If modern, contemporary, and cutting-edge make up your style, you’re in for a treat at Disney’s Contemporary Resort! 


Retreat to this ultra-modern Disney Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, 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 the Magic Kingdom’s main gate or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the tower. 


The location and unique, stylish design simply can’t be beaten! Here’s just a glimpse of what the resort offers:



California Grill (Table Service)

Savor the finest Californian dining as you bask in the sights of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom park. Californian cuisine celebrates fresh, seasonal ingredients and the international melting-pot culture of the Golden State. The menu changes seasonally and may include such specialties as handmade Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli and Oak-fired Filet of Beef.

Chef Mickey's (Table Service)

This is the spot for the popular and fun character meals at the Contemporary. A buffet breakfast with Mickey and the gang is offered every morning. In the evening, a buffet featuring prime rib, seafood, and a variety of other dishes is offered.

Steakhouse 71 (Table Service)

This stylish restaurant and lounge is a nod to the 1970s when Contemporary Resort first opened. Dine on food inspired by some of  Walt’s favorites, accompanied by beverages inspired by the area. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If someone in your party is not a lover of red meat, Steakhouse 71 also serves a Vegetable “Wellington” and chicken and shrimp entrees. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

Contempo Cafe (Quick Service)

At Contempo Cafe, dine in a 90-foot high atrium as you watch the monorail zoom by this fourth-floor Grand Canyon Concourse venue. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches and side items, and finish off with something from the amazing bakery! When you place your food order, you will be given a magical puck to put on the tabletop of your choice. When your order is ready, the kitchen will magically know where to deliver the food.

Contemporary Grounds (Coffee Bar)

This stylish coffee bar serves gourmet coffee drinks, smoothies, beer, wine, and specialty liquors. Contemporary Grounds serves Joffrey’s Coffee.

Outer Rim (Lounge)

Admire stunning views of Bay Lake with specialty cocktails before—or after—dinner. Try a Piña CoLAVA, Watermelon Margarita, Blue “Glow-tini” or more! A full bar menu is also available.

The Sand Bar (Pool Bar)

At the Sand Bar Pool Bar, picnic poolside with burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches, or cool off with a full bar menu and air-conditioning inside the enclosed bar.

In-Room Dining

Whether you’re hungry for a late dinner or you just want some breakfast when you wake up, private dining is the ticket. With Disney Resorts Private Dining, you can choose from a variety of American favorites—along with some specialty items particular to your Disney Resort hotel!


Although the activities vary by day, you can expect to find trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, bingo, and more available throughout your stay. Look for an activities board near the pool or food court, or check your tv for the schedule during your stay.

Pools: The Main Pool is 6500 sq ft which includes a 17-foot high curving slide, and cabanas are available to rent. The smaller Bay Lake Pool is a round, quiet pool that is shallow on the outside and deeper in the center. Guests may also enjoy Interactive water fountains and two whirlpool spas. 


Additional Fun: Kids can run freely at the children’s playground and Game Station Arcade. Pass an afternoon playing tennis, shuffleboard, volleyball, or Bocce Ball. 


The Marina offers boat rental, water cruises, water sports, or fishing. The resort also offers a Fitness Center and spa services. 


Movies: Nightly Disney Movies Under The Stars play on the lawn near the Sky Way Bridge.


Although the activities vary by day, here is an example of some of the trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, and bingo you might find. 


Step into the magic at Fantasia, a shop offering signature Disney character apparel and souvenirs as well as logo merchandise. You can also find a large assortment of Disney pins, Mickey ears, and other toys and gifts at this fantastic shop.


Fantasia Market features all your favorite snacks, beer, wine and spirits, magazines, newspapers, and travel necessities.


Bayview Gifts offers unique homewares, spectacular art collectibles, modern jewelry, clothing, watches, assorted chocolates, and fudge. Shop for premium Disney souvenirs at this colorful shop.  Here you’ll also find merchandise from special collections!


You have three Disney transportation options at Contemporary:


  • Motorcoach Bus

  • Ferryboat

  • Monorail (to Magic Kingdom, transfer at TTC for EPCOT) 


Magic Kingdom – 12 minutes by walking, 19 minutes by monorail

Epcot – 22 minutes by monorail, 22 minutes by bus

Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 22 minutes by bus

Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 25 minutes by bus

Disney Springs – 30 minutes by bus

Blizzard Beach Water Park – 24 minutes by bus


Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 25 minutes by bus


A private “Minnie Van” can be rented, as well, for a by-service fee.

The Monorail stops inside the Contemporary Resort – it even runs through the main building!

Pro Tips

  • There are two separate check-ins for both Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower.
  • You cannot use the pool at Bay Lake Tower unless you’re staying at Bay Lake Tower. But Bay Lake Tower guests are free to use the Contemporary Pool.
  • California Grill is one of my favorite spots to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks. There is also a wonderful verandah off the Grand Canyon Concourse if you don’t want to commit to a fancy dinner.
  • There are two separate check-ins for both Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower.
  • 70% of the wine collection at California Grill is from California vineyards.
  • The chocolate layer cake at Steakhouse 71 is ahh-mazing!! If you are dining later in the evening, be sure to order it at the beginning of your meal – it’s been known to sell out.
  • Rooms with a view of Bay Lake also have a great sunrise view.

Fill out the “Contact Us” button below to get started on your next Walt Disney World vacations with one of our awesome When You Wish Travel advisors! You can read more about this resort by CLICKING HERE!

Reset Password