It isn’t just Magic Kingdom that turned 50 years old last year — some of Disney’s hotels ALSO hit the big 5-0.
That includes Disney’s Contemporary Resort, which, yes, was built way back in 1971. This monorail resort has seen a few changes since then, most recently with Incredibles-themed rooms, and we just stayed there recently to see how those new rooms stack up!
Disney’s Contemporary Resort feels just like its name says — contemporary.
The newly renovated lobby feels ultra-modern, but there are still some nice Disney touches like Mary Blair-inspired artwork everywhere.
Of course, here’s where you can also still see Mary Blair’s mural.
This is a Monorail resort, and the hotel’s recent redesign doubles down on that — there’s even artwork of the Monorail in the elevators.
Speaking of the Monorail, the hotel is just a short ride away from Magic Kingdom, and that’s its biggest selling point: location, location, location. It’s also loads of fun knowing that the Monorail goes THROUGH the resort itself.
We stayed in an Incredibles-themed room in the Main Tower with a Theme Park View. The theming becomes evident the minute you step inside, with gold, maroon, and brown colors. The whole look, though, is still very modern.
To the right of the door are two red double doors that open up into the closet.
The closet features everything you might need during your stay.
There’s an extra pillow and blanket…
…and a handheld steamer — that’s something you don’t see in every hotel room!
There are also plenty of hangers…
…a luggage rack…
…and a cabinet with three drawers.
Also, be sure to look at the artwork in the back of the closet — the Incredibles super suits are hanging there!
Beside the closet is a set of shelves — when opened, there’s a full-length mirror on the inside of the door.
Inside, you’ll find the room safe, as well as more storage.
Beside that are more shelves.
Be sure to check out the fun wall art behind the shelves — this theming is a lot of fun. The top shelf features artwork of cocktail glasses and liquor bottles.
The bottom shelf features artwork of fun mugs inspired by The Incredibles.
So, of course, it makes sense that in front of that is a Keurig Coffee Maker.
Beside that is an ice bucket.
Underneath is a drawer and cabinet.
The drawer contains K-Cups of coffee and tea, sugar, creamer, cups, lids, and straws.
The cabinet is where you’ll find the Mini Fridge.
Okay, it’s time to look at the rest of the room, which is pretty spacious. There are two queen beds, as well as a love seat and chair across from the beds. Yes, that is an Edna Mode pillow!
A flat-screen TV is mounted on the wall opposite the beds, so you can watch from comfort.
Here’s a closer look at the TV.
So remember the love seat?
There’s a pillow on it with the Incredibles masks.
But more importantly, this love seat converts into an extra daybed!
There’s a small table beside the loveseat — underneath it, you’ll find a footstool.
The table has your little Disney World guide/brochure, as well as the remote for the TV — which has been wrapped in plastic after cleaning.
Beside the chair in the far corner is a round table.
On the other side of the chair is a bin for trash and recycling.
You’ll also find this cool triangular table.
This is where Disney puts their info. about enhanced cleaning protocols.
Beside that is a modern lamp.
Beside each bed is a little sliding table where you can set your phone or anything else you want to keep close.
Before we continue, let’s take a moment to admire this carpet. It’s just all part of the theming!
A table sits between the two beds. There are electrical outlets above it, as well as USB ports. This is also where you’ll find the phone and an information sheet.
The drawer features the standard Bible, but again, it’s the artwork in the drawer that gets your attention. These details are just so great!
Above the table is a very cool light fixture with a cityscape on it.
Each bed also has a reading lamp on one side.
The theming continues on the walls.
This is the wall where you’ll find the thermostat.
How about a tour of the bathroom? To the right, you’ll find these double doors.
Through the double doors, you’ll find the toilet, along with some artwork of Jack-Jack!
You’ll find bath towels and hand towels hanging on the back of the door.
The other side of the bathroom has the bath/shower, as well as a large vanity mirror with two sinks.
Underneath the sinks, you’ll find towel racks, extra towels and washcloths, and a trash can.
You’ll find facial tissues near the right-hand side sink.
All your H20 products, including soaps and lotions, will be in the middle.
On the right side of the vanity area is a makeup/magnifying mirror.
The vanity mirror is huge.
There’s a good-sized shower with glass doors.
If you prefer a soak, there’s also a tub.
Above, you’ll find a standard shower head, along with a handheld shower head.
There are refillable bottles for H20 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
The curtains feature The Incredibles doing their thing!
The sheer underneath the curtains…
…also has Incredibles theming.
Pull the sheer back and you’ll find a door out to the balcony.
Let’s stop outside and check out the balcony — you’ll find two cushioned chairs and a small table out here.
But what’s really impressive is the view.
As this is a fireworks view room, the view at night is even better. We watched Disney Enchantment from our balcony!
So if you’re looking for a room with a fun theme and a view, we could recommend the fireworks view rooms. If you still need help deciding on a room, think about your preferences — do you want a great theme? Do you want a hotel that will help you maximize your time in the parks? Is price a factor?
Once you do decide, we’ve got all the resources you need to plan the rest of your trip: from learning how to use Disney Genie to helping you navigate busy days in the parks. As always, stay tuned to AllEars for even more!
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