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WDW Construction: Contemporary Resort

While Magic Kingdom and Polynesian Resort Village were being constructed, the Tempo Bay Hotel (later named Contemporary Resort Hotel) was rising up and its rooms were being inserted with cranes.

We learn about the process of assembling the modular guest rooms here and in the following memo.

A great view of what would later open as Treasure Island (later renamed Discovery Island).


Related posts:

WDW Construction: Polynesian Village Resort
WDW Construction: Magic Kingdom
WDW Construction: Liberty Square
WDW Before Opening Day 1971
Magic Kingdom's Space Mountain Construction
EPCOT Center Construction Photos: Future World
EPCOT Construction from the Air

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Fantastic photos.

July 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKevin Villegas

Great pics! I'll never look at the Contemporary the same way again. It's awesome to see the difference between the 1st and 2nd aerial shots, with the monorail track in place, the hotel structure nearing completion, and the waterway connecting Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake going from a dry concrete form to an operating tunnel. And the picture with the trucks bring in the modular rooms, all ready to be installed, really gives you an idea about how the entire feat was accomplished.

Love that side view of the hotel structure, where you can see Cindrella's Castle being built in the background. Thanks for sharing!

July 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Mouse Monthly

Amazing how much Bay Lake Tower ruins the thoughtful design of the original Contemporary.

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMe Myself and I

Very nice. Really, the design has held up well, longer and less molested than Tomorrowland itself.

August 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterphilphoggs

Great photos. I just recently read the rumor that the Contemporary rooms were designed to slide out like dresser drawers in order to update them. Imagine that!

August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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