The Disney All-Star Resorts are three hotels in the Animal Kingdom area of Walt Disney World Resort. Each resort has its own distinct theming, restaurant, pools and facilities.
The entire All-Star Resort complex is huge and made up of 30 three-story buildings! Each resort has 10 buildings of guest rooms.
The three resorts are All-Star Movies, All-Star Music and All-Star Sports. These resorts are next to each other so you can easily explore, or dine, in each of them.
The All-Star Resorts are value resorts and are the cheapest out of the value properties at Disney World. They are a great option for visitors who want to be able to receive all the benefits that come with a stay at a Disney World Resort but on a budget.
These resorts have the most amount of theming so if you are looking for bright, playful décor throughout the resort these are a great option! The theming is quite 90’s looking which can be seen as either retro or dated depending on your taste!
The All-Star Resorts have complimentary Disney buses to get you to the Disney Parks and Disney Springs. To park at these hotels costs $15 a night. You get free park parking if staying at a Disney Resort, which usually costs $25, so you can save $10 a day on parking whilst staying here!
Let’s take a look at each of the All-Star Resorts in-depth to see the differences between them and what they offer.
All-Star Movies Resort
If you are a fan of Disney films this resort is for you! Take in the fantastic movie theming around the resort such as giant statues of characters from 101 Dalmatians, Toy Story, Fantasia, The Mighty Ducks and The Love Bug! Out of the three All-Star Resorts this hotel has the most Disney feel to it.
All-Star Movies Resort has had a recent renovation with the rooms having a new modern look and made to be more space efficient. Out of the three All-Star Resorts the rooms at All-Star Movies are the most contemporary.
Rooms at this resort are 260 square feet and can sleep up to 4 adults and a child in a crib.
The recently refurbished rooms come with either 1 king bed or 1 queen and 1 queen-size table bed, that folds up into the wall to give more space when not in use.
The décor is basic yet sleek and contains artwork featuring classic Disney characters. The rooms don’t have the bold theming that the exterior of the buildings have.
The rooms come with a mini fridge, a coffee maker plus an iron and ironing board.
This resort has both standard and preferred rooms on offer. Preferred rooms are closer to the lobby, restaurant and Disney transportation. The preferred rooms at this resort are in the Fantasia, Toy Story and 101 Dalmatians sections.
These are the films you will see depicted outside of the buildings at All-Star Movies Resort.
· Building 1- 101 Dalmatians theme: Pongo from 101 Dalmatians
· Building 2 – Mighty Ducks theme: Duck Hockey Mask from Mighty Ducks
· Building 3 – Mighty Ducks theme: Duck Hockey Mask from Mighty Ducks
· Building 4 – 101 Dalmatians theme: Perdita from 101 Dalmatians
· Building 5 – Fantasia theme: Sorcerer’s hat from Fantasia
· Building 6 – Love Bug theme: Herbie from Herbie the Love Bug
· Building 7 – Love Bug theme: Herbie from Herbie the Love Bug
· Building 8 – Fantasia theme: Jack in the box from Fantasia
· Building 9 – Toy Story theme: Woody from Toy Story
· Building 10 – Toy Story theme: Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story
There is one restaurant at All-Star Movies Resort called World Premiere Food Court. This quick service dining location is set up like a food court. There are 5 sections, each selling different foods, and a large seating area.
The food on offer is family-friendly fast food, such as burgers, pizza, pasta and salad. If you all want different things to eat you may have to queue up multiple times at the different stations.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here.
A fun offering at this restaurant is getting to see the secret menu. Visit the Roxy’s section and ask for the secret menu. A briefcase will be brought to you which contains a viewfinder that shows you all the secret menu items!
There are two pools at All-Star Movies Resort. The Fantasia Pool is the main pool and also has a water play area nearby for children.
The Duck Pond pool is The Mighty Ducks and hockey themed and is the quiet pool.
There are no hot tubs or slides available at value resorts.
You can also visit the Silver Screens Pool Bar to enjoy drinks whilst at the pool.
A range of activities are available at this resort.
There is a jogging trail that is 1 mile long and winds around the All-Star Resort complex. This is good for jogging or for walking.
There is a children’s playground between the Fantasia and Toy Story sections.
There is an arcade in the main building.
Movies Under The Stars is where Disney films are shown in the evening outdoors for you to enjoy.
Also check out the activities schedule for this resort when you arrive. This gives you the timings and a full list of the activities on offer at your resort.
There is one shop at this resort, Donald’s Double Feature, which sells souvenirs, toiletries and basic pharmacy items plus snacks.
All-Star Movies Resort is great for people looking for a value resort that has been recently updated, rooms that offer more space with the addition of the fold-away bed and fantastic Disney theming!
All-Star Music Resort
If you love music you will love the theming of All-Star Music Resort! See giant musical instruments decorate the exteriors, including guitars, drums, maracas, saxophones and jukeboxes!
The buildings at this resort are designed around different musical styles: rock, jazz, Broadway, country and calypso. There is even a guitar-shaped pool!
This is a great resort for larger families and groups as they have family suites on offer which can sleep up to 6 people.
There are three types of rooms at All-Star Music Resort: standard, preferred and family suites.
Standard and preferred rooms are 260 square feet and come with 2 double beds. These types of rooms are suitable for up to 4 adults and a child in a crib. They come with amenities such as a mini fridge and an iron and ironing board but don’t come with a coffee maker like at All-Star Movies Resort.
The family suites are 520 square feet and can sleep up to 6 adults. There is a bedroom with a queen bed and in the living room are there is a sofa bed that sleeps two people, a sleeper chair that pulls out into a bed for one person and an ottoman that folds out into a bed for one.
As well as a living room to relax in the family suites also have a small kitchenette and two full bathrooms. The kitchenette has a microwave, coffee maker and a mini fridge.
These types of rooms are perfect for families that need more beds and a bit more space.
Preferred rooms can be found in blocks 1, 2, 9 and 10. Preferred rooms are closer to the amenities, such as the lobby, restaurant and Disney transportation, so can help save you walking long distances across this large resort.
The décor in the rooms features bold colors with some Disney artwork. The style is very much from the 90’s but some rooms are currently under refurbishment and will have a more modern look, similar to All-Star Movies Resort rooms.
This is the type of theming you will find in each building at this resort.
· Building 1 Calypso theme: Maracas
· Building 2 Jazz Inn theme: Saxophone
· Building 3 Rock Inn theme: Jukebox
· Building 4 Rock Inn theme: Jukebox
· Building 5 Country Fair theme: Cowboy Boots
· Building 6 Country Fair theme: Cowboy Boots
· Building 7 Broadway Hotel theme: Broadway Theatre
· Building 8 Broadway Hotel theme: Broadway Theatre
· Building 9 Jazz Inn theme: Saxophone
· Building 10 Calypso theme: Maracas
There is one restaurant at All-Star Music Resort called Intermission Food Court. This large quick service restaurant has 5 stations, which all serve different types of food, just like at the All-Star Movies Resort. The food served here is family-friendly fare such as burgers, pizza, pasta and salads. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available.
There are two pools available to use. The Calypso Pool is the main pool and is shaped like a guitar! This pool has a replica of The Three Caballeros that shoots water at you! There is also a water play area nearby for children.
The second pool is the Piano Pool which is the quiet pool at this resort. The Piano Pool is located near blocks 2 and 8.
A pool bar, Singing Spirits Pool Bar, is also available for beverages.
The activities at this resort are similar to All-Star Movies Resort.
There is a 1 mile jogging trail, a small playground for children to enjoy between building 9 and building 10, an arcade, plus Movies Under The Stars to enjoy in the evenings.
This resort will have its own activities schedule which lists all of the activities on offer for you to partake in.
There is one shop, called Maestro Mickey’s, where you can buy souvenirs and snacks plus any items you may have forgotten such as toiletries and basic pharmacy products.
All-Star Music Resort is perfect for larger families and groups who all want to stay in one room with the family suites on offer here.
All-Star Sports Resort
Calling all sports fans! This resort is for you! All-Star Sports Resort has giant replicas of sporting items, such as helmets, footballs, baseball bats and tennis rackets.
The sporty theming is really fun and makes you feel like you are on a tennis court or football field! You also get to see statues of Disney characters, such as Huey, Dewey and Louie, playing sports!
The buildings at this resort are themed after five different sports: baseball, basketball, football, tennis and surfing.
There are two room types at this resort: standard and preferred rooms. All rooms are 260 square feet and have 2 double beds and are suitable for 4 adults and one child in a crib. The rooms include a mini fridge and iron and ironing board but no coffee maker.
The rooms are the same size and layout as All-Star Movies and have similar block color décor. Some of the Disney artwork includes Disney characters playing different sports to be in keeping with the resort theme. The rooms have a 90’s feel which can give a great retro vibe!
Preferred rooms are located in blocks 1,6,7, 10. Preferred rooms are closest to the lobby, restaurant and Disney transportation and are great for people who would like to be close to the resort amenities.
This is the type of theming you will find in each of the buildings.
· Building 1, Rooms 1101-1364, Surf’s Up: Surfing theme
· Building 2, Rooms 2101-2364, Hoops Hotel: Basketball theme
· Building 3, Rooms 3101-3364, Hoops Hotel: Basketball theme
· Building 4, Rooms 4101-4364, Center Court: Tennis theme
· Building 5, Rooms 5101-5364, Center Court: Tennis theme
· Building 6, Rooms 6101-6364, Surf’s Up: Surfing theme
· Building 7, Rooms 7101-7364, Touchdown: Football theme
· Building 8, Rooms 8101-8364, Homerun Hotel: Baseball theme
· Building 9, Rooms 9101-9364, Homerun Hotel: Baseball theme
· Building 10, Rooms 0101-0364, Touchdown: Football theme
There is one restaurant at All-Star Sports Resort called End Zone Food Court. This quick service restaurant is similar to all the other All-Star Resorts and has 5 stations to choose from that all serve traditional fast food type cuisines such as burgers, pizza, pasta and salads. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available.
There are two pools at All-Star Sports Resort. The Surfboard Bay is the main pool and has giant surfboards around the outside of the pool! There is also a water play area nearby for children to enjoy.
The Grand Slam Pool is the quiet pool and is shaped like a baseball diamond. You will also find a statue of Goofy here that shoots water at you!
Grand Stands Spirits Pool Bar can be found at the Surfboard Bay pool and is a great place to get some drinks to relax with.
Like the other All-Star Resorts the activities at this hotel include a jogging trail, a children’s playground, an arcade, Movies Under The Stars plus its own activities schedule with activities specifically for this resort.
There is one store available called Sport Goofy Gifts & Sundries. Shop here for Disney World souvenirs and snacks plus any toiletries you may have left at home. Basic pharmacy items are also sold here.
The All-Star Sports Resort is a great choice for smaller families and groups, sports enthusiasts and people who love the 90’s vibe!
Overall the All-Star Resorts are a great option for people wanting Disney theming, a family-friendly atmosphere and the benefits of staying at a Disney all whilst on a budget. The complimentary Disney transportation is also a big plus.
The rooms are on the small side but with the renovations to include better space management and the option of a family suite there are lots of room types to cater for everyone and the space they need.