WELCOME TO DISNEY'S CONTEMPORARY RESORT AND BAY LAKE TOWER CHAPTER LINKS POST 2 (CR): NEWS/MONTHLY ACTIVITY CALENDAR/LOG-O-RAIL POST 3: GUEST SERVICES: LAUNDRY/RESORT AIRLINE CHECK-IN/PARKING/SHIPPING/CONVENTION CENTER POST 4: SHOPPING POST 5: ROOMS/RATES POST 6: TOWER/GARDEN WING VIEWS POST 7: CLUB LEVEL: ATRIUM AND TOWER CLUBS POST 8: DINING/MENU LINKS POST 9: DINING CONT'D POST 10: TRANSPORTATION: MONORAIL/BUS/BOAT//DME/WALKING POST 11: RECREATION POST 12: RECREATION CONT'D/OLYMPIAD GYM POST 13: CHRISTMASTIME AT CR POST 14: (BLT) CHECK-IN/VILLA RATES AND DESCRIPTIONS/HOUSEKEEPING/KITCHEN SUPPLIES POST 15: ONE BEDROOM VILLA INTERIOR POST 16: ONE BEDROOM LAKE VIEWS POST 17: COMMUNITY HALL/SKYBRIDGE POST 18: BLT RECREATION LINKS OF INTEREST WDWKOOK'S 2013 - 2014 CR/BLT THREAD 2011 - 2013 CR/BLT THREAD DISBOARDS CONTEMPORARY PHOTO THREAD 2015 CR/MONORAIL VIDEOS: kevin_cambs_uk CONTEMPORARYRESORT.net PHOTOS CHUCK MIRARCHI'S DIS BLOG: CR HISTORY/PHOTOS HISTORY AND PHOTOS: Widen Your World BOB HOPE introducing the Contemporary Resort in 1971 MORE HISTORY/PHOTOS: Yesterland JACK SPENCE'S TWO-PART CR BLOG CR INTERIOR/EXTERIOR WALK-THROUGH VIDEO Disney's Contemporary Resort opened October 1, 1971. In its planning stages, the resort was originally called Tempo Bay Resort. The Contemporary Resort guest rooms were assembled at an off-site plant at the rate of about 15 rooms a day. Construction was overseen by the United States Steel Corporation (CONSTRUCTION VIDEO). The rooms were filled with furniture and then inserted into the sides of the 14-story building. In the original concept for Disney's Contemporary Resort, guests would be able to walk to the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland. Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog THE NORTH GARDEN WING WAS DEMOLISHED IN 2007 TO MAKE WAY FOR BAY LAKE TOWER.