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Disney's Contemporary Resort


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Disney's Contemporary Resort
Aerial view of Disney's Contemporary Resort.
© The Walt Disney Company
Disney's Contemporary Resort was well ahead of its time architecturally — a modernistic marvel. Its familiar A-frame design that rises 14-stories above Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon was one of Disney World's first resort hotels, opening in 1971.

Its construction was as unique as its design. While the hotel's steel skelton was being constructed at the site, individual rooms were being built and finished on an "assembly line." Once finished, the nine-ton guestrooms were trucked to the site, lifted by crane and slid into the steel structure.

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