The Gulf Coast Room at the Contemporary Resort
I’ve been obsessed with the Gulf Coast Room and the Pueblo Room at the Contemporary Resort Hotel for a long time. Specifically since very little information about them exists in most literature. The Gulf Coast Room was a temporary dining location that ended up lasting for more than 20 years. In the 1970s, the Magic Kingdom would close around 6:00 p.m., leaving thousands of resort guests looking for evening entertainment. They often found a lack of upscale dining and the Grand Republic Ballroom of the Contemporary was set-up to handle the fluctuating needs for dining. It was split into three different rooms with the Gulf Coast Room serving as the restaurant.
The Gulf Coast Room. For an evening of grand and elegant dining, come to The Gulf Coast Room. Choose from Steak Dianne, frog legs and scallops, Beef Wellington, rack of lamb or the special Chef’s selection. Most dishes are prepared French style right at your table with unsurpassed flair and deftness. Enjoy each mouthfull. A strolling violinist will play your request; the soft candlelight makes it perfect.
The Gulf Coast Room, 2nd floor Contemporary Resort Hotel. Open for dinner 6:30-10:00 p.m., prices range from $7.50-$10.50. Gentlemen are asked to wear coats and reservations are suggested. -WDWNews December 1977
On a side note, the prices listed would be $31.30 to $43.81 in 2014 dollars.
Did you ever get the chance to experience The Gulf Coast Room at the Contemporary? Or any of the other amazing dining options from the 1970s?