Disney’s Value Resorts are a great place to stay on Disney property if budget and value is your goal. Disney offers five different Value resorts, three of which we will be discussing in this post called the All Stars Resorts.
There are three different All Star Resorts, All-Star Movies, All-Star Sports and All-Star Music. They each have their own pros and cons and theming, but overall they are very similar resorts that offer similar amenities and sometimes share a bus service to and from the Disney parks. Each resort features a central main building with the lobby check-in, gift shop, food court, arcade, and bus transportation drop off and pickup. I am actually a huge fan of the food courts, which offer great grab and go options as well as a variety of full meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Mickey waffles anyone? There is also a drink station with coffee, tea, sodas and water for those using the refillable drink mugs which are available for purchase (included in dining plan) or who purchase a single drink.
Behind the main building is a central themed pool, children’s pool, pool bar, laundry and bathrooms. All three resorts do have a second pool located in between two of the outer buildings, a jogging trail and play areas. Parking is available for $13 per night. All of the buildings at each of the resorts have larger than life themed structures like a version of Andy’s Room with Woody and Buzz and some of the gang in the Toy Story section at All Star Movies.
All-Star Resort Rooms
The rooms are located in different themed building around the resorts. Preferred rooms are going to be closest to the central main building, main pool and transportation. Standard rooms will be one of the outer building father away. Each of the All-Star Resorts has 1920 rooms. The rooms are the smallest on Disney property at around 260 square feet and sleep up to 4 plus 1 chid under the age of 3 in a crib. Besides All-Star Movies and the Family Suites at All-Star Music, which I will explain below, a typical room has 2 double beds (or one king sized bed), a beverage cooler, small table with 2 chairs, television, nightstand, telephone, dresser, wall mirror, luggage rack, closet area, themed light fixtures and a clock radio. The bathrooms have a single sink and mirror in a vanity area that is separate from the tub and toliet. A small key-operated wall safe to hold your valuables is located in the closet area.
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Let the rhythm move you at this Resort hotel that pays homage to some of the world’s most popular music genres, including country, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, calypso and Broadway-style show tunes. Large-sized, music-inspired icons outside and subtle song-and dance surprises inside provide a harmonious setting for music lovers of all ages. The All-Star Music themes are Country, Broadway, Jazz, Rock and Calypso. Oversized pop icons are found everywhere.
Disney’s All-Star Music features Family Suites, which are two rooms that can accommodate up to six guests. The Master bedroom has one queen bed, desk and TV. The Main sitting area has a TV and a sofa that opens into a double bed and a chair with ottoman that converts into two single beds. The All-Star Resort suites include a kitchenette with under counter refrigerator, microwave, sink, and coffeemaker. There are two full bathrooms with separate vanities.
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Get in the game at this Resort hotel that salutes the world of competitive sports, including baseball, basketball, football, surfing and tennis. Go the distance and don’t be afraid to celebrate your inner fan amid sporty décor starring some of your favorite Disney characters. The five featured sports themes are: football, tennis, baseball, basketball and surfing.
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Imagine yourself sharing the spotlight with some of your favorite Disney friends, as you headline your very own all-star adventure. Stay at a Disney Resort hotel that salutes the legends of Disney films—from the dotted pups of 101 Dalmatians to the playful toys of Andy’s Room— with whimsical, larger-than-life décor. The All-Star Movies Resort features five film-inspired themed areas. Fantasia, Toy Story, 101 Dalmatians, Mighty Ducks, and The Love Bug.
My favorite theme of three is All-Star Sports, but currently I would choose Movies over the other two because the rooms were renovated in 2018 and now feature one queen bed and one pull down Murphy style queen bed that converts into a table when not in use. In my opinion, this gives All Star Movies an edge since I enjoy the extra space in the room when the second bed is not in use during the day, if you are traveling solo or as a couple. I also just enjoy the sleekness and storage in the renovated rooms, photo above. If you’d like to see the resort and room tour of All-Star Movies click here for a video from our last stay at this resort.
Why you might want to stay at an All-Star resort
The All-Star resorts do have the smallest rooms on Disney property and overall less amenities as the other resorts, but they offer all the same perks to staying on Disney property including Magic Bands, use of Disney’s Magical Express to and from the airport, Disney transportation around the Disney property, Extra Magic Hours at the parks, ability to add a Dining Plan and tickets to your resort package, and so much more. No need to lug around purchases in the parks, anything you purchase on site can be delivered back to your resort and charged to your room using you Magic Band! These value resorts are perfect for budget travelers, those with young children, those who do not plan to be in their room often, or anyone that loves the over the top Disney themes.