Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is a charming value resort. Full of bright colors and neon lights, this resort references many different kinds of popular music. Stepping into Melody Hall over a black-and-white tile style floor, guests can really feel like they’ve arrived at Disney. As one of Disney’s Value resorts, it is aimed at budget-conscious travelers who plan to spend most of their time in the parks rather than at their resort. So, this resort is great for busy families and people who just need a place to rest while they are at Disney.
There are several reasons to stay at a Disney Value Resort when visiting Disney. First and most obviously, they are less expensive than the more luxury offerings. However, this also means that the resort is more basic than even the Value Plus resorts. The second reason is that Disney builds a lot of convenience into staying at a Disney resort. Disney resort guests are afforded several perks:
- Use of Disney transportation, including buses to and from the parks and the resort and coach service to Orlando International Airport.
- The ability to make FastPass+ selections 60 days before check-in.
- The ability to make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance.
- Complimentary parking at all Disney theme parks.
So, if you’re choosing between a value resort and a cheaper, off-site hotel, these conveniences could make a Disney Value resort a lot more attractive.
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
This 1920-room resort is divided up into six main themed areas. Melody Hall is the main building, containing the front desk and the Intermission Food Court. Each of the guest areas of the hotel are themed after a style of popular music, and they are all decorated in their theme in true Disney fashion. The areas of the hotel that house guest rooms are, starting with the closest to Melody Hall: Calypso, Jazz Inn, Broadway Hotel, Rock Inn, and Country Fair.
The All-Star Music Resort offers three different kinds of rooms.
- Standard rooms have two double beds and sleep up to four adults. These rooms have views of the courtyard, pool, or parking lot.
- Preferred rooms are the same setup as Standard rooms, but are closer to Melody Hall amenities.
- Family suites feature a Queen-sized bed and three pull-out beds, and can sleep up to six adults. These rooms also feature a kitchenette with a coffee maker, microwave, and mini fridge.
While this is a Value Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort still offers plenty of amenities for its busy guests. This resort offers two pools, on-site dining, and a few amusements for days when guests are not going out to one of Disney’s theme parks.
Disney Value resorts often don’t offer sit-down dining or room service. However, the All-Star Music Resort does feature the Intermission Food Court. This grab-and-go eatery offers favorites like burgers, quesadillas, and nachos. Poolside libations are available from the Singing Spirits Pool Bar next to the Calypso Pool. You can also have pizza delivered right to your room. All in all, this resort offers very typical dining options for a value resort.
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort has two musically-themed pools to splash in. The larger of the two pools is the guitar-shaped Calypso pool. It features the Three Caballeros (Donald Duck, José Carioca, and Panchito) in fountain form, playfully shooting water at guests. This area also sports a kiddie pool behind nearby Melody Hall. This pool is also where this resort holds its complimentary Movies Under The Stars screenings.
The second pool, the Piano Pool, is a little bit smaller, but it lets guests splash all over eighty-eight keys. This is a great place for a little fun in the sun.
This resort offers a few opportunities for fun in addition to the pools. The Note’able Games Arcade features a wide variety of games for every kind of video game fan. And the playground near the Jazz Inn section lets kids get their wiggles out in true musical form. Finally, there is a one-mile jogging trail that loops around the resort, taking guests through all of the themed musical displays.
In conclusion, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort has a lot to offer the thrifty traveller. If you want to do Disney and not break the bank on a resort booking, this is a great resort option. It is definitely worth checking out.