I have to say that whenever we’ve done a little hotel hopping (i.e. using the Monorail, boat and bus services to snoop around other hotels and choose our next place to stay), the Contemporary doesn’t push my buttons. At all. To me, the outside looks like a block of flats, not a luxury resort. On the day we had our breakfast booked, we caught the bus from the Caribbean Beach Resort and then hopped on the monorail. The monorail coming into the Contemporary was awesome and once inside, the communal areas and shops were fantastic. I still didn’t like the look of the bare, stark concrete walkways where the rooms were. Still, we were there for food and to meet the big 5!
We sat in a lovely waiting area, watching the monorail come and go, whilst we sat comfortably looking out over some gardens and water. Once our buzzer went, we were ready for a breakfast to remember. Having a few days previously been to the Grand Floridian for the 1900 Park Fare breakfast, we found more of the same foodwise. That’s not a complaint though – there is so much to choose from, it’s all hot, delicious and tasty. You will not go hungry at these breakfasts and our little 20 month old adored the Mickey waffles, cinnamon whirls and sausages.
I liked the French toast, eggs and bacon! Yum. Anyway, the staff who were waiting here were incredibly helpful and polite, with juice and coffee being replenished constantly. You have plenty of time to fill your plate and eat in peace before the characters begin to make their way out and start to go to each table. You get the big 5 here – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and Goofy. Our little guy was beside himself with excitement and didn’t know where to look first. Needless to say, his eating stopped around about then because he was just so hyper and happy to see his favourite characters!
The whole experience was excellent fun and our little boy had the most amazing time. Once the characters have made their way around, you have time to grab another small plate or some pastries and finish up your coffee. When we were given the bill, we almost laughed at the cost. It was (unbelievably) more expensive than 1900 Park Fare and with the tip added, came in at over $100.00. Still, it was worth every single penny because you don’t pay for the eggs and toast and coffee, you pay to see that little look on your son’s face, and let’s not forget that mum & dad also love Disney and all the characters as well, so we also had the time of our life. Plus, you have to love that the characters come to your table while you sit in cool comfort, eating. Beats queuing in blazing heat for over an hour to meet them in the parks. Worth it every time.