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Stay At The Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort: You’ll Love The Extra Magic!

Any family that is planning to make a trip to Walt Disney World MUST stay on the property, and the Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort is the perfect place! Your family will love the amenities, and you can ride the monorail right to Magic Kingdom!

Stay At The Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort- You'll Love The Extra Magic!

There are plenty of perks to staying at Disney’s resorts. You’ll be close to all of the action, so take advantage of extra magic theme park hours, ride the monorail or buses to any location on the property, ride Disney’s Magical Express to and from the Orlando International Airport, luggage handling, Disney character dining options, and best of all, experience a magical stay with Disney! Trust me, it’s unmatched, giving you a hassle free experience and more time to make family memories.

Disney Contemporary Resort

photo credit: Disney’s Contemporary Resort

We got a chance to stay at Disney’s Contemporary Resort this past weekend during the Social Media Moms conference, I don’t think they could have picked a better hotel! Visit your favorite theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and return to your comfortable room. Check out some of the photos, my kids really loved the swimming pool and water slide!

Disney's Contemporary Resort Review

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by Disney enthused staff members who make your check in a delight. Remember, the concierge is on this level to assist you with anything you need during your stay. The lobby area of the Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort is beautifully decorated, I’d love to have these gorgeous modern dangling chandelier in my home!

Lobby Seating Area, Disney's Contemporary Resort

Lobby, Disney's Contemporary Resort

All checked in, we headed up to the 10th floor. Looking down, you can see where the monorail runs right through the hotel (not too loud, you cannot hear it in rooms) and an aerial view of Fantasia, a small souvenir shop. On that same level, there is an arcade, a market, and a few restaurants.

View of Fantasia, Disney's Contemporary Resort

We opened up the door to our room and instantly fell in love with our home for the next few days! The fresh, modern look was awesome, with small Disney touches throughout. Can you see Mickey Mouse stitched on the small, yellow pillows?

Disney's Contemporary Resort, Double Bed, Bayfront Room

Love the seating area, the nautical striped pillow gives a nice finishing touch…

Disney's Contemporary Resort Hotel, Modern Couch in Rooms

A work space is available in the corner of the room, plenty of outlets to plug up! We had free wifi in our room as well.

Disney's Contemporary Resort, Desk Area in Room

A nice spacious bathroom, dual sinks, shower and bath tub combo, and a separate toilet area. The sinks were pretty low, I am assuming so children can reach.

Modern Bathroom, Dual Sinks, Disney's Contemporary Resort

This Mickey Mouse towel creation was on our bed when we arrived, love this simple little added touch!

Mickey Mouse Towel Art, Disney's Contemporary Resort

The real beauty of the Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort came to light when we opened the patio door. Gah! The balcony has seating for two and overlooks the Bay. Simply gorgeous view! The railing on the balcony has small openings so little ones cannot stick their limbs all the way through.

Balcony Patio Bay View at Disney's Contemporary Resort

The view to the left, the Bay Lake Tower…

Bay Lake Tower View, Disney's Contemporary Resort

View to the right, the pool, boat dock and another block of rooms at the resort.

Swimming Pool at Disney's Contemporary Resort

After we enjoyed watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks show from the Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort viewing point, we returned to our room to a surprise: a light show on the bay!

Light Show on the Bay, Disney's Contemporary Resort

There are a bunch of dining options at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, choose from casual dining at Contempo Cafe, fine dining at California Grill, character dining at Chef Mickey’s or you can order room service.

Chef Mickey's Restaurant, Disney's Contemporary Resort

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Among all of this, there are plenty of other things to do at the resort. Choose from water activities and rentals (wake boarding, water skiing, parasailing, fishing, tubing), volleyball, tennis, a resort camp fire, The Game Station arcade, enjoy a movie under the stars, and even take a Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruise!

Staying at the Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort property was one of the best parts of our trip. Talk about enhancing our vacation! It was so easy to be able to enjoy all of Disney’s parks and attractions, the monorail and bus system got us everywhere we needed to go. I definitely recommend staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, a great place to relax, yet be involved in all of the fun activities at the same time!

Do yourself a favor: Book it!


Disclosure: I was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference, there are no obligations that I attend or write about my experience. No compensation or sponsorship was received, discounts were offered for lodging, meals and activities and some gifts were provided during our visit.


  • I haven’t stayed at the Contemporary since I was about 5 years old. This makes me want to go back!! We usually stay over at the Swan! Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing, brings back memories!!

  • My kids are wanting to all parasail. This looks like a great place to visit we’ll have to check it out one day. I just pinned it to our travel b oard. Thanks for linking up at Tuesday Travels have a great week.

  • Love your site! :). Following you on twitter & Pinterest now. Found you thru the TypeA linky about DisneySMMoms convention, and love the pics of the Contemporary resort.

  • I agree, staying at Disney is THE thing to do to experience the parks the best way. We stayed at All Star Sports resort back in 2000, and the good thing is that Disney has great packages and plans for every budget. The perks of staying at the resort are nice too. Glad you enjoyed yourself, the view in the pics above was amazing!

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