Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 14, 2013
    Heidi Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My daughter is 5 and I'm seriously considering the Contemporary for our next visit. Are the MK views worth the extra cost? Is there a specific room/floor level that is better? Or, would the Poly or GF be a better choice for views of the castle? Thank you!

    Hello Heidi,

    Sounds like you're working on a magical vacation for your little princess. Disney's Contemporary Resort is a fabulous choice for not only the amazing views of the Magic Kingdom, but the convenience of being able to walk to Magic Kingdom (about 5-10 minutes). This is especially handy at the beginning/ end of your day when you are either anxious to get to the parks or tired at the end of the day and you don't want to wait for the monorail during these crowded transportation times. Yet another great thing about this resort is the dining available, such as Chef Mickey's and the Wave. In regards to the value of the theme park views for the extra cost is something of personal taste and opinion. I think it would be totally worth it, especially if your daughter gets tired in the parks and you want to head back, get her ready for bed and then enjoy the fireworks from the privacy of your room. They even have a channel on the TV with the music to coordinate with Wishes fireworks. Then, after it is over, she'll be all ready for bed and you're not having to fight the crowds trying to exit the parks with everyone else. To me, that is priceless, but again, that is my opinion and you would obviously want to consider all aspects of your budget to see if it would be worth it to you. 

    In regards to location of the rooms at the Contemporary with the best view, I would recommend requesting a room on the 6th floor or higher. Keep in mind that requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability.

    If you would like to save a little money while still staying at a Magic Kingdom resort, you could get a standard view room at either the Grand Floridian or Polynesian and watch the fireworks from the beaches at those resorts. You would still be able to have the view of this magical show in the sky with only a short walk to your room afterwards. Granted you could also choose a theme park view at these resorts as well.

    Happy Planning,
    ~Allison L 
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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