The Contemporary Resort. It’s a wonderful place. The monorail running through the middle. Chef Mickey’s. Bay Lake Towers. The view of the Magic Kingdom. The Contemporary is a really special place and it’s just a short, easy walk to the Magic Kingdom.
Yeah, a short, easy walk to the Magic Kingdom. That’s what all the literature says. I just reviewed some of the things I’ve written …
- a 5 minute walk
- you can comfortably walk
- walk in just a couple of minutes
- just a short walk
Lucy you got some ‘splainin’ to do.
On day 2 of the Palooza, we took that “short walk” from the Contemporary to the Magic Kingdom. We had just checked in to the Bay Lake Towers (the check-in desk is at the Contemporary) and headed for the Magic Kingdom. Mrs. Mom wanted to take the monorail but no, not Dad. “It’s just a short walk to the Magic Kingdom.” That’s what I said. Besides, the resort monorail has to go all the way around stop at the TTC, the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian before we’d get to the Magic Kingdom and we’re already 2 hours late.
So we walked. “A short, easy 5 minute walk.”
When someone says “you can always just walk, it’s not that far” when you are at Disney World remind them … On an average day you walk over 5 miles at Disney World. There is no such thing as a short walk at WDW. The “short” walk from the front of EPCOT to the back of EPCOT is over a mile.
That short, easy walk turned in to a long, hot, torturous, hot, sweaty, hot walk. It took about 15 minutes but it seemed like 15 hours. It was about 1,000 degrees outside (only about 80, but the humidity was 80 too) and it was really hot.
Unless you are young, energetic and can walk 100 miles per day I wouldn’t recommend the walk from the Contemporary to the Magic Kingdom. If you have any physical ailments don’t try it.