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
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

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

Hotel information

655 rooms and suites on up to 15 floors in 3 buildings with 4 lifts (in main building). All with air-conditioning, TV, safe, iron and board, mini-fridge and hairdryer. 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 Transportation System included. Complimentary standard parking for 2019. Self-parking available approx $24 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change. This charge comes into effect from 1 Jan '20)

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

Large swimming pool with fun slide. Interactive fountains and Jacuzzi. Quiet pool. Electronic games arcade*. Beach volleyball. Watercraft rentals*. Water-skiing*. Fitness centre. Tennis* (reservations required). Jogging trails. Fishing*. Movies under the stars. Contemporary Resort campfire.

Room service*. Babysitting service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi.

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.

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May 20, 2019 KL0907 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We only stayed the first night of our stay as we added a day to our trip and French Qtr was booked that night. I found a great deal thru Priceline and it jived with our disney account so all went well there. This was super convenient to stay and wake up to have breakfast at Chef Mickeys on the 1st day - then we took the monorail to MK. They… Read more
We only stayed the first night of our stay as we added a day to our trip and French Qtr was booked that night. I found a great deal thru Priceline and it jived with our disney account so all went well there. This was super convenient to stay and wake up to have breakfast at Chef Mickeys on the 1st day - then we took the monorail to MK. They transferred our luggage to French Qtr even tho I read stories saying they dont like doing it. The bell service people were awesome and the pool is very nice. Our garden wing room that was cheaper from Priceline had somewhat of a view of fireworks too! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved it? Worth the money!

May 17, 2019 lillik932 Tennessee

After 25 years+ of coming to Disney, we finally splurged and stayed here. Wow. The staff was amazing. They truly made us feel like they were just standing around waiting for a chance to help us. The rooms are big, comfy beds. Nice bathrooms. And the fireworks nightly from your balcony - just try to beat that! One Magic Kingdom day, a big storm… Read more
After 25 years+ of coming to Disney, we finally splurged and stayed here. Wow. The staff was amazing. They truly made us feel like they were just standing around waiting for a chance to help us. The rooms are big, comfy beds. Nice bathrooms. And the fireworks nightly from your balcony - just try to beat that! One Magic Kingdom day, a big storm rolled in that lasted for hours - so we hopped the monorail back to the hotel and stayed dry! Don’t know how I’ll ever go back without staying here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommend Contemporary Resort

May 16, 2019 krmom75

We recently stayed at the Contemporary Resort Hotel and it was exceptional. Our family travels a lot and we’ve stayed at some beautiful resorts and this was just as wonderful. This was our family’s first Disney trip and we couldn’t be happier. The service was amazing. Everyone that works at that hotel were kind, funny and accommodating. The… Read more
We recently stayed at the Contemporary Resort Hotel and it was exceptional. Our family travels a lot and we’ve stayed at some beautiful resorts and this was just as wonderful. This was our family’s first Disney trip and we couldn’t be happier. The service was amazing. Everyone that works at that hotel were kind, funny and accommodating. The food (and cast members) at the Contempo Cafe was fantastic. The monorail service and attendants were great, bus service was great, front desk and maid service exceeded our expectations. We even got to watch the fireworks from the hotel (our kids couldn’t last in the parks). We wouldn’t change a thing about our stay and hopefully one day we will get the opportunity to return. Truly a magical trip. Read less
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May 14, 2019 SunTripper8 Philadelphia, PA

Updated Review: We had decided on a Magic Kingdom - view room at the Conremporary for our family’s Disney vacation as we were celebrating 3 special occasions during our stay (Mother’s Day, our wedding anniversary and our son’s birthday) and wanted our trip to be extra special. We found the rooms to be a perfect size for our family of 4, with… Read more
Updated Review: We had decided on a Magic Kingdom - view room at the Conremporary for our family’s Disney vacation as we were celebrating 3 special occasions during our stay (Mother’s Day, our wedding anniversary and our son’s birthday) and wanted our trip to be extra special. We found the rooms to be a perfect size for our family of 4, with clean and modern amenities. Our boys loved watching the fireworks show each night from our room balcony in their pj’s- what a wonderful treat! Our stay did unfortunately have a number of initial hiccups, which took some of the “Magic” away from our Disney experience as they were frustrating and took valuable time away from our vacation to resolve (errors in the system with our stay dates, room requests not being considered, our dining plan somehow completely disappearing from our reservation, room ready check-in not being communicated and a luggage delivery delay) but I was impressed with the staff members that went above and beyond to help resolve each issue, get our stay back on track and try to restore the Disney Magic. Overall, we were happy with our hotel choice- the amenities are nice, the views and proximity to the Magic Kingdom can’t be beat and several wonderful staff members made the difference with their kindness and helpfulness as issued arose. Read less
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May 14, 2019 mtravel12345678

I just returned from a four-day stay at the contemporary resort. I had originally booked a Lakeview room in the main tower. But when I arrived I was surprised with the upgrade to the atrium club level lake view. It was quite the surprise and it made my trip that much better. I have stayed at a total of 5 different WDW resorts. Contemporary is by… Read more
I just returned from a four-day stay at the contemporary resort. I had originally booked a Lakeview room in the main tower. But when I arrived I was surprised with the upgrade to the atrium club level lake view. It was quite the surprise and it made my trip that much better. I have stayed at a total of 5 different WDW resorts. Contemporary is by far the best. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. I have stayed at BLT and that was just as great. Read less