Sunday, February 2, 2014

Disney's All Star Music Resort Review

As I mentioned last month, I love the All Star Sports Resort mostly for the theme!  We love sports at our house!  But, the All Star Music Resort is a close second Value Resort at Walt Disney World.  I love music- even though I can never tell you who sang a certain song or what the title is!  I also love Broadway!  If I didn't live in Alabama and work as a youth minister, I'd be in Orlando working for Disney... and if I weren't there, I'd live in New York City staring on Broadway!   

The All Star Music Resort broke ground in November of 1992 and was completed in February 1995 with all the buildings open.  The buildings in this Resort are Calypso, Jazz Inn, Rock Inn, Country Fair and the Broadway Hotel.  The buildings all match their musical genre.   There are 1,920 rooms in this resort that are 260 square feet in size.  They also offer Family Suites, that sleep up to 6, in the Jazz Inn and Calypso buildings that are 520 square feet in size.  

The standard rooms, which are a traditional "hotel room" have 2 double beds, a table with 2 chairs, and a dresser with TV and mini fridge. There is a small safe, TV, a small refrigerator and clock radio. Hairdryers, bed rails and portable cribs can be requested from housekeeping. Wi-Fi is also available for free to all guests. The restrooms have a tub and a toilet. Outside the tub area is a vanity area with a single sink and counter space.  There are wheelchair accessible rooms that have larger wheelchair accessible shower and a king size bed.  The roo
ms all open to the outside with a standard or preferred view.
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).  

The rooms at all of the All Star Resorts are smaller than the moderate and deluxe resorts.  At this resort, the Disney buses are your only transportation.  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.

What do you love about the All Star Music Resort?

1 comment:

  1. The kids and I stayed here last fall and were NOT impressed. However, we are going to be giving the All-Stars a 2nd chance when we do our Girls' Only Trip this November. I think we're trying Movies this time around.