a couple of big gift shops… Read more
It was fun to explore the Contemporary Resort on our latest visit to WDW. The location is amazing, right on the monorail line and adjacent to Bay Tower and Magic Kingdom. I'm not a huge fan of the architectural style of this resort, but even so I appreciated the openness and cleanliness of the public areas. There are a couple of big gift shops which is nice, too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating WDW Contemporary Resort - Garden Wing

Mar 8, 2020 F2556AHbillh

Wonderful location! Nice short walk to MK, or monorail ride. Appreciates security checks for Contemporary instead of the long lines at MK. Spacious rooms, with comfortable beds! Delicious and convenient dining. Fun pool and Beach with lovely gardens. First floor rooms have nice patio.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hopefully They Dont Play Basketball - All They Do is DROP THE BALL!

Mar 3, 2020 MikeCardarelli Buffalo, New York

Had a four year trip to Disney planned for a four year old’s “first” leap year birthday. Wanted the most convenient option as we were also traveling with 7-month-old twins, even if it meant paying more. We paid more to stay at the Contemporary. Unfortunately, this hotel was met with problems that could have had a lot more attention. We had… Read more
Had a four year trip to Disney planned for a four year old’s “first” leap year birthday. Wanted the most convenient option as we were also traveling with 7-month-old twins, even if it meant paying more. We paid more to stay at the Contemporary. Unfortunately, this hotel was met with problems that could have had a lot more attention. We had someone in our party take the twins back to the hotel one night from Epcot because they were tired and ready to go to bed. Upon her arrival to the hotel, her app nor magicband worked to unlock the room of the door. She as well as myself called the resort so that someone can assist, and we were both given the canned “we will be there shortly” answer. 40 minutes later, no security. By this time, both twins were hysterically crying and both soiled their diapers. I called again for an update and was again given the canned “we will assist shortly” which I did not accept. I advised I would stay on hold on the phone until security has let them in the room. After 19 minutes of holding, they were finally let into the room.During the course of the wait, a female housekeeper who didn’t speak English walked by and saw her in distress, couldn’t understand and walked away. An hour wait for that type of situation is absolutely unacceptable by any means. The next day, we came back to the room to a plate of Mickey cookies... no acknowledging the incident or apology from anyone. As mentioned, we were there to celebrate a “1st” leap year birthday. On Wednesday 2/26, i approached the desk and asked if something can be put in the room while we were in the parks on Saturday 2/29, and even offered to pay for it to happen. We were told no problem and it would be in the room by 3pm on Saturday 2/29. During the course of the day, we told the birthday girl that something special was in the room waiting for her. You can imagine our disappointment when we arrived back to the room to absolutely nothing placed in the room. I’m aware that this was a free amenity, but I offered to pay to guarantee this would happen, and was assured it wasn’t necessary, and then nothing happened. We told the front desk about it, and were told it can be delivered the next day between 12pm and 3:30pm. Okay, that’s nice, but that’s not even her birthday anymore, so the special factor was gone. We left the room to be in the pool area between 12 and 3:30. We checked back at the room at 3:00, nothing. Once again, we called down and they said it would be there “shortly”. It came at 3:28pm. So kudos for meeting the time frame, but I have this feeling at the pit of my stomach that if it we did not follow up on it, it plus have been forgotten again. When I brought this to the attention of the front desk the morning of checkout, the blonde female manager couldn’t be more disinterested in my concerns. We got the “oh well we’ll follow up with the runners to see where the disconnect is” lip service to shut me up and send me on my way. The bus also broke down on the way to a park one day, not the resort’s fault but it was also worth noting. In all, we were disappointed we paid almost $10,000 for a memorable vacation, and we are leaving with disappointment and annoyance. We will consider other hotel options off property if we decide to return again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rides confused

Mar 1, 2020 700leok

Woke up at 6am to make sure to be at star wars with my son for the rise of resistance ride, literally at 8am and 10sec I was 96th in line for a boarding group. Left, came back for some fast passes then left for the day while keeping an eye for my boarding call. At hotel around 7pm I asked a front deskworker if they think I'll make it for the the… Read more
Woke up at 6am to make sure to be at star wars with my son for the rise of resistance ride, literally at 8am and 10sec I was 96th in line for a boarding group. Left, came back for some fast passes then left for the day while keeping an eye for my boarding call. At hotel around 7pm I asked a front deskworker if they think I'll make it for the the ride. Gentlemen said after seeing my boarding queue that I should head back that even if park closed they will Honor all the remaining rides. I quickly ran took a taxi got there at 730 only to be told when the park shut down so does the ride, waste 9f time and money. Day later I saw the clerk and he felt bad after I told him what happened. He was under different impression as well... Point being pls get staff on same page. He said he would bring it up to management. Needless to say my 9 year old was exhausted and disappointed. Read less