Opinions on the Contemporary?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by ksc37, May 4, 2005.

  1. ksc37

    ksc37 DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2003
    Hi, we're planning a mid-November trip to WDW. Our 4 1/2 year old son has expressed a strong desire to go to the "Toy Story Hotel" (aka the All-Star Movies). I, on the other hand, have been spoiled by the location of the MK resorts.

    So, to compromise, we're thinking of splitting our stay. 2 or 3 nights at the ASMo (requesting the Toy Story section, of course), followed by possibly 4 nights at the Contemporary.

    I've been to the Contemporary, but it was 20 years ago and I had the good fortune to stay in a 14th floor suite. Unfortunately, I don't think that staying in a 14th floor suite is in the budget :rolleyes:, so I wanted to get opinions:

    Tower vs. a Water View Wing room? (we have two young boys, including a two year old who needs to nap)

    How are the Grounds and Pool? (I admit that I may have been spoiled by last year's trip to the Poly)

    Are there other things to love and/or hate about this resort??

    Thanks for all opinions!
  2. DVC-Don

    DVC-Don DIS Veteran

    Dec 15, 2001
    We stayed in the tower on the MK side twice. Very nice.
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  4. webray

    webray Love the wineauxs!

    Apr 20, 2000
    We enjoy the Contemporary..but only if we are attending at MK event so that we can just walk over. Walking is definately faster than taking the monorail.

    The rooms are large. Great arcade. Pool is fine, nothing special, it has a very nice slide to enjoy. Hot tubs are always packed.

    Honestly..you could be very happy spending all your time at the all stars. Bus service is very convenient.
  5. Gagebre

    Gagebre Mouseketeer

    Jan 14, 2001
    If you stay at ASMo try to prepare your child for not getting Toy Story. We stayed there a few months ago and unfortunately my daughter was really excited about staying in that section, but it didn't happen. All they could give us was Love Bug which was actually our last choice.
  6. MLAinVA

    MLAinVA <font color=9999CC>The TF run out of tags?? That

    Jun 9, 2002
    We've stayed in the CR in the north garden wing several times and foound it to be very quiet, relaxing and comfortable. The convenience to the MK can't be beat. The rooms are huge. If you can stay there, do it.
  7. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

    May 2, 2002
    We really love CR!!! It took several trys to convince my family to stay there but when we did, they fell in love with the place. We stayed in the North Wing, ground floor, looking out on Bay Lake, right next to the playground. It was really terrific. I know the Tower is considered to be the 'only' place to stay in, but we loved our room...even with the hurricane!!
  8. BONZO

    BONZO <font color=660066>Has been known to go off topic!

    Feb 16, 2001

    We've stayed in both wings over the years and we all LOVE it.

    The rooms are HUGE and we always go for a ground floor / water view so that the kids can come and go as they please to the beach / pool area.

    Location is everything with a short stroll to MK and brilliant views of EWP and Kiss Goodnight.
  9. bethbuchall

    bethbuchall <font color=deeppink>Had to make sure she was in D

    Jul 10, 2003
    Bonzo--I love Little Britain!

    We stayed at the Contemporary last year in a tower room and loved it. I thought that the best part was the walk to/from the Magic Kingdom.


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