Disney All Star Sports Resort
The Disney All Star Sports Resort is the original All Star Resort. If you have a child that's in to sports, this is the place for you. Each section of the resort has a different sports theme. The All Star Resorts are Disney Value Resorts and are the most affordable rooms on the property.
The All Star Sports Resort may be the oldest of the Disney Value Resorts, but Disney does a nice job of keeping all of their hotels upgraded. The resort is a comfortable place for a family looking to stay inside Disney World, who wants to save money.
Disney All Star Sports Resort
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The All Star Resorts along with the Pop Century and the Art of Animation Resort make up the Value Resorts. These are the least expensive rooms at Disney World starting at $89 per night.
At the All Star Sports, you have choices of preferred or standard rooms (the difference is how close you are to the Staduim Hall). Most rooms have double beds, but selected rooms have king beds. The guest rooms at the all of the value resorts are pretty small. They measure 260 square feet, and there is not a lot of wasted space.
Guest buildings are grouped by the different sports. The sports are -
The rooms at the Disney All Star Movies Resort 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 the Pop Century rooms. 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.
Number of guests per room
Disney rules allow 4 guests per room. 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 Movies are equipped with everything most travelers need for a great vacation. There are 2 types of rooms available, Standard and Preferred. The only difference is the proximity to the Cinema Hall.
Below is a list of the furnishings in the rooms:
- Two full size beds, or
- 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
- Free Wi-Fi
- A nightstand between the full size beds.
- An alarm clock
- An armoire that has 6 drawers for storage
- A keyed safe
- Bathroom with a shower tub, or a walk in shower in the handicapped rooms
- A HAIR DRYER
- Refrigerators are now in all Disney Resorts
All Disney World resort rooms include some nice extras, Disney soap, shampoo, and hand lotion. Sometimes Mousekeeping even makes towel animals to amuse children.
Like all the Value Resorts, the Disney All Star Sports Resort has a nice food court. Obviously, it's called End Zone. When you're on the way to the parks in the mornings, it's a good place to grab a bite or fill up your refillable cups in the evenings.
The eating area is large with lots of tables, but because of the size of the resort, but it's probably not as big as is should be during busy periods and finding a table can be a chore.
The Staduim Hall
The center of the All Star Sports is Staduim Hall. It's the home of the End Zone, check-in and check-out and a nice arcade.
The All Star resorts have lots of things to keep you entertained as when you're not at the parks. The pools at the are all somewhat interesting.
Sport Goofy's Gifts and Sundries in Stadium Hall is the shopping area. You can find All Star Sports Resort branded merchandise along with the usual Disney themed souvenirs.
The Sports Resort has two heated pools. Surfboard Bay which has a kiddie pool, and Grand Slam with a water-spurting Goofy.
Lifeguards are on duty from 9:00am until 10:00pm, and they dance during some of the music. It's quite a show. Join in.
The pools are a great place for kids to burn off that last burst of energy before going to bed. Our teenagers loved the freedom of getting away from the parents and going out to the pool, even after a full day in the parks. We parents loved the fact that we could walk out the door and look down and see the kids.
Inside Stadium Hall there is a great arcade. There are lots of video games, prize winning games, and fun for the whole family. (We always give the kids some discretionary money and most of it ends up here.)
Outside of the Stadium Hall you'll find the Team Spirits Pool Bar where you can purchase snacks and drinks. (Open seasonally.)
Disney being thoughtful has even made two laundry room available. Oddly enough, their next to the pools. Bring lots of quarters and a bathing suit.
Getting around at Disney World, especially from the All Stars Resorts can be a chore. Dad always recommends a car at Disney World. Disney provides Luxury Motor Coach (bus) service to all the parks, water parks and Disney Springs.
The All Star Resorts are a little remote. It's not really close to any of the parks. The Animal Kingdom is the closest. Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom are a fairly long bus ride.
Address and Phone Number
Disney All Star Sports Resort
1701 W. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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You can get started on a sporting adventure today. Just go over and visit with Dad's friends over at Destinations to Travel and you'll be playing ball at Disney World in no time.
Dad's Bottom Line
The All Star Resorts offer a convenient and even reasonably affordable option when you are looking for a place to stay on your next perfect Disney World vacation.