Disney’s All Star Music Resort Review
I enjoyed my stay at Disney’s All Star Music Resort, a Disney value resort, and wanted to share the information you need to plan your visit.
Disney’s All Star Music Resort Overview
Disney’s All Star Music Resort is a Disney World value resort. This is a large resort with over 1,600 rooms. Five areas represent music theme like Broadway, Calypso, Country Fair, Jazz and Rock. Each area has two buildings. buildings are decorated with iconic images. Large art installations are spread throughout the resort.
As you walk though the resort, you’ll notice that the wide paths look like streets.
Check in at Disney’s All Star Music Resort is in Melody Hall. There is also a gift shop and food court style restaurant.
Disney’s All Star Music Resort Rooms
Rooms in Disney’s All Star Music Resort are comfortable. Each room has either two double beds or one king bed. The All Star Music Resort also offers family suites, which sleep up to six people on a queen bed, a double sleeper sofa, a sleeper chair, and a sleeper ottoman. Accessible rooms are also available.
The double beds were comfortable. However, you may find them to be a bit small relative to the queen beds available at moderate and deluxe resorts. Note that there isn’t a themed bedding element, just white sheets. The blanket was a bit thin and a spare blanket wasn’t provided in the room.
There is a night stand between the beds. Outlets were located behind the night stand which made it hard to charge a phone while keeping it close. However, I have noticed Disney beginning to add power and USB outlets in other resorts so this may change by the time you visit.
In addition to the beds, there is a small table with two chairs; a nice place to eat breakfast or a snack. The room I had was clean and neat. However, the carpet was a bit worn. One of the drawers in the TV stand/dresser didn’t close all the way.
A small refrigerator is available to keep your snacks or beverages cold. Note that there is no coffee maker or microwave in the room.
You’ll also find a shelf with pegs to hang things. This is a nice touch and a great place to hang up hats, jackets, or ponchos.
There is no closet in the room. However, in the bathroom area, you’ll find an area to hang clothes and a small room safe. For privacy, the bathroom area can be separated from the rest of the room by a curtain.
The bathroom area has one sink. The shower is basic but it is tiled and has a themed shower curtain. H20 products are provided. Note that Disney is moving to dispensers for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash rather than providing travel size bottles.
Dining at Disney’s All Stars Music Resort
Disney’s All Stars Music Resort has a food court open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food presentation isn’t fancy. But, who could go to Disney World without having Mickey Waffles for breakfast.
At lunch and dinner, selections included sandwiches and pizza. For updated dining information, I recommend checking the All Star Music Resort dining site.
By the Calypso Pool, you’ll find the Singing Spirits Pool Bar offering a variety of beverages. You can also order pizza delivery to your room.
Disney’s All Stars Music Resort Pools
Disney’s All Stars Music Resort has two swimming pools. The Calypso Pool is in between the two Calypso buildings and adjacent to Melody Hall.
A second pool is a piano shaped pool in a center courtyard shared by the other four resort sections.
Other All Star Music Resort Amenities
There is a lot to see and do at Disney’s All Stars Music Resort. Walk the one mile jogging trail or visit the playground.
At night, you can watch a movie under the stars. There is a great selection of G, PG, and sometimes PG-13 movies shown on an outdoor screen. You’ll get a movie schedule when you check in.
Disney’s All Stars Music Resort Transportation and Parking
Resort check in is at Melody Hall. Whether arriving by Disney’s Magical Express or by your car, you’ll stop here first. Short term parking is available during check-in.
If you have your own car, there are parking lots available for each of the resort sections. You can park near the building with your room. However, you may still need to walk a bit to get to your room. Note that Disney now charges a daily parking fee.
There are outside stairs and an elevator for each building. The stairs reflect the building theme and look like a bongo drum, a harmonica, or a juke box.
Once parked, you may find it easier to use the resort bus transportation to get to the theme parks.
Busses are the main transportation provided to the theme and water parks. The bus stop is a sheltered area near Melody Hall. Some seating is provided. Expected wait times for busses to different locations is provided on a TV monitor. Buses loop around the resort stopping several times before heading to their destination.
The All Stars resorts are located near Animal Kingdom and the Blizzard Beach water park. Expect a shorter ride to these destinations and a longer ride if you are heading to other Disney World parks.
Comparison to Moderate and Deluxe Resorts
A Disney World value resort can be a great vacation option. Rooms are comfortable. The cost is relatively affordable and is competitive with many nearby hotels. You have access to Disney transportation making your stay convenient. The All Stars Music Resort might be a great choice if you plan spend most of your time in the theme parks.
Disney Moderate and Disney Deluxe Resorts have a few amenities that some find important. If you are looking for things like a table service restaurant, bicycle rentals, or craft activities, you might want to consider a more deluxe resort. The value resort pools are nice and have some themed elements but do not have a water slide, splash pad area, or hot tub.
If you are considering a Disney World moderate resort, check out my review of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
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