Disney All Star Resorts
The rooms in the Disney All Star Resorts are pretty much standard motel rooms. Of course, as in all Disney hotels, these rooms are cute and comfortable and really well kept.
At 260 square feet these are small rooms compared to some of their costlier cousins, but they are neat, interesting and a nice place to stay.
A room at one of the Disney All Star Resorts
The rooms at the Disney All Star Resorts are standard hotel rooms. They measure 260 sq. feet. They are very functional, but there is not any wasted space. These rooms are the same size as rooms at the Pop Century and the Art of Animation. They are reasonably comfortable for a family of 4.
The interiors of the rooms are painted to match the decor of the building. Tile colors, borders and wall colors will change depending on the building you are assigned and which resort you are in.
Number of guests per room
Disney rules allow 4 guests per room in the Disney All Star Resorts. You can add 1 infant that can sleep in a crib. If you have more than 2 adults, Disney charges a $10.00 per night per adult fee. (4 adults would be an extra $20.00 per night.
Money Saving Tip: If your family has more than 4, or you just want some extra space, reserve 2 rooms. Disney only requires one adult per room. You can request connecting rooms, there are lots of connecting rooms.
Two rooms would give you 520 square feet which is more space than any other regular room at Disney World. PLUS you would have two bathrooms. (If you have any females in your party, two bathrooms will come in handy.)
What's in the room
The rooms at the Disney All Star Resorts are equipped with everything most travelers need for a great vacation. There are 3 types of rooms available, Standard and Preferred and Family Suites. The only difference between Standard and Preferred is the proximity to the main building.
Below is a list of the furnishings in the rooms:
- One king size bed which can be requested at least 5 days before arrival
- A 27-inch TV
- One table (approximately 2 X 2) and 2 chairs.
- 2 telephones
- A nightstand between the full size beds.
- An alarm clock
- An armoire that has 6 drawers for storage
- A keyed safe
- Free Wi-Fi
- Bathroom with a shower tub, or a walk in shower in the handicapped rooms
- A HAIR DRYER
- Refrigerators are available on request ($10.00 charge)
All Disney World resort rooms include some nice extras, Disney soap, shampoo, and hand lotion. Sometimes Mousekeeping even makes towel animals to amuse children.
In 2006 Disney introduced Family Suites at the All Star Music Resort. The suites were created by combining two existing guest rooms.
What's in a Family Suite?
A family suite is two connecting rooms reconfigured into a suite. The suite has one queen bed and a sleeper sofa. There are two bathrooms and a microwave, coffee maker and mini-refrigerator have been added. There are a couple of sleeper chairs and a desk and chair in the suite.
Are the Family Suites a good deal?
Maybe. If you use a refrigerator and microwave to save money on meals, the Family Suites could save you money. On the other hand, booking two rooms is cheaper, and you get 4 beds that can sleep 8.
Dad's view of Family Suites
Dad is not a big fan of the Family Suites. Look at the layout. There is only one real bed. Yes there is lots of room, and Dad loves the idea of having space on a vacation, but for a family of with two adults and two kids, the kids don't have any where to sleep.
A Family Suite would work great for a couple, but unless your kids are very small, a Family Suite doesn't make much sense.
There are 192 Family Suites are located in the All Star Music Resort.
Bed? in a Family Suite
Dad has stayed at the Pop Century which is just like the Disney All Star Resorts for the last couple of trips. We found that two rooms at a Value Resort is better than a room at the Polynesian Resort (and a lot cheaper). With two (connecting) rooms, you get two TV's more space, 4 beds and the best thing is you get TWO BATHROOMS.
Get more information
For more information on the All Star Resorts and to make a reservations talk to the Disney Vacation Planners over at Pixie and Pirate Destinations. They know all about the Disney All Star Resorts and any of the other Disney hotels. Get them a shout today.
Dad's Bottom Line
The rooms are small, but big enough for a small family, or cheap enough to get two. Yes, if you want a Perfect WDW Vacation, you might want two rooms.
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