Many thanks to Brenda for keeping you company today while my family and I are on vacation at Walt Disney World…. 🙂
During our trip to Walt Disney World in November 2009, we made a decision that we would splurge on our November 2010 trip and booked a Theme-park View Room at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. My youngest child is a senior in high school this year and we really don’t know how long we will be able to continue having all of our family together every year during this time, so we decided to stay in a room we certainly could not afford to stay in every year and go all out.
We generally like the Contemporary Resort and we always spend some time walking around the resort when we dine at Chef Mickey’s. I must say there were many things we really enjoyed about our stay in the theme-park view room at the Contemporary. I am really glad we splurged just this once. Here are the top ten things we enjoyed most:
1. The view: waking up to the view of Cinderella’s castle each morning and having coffee out on the balcony some nights to watch the fireworks was by far number 1.
2. The monorail: being able to go down the elevator and hop on the monorail was so convenient.
3. The room-size: we had a room with two queen beds and a sofa bed. This provided ample room and was very comfortable for us.
4. The bathroom: we enjoyed having a private area with the toilet that was separated by a sliding door from the sinks and shower. This design was much more efficient for a family of 5.
5. The convenience: having everything from restaurants to shopping located inside the building was great. We didn’t even have to leave the building to get coffee.
6. The beach: we enjoyed vegging out by the beach. We live by the beach so for us this is relaxation time.
7. The boat ride to Fort Wilderness: we took the boat from the Contemporary to the Fort Wilderness Campground for the Hoop Dee Doo Revue. That was a very enjoyable ride.
8. The staff: all the staff at the front desk, as well as other areas of the resort, were very accommodating.
9. Activities: there are many free activities offered at the resort, such as games by the pool and movies under the stars.
10. Fitness Center: I must admit that I do not work out at Disney, other than walking several miles a day at the parks, but my eldest son works out every day no matter where he is. Each morning he was down at the fitness center and he was very impressed with the facilities.
As I said, I am really glad we splurged just this one time. We have decided that we will stick to our more economical room choices in the future, but it was nice to stay in this wonderful location this year. I hope everyone will be able to stay in one of these rooms at least once. It truly is quite an experience.
Brenda is a native Texan born and raised on the Gulf Coast. She visited Disney World twice as a teenager and always dreamed of growing her family Disney. She took her first-timer husband and their three children to Disney World in 2000 and they now spend every Thanksgiving there. Brenda writes with a comedic twist on various Disney topics. She will be sharing tips she has learned during her travels and also hopes to enlighten people on little-known freebies that Disney has to offer. She wishes she could have met Walt Disney and considers herself to be a student of Walt. In parallel to his dream it is her wish that everyone would take at least one trip to Disney World in order to share in its magic with their families.