Disney’s Contemporary Resort — a Deluxe Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida — was one of the original hotels when the theme park property opened on October 1, 1971.
This is the only Disney World hotel that the Resort Monorail actually passes through (you can see it inside the resort above!), which is a delightful treat for both Guests at the Resort and passengers on the popular transportation system.
The official website for Disney’s Contemporary Resort describes it as:
Retreat to this ultra-modern Disney Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, spectacular views and dazzling pools. Whether you’re staying in the iconic A-frame Contemporary tower or the nearby Garden Wing, you can walk to Magic Kingdom main gate or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the tower. Inside, a 90-foot-tall mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair—responsible for the distinct look and feel of the “it’s a small world” attraction—celebrates the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest.
Although the hotel was certainly the epitome of modernity when it opened in the early 1970s — and even after more recent refurbishments — Disney has opted to do even more updates and will be performing room refurbishments beginning this spring.
Above, you can see an example of what the rooms at Disney’s Contemporary Resort currently look like. According to a Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member via the official Disney World chat, “At this time Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be refurbishing their guest rooms starting in April.”
Further details, including start and end dates for the renovation, are not available at this time, but the ITM team will continue to provide updates as they are released.
Additionally, the Bay Cove Pool at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is already under construction. Per Disney’s official notice:
The Bay Cove Pool water play area at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is scheduled for refurbishment and will be temporarily unavailable from January 6, 2021 through early February 2021. During this time, Guests may enjoy the pool at Bay Lake Tower, as well as the feature pool, leisure pool and interactive water feature at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.