A bunch of us travel agents from Mickey’s Dream Vacations headed to Walt Disney World for some training and fun a couple of weeks ago.
My hubby was able to tag along with me and we decided to stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort. What’s not to love about being on the monorail and a 5 min walk to Magic Kingdom? But we didn’t just stay at The Contemporary…we stayed Concierge Atrium Level. Upon checking in we were escorted to the elevator by the cast member who showed us how to use our magic bands to access level 12. We arrived at about 1:00 in the morning but there was water/soda/juice available and fresh fruit for the taking. This was a welcome sight after a long flight.
Our room was stunning and had some truffles along with a personalized note welcoming us. Each day we were presented with a new itinerary and suggestions for our stay. We had high quality H2O toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion. They also offered mouth wash and a nice sized container of sun screen and soothing burn gel. And there were robes and slippers in the closet for our use. I’ve never loved a resort robe as much as I loved this one.
We spent quite a bit of time at the the Atrium lounge. It was roomy with a full patio overlooking Magic Kingdom. Movies or cartoons played frequently on the TV, a smaller table & TV in the corner for littles. The coffee started at 6:30 and at 7am there were breakfast items. Oatmeal, cereal, makings for bagels & lox, sliced meats & cheeses, hard boiled eggs, fruit, danishes & pastries. Coffee & tea along with a great Nespresso machine and the refrigerator was stocked with drinks that you could grab and carry with you to the parks.
At 11:30 they offered mid-day snacks including veggies, chips, goldfish crackers, candies. From 5-7 there was a wonderful sampling of bite sized entrees. The chef came out and interacted with the guests, explaining her offerings. Her dishes were beautiful and tasty and it was fun to talk to her...what pride she had in her work! We enjoyed a deconstructed beet salad with goat cheese, a salmon & caramelized brussel sprouts dish, braised short ribs, etc along with kid friendly items like chicken nuggets and PB&J. Red and white wines, beer, & cider were offered during the dinner hour. And to top it all off from 8-10 there were a selection of decadent desserts. Macaroons, mousses, cookies, cakes and cordials were offered. All that and you could watch the fireworks (along with music) from the comfort of the lounge. Why fight crowds when you can enjoy a dessert and a drink while watching them and then head directly to your room?!
The concierge cast members were always friendly and there to offer a kind greeting or offer of help. They were able to quickly fix a magic band issue I had. Whether you’re enjoying the parks all day or hanging out at the resorts much of the time, noting beats the service and quality of staying Concierge.
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