Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Magical Blogorail: All Star Music Resort


Welcome to those of you joining me from Capturing Magical Memories and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.



The All Star Music Resort is one of my second favorite Value Resorts at Walt Disney World.  All Star Sports is my favorite, just for the theme, but I love the Broadway building at the Music Resort!  If I didn't live in Alabama it would be a very tight race between the Orlando area and New York City!  Broadway show tunes is one of my favorite genres of music.  The other genres represented at All Star Music are calypso, country, jazz and rock n' roll.  All of the buildings have larger than life musical instruments and paraphernalia that make for great photo ops!  

The All Star Music is the only resort in the "All Star" family to have family suites that will sleep up to 6 guests.  The other rooms are your traditional "hotel room" with 2 double beds, a table with 2 chairs, and a dresser with TV and mini fridge.  The rooms all open to the outside with a standard or preferred view.   You can view the floor plans below, thanks to Dave at Your First Visit


When arriving at All Star Music, you will check in at the lobby located in Melody Hall.  Along with check in and the lobby, you will find the Intermission Food Court which features American cuisine, Maestro's Mickey Gift Shop and Note'ables Arcade.  On the grounds you will find 2 swimming pools: the guitar shaped Calypso Pool and the Grand Piano shaped pool.  The Calypso pool is the main pool that features a water fountain with the Three Caballeros: Donald, Panchito and Jose.  Along with the pools, children can enjoy the resort play ground or the Note'ables Arcade.

If you stay at the All Star Music Resort, you will need to use the Disney Bus Transportation to get you to the other areas of the Walt Disney World Resort.  Your only other options are a taxi (which can be very expensive!) or a car (rental or personal).  Once you arrive at a park, you can then use different transportation to get from park to park (monorail, bus, boat or walking paths).


While the rooms are smaller at the All Star Resorts and the bus is your main transportation, you can't beat the price!  According to the WDW web site, you can get a room for as low as $89 a night- and I've seen it even cheaper in the past!  The Family Suites will run you more (about $190), but they are larger and have "cooking" options with a microwave, sink and fridge.    For our family, we spend all of our time in the parks, at Downtown Disney or resort hopping.  So, all we are paying for is a place to sleep, shower and keep our belongings.  The Value Resorts make perfect sense for us!



Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Magical Mouse Schoolhouse.


Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:









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This post is being featured in the Magical Blogorial Rides Again Hop on 4/22/13~ hop over and check out the other posts about Value Resorts! 

5 comments:

  1. Love having the room map.  We have yet to stay at Music but it is on our list.

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  2. We love the family suites at AS Music! Would be staying there again this fall if it didn't involve a $ upgrade on the dining plan. Oh well! Next time!

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  3. I haven't stayed at All Star Music in a really long time but I loved the theme. The Broadway building is my favorite too. :)

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  4. Great tour! We've never stayed at a Value Resort, and the only one I've ever seen is Pop.  I need to hop over and visit them, just for fun!

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  5. You build a good case!!

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