Contemporary Resort Pool
  • On Jul 12, 2023
    Holly from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have reservations for the contemporary resort, garden view. When checking in the only option for making a request was for close to the lobby. Can I request a balcony room, or even upgrade to park view room?

    Hi there, Holly,

    Thanks for bringing your question to us here at planDisney! When it comes to making magical wishes come true at Walt Disney World Resort, we love guiding other Guests so, like Peter Pan says, “Second star to the right, and straight on ‘til morning!”

    You are going to love Disney’s Contemporary Resort! It’s one of my family’s favorite Disney Resorts Collect hotels. I love how easy it is to hop on the Resort Monorail or to walk to Magic Kingdom Park. And I suggest you make reservations at Steakhouse 71 during your stay. If you are looking for a slow-paced start to your day, the Floridian Eggs Benedict is my favorite breakfast dish!

    Holly, I think that you must have a Garden Wing room reserved. This is the wing of rooms that are adjacent to the Main Tower and have either a Resort or Water View. These rooms do not have balconies and only the rooms on the first floor have outdoor patios. Currently, the only room request you can make via Online Check-in Service for those particular rooms is to request a room close to the lobby, which means you will have a quicker walk to the Main Tower’s lobby area.

    If you would like to make other requests, I suggest that you contact a Cast Member in Disney Resort Hotel Reservations at least ten days prior to your arrival. The Cast Member will make a note in your reservation about your request but know that these requests are not guaranteed. You can also go directly to the Front Desk upon your arrival and speak with a Cast Member. Sometimes they are able to sprinkle a little pixie dust!

    Holly, the way to guarantee an upgrade of your room view or room category is to upgrade your current reservation. You can do that online by navigating to My Plans under the My Disney Experience and then selecting Change Reservation. You can also call a Cast Member to check available options. It is worth a try; you never know what buried treasure might turn up!

    I hope this information is helpful to you, Holly. Please let us know if you have other questions. In the meantime, remember Peter Pan’s advice, “Think of the happiest things, it’s the same as having wings!”

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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