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Another one of Walt Disney World’s most famous hotels is getting a big refurbishment. Find out about “The Incredibles” themed rooms coming to Disney’s Contemporary Resort for the 50th Anniversary.
In this post, we are going to break down everything we know so far about the new Incredibles-themed rooms and everything involved with the Contemporary Resort refurbishment project.
(UPDATE) Disney has just released the first photos of the new Incredibles-themed rooms, and they look amazing! Scroll down to the News section for all the details.
This is a timely update, since a fresh new look is greatly needed for one of Walt Disney World’s oldest hotels, having opened in 1971. This will help make the Contemporary Resort a bit more modern while integrating Disney characters into the theming, something Disney has been trying to do more across property.
Rumors of “The Incredibles” themed rooms have been going around for many months, and permits for the construction were submitted in January. The first confirmation that the refurbishment is actually in progress was released a few months back.
On The Walt Disney World Website it was recently added: “Starting in April 2021, Disney’s Contemporary Resort will begin a refurbishment to reimagine Guest rooms. While some Main Tower rooms will be unavailable during the refurbishment, most resort areas and amenities will still be available for Guests to enjoy.”
Since then Disney has confirmed that all nine floors of guest rooms in the tower are being completely refurbished, and the new “The Incredibles” rooms will be debuting this fall.
(NEWS) Disney Reveals First Look at The Incredibles Themed Rooms
Disney has finally confirmed they are re-doing the Contemporary Resort to include rooms themed after the popular franchise The Incredibles, and has started releasing some of the details about them and they look “incredible!” Let’s take a look…
All the rooms will blend a sleek Monorail motif with your favorite characters from Pixar Animation Studios’ Incredibles films such as: Jack-Jack, Edna Mode, Frozone, and the rest of The Incredibles family.
There will be new custom artwork in each of the rooms and in the guest hallways.
Even the pillows are themed to Frozone and Edna Mode:
How cool are theses closets??
We really like the new bathrooms. Much brighter and more modern-looking than before.
Even the inside of the drawers have The Incredibles touch:
From what we can see so far, this is a big upgrade to the old Contemporary Resort rooms and they look much more modern and futuristic. We think they did a nice job including Disney characters into the decor, while being done in a tasteful and fun way.
The transformation of these rooms is beginning with the tower guest rooms and once they are complete, work will begin on the Garden Wing out near Bay Lake.
On a recent trip to the Contemporary Resort, we could see that construction is already visible in some of the rooms in the main tower, and theming elements from The Incredibles films are visible on the curtains even from the outside.
A couple of years ago, Disney did a test at the Contemporary Resort and actually built an Incredibles-themed room. It included new floor and wall treatments, light ash wood room doors and “The Incredibles” themed artwork. This was even visible in the hallway outside the door of the room.
In the end, that test room was taken down, but it could provide insight into what Disney has in mind moving forward for the current rooms. Obviously this was not a test and it was only a preview of the work currently going on.
Even though the work was supposed to start in April, the refurbishment began about a month earlier. The construction is supposed to be finished by September, right in time for the Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. Right now the official opening is “Fall 2021” but we don’t have an exact date at this time.
These are not the only new character-themed rooms coming to Walt Disney World. Moana-themed rooms are a big part of the refurbishment happening at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, as well as a new porte cochere, work on the Great Ceremonial House, monorail station, and more.
Disney has also mentioned other improvements as part of the Contemporary Resort refurbishment and is not going to be limited to only The Incredibles rooms.
A re-theming of The Wave restaurant at the Contemporary Resort has also been confirmed to “make way for a reimagined dining experience in time for the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration.”
Rumors are that The Wave will also be transformed into The Incredibles theme, but nothing official has been announced about that at this time.
In the lobby, there will be a collection of modern art pieces as well as historical, behind-the-scenes photographs of Disney’s Contemporary Resort during its development and construction back in 1971 and before.
Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated once more changes are announced. In the meantime, check out our Disney World Refurbishments List to see any other hotels or attractions that might be closed during your next trip.
I want to know what you think about themed rooms from “The Incredibles” coming to Disney’s Contemporary Resort…
- Are you looking forward to these new rooms?
- What details would you like to see?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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