Disney's All Star
|At A Glance
||Budget Accommodation consisting
of 1,920 rooms divided into discrete areas, Country, Jazz,
Rock, Calypso, Broadway each with a distinct musical theme.
Heated Pools, Babysitting, Laundry, Valet services, Free parking,
limited room service, daily maid service, and shops are all
The All Star Resorts are the bargain basement of
Disney-owned resort hotels, but still offer comfortable, clean
accommodation ideally suited to those that wish to stay on property,
yet keep a close eye on the budget.
The main advantage in staying at one of the All-Star
Resorts is one of economy, since Room rates are the lowest available
on Disney property, yet while being affordable, they also offer
the same privileges as other Disney properties, including convenient
bus transportation throughout Walt Disney World; early entry privileges
(resort guests can enter the parks 1 ½ hours before official park
opening time); affordable food court; great Disney service from
the front desk clerks to the Guest Services desk; and clean, themed
The All-Star Music Resort, which opened in November
1994, consisting of 1,920 rooms, has been carefully, though garishly,
themed, with accommodation areas named Broadway Hotel, Country
Fair, Jazz Inn, Rock Inn, and Calypso, with the main building
containing the reception area and food courts named Melody Hall.
Giant musical icons adorn the hotel buildings, with a three-story
pair of Cowboy Boots at the Country Fair area, Three story Juke
Boxes and electric guitars at the Rock Inn. Sax and Trombone players
silhouetting the top of the buildings, a large pool area in the
shape of a guitar, a giant Broadway theater marquee, and an oversize
walkthrough neon jukebox.
There are 1,920 rooms in total at the All-Star Music
Resort, each of which is 260 square feet in size (the smallest
of all rooms on the Disney property). 1,344 of the rooms are designated
Non-Smoking, and 96 designed for people with disabilities.
All rooms are En-Suite, with two double, or one
King-Sized bed, table and chairs, vanity area with sink, and a
separate bathroom. Small refrigerators, large enough for a couple
of drinks, and a few other items, are available for an extra fee
of the order of $5 per night. The supply refrigerators are limited
though, so if you want one request one when making your reservation.
Rates vary based on the view from the rooms, with
'Pool View' rooms generally costing around $10 per night more
than 'Standard View' rooms, which may look out over the parking
lot, or into the courtyard area. Generally however, it is accepted
that despite the slightly higher cost for a Pool-View room, these
rooms are likely to be more noisy than rooms with a standard view,
so if you value quiet, it may be better to opt for a Standard
view room anyway.
Rooms are equipped with one sink and one mirror.
The sink area is outside the bathroom. The one sink/one mirror
can cause a logistical nightmare in the morning (especially is
you are traveling with teenagers), so plan accordingly.
Some rooms feature one King-Sized bed rather than
two double beds, and generally have facilities for the handicapped,
including enlarged areas to allow easy access for wheel-chairs.
They also generally have refrigerators built into the dresser
units as standard. Again if you require a room designed for the
disabled make sure you request one when making the reservation.
Every room at the All-Star Music has a small key
operated safe. Larger safekeeping boxes are available at the Front
Adjoining rooms are available, however, you must
request adjoining rooms when making your reservations. Adjoining
rooms are not guaranteed, but every effort will be made to honor
The closest area to the bus stop, food courts, and
pools are located in Calypso buildings 1 and 10, with Country
Fair buildings the furthest from Melody Hall (approximately a
3 to 4 minute walk).
Vehicle Parking surrounds the exterior of the buildings,
so parking is convenient to all buildings.
Coin operated laundry facilities are located near
both the piano and guitar pools. Additionally, laundry bags are
available in each room. By completing the attached laundry list
and dropping the laundry off at the Guest Services desk by 8:30am,
same day laundry/dry cleaning is available. This laundry service
is offered 7 days a week, including holidays.
Food and Drink
The All-Star Music food court is open from 6am to
11pm and offers the a reasonable selection of fast foods including
Breakfast from bagels, to pancakes, to grits and fresh biscuits,
Lunch and Dinner - grilled sandwiches, specialty pizzas, pastas,
salads, and rotisserie chicken and prime rib.
Pizza delivery is also available from 5pm to midnight.
Special dietary needs can be met at the food court by dialing
7-6026 from your resort phone.
Refillable mugs are available at the food court.
These mugs cost around $7 and allow resort guests unlimited refills
at the ASM food court during their stay. Mugs can be refilled
with coffee, fountain drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange,
Mountain Dew, etc.) or iced tea. Fruit juices and milk are not
available for refills. Technically, the mug cannot be used at
other Disney resorts. The mug cannot be used in the theme parks.
Each of the resorts has a couple of pools (shaped
according to the resorts theme). There is also a small playground
for the kids and an arcade for the older kids in each hotel. There
is also a gift/sundries shop at each establishment.
Recreation facilities are limited to the pool areas,
a small playground, a game room, and shopping. However, you can
visit other Disney resorts such as the Contemporary, the Beach
Club, Fort Wilderness Campground, or the Downtown Disney area
to participate in a wide variety of water sports and other activities
such as tennis, horse back riding, and fishing.
Additionally, Disney movies play in the front desk
lobby area and in the food court. Karaoke has been available in
the past on Wednesday night.
Maestro Mickey offers a variety of Disney merchandise
from character merchandise and souvenirs to All-Star Music sports
wear. A small variety of grocery items are also available, such
as snacks, liquor, sundries, and beverages. Some of the grocery
items (such as juice and milk) are cheaper if purchased in the
gift shop rather than the food court.
All-Star Music check-in time is 3pm, and check-out
time is 11am. Late check-out of 1:00 pm can be requested if required.
Express check-out is available to all guests paying with a credit
card. A detailed hotel bill is delivered to your door by 7am.
If the bill is correct, all you have to do is call the front desk
as you leave. Your room key serves as a Disney souvenir.
If you arrive early, go ahead and check in at the
ASM front desk. If your room is not ready, the All-Star Music
luggage service will store your bags for you and deliver them
to your room when you return. The front desk will give you a resort
charge card, even if your room is not ready. The Guest Services
desk will provide your room key when you return and your room
The Guest Services desk in Melody Hall can arrange
dining reservations, sell park admission tickets, and can answer
a variety of questions regarding the WDW property. Foreign currency
can be exchanged at the Front Desk. They will also help you rent
a car, send flowers and help you out with maps.
When you stay at the All-Star Resorts you travel
by bus. Everywhere. It's not bad service, but the large number
of people at these resorts sometimes mean long waits at the bus
Bus riding time (not including wait times) are:
- Blizzard Beach - 5 minutes
- MGM Studios - 10 minutes
- Epcot - 13 minutes
- Magic Kingdom (MK) - 18 minutes
The posted wait-time for a bus is up to 20 minutes,
but generally you're unlikely to have to wait for more than 10
minutes for a bus. Buses operate one hour before and after park
closing for The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and the Disney-MGM Studios.
Directions to the Resort
Take the I-4 to Exit 25B (WALT DISNEY WORLD) and
follow the signs to The Magic Kingdom. Take the 1st exit (signed
All-Star Resort / Blizzard Beach) and continue until the road
ends. Turn left at the stop sign, and the All-Star Resorts will
be approximately 1-mile on the right. The All-Star Sports Resort
is first, followed by the All-Star Music Resort.
The resort is located at 1801 West Buena Vista Drive,
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000 in the Epcot - MGM Studios resort
area. The telephone number for the resort is (407) 939-6000.