Retreat to this ultra-modern Disney Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, white-sand beaches, spectacular views and dazzling pools. Whether you’re staying in the iconic A-frame Contemporary tower or the nearby Garden Wing, you can walk to Magic Kingdom Main gate or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the tower. Inside, a 90-foot-tall mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair—responsible for the distinct look and feel of the “it’s a small world” attraction—celebrates the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest.
– Themed Pools –
Warm up in 2 heated pools on the shore of scenic Bay Lake. Hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool and are subject to change.
Soak up some fun under the sun that the whole family can enjoy at our main pool! Breeze down the 17-foot high curving waterslide and take in views of the marina, or just simply relax and rejuvenate in one of 2 whirlpool spas. Plus, little ones will surely love to splash it up in the water play area!
– Signature Dining –
California Grill – Savor the finest in Californian cooking, as you take in the sights of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom park. Experience the flavors of the Pacific Coast at this award-winning restaurant. Via private elevator, ascend to the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where you’ll discover exquisite panoramic views of the shimmering lagoon, Floridian woodland and Cinderella Castle. Inside, enjoy the vibrant sights and sounds of the lively onstage kitchen, where chefs combine global flavors in deliciously inventive new ways.California Grill offers one of the best fireworks dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. Lights dim as the music is piped into the restaurant—immersing Guests in the magic of the night. Dining before the fireworks? Bring your receipt to the check-in desk on the 2nd floor for reentry to California Grill. Then, enjoy the show either from California Grill Lounge or the outside observation deck. Guests with a dining reservation after the fireworks are also invited to watch the show from the lounge or observation deck.
– Character Dining –
Chef Mickey’s – Join some favorite Disney Friends for a fun-filled feast at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Enjoy a lively, all-you-care-to-eat buffet with Disney Friends in a bright, happy space. As the monorail whizzes by, Disney Characters mingle with Guests for photos and autographs and periodically lead diners in song and dance. Delight in the revelry, soak up the expansive views of Bay Lake, and behold the stunning 90-foot-high mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair that overlooks the festive eatery. Guests at Chef Mickey’s may meet such Disney Characters as: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck and Goofy. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.
– Dining Options –
The Wave of American Flavors – Delight in fresh, American cuisine at this contemporary restaurant and lounge. Enjoy an inspired, locally sourced menu of New American Cuisine, New World wines and tasty craft beers. Enjoy healthful dishes infused with an international flair at this casual eatery. For maximum freshness, many of the ingredients featured in the menu are sourced locally and regionally. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Please note: Menu items are subject to change without notice.
Contempo Cafe’ – Order using a high-tech touch screen, which will compute the cost of your meal as you go. Hot breakfasts, bakery items, fresh salads, hot and cold sandwiches, flatbreads and pasta entrées are served. Grab ’n’ go items are also available.
– Additional Recreation –
Family Cooking Classes – Enjoy a sizzling backstage cooking experience as Disney chefs teach you how to prepare and savor a 5-course meal—from scratch! Improve your cooking skills and impress your friends with hands-on training from real Disney chefs! Don a white chef’s apron, hat and gloves and head for the same backstage kitchen that has prepared delicious feasts for millions of Guests. Budding chefs get taught by the best at this special evening excursion at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Learn “trade secrets” from Disney chefs in an entertaining interactive class we “cooked up” to delight you and your family. For starters you’ll be assigned to a specific chef and cooking station—Entrée, Pasta, Gardemanger orPâtisserie—where you’ll learn how to trim a beef tenderloin for the perfect filet mignon, or how to make fresh pasta from scratch—with just 3 ingredients. Younger Guests ages 9 to 12 may enjoy their own kid-friendly food prep area. After the food is prepared, you will be seated at a long table in the center of the kitchen to enjoy the fruits of your labor—a dazzling 5-course meal
Escape to Walt’s Wilderness – Find out what convinced Walt Disney to build Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida! See this post or go to Escape to Walt’s Wilderness on the Walt Disney World website for more information!
Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Center – From parasailing and personal watercrafts to tubing, water skiing and wakeboarding, splashtacular family thrills abound!
Motorized Boat Rentals – Cruise around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon aboard a motorized boat from the Boat Nook Marina.
Fishing – Experience bass fishing at its finest with a guided catch-and-release excursion.
Tennis – Hit the courts! Complimentary tennis racquets and balls are available at the Boat Nook Marina.
Volleyball – Enjoy a friendly beach volleyball match on the lakeside court.
Jogging Trails – A jogging path loops around Bay Lake Tower and the South Garden Wing for a just-under-1-mile jaunt.
Campfire Activities – Gather ‘round as the sun goes down for old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire. After your campfire you are invited to enjoy a different Disney film on select nights on the lawn behind the Contemporary Tower.
The Game Station Arcade – Discover high-octane thrills at this arcade located on the 4th floor of the Contemporary Tower.
Pirates & Pals Firework Voyage – Grab yer mateys and embark on a cruise of Seven Seas Lagoon—featuring fearsome pirate encounters and a fireworks finale!
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