NOW WITH LESS TAG!
- Mar 10, 2009
Disneys 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 (CR 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.
LINKS OF INTEREST:
2011 - 2013 DISBOARDS CR/BLT INFO. THREAD: CR RESORT FAN 4 LIFE
DISBOARDS CONTEMPORARY PHOTO THREAD
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 AND BAY LAKE TOWER IN THE 21st CENTURY:
courtesy of: Disney Parks Blog
POST 2 (CR): CHECK-IN/GUEST SERVICES/MAGICAL EXPRESS/CONVENTION CENTER
POST 3: FANTASIA MARKET MERCHANDISE
POST 4: ROOMS, VIEWS AND RATES
POST 5: VIEWS CONT'D/MOUSEKEEPER MAGIC/DELUXE ROOMS
POST 6: CLUB LEVEL/SUITES
POST 7: DINING/MENU LINKS
POST 8: DINING CONT'D
POST 9: TRANSPORTATION
POST 10: RECREATION
POST 11: RECREATION CONT'D/OLYMPIAD GYM
POST 12 (BLT): CHECK-IN/VILLA RATES AND DESCRIPTIONS/HOUSEKEEPING/KITCHEN SUPPLIES
POST 13: ONE BEDROOM VILLA
POST 14: ONE BEDROOM VILLA CONT'D/VIEWS
POST 15: COMMUNITY HALL/SKYBRIDGE
POST 16: BLT RECREATION
RESORT NEWS AND PHOTO LINKS:
~CR ACTIVITY CALENDAR
~BLT ACTIVITY CALENDAR
POST-REHAB TOWER TPV ROOM #4428 PHOTOS COURTESY OF GEORGI ZHUKOV HERE AND HERE
MORE POST-REHAB ROOM PHOTOS AND GARDEN WING ONE BEDROOM SUITE AND DELUXE ROOM PHOTOS
Link courtesy of: Cotillard
BEFORE/AFTER REHABBED ROOM PHOTOS
Link courtesy of: crazy4wdw
The children's water play area at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort will be closed for several weeks to complete scheduled maintenance. It will be unavailable through February 28, 2014.
Completed 7/13: Contemporary Garden Wing soft goods room rehab and common area carpet replacement.
Completed 12/8/13: Guest elevators underwent repairs.
1/6/13 - 6/28/13: 14th floor Suites and Tower Club rooms/lounge were refurbished. (The Health and Wellness Suites concept was canceled.) This included a hard and soft goods refurbishment and a renovation to the concierge/Tower Club lounge.
The Atrium Club lounge and 12th floor rooms re-opened 2/19/13 after refurbishment.
Completed March 2013: Contemporary Tower soft goods room rehab: Carpeting, bedding, headboard fabric, draperies, mattresses, fabric coverings and common area carpet replacement.
POST OR PM YOUR BLT, CR OR ANY WDW RESORT VACATION DATES AND I'LL POST THEM HERE IN THIS NIFTY LOG!
Pygmypuff07: 3/15 - 3/21 CR
snowwhite84: 3/17 - 3/23 GW
MommaBarb: 3/31 - 4/5 CR
Brian Noble: 4/5 - 4/12 BLT-Two Bedroom First BLT/CR stay
cgh: 4/26 - 5/3 BLT-One Bedroom
Gillyrose779: 4/27 - 5/4 BLT One Bedroom
shelleylmu: 5/14 - 5/20 BLT-Studio
witchesbrew: 5/24 - 5/28 CR
llouque: 5/25 - 6/1 CR-TPV
bc133: 5/25 - 6/1 BLT So excited!
goofy4prez: 6/2 - 6/9 CR-Atrium Club
Pygmypuff07: 6/5 - 6/8 CR-CL
Tinkerbellsmomma: 6/14 - 6/19 BLT Studio
Trooper8286: 6/14 - 6/16 BLT One Bedroom Our first stay at BLT!
WDWKOOK: 6/22 - 6/25 BWI and 6/25 - 7/3 WL-CL Celebrating our 27th anniversary
glvsav37: 7/14 - 7/25 BLT
SRUAlmn: 7/17 - 7/24 BLT
YCFAN: 7/18 - 7/21 Tower Club
OurBigTrip: 7/29 - 8/8 CR-TPV
syp4dis: 8/21 - 8/24 Atrium Club
Missyrose: 8/29 - 8/30 BLT Studio
poohgirl6: 8/31 - 9/7 CR
Julie521: 9/1 - 9/11 BLT Studio Last trip before getting a house and kids!
mickeymouseclubhouse: 9/8 - 9/10 BLT Studio
snausman: 9/12 - 9/21 Atrium Club
jkc0325: 9/12 - 9/15
mousekatool: 9/13 - 9/20 Our first stay at CR!
Brandigregory: 9/13 - 9/20 BLT One Bedroom This will be our first stay!
Gracie09: 9/18 - 9/25 BLT
princessap: 9/21 - 9/29 BLT
jennab: 9/21 - 9/25 BLT-Studio
jvarne1: 11/1 - 119 BLT One Bedroom
mickeyplanner: 11/22 - 11/28 BLT Studio
bohemian74: 11/23 - 11/28 BLT Two Bedroom I am ridiculously excited!
Pygmypuff07: 12/6 - 12/17 CR