Disney's All Star Resorts
Everywhere in these Disney Value Resorts, gigantic icons celebrating the fun and excitement of movies, sports or music welcome Guests. Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort will delight the young and young at heart.
disney's all Star Resorts
The All Star resorts at Walt Disney World are ideal for those seeking low-cost accommodations but still wanting the onsite benefits that come with a Disney Resort hotel. Each of the 3 All Star Resorts are technically separate resorts but they share one parcel of land and are nearly identical in every way. Combined, there are over 5,000 guest rooms and 260 Family Suites. Each of the 3 and 4 story buildings have exterior corridors to rooms.
Disney's All Star Resorts are the smallest on property at 260 sq. ft. This translates to just enough room to sleep and shower. Standard and Preferred rooms have 2 double beds, a small number of rooms have 1 king bed. Bathrooms are tiny but sufficient for a bath or shower. Having the bathroom vanity and sink outside the bathroom makes it easier to rotate people through in the morning. Most rooms sleep 4 people plus 1 child up to age 3 in a crib.
Walls are thin at the Value Resorts so it's pretty common to hear what's happening in your neighbor's room.
Bell Services does not exist at the Disney Value Resorts, instead "luggage delivery service" is offered. Bags are delivered on a once-per-hour schedule. If you're using Disney's Magical Express airport shuttle, your luggage can easily take 5 to 6 hours to arrive. For example, if you land at 5 p.m., you might not get your bags until 10 p.m. It might be worth retrieving your own luggage at the airport and bringing it with you on the Magical Express bus.
Disney's All Star Music Resort has 260 Family Suites that can accommodate up to 4 guests plus 1 child up to age 3 in a crib. Family Suites have a master bedroom with 1 queen bed - perfect if you have a little one who takes a nap. The living room has sleeper ottoman and a pull-out sofa. Comfort-wise they are as terrible they sound - sufficient, possibly, for a night or two. The kitchen consists of a microwave and mini-fridge and limited counter space. Family suites have 2 full bathrooms so rotating getting people ready in the morning is quick and easy.
Each of the All Star hotels have well-themed pools, big enough to handle large crowds. Expect to see lots of kids as many youth groups tend to occupy the pools, especially at night. Private pool-side pizza parties are a common occurrence for these youth groups.
Each All Star resort has a food court. Depending on where your room is located, the nearest food court might actually be at a different All Star hotel. Room service is not available but pizza delivery from Disney is an option but it's going to be the worst pizza you've ever had.
Location and Transportation
Complimentary buses run to all Walt Disney World locations. The All Stars are pretty far from Magic Kingdom so if you plan to spend a lot of time there, expect a long commute. During peak times, the buses fill up quickly both at the hotels in the morning, and at the theme parks in the evening. Disney has started using articulated buses that can accommodate large crowds - it helps a little. You may consider using Uber or a rental car if you're traveling during peak times. All Star Sports has an advantage because it's the first bus stop in the complex.