I went today to meet family at Animal Kingdom, and stopped at the Contemporary on the way. I'd been told by a cast member that the new store would be opening (it did). I was told by a manager that they hoped to have the large section of the lobby finished by tomorrow (it wasn't). 🙂
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Contemporary Construction outside from the boat (and back of CR):
I was told by a CM last week that the shop was now expected to open on – well, today. And it did. I think it's a cute store, but in the wrong place (I love the mural, and the large window – both now blocked by the shop). Also, there wasn't any really original merchandise. Currently, the store is in soft opening. It is missing the doors, and whatever will fill the ears (glass?) The Grand Opening should be in about a month.