The Contemporary Resort is just one Monorail stop or short stroll away from the Magic Kingdom. In fact, the Monorail goes directly through the A-frame Contemporary tower, making it a very easy destination for trying out its terrific dining destinations, whether the Contemporary is your “home resort” or not.
California Grill is the crown jewel of dining at the Contemporary Resort. This Signature Restaurant features Pacific Coast cuisine, and boasts unforgettable views of the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom.
Chef Mickey’s is a Character Meal… and the gang’s all here! Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, and Goofy all join the Main Mouse — Mickey himself! — at this buffet meal where each character stops by your table in turns.
Contempo Cafe is a Counter Service option serving classic quick service options such as flatbreads, salads, and hot and cold sandwiches, alongside some standouts like a terrific Pot Roast dish for dinner. The bakery case is where you’ll find some of the best cupcakes in Disney World, and some other more creative dessert options as well.
Contemporary Grounds is the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee or quick pastry before strolling to the Magic Kingdom (Contemporary Resort is the only Resort with a footpath to the Magic Kingdom!).
Outer Rim is a lounge that offers guests views of the Monorail as it zips through the Contemporary Resort.
The Sand Bar is the Contemporary Resort’s pool bar, serving options for a poolside meal in addition to tropical cocktails, beer and wine.
The Wave… of American Flavors features a menu focused on market-inspired, sustainable eating. It’s a great place to grab breakfast before heading to the parks, offering both a la carte entrees as well as one of the best breakfast buffets on property. The Wave Lounge also makes for a chic and relaxing evening stop.
Top of the World Lounge is an exclusive bar open to Disney Vacation Club members only, located at the top of Bay Lake Towers at the Contemporary. Like the California Grill, it offers spectacular views of Magic Kingdom’s fireworks.