With over 20 resorts to choose from at Walt Disney World, choosing your home away from home at the most magical place on earth can be a little overwhelming. To make the decision process a little easier, and to guarantee that you’re fully informed, we’re covering what you need to know about the new “incredible” rooms at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort – The Basics
In addition to being a Deluxe Resort, The Contemporary is also one of Disney World’s original resorts having opened alongside the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971.
Through the years, the resort’s signature A-frame design has become as much of an icon as Cinderella Castle.
While the monorail running through Contemporary’s atrium is a huge perk, the resort also sits next to the Magic Kingdom offering stunning views of the park and the convenience of a walking path to the front gate.
Inside the resort’s Grand Canyon concourse, guests will find a 90-foot mosaic designed by Disney Legend Mary Blair of “it’s a small world” fame, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants.
During the summer of 2021, rooms inside of The Contemporary’s A-frame were refurbished and reopened with a brand-new Pixar’s The Incredibles overlay.
Our park reporter Chrissy recently booked a stay at one of the Contemporary’s new Pixar-inspired rooms. Here’s a look at these new accommodations:
Our Contemporary Resort Room
Chrissy checked into Room 4707 on the 11th floor of the resort’s Main Tower.
In terms of location, the time it took for her to reach the following locations from the room were as follows:
- 2 minute 31 seconds from room to bus stop
- 13 minutes 15 seconds from room to Main Street, U.S.A. (this included security and the time it took to tap in at the Magic Kingdom turnstiles).
- Less than 3 minutes to get to food, shopping, and pools
This particular room was a Lake View room with 2 queen beds, 1 day bed, a balcony, and an adjoining room.
If you don’t include the hallway, the room measured 17 ft. x 14 ft. 3 in; but if you do include the hallway, it’s 27 ft. 11 in. long.
So Chrissy and our team LOVED this bathroom. It may be worth an article all on its own.
Let’s start with the shower. It was brand-new and measured more than 6 feet long!
Now, even though the usual H2O shampoo, conditioner, and body wash were mounted to the wall (Boo!), this massive shower had an equally massive shelf for storing all your stuff.
The shower also has two shower heads, one of which is removable.
The new vanity features double sinks that, thankfully, replaced those prior square bowl sinks that never drained. There’s also adequate storage underneath, and we just loved this most fantastic monorail design on the mirror!
The water closet/private toilet room is separated from the rest of the bathroom by sliding doors. In addition to a colorful print of Jack Jack, this space is also where guests can find additional towels.
The Hallway & Storage
Across from the bathroom and along the hallway is closet space which, when opened, reveals images of the Parr Family’s super suits, boots, and masks.
Measuring 6 ft. and 9 in. wide, there’s a ton of space and is also where guests can find the room’s extra blanket, pillow, and a Conair streamer.
All of the room’s additional bedding is from 2020 through 2021.
Now, let’s get to the rest of the room, including this reddish-orange sofa day bed.
Disney seems to always be experimenting with pull-out beds, and this is yet another iteration.
Speaking of which, the television was a 48″ backlit TV which is found super cool and has a neat, modern effect.
- 471 @ coffee station
- 51.6 @ table near window
- 271 @ pillow nearest nightstand
- 289.1 @ nightstand
In fact, Chrissy discovered that the view of Spaceship Earth allowed us to see the colors change when the Beacons of Magic show began, as well as fireworks from Harmonious! So yeah, you may need to bribe your family to leave the balcony once all of this nightly magic begins.
What are your thoughts on The Contemporary’s new Incredibles-themed rooms? Let us know in the comments!