Giant Tarps Cover Rooms at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Credit: Disney (left) Alice Clark Payne Instagram (right)

At Disney World, there is a reason that attractions, theme parks, and Disney Resorts always feel so immersive and stunning — and that is due to upkeep and updates.

Walt Disney himself said that Disneyland would never be complete, as it would constantly grow as time went on. Well, that thought proves true for every Disney Park, as every theme park is constantly evolving to incorporate new technology, attractions, as well as new IPs that Guests know and love from Disney films.

We recently saw what the new Moana-themed rooms would look like at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Now, we can see how the progress is looking like over at Disney’s Contemporary Resorts’ new room construction. 

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Disney’s Contemporary Resort announced that the rooms at the hotel would be receiving a refurbishment. Although some rooms are available in the main building to watch the monorail zip by each day, most rooms are under construction. 

Starting in April 2021, Disney’s Contemporary Resort will begin a refurbishment to reimagine Guest rooms. While some Main Tower rooms will be unavailable during the refurbishment, most resort areas and amenities will still be available for Guests to enjoy.

Considering the majority of amenities at the resort are remaining open during the construction, Disney had to find a way to renovate the center of the resort without interfering with the Guests experience too much. It seems that they chose to do this by tarping up each side of the hotel where the room hallways would typically be visible.

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Disney Instagrammer Alice Clark Payne (@aliceclarkpayne) shared a few photos inside of Disney’s Contemporary Resort on her story while traveling on the monorail to Magic Kingdom. As we can see below, each room is now completely covered by a beige tarp.

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Credit: @aliceclarkpayne Instagram
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Credit: @aliceclarkpayne Instagram

Considering Chef Mickey’s is directly below the construction in the open concept resort, covering up the construction from Guests seems like the perfect way to allow those who are passing through the Contemporary lobby to still focus on its beauty and history, opposed to watching construction take place.

At the moment, we have not yet seen what the new Contemporary rooms will look like; however, many fans are speculating that Pixar’s The Incredibles IP decor will be added to these rooms, as we saw with the previously mentioned Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Moana.

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For now, we will have to wait and see what Disney World announces when it comes to the resort’s refurbishment.

Do you think adding tarps was a good move for Disney, or do you find the cover-up just as distracting as construction? 

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