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, cool themes like Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis and Surfing.
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The All Star Sports Resort
The All Star Sports Resort is home to the least expensive rooms at Walt Disney World. It's one of the the Disney Value Resorts along with the All Star Movies, All Star Music, Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts.
Disney Value Resorts are know for big resorts with lots of comfortable rooms (small but nice). There are big icons, bold colors and fun. Lots of fun. Parking lots surround the room buildings. Room buildings are 3 stories tall and have big sayings on the top and cool icons all around.
Rooms are accessed from outdoors. There is a food court in the main building that gets really busy at mealtimes. Like the other Value Resorts crowds at the All Star Movies are part of the experience.
At the All Star Sports, you have choices of preferred or standard rooms (the difference is how close you are to the Stadium 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. The standard room at Disney All Star Sport Resort has two full sized beds. There are also rooms with with a king sized bed. King bed rooms can be requested but not guaranteed.
View options are Standard and Preferred. The only difference between the views 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.
*Disney All Star Sports Resort will be the last All Star Resort to undergo refurbishment. The room layout will change significantly when the refurbishment is done. Work should start sometime in 2019.
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 Stadium Hall
The center of the Disney All Star Sports Resort is Stadium 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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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.