Retreat to this ultra-modern Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, white-sand beaches, spectacular views and dazzling pools. Walk to Magic Kingdom park, or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the iconic A-frame Contemporary 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.

Location

Magic Kingdom® Resort Area
Kissimmee Gateway Airport : 15 miles
Orlando International Airport - MCO : 25 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1971

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Guests dining at Walt Disney World's eateries and are in a group of 6 or more are required to pay a compulsory 18% gratuity charge. Gratuity percentage may change at anytime without prior notification.
Advisory The resorts are designated smoke free environments. Designated outdoor smoking locations are available.
Advisory This Disney hotel charges a per room, per day, per vehicle parking fee which will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional parking fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For exact parking rates please contact hotel directly.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Smoking Policy- All Disney owned and operated resort hotels are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking locations only.

Guest Names Policy- Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.

Deposit Requirements- A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Convention Policy- Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room Taxes- Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

As to Disney artwork, logos and properties: ©Disney

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 3775 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nostalgic Disney

    My fiancé and I have been dreaming of staying here, the hotel the monorail goes through, for a while now. Since we made it a split stay with a value resort, we were able to make it happen this past trip. This place just screams Disney nostalgia, which we loved! Our room was ready before the typical 3pm check-in. We didn't know exactly how to get to our room, so we talked with front desk, and they were helpful and friendly! From then on, we explored the whole resort. We were in the South Garden Wing, so not the main hub where the monorail drives through, but it was actually really great. Just a short walk from the shops, restaurants, and pool/activities. Our room was on the third floor and faced the pool. This room was well insulated, as we never heard much throughout the rest of the hotel or from the pool area. The room itself was amazing, lots of updated Disney 'Incredibles' touches. The bathroom was amazing. The walk-in shower/sink area were separate from the toilet which is the perfect set-up. Everything was super bright and clean! We utilized the pool area the day we arrived. It was easy to get pool chairs and towels, although it did fill up pretty fast after we set up our stuff. There was a cm playing music and games with the guests which was really fun. It was the perfect place for some relaxation. The pool bar was just footsteps away from the pool, as well. While we loved the Contemporary itself for its modern, yet nostalgic feel, we were influenced by the monorail, which we ended up not liking as much. I am happy we tried it!

    Apr 17, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our new favorite!

    We just returned from our trip and LOVED THE CONTEMPORARY! We have been to both DisneyLand (Grand Californian and Paradise Pier) and DisneyWorld (Caribbean Beach and the Cabins at Fort Wilderness) before, and this is now my new favorite. I read some other reviews discussing that the theming was not as strong here, but I honestly think it's perfect. I think everyone has "a hotel" that is theirs for one reason or another, and this one is just ours. The room is incredibly clean, simple, and for that it allows us to RELAX during our breaks. We go early and stay late, so we always take breaks in the afternoon. And our room was just wonderful to come back to each day. It is easy to get to and from the parks, I LOVE the built in closets because it allows us to fully unpack and stow our suitcases, the bathroom is huge and very comfortable for a family, and most importantly the beds are COMFORTABLE! I am picky due to my neck and slept really well here. My kids thought it was great because there are about 300 plugs to use for electronic charging. We ate at Steakhouse 71 and really enjoyed it. We did eat at a few other monorail hotels to experience them, but I think the Contemporary is just our kind of place and will book more reservations within our own hotel next time. I will absolutely come back not only because of the proximity to MK and the convenience of the monorail, but because the hotel itself was perfection. Our room was clean every day when we came back, the kids enjoyed having all their stuffed animals arranged in a fun manner, and I truly appreciate that the theming was modern and clean so I could mentally relax during our breaks. If you want heavier theming, there are great options on the monorail, but if you- like me- need a little mental break in the middle of the day then I highly recommend the Contemporary. It is clean, nicely sized, comfortable, and most importantly: total access winner for MK, which is where we spent most of our evenings. Thank you so much to the Contemporary staff for all that you do!

    Mar 08, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bucket List Magic Kingdom Experience

    Bucket list Disney experience! If you have a Magic Kingdom loving kid you can’t beat this hotel’s location. Stay in the main building, the extra bucks are worth it to be in the main hub to walk right out of your room and look down on Mickey, Minnie and all the friends. Beds were very comfortable, and the hotel was quieter both in and out of the room than we expected. Having the monorail access inside hotel cannot be under-emphasized, especially if you are a big MK park-goer. It’s not cheap, but we did not regret the expense. Also, big shout out to the Contempo take- out spot for their excellent GF flatbread!!! Last note, book at the California Grill for the firework’s experience.

    Feb 24, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not safe

    Initially our stay was good. However a fire alarm went off around 6 am , we were confused, were not sure what to do or where to go. My other family members were 4 floors above us and didn’t realize they needed to evacuate until I called them. They did not hear the same alarms as us. They only had a short alarm go off while ours went off continuously. No staff called on the phones or banged on doors to tell people to exit. All the staff were outside but not very many people staying in the resort (at least for the first 25 minutes). A staff member told me there was a fire in the kitchen, and when we exited it smelled like an electrical fire. Very disappointed there was an actual fire in the building and they did not safely make sure guests got out of the building. Glad I called my mom on the 8th floor to evacuate . They also did not tell guests when to go back inside the building. It was about 47 degrees out side and ppl had to stand in pajamas. No communication at all. We checked out as soon as possible with our 4 kids because we did not feel safe .

    Feb 01, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Next door to Magic Kingdom!

    I just got back from our stay at the Contemp and it was awesome, with some problems that didn't detract from our enjoyment. The best thing about the Contemp is the short walk to Magic Kingdom. That makes the hotel feel so special and privileged! I can just pop in Magic Kingdom any time I wanted. I requested an earlier room check in, and was sent my room number at 12pm, which is fantastic because 2 of my kids were sick. So we arrived at the room, and I let the kids rest in the hotel while I took off to MK for a quick hour, then got back and took my healthy kid to the pool. For other Disney hotels, it takes at least half hour just to reach Magic Kingdom. We got take out food from the food court as well as Steakhouse 71 and ate in the room (very nice with sick kids). Apparently, you have to stay at the Contemp to be allowed to order takeout from Steakhouse 71, so we enjoyed the privilege, though not the food (terrible, tastes like stuff I make, I will never eat there again.) The food court's food is far better, not to mention cheaper. The room looks OK, probably the ugliest deluxe Disney hotel room there is with its Incredibles theming. I am OK with the Incredibles movie but don't feel that it needs to be slapped onto the Contemporary. It wasn't even that popular of a movie. It does provide a sofa that turns into a bed, which I appreciate. The old room decor looked far better and I loved it, but for some reason Disney decided to change it. The glowing closet door does look very good, I must admit. If I ever need to buy closet doors I'll be sure to get such glowing ones. Another thing that's neat is the indirect ceiling light, looks awesome. What's really odd is that the two bed frames are joined together as a single piece. I can't imagine what the purpose is. As a result, when my kids move on their bed, it shakes my bed! I've never seen that before. The shower looks very beautiful has very weak water pressure even though it is brand new from the remodeling. The heater didn't work very well, so I was cold all night (46 out) and didn't sleep well enough. At night, the toilet stopped working and won't flush. So I took the lid off and fixed it! Wow, I've never fixed a toilet before, and it was different from my home toilet, but I saw what the problem was, and I fixed it! The hallway in the Garden Wing was narrow and bland, even after the Incredibles refurbishment, unlike other deluxe hotels such as Animal Kingdom Lodge, which is cheaper than the Contemp but has much fancier hallways. But you can't walk to a park from there! We booked the Garden Wing, though the main building is nicer with better hallways. We were upgraded to there once, and we appreciated the upgrade, but I don't want to ever stay there again because I'm impatient, and the elevators there is a pain during busy hours. It took me 9 minutes to go from my room to the ground floor amidst large crowds of people all fighting for the elevator, many of them aren't hotel guests but merely eating at Chef Mickey's. After dinner, I walked to the Grand Floridian and back during fireworks time, and it was such a beautiful and magical walk. At 9 pm, we went to Magic Kingdom again and took advantage of the low crowds after fireworks. We didn't have to worry about getting back too late or the bus being too crowded! It was just amazing.

    Jan 31, 2024