Contemporary Resort

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Can walk to Magic Kingdom, easy to get to most other resorts using monorail or MK buses, views of Magic Kingdom fireworks, can view Electrical Water Pageant from hotel, 50-minute specialty cruises for up to 10-12 people available at the dock, large rooms, salon on site

Cons: Pool isn't anything special, theming seems sterile to some people, bathrooms don't have separate sinks and showers, bus transportation can be shared with other hotels, can be noisy from Chef Mickey's

Contemporary Resort room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Garden Wing - Standard ViewQueen5
Garden Wing - Garden ViewQueen5
Garden Wing - Deluxe RoomKing4
Tower - Bay Lake ViewQueen5
Tower - Theme Park ViewQueen5
Standard Room - Atrium Club LevelQueen5
Theme Park View - Atrium Club LevelQueen5
Garden Wing - 1 Bedroom SuiteKing5
Garden Wing - Hospitality SuiteKing7
Bay Lake View - 1 Bedroom Suite - Club LevelKing6
Bay Lake View - 2 Bedroom Suite - Club LevelQueen10

Contemporary Resort room prices

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Nightly Rate
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Contemporary Resort resort map

Contemporary Resort

Scheduled refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other info

  • DISboards.com thread with lots of pics and info
  • Contemporary Resort Recreational Calendar

    Every Walt Disney World resort offers regularly scheduled activities for guests. The Recreational Calendars are published monthly and list everything that has been planned. The calendar below is an example of what to expect but check with the front desk for the schedule during your trip.

    Contemporary-Resort-recreation-guide

    How to get from Contemporary Resort to anywhere at Disney World

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
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    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at Contemporary Resort

    Breakfast

    Contempo Café (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Contemporary Resort - Contempo Café (breakfast)

    Price (adult/child): $8.99/$6.69

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Diverse options for a Quick Service, many find the onscreen ordering to be fun, view of the monorail while you dine

    Cons: Can be quite noisy, due in large part to its proximity to Chef Mickey's


    The Wave (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Contemporary Resort - The Wave (breakfast)

    Price (adult/child): $13.00/$8.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Really diverse menu with a focus on local and sustainable items, good service, usually easy to get into

    Cons: Can be noisy


    Chef Mickey’s (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Contemporary Resort - Chef Mickey’s (breakfast)

    Price (adult/child): $40.00/$23.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Family favorite due to the fun vibe (and it's fun to ride the monorail right into the building), good spot to catch the classic characters together (Donald, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie & Pluto)

    Cons: Food isn't particularly good but is sufficient, reservations are hard to get

    Tips: Request to be in the main dining room to get the maximum amount of fun since the other rooms are further from the action.


    Lunch

    Contempo Café (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Contemporary Resort - Contempo Café (lunch)

    Price (adult/child): $12.0011.49/$7.99

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Diverse options for a Quick Service - everything from good sandwiches to made-to-order salads and some of the best cupcakes ever, many find the onscreen ordering to be fun, view of the monorail

    Cons: Can be quite noisy, due in large part to its proximity to Chef Mickey's


    California Grill (brunch)

    Table Service

    Contemporary Resort - California Grill (brunch)

    Price (adult/child): $90.00/$48.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Great service and ambiance & amazing food with a fantastic view of the Magic Kingdom

    Cons: Expensive, limited options for kids


    Chef Mickey’s (brunch)

    Table Service

    Contemporary Resort - Chef Mickey’s (brunch)

    Price (adult/child): $41.00/$23.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Family favorite due to the fun vibe (and it's fun to ride the monorail right into the building), good spot to catch the classic characters together (Donald, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie & Pluto)

    Cons: Food isn't particularly good but is sufficient, reservations are hard to get

    Tips: Request to be in the main dining room to get the maximum amount of fun since the other rooms are further from the action.


    The Wave (lunch)

    Table Service

    Contemporary Resort - The Wave (lunch)

    Price (adult/child): $17.00/$11.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Really diverse menu with a focus on local and sustainable items, good service, usually easy to get into

    Cons: Can be noisy


    Dinner

    Contempo Café (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Contemporary Resort - Contempo Café (dinner)

    Price (adult/child): $11.99/$7.99

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Diverse options for a Quick Service - everything from good sandwiches to made-to-order salads and some of the best cupcakes ever, many find the onscreen ordering to be fun, view of the monorail

    Cons: Can be quite noisy, due in large part to its proximity to Chef Mickey's


    The Wave (dinner)

    Table Service

    Contemporary Resort - The Wave (dinner)

    Price (adult/child): $26.00/$11.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Really diverse menu with a focus on local and sustainable items, good service, usually easy to get into

    Cons: Can be noisy


    Chef Mickey’s (dinner)

    Table Service

    Contemporary Resort - Chef Mickey’s (dinner)

    Price (adult/child): $50.00/$30.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu

    Pros: Family favorite due to the fun vibe (and it's fun to ride the monorail right into the building), good spot to catch the classic characters together (Donald, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie & Pluto)

    Cons: Food isn't particularly good but is sufficient, reservations are hard to get

    Tips: Request to be in the main dining room to get the maximum amount of fun since the other rooms are further from the action.


    California Grill (dinner)

    Table Service

    Contemporary Resort - California Grill (dinner)

    Price (adult/child): $49.00/$15.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu

    Pros: Great service and ambiance, amazing food (especially if you like sushi) with a great view of Magic Kingdom fireworks (if you eat earlier in the day, you can return with your receipt to view fireworks at night from their private balcony area)

    Cons: Expensive, limited options for kids


    Everything Else

    The Wave Lounge

    Quick Service

    Contemporary Resort - The Wave Lounge

    Price (adult/child): $14.00/$14.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Easy spot to grab a drink and appetizer

    Cons: Can be noisy


    Contemporary Grounds

    Quick Service

    Contemporary Resort - Contemporary Grounds

    Price (adult/child): $4/$4

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Great spot to grab a coffee and a pastry

    Cons: Limited seating


    The Sand Bar

    Quick Service

    Contemporary Resort - The Sand Bar

    Price (adult/child): $9.00/$6.50

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Great place to grab a quick bite to eat or a drink, view of the pool or Bay Lake

    Cons: Limited seating


    Outer Rim

    Table Service

    Contemporary Resort - Outer Rim

    Price (adult/child): $9.00/$0.00

    Location: Contemporary Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Comfortable seats with a great view make it a great spot to grab a drink

    Cons: Only open in the evenings