Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort Review and Video

by All Things Mouse Staff on August 20, 2011
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The very first on-property value resort to open at Walt Disney World of Florida was Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. This colorfully themed hotel complex provides the basic amenities to guests mixed in with larger than life novelty items relating to sports.


Disney opened the All-Star Sports Resort on April 29, 1994 as the first value resort. It was followed later that year by the All-Star Music Resort and five years later by the All-Star Movies Resort as additional value level offerings. Then in 2003 Disney added the Pop Century Resort with the Art of Animation Resort scheduled to open in 2012.

Making the All-Star Sports Resort unique from the others, however, is the sports theming. The inclusion of these large sports related novelties and decorations is a real plus for those families who are into physical activities.

The guest rooms are placed in five different three-story buildings. These buildings are each themed slightly differently depending on the sport they are meant to symbolize. The five buildings are known as the Home Run Hotel, Hoops Hotel, Touchdown!, Surfs Up! and Center Court.

As the name of the buildings indicate, the Home Run Hotel is themed for baseball, the Hoops Hotel for basketball, Touchdown! for football, Surfs Up! for surfing and Center Court for tennis. Thus, if you have a particular sporting love, you may want to consider making a request for a specific area of the resort. It should be noted that Surfs Up! buildings 1 and 6 contain rooms considered preferred which typically cost more.

There are two pool areas offered for the guests use. This includes the beach-themed Surfboard Bay pool and the smaller Grand Slam Pool which is shaped like a baseball diamond. Guests will also find an arcade in the main Stadium Hall building.

Also found in Stadium Hall is the main lobby along with the End Zone Food Court, the Sport Goofy’s Gifts and Sundries shop. Of interest, Disney first started testing a beverage validation system at the End Zone Food Court.

Resort Name
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Resort Area
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Resort Category
Value
Resort Address
1701 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Number of Rooms
1,920
Room Size
260 sq. ft
Beds
2 double or 1 king
Food Court
Yes
Table Service Restaurant
No
Refrigerator
for additional fee
Hair Dryer
Yes
Laundry Facilities
Yes
Balcony
No
Occupancy
Maximum 4 per room
Hot Tub
No
Pools
Two
Disney Transportation
Bus

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort Map

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort Map

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort Map (Click to Enlarge)

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Disney's All-Star Sports Resort


Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney’s All Star Sports Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista’s Walt Disney World neighborhood, close to Blizzard Beach, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Wide World of Sports. Nearby points of interest also include Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Boardwalk. Resort Features. Disney’s All Star Sports Resort’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include 2 outdoor swimming pools. Also located on site is a children’s pool. High speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Complimentary shuttle services include an airport shuttle and a theme park shuttle. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property. Guestrooms. There are 1,920 guestrooms at Disney’s All Star Sports Resort. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wired high speed and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to in room safes, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail as well as complimentary local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have satellite channels. Air conditioned rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Guests may request refrigerators and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking. Notifications:There are no room charges for children 17 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.


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