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Contemporary Resort Tower Photo Room Tour

Our friend MrHub just got back from a fantastic vacation at Walt Disney World, where he stayed in the beautiful Tower Room #4432, with a Magic Kingdom view. Lucky for us, he said that we could share a little bit of his vacation with you in the form of a photo tour of this great guest room. It's a fantastic peek into the layout and decor that's currently gracing the guest rooms of Disney's Contemporary Resort.

Contemporary Grounds Chocolate Chunk Cookie

In a happy twist of fate I found myself relaxing in the lobby of Disney's Contemporary Resort last month. Never one to pass up the offer of a cup of coffee, my traveling companion and I headed to the Contemporary Grounds for a snack and a cup o' joe.

Limited Reservations Being Accepted for the Reimagined California Grill

Disney dining fans are eagerly awaiting news of the reopening date for Chef de Cuisine Brian Piasecki's popular California Grill. There's still no news on when that will be other than in "late summer" but Disney Food Blog is reporting that limited Advanced Dining reservations are now being taken for the reimagined eatery.

Summer/Fall Resort Construction

There's a lot going on at Disney's Contemporary Resort right now with several major construction project expected to last well into summer. As with all things Disney, project timelines are subject to change without notice, please call the resort directly for confirmation.

Mobile Lobby Experience at Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney has recently implemented a new program called the ‘Mobile Lobby Experience’ at it’s Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Cast Members armed with iPads now greet arriving guests either curbside, or as they enter the hotel lobby. These first line contact Cast Members take the guests name and to begin the check-in process by looking up reservations and seeing if the room is ready.

My Disney Experience

My Disney Experience is the heartbeat of the lastest incarnation of the Walt Disney World Website. It, along with its companion App, are the main systems to guest control of the upcoming MyMagic+. With My Disney Experience, resort guests will have access to more up to the minute information and more control over each moment of their vacation.

**UPDATED** Disney's Contemporary Resort's 2013 Winter/Spring Refurbishments

We've talked previously about the upcoming changed to the California Grill in 2013. Here's a peek at the rest of Disney's Contemporary Resort's 2013 Winter/Spring Refurbishment schedule. Arriving for your vacation to discover that your favorite areas are under refurbishment can put a damper on a vacation

2014 DVC Point Charts Released for Bay Lake Tower Villas

With the New Year being just a few days away, DVC Members with Bay Lake Tower as their "Home" resort are only a month away from the 11 month booking window for January 2014 vacations. It's time to pull up the chart and start looking ahead to see just how you'll be spending your points for a 2014 DVC Vacation!

Making Your Guest Room Merry and Bright

Decking the Halls for a Disney Holiday can help keep your vacation Merry and Bright by bring the warmth of your holiday home to the hotel room. Though if you're not feeling the joy of packing a Christmas Tree in your suitcase, the Disney Florist is there to help. Numerous other holiday delights can be set up for your resort arrival by the holiday elves working for Disney's Enchanted Florist.

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays Makes Planning a Disney Christmas Easy

Disney is decked out in all of it's holiday glory, and throngs of tourists are headed to the most magical place on earth to enjoy a fantastic Walt Disney World Holiday. With so much fun going on it's important that you get ready and have a good guide that covers every aspect of the holiday happenings. For the first time every you can find it all in one place, with the debut of the "DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012." Are you headed to Walt Disney World for the Holidays? Then don't leave home without downloading a copy of your own.

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