The Outer Rim Lounge at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Situated in the hustle and bustle of the fourth floor's Grand Canyon Concourse, the Outer Rim Lounge offers a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy views of activity on Bay Lake below. Its location offers travelers easy access to all the dining and shopping that Disney's Contemporary Resort has to offer, all from one central location. I can see mom and dad sitting down for a drink while the kids go off to browse the gift shop, or collect their weight in penny presses just around the corner. This could be a quick stop on a monorail crawl or you may want to just relax for a few minutes before you're off and running to the next activity.

Outer Rim Lounge Entry Next to Chef Mickey'sOuter Rim Lounge Entry Next to Chef Mickey's
The bartender sheepishly informed me that the Outer Rim serves the standard Disney cocktail menu, and there wasn't a signature
Outer Rim drink that he could offer me. I'm sure that I could have muddled through with a Godiva Chocolate Martini or a Pink Bikini if I were going to imbibe. The standard Disney Drink menu may get boring, but it's full of tasty concoctions. The bites to eat included finger foods such as nachos and honey-ginger chicken wings.

Outer Rim Lounge BarOuter Rim Lounge Bar
As one of three lounges in the main building of the Contemporary Resort, this one is the most laid back and seems to have the least to offer thirsty travelers in the way of theming or atmosphere. When I stopped by the Outer Rim there wasn't a sole in sight, but I understand it can get quite crowded in the evening or when there's a big convention at the Resort.

The Outer Rim Offers Very Comfortable SeatingThe Outer Rim Offers Very Comfortable Seating
Have you visited the Outer Rim? Is it a must-do stop on your monorail crawl? Would you rather have a drink at the California Grill or The Wave? Leave me a comment below and let me know how you feel! How would you improve the Outer Rim theming?

jbarkee wrote on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 02:34:

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I love the Outer Rim lounge.
But prefer it during daylight hours for the view of Bay Lake.

Rose wrote on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 23:00:

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We usually get some food from Contempo Cafe and bring it to Outer Rim and grab a drink while we eat.

Melissa Sue wrote on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 20:02:

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I love to come here to relax mid-day when the bar is closed. It's not exactly quiet, but it feels tucked away and safe.

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