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Visiting the Contemporary Resort as a kid always made me just a little bit more certain that I would someday live like Judy Jetson. The futuristic resort—stream-lined from its design down to its décor—always reminds me of that Tomorrowland-esque “1950’s vision of the future,” complete with flying cars, robot housekeepers, and exotic vacations to the rings of Saturn. In fact, when the Contemporary was originally designed, guests were supposed to be able to walk from the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland directly into the hotel!
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a true icon of Walt Disney World. If you’ve been to the Magic Kingdom Theme Park, you’ve surely seen the A-Frame structure of the Contemporary Resort tower looming on Seven Seas Lagoon—one of the only Disney resorts influenced by Walt Disney’s own vision. Walt passed away in 1964 before the Contemporary’s completion, but the Hotel was opened by Walt’s brother, Roy, in 1971, upon the opening of the Magic Kingdom.
The deluxe resort was originally made up of the tower itself, along with two smaller wings called the North and South Garden Wings. In 2007, the North Garden Wing was demolished in order to create space for the Bay Lake Tower, a Disney Vacation Club property that opened in 2009.
Highlights of the resort include:
- Spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom Theme Park, Bay Lake, and the Seven Seas Lagoon
- A walking path to the Magic Kingdom Theme Park
- A monorail station on the 4th floor Grand Canyon Concourse (one of only three Disney resorts to be a stop on the Magic Kingdom monorail loop and the only resort to have the monorail run directly through its center)
- Incorporation into the theme and décor of Walt Disney’s mid-century “vision of the future;” if you like tomorrowland, you’ll love the Contemporary!
Visit our "Contemporary Memories" section! Check out what your fellow Contemporary Resort fans have contributed as their favorite memories from their stays at the resort: Contemporary Reader Memories! Be sure to contact us to add your own to the list!