Contemporary Elevator Wait Times Longer Than Flight of Passage
As guests make their way through Disney’s Contemporary Resort, they’ll notice some things are similar to the way they were before the pandemic and some are clearly different.
Since the reopening, there are new guidelines in place limiting one party or four individuals per elevator. With that, lines for the elevators on the first and fourth floors have been quite long.
Attendance is Up
According to the front desk, attendance is up this week at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
When guests enter the resort they’ll now encounter new signage requesting them to use the escalators if they’d like to access the 2nd or 4th floor.
These signs are located by the entrance of the Contemporary as well as by the elevators. Management seems to be making an effort to reduce the size of the lines that have stretched out into the lobby.
In addition to the signs requesting guests to use the elevators, there have been 8×10 sheets of paper posted by the elevators on all floors.
These signs inform guests that they can access stair wells if they don’t want to wait for an elevator. Guests have claimed they’ve waited 20+ minutes to access an elevator on some floors.
As you can see from these photos, lines for the elevators on the first floor stretched out well into the lobby near the sliding glass doors.
Guests have claimed they’ve waited longer for an elevator than some of their favorite attractions.
Depending on the time of day, guests have reported 5-10 minute wait times for fan favorite attractions such as Peter Pan’s Flight in Magic Kingdom, Toy Story Midway Mania in Hollywood Studios, Flight of Passage in Animal Kingdom and Soarin’ in Epcot.
Since Disney put up these signs, guests claim the waits for the elevators at the Contemporary have definitely improved. Kudos to Disney for always making adjustments that benefit guests.