The Contemporary was looking extra beautiful last night. BUT! it didn't have it's Christmas tree up yet! Join us as we hop around the Magic Kingdom resorts in search for a tree. The video is linked in our bio!
When Walt Disney World opened in 1971, it opened with just three resort hotels: Polynesian Village (whose newish bungalows you see here), the Contemporary Resort and Fort Wilderness. This view of the DVC bungalows shows the Grand Floridian in the background, but originally that site was set aside for an Asian-themed resort inspired by Thailand. Part of why this hotel was never built was that construction of the Contemporary resort hotel was running into delays because of disagreements between Disney and US Steel, the construction company brought in to own the design, construction and operation of the hotel. Ultimately, Disney ended up buying out US Steel’s interest in the project and took on the remaining construction costs, and there was wasn’t any more time or money to move forward with the Asian resort. When Michael Eisner took over as CEO in 1894, he pushed for the realization of the Grand Floridian, which had been in the works for a while, inspired by the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, The Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire, The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan, and other grand seaside hotels and Victorian houses. Both the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian are, of course, situated on Seven Seas Lagoon, looking toward the Magic Kingdom. // #disneyhistory#disneyvacationclub#polynesianvillageresort#grandfloridian#sevenseaslagoon#DVCMembers
It's day four! What's your fave Disney resort style?! While Port Orleans Riverside has become our favorite "home" so far, we love when we can visit the Polynesian (and maybe sneak in a luau or dole whip😍). Don't forget to tag your pic with #outpost71 to be entered for today's prize and for the grand prize!