Hey QuietMBR, sorry I haven’t been on in a couple of days.
I thought the renovated rooms were unbelievable! They were really classy; cool flat screen TVs on the wall, great lighting, including two mini-recessed lights with their own dimmers over each bed (great for reading lights).
The closet doors with frosted glass looked great, and the sliding door into the bathroom was really cool (but not too easy to babyproof!).
The sinks were new, stylish Kohlers. They’re basically big, shallow squares instead of the typical bowl designs. Be careful, though, the water didn’t always drain out and there was usually a small puddle in the basin all the time.
I was also surprised at how good the noise suppression is in the Contemporary. We were in the Tower, and we couldn’t hear a thing from out in the hallway. When we opened the door, the noise from the Concourse was quite loud. So they did a great job with that.
I think you’ll love it.
The one thing I remember about my only childhood trip there (about 30 years ago!) was how cool it seemed that the monorail went RIGHT THROUGH THE HOTEL. Of course, we couldn’t afford to stay anywhere on Disney property then. (probably why I’ve gone so much as an adult!).
It would definitely be my first choice again, especially with children. However, I’m getting quotes for the GF main building concierge level at less than half the price of a one-bedroom suite (which is all that currently available for next year) at the Contemporary!