Disney All Star Sports resort review
All Star Sports is part of the trinity of Disney’s All Star Value Resorts. The resort is a massive motel-like complex featuring enormous sports memorabilia. Which is great for families and sports lovers! Even if you are not a sports-fanatic, you will be over the moon in awe with the larger than life Sports architecture.
SWIM: The pools are large and my daughter really loved swimming here. However if your children are used to going to a lot of waterparks, they might not be impressed, as there are no fancy slides. There are fun activities daily at the pool which will surely make your children enjoy their time. Its a great place to cool off and relax during the day and in the evening. There are multiple lifeguards on duty at each pool making it easier for you to relax and know your children are safe.
SLAM DUNK: The rooms and the rest of the Resort is SUPER CLEAN! The service is FANtastic! I was surprised by how friendly and accommodating the service at this Value Resort was. The staff was always helpful, any questions I had, they answered. They even went above and beyond which I did not expect at a budget resort!
STRIKE: The front entrance is a bit chaotic, with mass crowds checking in and out. Plus there is no place to really sit while one member of your team is checking in or out. The complex is very large and can be confusing, however the Cast Members do try their best to help you get your way around.
|Parking, just steps away from our room.
In the Background: All Star Music Resort
SCORE: If you are driving into WDW or renting a car (like Canadian Diva’s family did), get a room near the back of the complex. It was great to be located so close to our car, especially for Extra Magic Hours. In the morning we just step out to start our day. And at night, when we were so exhausted, it felt good to get out of our car and be steps from a bed to sleep.
“The End Zone” is All Star Sports only dining on property, and is essentially a cafeteria. It is very loud and often very noisy. I did enjoy getting up very early in the morning, heading over to “THE END ZONE” right before they were heating up the Mickey Waffles and then ordering breakfast to bring to our room while the rest of my family was getting ready for the Extra Magic Hours. It has standard cafeteria style food and a refrigerator with yogurt, a wide variety of drinks, snacks, and fresh fruit. There is also a nice assortment of bagels, buns and muffins in the snack sections. The refillable resort mugs also allow you to get soda or coffee anytime during the day or night, which is good since caffeine is almost mandatory to surviving a Walt Disney World vacation!
Over-all assessment? HOME RUN: If you are on a budget and just needing a place to lay your head while you enjoy Walt Disney World, All Star Sports is a good choice. The Disney Diva swears that of all the Value Resorts (and she has stayed at all of them) Pop Century is actually the best choice, as it does not share buses with another resort and is better situated on property. However, if you’ve been offered a good deal at this resort, take it! I would also say All Star Sports is great if you will have a car on your vacation, since this resort is farther from most of the WDW parks, resulting in more time on a crowded bus. We enjoyed our time here and wouldn’t mind staying again if we are on a tight budget.
Hooray for Disney Magic! – from the Canadian Diva!