Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary Resort’

Contemporary’s Arcade on the move!

by on April 24, 2007

In a bit of news we’ve been waiting to hear about for weeks, the Food and Fun Center Arcade at the Contamporary will begin moving it’s games upstairs to the rennovated location on the 4th Floor Concourse as of today. The current arcade will continue to operate through Friday (4/27/07) as various games are removed and transported. Saturday and Sunday the new location on the 4th floor will be operating in a “soft opening” format during the day, and then finally on Monday (4/30/07) the new arcade is scheduled to Grand Open on the 4th floor concourse at 9am.

The rumored name of the new location will be Contemporary Games. How the “Food” part of the Food and Fun Center will operate going forward is unknown – though the lobby level arcade is ceasing operation.

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Contemporary North being Demolished

by on February 11, 2007

Confirming the what the permits filed we reported previously stated, the North Garden Wing of the Contemporary Resort is now being demolished.

The buildings closest to Bay Lake is being demolished first, with the areas near the Magic Kingdom and the monorail beam still being stripped prior to demolition.

The site will be the future home of the yet-to-be-announced Disney Vacation Club resort at the Contemporary.


Prime viewing of the demolition is from the Contemporary’s marina on Bay Lake.



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Raze the Racquet

by on January 29, 2007

Disney’s Racquet Club at the Contemporary Resort now ceases to exist entirely. The complex located just north of the North Garden Wing of the resort has been demolished and removed from the face of the earth. The facility once provided professional tennis lessons to Disney guests and had superb court facilities.

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Contemporary Games concept art

by on January 13, 2007

The Fantasia gift shop on the 4th floor concourse of the Contemporary Resort has closed and been surroudned with construction walls. Hanging on those walls is concept art depicting the shop’s replacement: Contemporary Games.

Contemporary Games will house the arcade for the resort, replacing the Food and Fun Center, allowing for futher expansion to later develope in that space on the ground level.

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Fantasia gift shop at Contemporary to Close

by on January 6, 2007

The Fantasia gift shop, offering childrens gifts and plush toys will be closing in order to be converted into a 4th Floor arcade for the Contemporary Resort. Official paperwork for this construction was signed on December 28th, 2006.

This is one of many coming changes to the 4th Floor Concourse at the Contemporary Resort. Earlier, when the Pin Station shop which previously existed on the Concourse was being demolished, the refurbishment walls contained images of the finished 4th Floor Concourse conceptual artwork – rather, how it will appear when all construction phases are complete. These are the photos we took of those images at that time:

The Sundries shop located adjacent to the Fantasia gift shop is mentioned in the paperwork to only be involved minimally in the current phase of construction.

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Contemporary Demolition Permit Filed

by on November 24, 2006

Since the walls have gone up around the North Garden Wing at the Contemporary Resort there has been some debate as to wether or not the work was for refurbishment akin to the South Garden Wing or demolition to allow for the building of a DVC resort.

Disney filed papers for demolition.

They can be found at THIS LINK.

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Contemporary Construction (DVC?) Update

by on November 12, 2006

Construction has begun on the North Garden Wing of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Though Disney has not stated that the project is for a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) offering, the STOLport staging site mentioned in a permit filed (see previous updates) which specificly refered to a DVC at Contemporary looks to be under construction as well. At that site, they have cleared land exactly as the permit detailed for trailers and parking lot to (presumably) stage the larger construction at the Contemporary itself. Aside from this hush-hush work, we have the work at the Contamporary itself:

Unlike the previous rennovation of the South Garden Wing, the parking lot of the North Garden Wing has been cleared of divisions and planters, suggesting the building may expand into the parking lot as the original large tower plans for the DVC suggested.

Those familiar with the work being done currently on the building say they are removing all abestos and furnishing still.

Around the rest of the Contemporary other changes are occuring. The 4th floor Concourse remains incomplete, but a small set of shelves has been set up as a temporary shop to fill the large expanse where the Pin Shop once resided. Any clutter near the Mary Blair mural has been removed and the area feels very open on the north end now. They are also repainting the frames of the south atrium windows.

And finally, new CM costumes are starting to roll out for the resort. Housekeeping (pictured below) wear beige/tan shirts with brown pants which match the buildings new painted and wood panel color scheme. Front desk and concierge are expected to soon get a pin stripe suit in a similiar dark brown with baby blue and salmon colored shirts differentiating between concierge and front desk. Currently only housekeeping is wearing the new costumes.

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Contemporary DVC building permits filed

by on November 2, 2006

The Walt Disney Company filed permits with the local Florida water management system (they are signed 9/5/06) for the staging area of the Contemporary DVC resort.

The permits detail how water run-off and the construction setup for the STOLport staging area (previously a small airstrip to the south of the current Contemporary Resort and next to the Ticket and Transportation Center).

The PDF document can be found at THIS LINK.

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Desktop computers in Contemporary Tower

by on October 19, 2006

Desktop computers have been reportedly installed in rooms on the 11th floor of the Contemporary tower. They currently allow access to the internet, concierge services, and other hotel related features free of charge.

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Contemporary North Wing Construction

by on October 5, 2006

We’ve gotten word that a construction wall/fence has begun installation around the North Garden Wing at the Contemporary Resort. This would be in line with rumor of the DVC resort construction and the closure of the North Garden Wing had heard previously and an October closure date. There has been no official response from Disney however.

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