Disney's Contemporary Resort

4600 North World Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32830, United States | 3 star resort
Prices starting from $353.00

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... at Ruby Tuesdays meet Siobhan, our main player and then she drove us back to the Rosen with Sat Nav on No highway honeys here!! Chilled out early to bed as as up 0500 off at 0530. Pain of pains forgot my little ipad sd card loader thus not able to load pics onto the pad! Somebody may have one !! Love to all. Monkeys have a alligator ! ...

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... mock up both of which we have seen today.

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... relaxing night, so that was was nice. We also watched some of the animals on the savanna through night-vision goggles, and that was really cool, as well!

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... on the Aztec Temple of Quetzalcoatl at Teotihuacan. Inside we found a restaurant set to look like twilight and had a pleasant mexican style lunch-dinner with a mexican mariachi band playing. Right next to the restaurant was a cool looking boat ride, so after lunch we took the The River of Time boat ride in a shady lagoon at the foot of a smoking volcano.
The shops/ display area had mexican & aztec goods so we got a few things.

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This 3 star resort, located in the DisneyWorld/Downtown Disney/Epcot area of Orlando, is near Magic Kingdom, Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks, Disney's Spirit of Aloha Show, and Lake Ivanhoe.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDisney's Contemporary Resort Orlando

    Reviewed by brookfamily

    Contemporary Resort

    Reviewed Sep 23, 2013
    by (8 reviews) Fredericksburg, Virginia , United States Flag of United States

    Smelled like pee.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by worthj1970

    Solid accomodations

    Reviewed Nov 14, 2012
    by (8 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Not as "neat" as some of the newer themed resorts, but very convenient and very comfortable. The room as was quiet and clean.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Disney's Contemporary Resort Orlando

    The whole family enjoyed it.


    Our family just got back from Disney World, staying at the Contempory Hotel. We just had a great time. our hotel was first rate, service was friendly and everyone had a pleasant smile.Shades of Green did it again. Everything we expected and more.

    Loved the Contemporary!


    We really enjoyed the contemporary. Having the monorail go through the hotel was so awesome. We just parked our car and didn't have to drive anywhere the whole week we stayed there. I enjoyed seeing Cinderella's castle from our room and Space Mountain as well. Whenever we became tired, all we had to do was hop on the monorail and go to our hotel room for a few hours break. It was very convenient for us and I can't wait to visit again.

    The Good, Bad and Ugly - mostly Oohs, Aahs and Wow's!


    Our family of 6 - 3 generations - were housed in the North wing of the Contemporary. Having lakeside adjoining rooms, we found them spacious, clean and comfortable. The decor was bold, bright contrasting colors with straight furniture lines that is so true for contemporary styling. So, we had an attitude adjustment and just lived with it. The bathrooms are huge and well appointed. We added a refrigerator to each room for snacks and early morning breakfasts. At the suggestion of a Disney reservationist, we brought 'a load' of beverges in unbreakable containers, snacks, etc. to eat in the parks. (Bring a backpack or tote - which will be searched - for your park food.) This alone saved considerably on the food bill. Thought the limited restaurants at Contemporary way over-priced, and like another reviewer found that hamburger baskets from their grill were nothing to brag about and too expensive. On the other hand, we found the staff at Contemporary to be extremely pleasant and helpful. The grounds clean and well maintained. We appreciated the 24/7 security at the front gate. Don't forget to watch the water show on the lake each night at 10:00pm. It's the same every night, but the kids loved it. A rental car would be almost a must - for off-park dining at night, incidental shopping and for short drives to other locations like the Space Center, Daytona, Cocoa Beach. The convenience of having the monorail at the Contemporary was wonderful. The bus service to MGM was timely. Suggestion - Our visit was the 2nd full week in January. The weather was a little cool, but we almost had the parks to ourselves. Well, almost. We decided that we would trade the cool weather for not having to wait more than 0 - 10 minutes for any of the rides or attractions. We plan on returning and look forward to the new Shades of Green location!

    Extremely Disappointed


    Just returned from a stay at the Contemporary Resort (January 22-26, 2003). Was sooooo disappointed. Woke one morning to no hot water. Visited Guest Services ~ was told "Yeah, I think I heard that was a problem in the North Gardens. We're working on it." (Uh, so what was my plan supposed to be for a shower that day?) Ugh. Staff was neither helpful nor seemed to be knowledgeable about their own hotel. Couldn't seem to find anyone who knew which elevators went to the California Cafe, or why when you press the 15th floor button in the elevator nothing happened. Bartender was not willing to open a tab because he might get busy and wouldn't be able to keep up with it. This was a 4:30 in the afternoon and there might have been four people in the entire Outer Rim lounge when we were told this. So much for enjoying a beer or two at the hotel after a long day at the park. No HBO/Cinemax..no pay per view movies. But five disney channels...lol. Having the monorail in the hotel was convenient, the fireworks seen from the room were awesome, and the food in the California Cafe (when we finally got there) was wonderful (but expensive). (The chef who makes the goat cheese ravioli needs a raise!!!!)Don't get me wrong...I love Disney and maybe it was time for a bad stay since we'd never had one before. That being the case we weren't disappointed. Next time I think we'll stay in Lake Buena Vista or Kissimmee and save the money.:(.

    What a great time


    We arrived at Disney World on Christmas Day....our children (5 and 8) had found out about the trip only hours before. We were greated by very courteous cast members and a very short check-in line.

    Our room was on the 8th floor, facing the Magic Kingdom. From what I understand, the Contemporary has the least amount of "Disney" theming, which was just fine. The hotel, as well as our room was very clean. If you have younger children, this is a great place to stay, due to the monorail access. Every morning, there were characters walking around the hotel, which was quite exciting for our daughters. Be aware, food is very expensive anywhere you go at Disney. Overall, we had a fantastic time here!

    Definitely not "Deluxe"


    We stayed in the north wing of the Contemporary

    Great Stay despite the high prices!


    We stayed 3 days at the Music Resort and 3 days at the Contemporary. We enjoyed both tremondously. Of course, we enjoyed the great tower room overlooking the magic kingdom high on the 8th floor at the Contemporary and the monorail accessiblity. Nevertheless, I'd go back and stay again at one of the All-star resorts becasue they were pretty good too for the price! I can go for the Contemporary again if it wasn't so expensive! We ate at the Floridian 1900 Park Fare Character Dinner and that was great as well as Chef Mickey!

    Don't settle for one of the wing rooms at the Contemporary. If you don't get a tower room, it's not worth it!!!!!!!!! Other than WDW's high prices I have no complaints. We'll be back next year Lord willing.

    Clean it up!!!!!!!


    We stayed at the Contemorary Resort last summer. From the moment I entered the room it was visible dirty. Food on the floor and then of course we started looking around. We need new sheets new comforter and the bathroom cleaned. I just felt the room was very dirty. I food in the restaurants were not equal to the price.

    Contemporary Resort - Walt Disney World - FL


    We travel to Disney-Florida several times a year and stay at various Disney properties. Our last stay was the Contemporary Resort-Towers. Although the rooms are good for size, they should find another interior decorator. The colors remind me of the 1960's and are extreme. The room colors are too bold/overbearing. One design in the rug which begins in the middle of the room and extends to the doorway resembles the cord to a vacumn cleaner. Every time I looked at it, I wondered if I left the vacumn cleaner out. I liked the "old" decoration scheme better. Also, too much furniture is in the room. So, if you need to add a crib, you'll need to have some furniture removed (table)or be cramped. I would rather go to a moderate resort than stay with that decor again.

    Trust My Opinion


    Walt Disney Worlds Contemporary Resort is one of the best hotels at Disney to stay at and I've stayed many times for the last 20+ years at almost all of the resorts.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Disney's Contemporary Resort Orlando

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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