Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is one of the Disney Value Resorts at Walt Disney World (WDW). The Values, as they are casually called, are the least-expensive, budget-friendly hotels on WDW property.
In its public areas and guest rooms, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort offers a colorful, pop-culture tribute to five music genres: Broadway show tunes, calypso, country, jazz and rock ‘n roll.
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With its focus on Disney budget travel, All-Star Music emphasizes affordability and location. The resort offers basic accommodations, comfortable if not spacious, with the benefits of staying on-site at a WDW resort (see below).
Disney Value Resorts have WDW’s smallest guest rooms. At All-Star Music, the rooms are approximately 260 square feet, and sleep up to four guests, plus one child under 3 year in a crib. All-Star Music also offers family suites that sleep up to six, plus one child under 3 years in a crib. The resort does have handicap accessible rooms.
Check-in time for WDW resorts is 4 p.m. Check-out is 11 a.m., with an Express Check-Out option available for guests who pay with a credit card.
Room rates* vary with WDW’s seasons – Value Season, Regular Season, Summer Season, Peak Season and Holiday Season – and the availability of room rates. In 2011, rates range from $82 – $164 per night for standard rooms, $194 – $365 for family suites. (Prices do not include tax).
*Room rates are calculated based on a maximum of two adult guests. There is an per-night charge for each additional adult guest.
For convenient look at up dated room rates for Disney’s All-Star Music when they become available, check out All-Ears.
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort – Public Areas
As a Disney Value Resort, All-Star Music offers a main building for hotel reservations and questions and concierge services. The building houses the resort’s food court, gift shop and games arcade, as well as public restrooms and some small kiosk for entertainment with limited hours (e.g. caricature artists, hair wraps).
The resort’s public areas reflect the overall music theme in details large and small
Melody Hall is the central building that houses the resort’s lobby with check-in, food court, gift shop and games arcade. Its walls are covered with photos of famous musicians, while decorative touches include musical notes and stars for the All-Stars theme.
Intermission Food Court, which offers a variety of fast food items, is decorated with musical scenes and artists as well as bright active colors that characterize Disney Value Resorts.
The food court serves pizza (also available for in-room dining) pasta, sandwiches, hamburgers, rotisserie chicken, children’s meals, nightly specials, baked goods and desserts, and drinks (including alcohol). All-Star Music also participates in Disney’s refillable mug program, where guests may purchase a resort mug for their length of stay, and refill without an additional charge.
Note: There is also a McDonald’s about ¼ mile away, just outside the main entrance to the Disney All-Star Resort.
Maestro Mickey’s gift shop provides a look at Mickey in his musical role as an orchestral conductor. It offers a wide range of items, from t-shirts and souvenirs to paperback books and sunscreen.
The resort’s two swimming pools are the main Calypso Pool, shaped like a guitar and with a centerpiece fountain of the Three Caballeros, and the smaller Piano Pool. These pools offer lockers, bathrooms, and showers, but do not have Jacuzzis, slides or extensive water features. Life jackets are available for no charge. Guest should bring towels from their rooms.
Other public areas include a children’s playground, poolside bar, coin laundry facilities, short jogging path, and designated outdoor smoking areas.
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort – Guest Rooms
For its more than 1900 guest room, Disney’s All-Star Music is laid out with 5 sets of 3-story buildings. Each is focused on one of the music genres, with oversized icons, statues and details. Rooms are accessible through exterior hallways, and elevators are available for the buildings.
Standard guest rooms offer two double beds, dresser, a small table and two chairs, and a TV. Some rooms offer a king size bed. The bathroom offers a bathtub and toilet. The separate vanity area, exposed to the hotel room, offers a single sink and mirror. Disney provides basic toiletries, such as shampoo and soap, and a hairdryer. The open closet area next to the vanity holds extra bedding, iron, board and safe.
The resort’s 192 family suites have a master bedroom with one queen bed, desk and flat-screen TV. The sitting area offers a TV, a convertible sofa that opens a full-size bed, and an ottoman chair that converts into two singles. Family suites include a kitchenette with small refrigerator, microwave, sink and coffeemaker. There are two full bathrooms with separate vanities.
Room amenities include clock radio, photo with voice mail, valet service cleaning (fee), high-speed internet (fee) and refrigerator rental for standard rooms (fee).
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort – Recreation and Entertainment
Melody Hall and Calypso Pool serve as the base for many of All-Star Music’s activities, beyond the pools and arcade. For instance, the lobby area of Melody Hall plays movies, especially popular with guests who are checking in or out. At Calypso Pool, children’s activities range from movie night to dance parties to trivia challenges.
Disney’s Value Resorts – Benefits of staying at Walt Disney World
All-Star Music is part of the larger All-Star Resort area, which also includes All-Star Movies and All-Star Sports. These resorts, POP Century and the in-construction Art of Animation are the WDW properties that make up the Disney Value Resorts.
All-Star Music, like other Disney resorts, participates in the Walt Disney World benefits for staying on-site, including: Disney’s Magical Express, offering free transportation to and from Orlando International Airport; Resort Airline Check-In; Online Check-In; free bus transportation to the theme parks and within WDW; free parking at the theme parks; free package delivery between the parks and the resort; and eligibility for Disney’s Extra Magic Hours.
Disney Value Resorts also provide recreational activities, offer luggage services, and allow guests to participate in WDW babysitting/childcare services.
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, part of the All-Star Disney Value Resort, is located near Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. It is one of more than 20 hotel properties at Walt Disney World Resort.
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