WARNING: Contemporary Noise Levels

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On August 14th, 2008, researchers for the Guide were at the Contemporary Resort. The construction noise level in main tower was so high that people standing next to each other could not hear each other speak. This was sustained for an extended period and the researchers recorded some of the noise. It is the result of the construction work on the new quick-service restaurant on the 4th floor. This noise has nothing to do with the tower being built next door – that has never caused concern of noise levels.

The researchers questioned resort staff for an end date or work-times for the project and were told there weren’t answers available. There are guests currently staying in the Tower rooms of the resort which are subject to this intense disruption of their stays.

The video records the audio, though it is garbled at times due to the recording device maxing-out from the intensity. The noise settles momentarily around 45-50 seconds in the video and shows that this is not a result of faulty recording equipment. It is that loud inside the main tower of the Contemporary Resort.

Since construction will continue for possibly several months on the interior of the resort and Disney will not give details of end dates or work periods, we suggest reconsidering any reservation at the Contemporary Resort in the coming months to ensure enjoyment of your resort stay.

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Posted on August 15, 2008

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