Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-17-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
dragitoff
DIS Veteran
 
dragitoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,126

Quick Question About the Contemporary

I thought this was a better place to ask this than the W.I.S.H. board since it's a resort question....I'm running in the 2013 Walt Disney World Full Marathon in January. This will be my first full marathon. I have an unusual breakfast that I've been eating during training because it works for my sensitive stomach and seems to give me a decent amount of boost prior to running long runs.

The problem is I need a microwave for this breakfast. I've stayed at the Contemporary before and I don't remember there being a microwave in my room and I'll be eating around 3am (or so). Is there anything open in the hotel at that time that I could get my pre-race breakfast heated up or are there microwaves in the room and I'm just not remembering them?
dragitoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
TigrLvsPooh
Disney's Ultimate Fan, and our very own Travel Channel television star!!!
Anthony's Girl
Got my way
 
TigrLvsPooh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Indiana
Posts: 10,142

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragitoff View Post
I thought this was a better place to ask this than the W.I.S.H. board since it's a resort question....I'm running in the 2013 Walt Disney World Full Marathon in January. This will be my first full marathon. I have an unusual breakfast that I've been eating during training because it works for my sensitive stomach and seems to give me a decent amount of boost prior to running long runs.

The problem is I need a microwave for this breakfast. I've stayed at the Contemporary before and I don't remember there being a microwave in my room and I'll be eating around 3am (or so). Is there anything open in the hotel at that time that I could get my pre-race breakfast heated up or are there microwaves in the room and I'm just not remembering them?
You only have a microwave in your room if you are staying in a villa. The regular rooms don't have them. The Contempo Cafe is probably closed I'm sure, we are staying there for the marathon as well but in a villa. You want to come use our microwave? LOL
__________________
Erika Murphy
My WDW Resort stays: Grand Floridian 2012, 2003, 2001, 1994 * Polynesian 2013, 2011, 2008, 2008, 2005, 2003 * Contemporary 2014, 2008 * Bay Lake Tower 2013 *Boardwalk 2014, 2013, 2006, 2004 * Wilderness Cabin 1998 * Dixie Landings 1999 * All Star Music 2001 * Caribbean Beach Resort 2012, 2002 * Animal Kingdom Lodge 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2005 * Old Key West 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002 * Yacht Club 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2002 * Beach Club 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003 * Swan 2006, 2005, 2003 * Pop Century 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 * Art of Animation 2014 * Wilderness Lodge 2014, 2011, 2004, 2003 * Saratoga Springs 2007 * Port Orleans French Quarter 2014, 2013, 2004 * Coronado Spring 2014 *
Live from the WL CL for Christmas!!! Come join the fun: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post52762897
TigrLvsPooh is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
ZehnJahren
DIS Veteran
 
ZehnJahren's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,702

Give the Contemporary a call and see if you can get a microwave. I didn't know this was an option in some of the deluxe hotels, but we did request one and get one for a stay at YC this past September. It may be that the Contemporary does the same thing.

That being said, you can also talk to the front desk upon arrival and tell them the reason you need a microwave - I'd put money on the fact that they'd bend over backwards to get you a microwave for something like this.

And if not - if it's that important - you could order a $30 microwave from Wal Mart and have it delivered. You could just consider it a cost of the trip. I almost did this on our trip too!
ZehnJahren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
MagicKingdom4Ever
Mouseketeer
 
MagicKingdom4Ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 230

There is a microwave at Contempo Cafe- right near the seating area. That area may or may not be closed off during a 3am.
__________________
I've stayed at: Coronado Springs~Port Orleans French Quarter~Boardwalk~Contemporary~Grand Floridian~Riverside~Wilderness Lodge~Disneyland Hotel
Most Recent Trip: MNSSHP October 2014

MagicKingdom4Ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
dragitoff
DIS Veteran
 
dragitoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,126

Quote:
Originally Posted by TigrLvsPooh View Post
You only have a microwave in your room if you are staying in a villa. The regular rooms don't have them. The Contempo Cafe is probably closed I'm sure, we are staying there for the marathon as well but in a villa. You want to come use our microwave? LOL
I may have to take you up on that! It's funny because I carb load prior to longer runs and I had been eating 2 pieces of toast prior to runs, but one particular morning, I went to eat that and we had no bread in the pantry. I couldn't find anything quick that I didn't think would disagree with me and there are no public restrooms open where I do my long runs until long after I'm usually finished running. The only thing I could find quick to eat that I felt I could handle was a small thing of easy mac. I tried it and had a great run and no stomach issues.

I was recently a convert from Run/Walk to straight running and that particular day was my longest run without any walk breaks by over 3 miles! I'm not generally superstitious, but since I had a great run, I decided I'd try the same breakfast the next week and again, had a great run. I've had that same breakfast every single morning before my long runs since and the only time I missed it, I had a bad one. I'm sure it was just mental, but still. Why chance it?
dragitoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
smiths02
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,148

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragitoff View Post
I may have to take you up on that! It's funny because I carb load prior to longer runs and I had been eating 2 pieces of toast prior to runs, but one particular morning, I went to eat that and we had no bread in the pantry. I couldn't find anything quick that I didn't think would disagree with me and there are no public restrooms open where I do my long runs until long after I'm usually finished running. The only thing I could find quick to eat that I felt I could handle was a small thing of easy mac. I tried it and had a great run and no stomach issues.

I was recently a convert from Run/Walk to straight running and that particular day was my longest run without any walk breaks by over 3 miles! I'm not generally superstitious, but since I had a great run, I decided I'd try the same breakfast the next week and again, had a great run. I've had that same breakfast every single morning before my long runs since and the only time I missed it, I had a bad one. I'm sure it was just mental, but still. Why chance it?
Worse comes to worse...could you eat the EasyMac cold? You could cook it at the Cafe while it is open and then store it in your fridge until 3 am
__________________
Disneyland
1981-1999 Countless day trips as a kid (born in OC), 2007 (Portofino/Jolly Roger), 2010 (Jolly Roger)
Disneyworld
2003 (AKL), 2009 (AKL), 2011 (CBR- room), 2015 (AoA-Cars Suite)
smiths02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
TigrLvsPooh
Disney's Ultimate Fan, and our very own Travel Channel television star!!!
Anthony's Girl
Got my way
 
TigrLvsPooh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Indiana
Posts: 10,142

Good call ZehnJahren!! We got a microwave at the GF once, all I had to do was call housekeeping and they sent one right up! So definitely check into that!
__________________
Erika Murphy
My WDW Resort stays: Grand Floridian 2012, 2003, 2001, 1994 * Polynesian 2013, 2011, 2008, 2008, 2005, 2003 * Contemporary 2014, 2008 * Bay Lake Tower 2013 *Boardwalk 2014, 2013, 2006, 2004 * Wilderness Cabin 1998 * Dixie Landings 1999 * All Star Music 2001 * Caribbean Beach Resort 2012, 2002 * Animal Kingdom Lodge 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2005 * Old Key West 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002 * Yacht Club 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2002 * Beach Club 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003 * Swan 2006, 2005, 2003 * Pop Century 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 * Art of Animation 2014 * Wilderness Lodge 2014, 2011, 2004, 2003 * Saratoga Springs 2007 * Port Orleans French Quarter 2014, 2013, 2004 * Coronado Spring 2014 *
Live from the WL CL for Christmas!!! Come join the fun: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post52762897
TigrLvsPooh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 12:45 PM   #8
kkbutterfly
Mouseketeer
 
kkbutterfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 227

Hi!

Contempo Cafe SHOULD be open marathon morning for the early risers! Last year I stayed at AKL for Marathon Weekend and Mira was open.

Good luck!!!! The atmosphere marathon weekend is great!
__________________
kkbutterfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.