General Information

Address: 4600 N. World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830

Resort Phone #: 407-824-1000

Resort Fax #: 407-824-3539

Reservation #: 407-934-7639

Date Opened: October 1, 1971

Resort Category: Deluxe

Room Information

# of Buildings: 2 buildings

# of Rooms: 655 (was 1,041 before construction of Bay Lake Tower)

Room Rates: See the official Disney page for the Contemporary for current room rates.

Services Information

Concierge Service: Yes

Valet Parking: Yes ($12/day)

Room Service:

Internet: Wired in-room ethernet port. $9.95 for 24-hours. Wi-Fi access is available in certain public common areas.

Laundry: There are two self-service laundry rooms, one in each Garden Wing. A laundry service is also available.

Pools and Swimming: The main pool is large and include a slide. There is also a quiet pool, two Jacuzzis, and a wading pool.

Gym and Exercise: The Olympiad Fitness Center offers a range of Nautilus machines, free weights, and aerobic space. Tennis courts are also available.

Spa: Massages are available, by appointment, at the Olympiad Fitness Center.

Turndown service: Yes


Owner's Locker

MousePlanet partner Owner's Locker provides a highly useful service for repeat Walt Disney World visitors. It will allow you to to store a large amount of your "only-in-Florida" belongings on-site between your visits. Owner's Locker will deliver your locker to your resort early on the morning of your arrival and pick it up the day that you leave. Your locker will stay in climate-controlled storage until you return on your next visit. Owner's Locker delivers to resorts throughout the Orlando area, not just to Walt Disney World. Some of the many things that Owner's Lockers have been used to store are full-sized liquid containers to avoid the TSA hassle, clothing, holiday decorations for annual visits, pool playthings, and more. Visit their site and check them out for yourself, or order now!

Transportation Information

On foot: Walking to Magic Kingdom is allowed, but be sure to stick to the designated route.

Bus: Busses provide direct access to Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, the two water parks, and Downtown Disney. Other locations can be reached by going to one of the parks or Downtown Disney and transferring to a different bus.

Monorail: The monorail station is located on the concourse level of the hotel and provides access to Magic Kingdom, Grand Floridian Hotel, Polynesian Resort, and the Ticket & Transportation Center (TTC). At the TTC, you can transfer to the Epcot monorail.

Ferries: A launch travels between the Contemporary Resort and Fort Wilderness.



Chef Mickey's— A very popular character breakfast buffet is a character dining location for dinner.

Contempo Cafe— quick service sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, and larger entrees for dinner.

The California Grill— California fusion cuisine in a fine-dining environment. Time it right and get a great view of fireworks at Magic Kingdom.

The Wave— Casual American dining in an classy environment.

  • Other dining — Contemporary Grounds offers all the normal coffee drink options. The poolside Sand Bar serves sandwiches and ice cream in addition to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Entertainment and Amenities

  • The Contemporary Resort has a large video arcade and most other activities are sports related. In addition to the tennis courts, a wide variety of water activities are available at the marina.

In the Past...

Here you will find a list of selected shows or restaurants that have been removed fromContemporary, never to return.



Concourse Steakhouse— Standard steak options with plenty of variety. Open all three meals. (August 10, 1994-May 31, 2008)