Disney's Contemporary Resort
4600 North World Dr. Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Disney's Contemporary ResortDisney's Contemporary Resort, a distinctive A-frame structure, was one of the first hotels onsite when Disney World opened in 1971, fulfilling Walt Disney’s vision for a modern and futuristic hotel, complete with a monorail running directly through the lobby. The location is convenient enough to delight a Disney superfan—a short walk or ride to the Magic Kingdom gate—with an aesthetic minimalist and un-Mickey enough to please even the most sophisticated visitor. Room decor is black and white with bold primary color accents, with marble bathrooms and balconies overlooking the property or park. Garden wing rooms, while further from restaurants, are slightly cheaper and quieter than main building rooms. For hotel dining, the character-centric Chef Mickey’s is a buffet restaurant set beneath the monorail tracks, and decorated with a giant mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair, who also designed the “It’s a Small World” ride. The Wave...of American Flavors continues the contemporary theme with local and seasonal cuisine. Each night, the Magic Kingdom fireworks can be enjoyed from the hotel's fourth floor observation deck, and the California Grill on top of the resort is the perfect place for dining with a view of Cinderella’s Castle, fireworks or not. Multiple pools, a 17-foot waterslide, a water playground, and spas are part of the recreation at the Contemporary, plus a Pixar Play Zone for kids, running trails, and sports for adults.