Guests with stays booked at this deluxe hotel are having their accommodations adjusted due to a refurbishment. Get the details on where and how Disney is handling the closures. Some guests are benefitting from the process.
Refurbishments are nothing new at Disney World. The company is always trying to improve upon the guest experience. Unfortunately, to make improvements long term there are inconveniences in the short term. Construction noises, closures, and limited experiences can make for a less-than-magical experience during the process.
Contemporary Resort Refurbishments
Recently guest rooms in the main tower of the Contemporary resort underwent an Incredibles-themed refurbishment. We also have a new restaurant that has been getting great reviews from our KtP writers here and here.
Recently Heather shared updates on pool refurbishments that will be occurring at the resort. There appears to be another refurbishment happening at the Contemporary right now.
New Contemporary Resort Refurbishment
The Contemporary Resort is made up of three distinct areas. First, there is the main tower that features guest rooms, restaurants, and the Grand Canyon Concourse that famously has the monorail running through it. Second, you have the Disney Vacation Club rooms in Bay Lake Tower that features its own pool area and amenities for guests staying in the tower. Finally, there is the Garden Wing which is found adjacent to the main tower.
Currently, the Garden Wing is closed for refurbishment. Over the last week and a half some rooms have been affected, but right now the entire area is closed off to guests. This refurbishment is not on the Contemporary section of the Disney Website. On the screenshot of the pop-up below, you can see only the pool refurbishments from Heather’s post are shown. It does not include information on the Garden Wing.
Guests at the Contemporary that are looking to use the laundry services at the Garden Wing are not able to right now. Signs outside the Garden Wing are directing guests to the Bay Lake Tower Laundry facilities. We do not have any word on how long the refurbishment will take place.
How will this affect your stay?
So what does this mean for guests that had rooms booked in the Garden Wing? Disney is moving guests to the main tower or booking them at another Magic Kingdom resort. Typically, rates are cheaper in the Garden Wing than in the main tower.
In this case, this ends up being a nice upgrade for guests and a case where the refurbishment worked out in their favor. Going from the garden wing to a theme park or bay view in the main tower is a nice step up!
Have you been affected by this refurbishment at the Contemporary? Do you have an upcoming stay planned? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook!