In not too many months Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be getting quite a bit busier. The new Disney Vacation Club “Bay Lake Towers” will open and families from all around the globe will stream in to check out the new digs. So it’s a good thing they’re ramping up some additional food service for the resort.
The new Contempo Cafe features high tech quick-service dining and is located in the in the Grand Canyon Concourse at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Resort guests peruse the menu on electronic boards with color photos, then place orders at touch screens and head directly to a cashier. Seating is in a casual 147-seat dining area with red and blue accents and views of the Disney monorail passing through the famous hotel, and a 9-story mural with 18,000 hand-painted tiles by artist and Disney Legend Mary Blair.
A pager blinks when food is ready for pickup at the counter. Thin-crust pizzas, hearty deli sandwiches on ciabatta and house-made soups of the day are among selections, as well as a healthful grilled mahi sandwich with citrus-apple slaw or vegetable bake with feta cheese. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there also is a “grab ‘n go” area with drinks, salads and fresh fruit.
Prices are not on menu boards but on the touch screens, where guests can order in Spanish or English. Diners can choose a salad with dressing on the side, for instance, different kinds of cheeses for burgers, or salad or chips with sandwiches.
Contempo Cafe is open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m., serving breakfast until 11 a.m. The “grab ‘n go” is open 6 a.m.-midnight. The restaurant is part of Disney’s Contemporary Resort revitalization that includes the new Wave restaurant on the first floor and a new game arcade and refurbishment of the Outer Rim lounge on the fourth floor concourse.