Ever since I was old enough to be in awe of the Walt Disney World Resort, I dreamed of staying at the Contemporary. There is just something about it that beckons to me and yet, it has always been out of my reach. The cost, of course, is the primary reason for the A-frame Tower eluding me all these years, but other factors have also kept me from experiencing the myth and the wonder of the resort.

Until now.

Rex and I have confirmed a room in the main tower of the Contemporary Resort for the grand opening of Pandora, the new theme park land at Animal Kingdom. That’s right, not only am I going to experience my first night in the famous Contemporary, but I will also be at Animal Kingdom on opening day for the amazing looking Pandora experience. Hard to get much better than that.

The funny thing is that I’m pretty sure I’m more excited about the Contemporary than I am Pandora. Now, I know, I know. At the end of the day, it’s another overpriced motel room at Disney World that isn’t near as “contemporary” as it was in 1971. But this goes way beyond the actual room itself. This is the journey, the experience, the nostalgia, and yes, the magic of waiting so long for something so special. For me, walking into that Contemporary Resort room will be difficult to top.

So, the countdown is on and I couldn’t be happier. We will keep you updated on things. Until then…

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