Families with small children, who want to have a sporty and magical experience, should book a stay at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. Fun-loving couples will also enjoy this one-of-a-kind Disney Resort. Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort is one of 5 Value Resorts at the Walt Disney World complex in Orlando, Florida. This unique resort features and emphasizes the fun and the beauty of sports like basketball, tennis, volleyball, football and surfing. The guestrooms are fun, colorful and whimsical while at the same time, provide guests with comfort and luxury. Disney’s All Star Sports Resort was the first value resort built on the WDW property and opened May 1994. There are 1,920 rooms spread between 10 buildings. All the buildings feature larger-than-life sports icons. The All Star Sports Resort is located on Buena Vista Drive west of World Drive. It is adjacent to the All Star Music Resort, and near All Star Movies,Blizzard Beach, Coronado Springs, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Rooms with two double beds or one king size bed is available. Rooms with a king bed are designed for disabled travelers and do not have a tub, only a wheelchair-accessible shower. Rooms are 260 sq. feet, compared to 314 sq. feet at most of the Moderate Resorts. The bathroom features a single sink and mirror (compared to double sinks at Disney Moderate or Deluxe Resorts) in a vanity area separate from the tub and toilet. Rooms also feature a clock radio, small table with two chairs, a small wall safe, and TV. The bath tub has a retractable cord that makes a handy clothes line. Wall-mount Hair dryers are available in each room. The rooms are also wired for High Speed Internet Access, which is available for a daily charge. Room views either overlook a parking lot, the central courtyard of your building, or landscaped areas between the buildings. All are considered Standard Views. All resort rooms are non-smoking. There are a limited number of outside designated smoking areas. Check your resort map or ask a Cast Member if you will need use of these areas. Small refrigerators may be rented, based on availability, for $10/per day. Rooms have maximum four person occupancy per room (plus one child under 3 in a crib). For each adult over 2 there is a $10 per night charge per person. There are two elevators in each building, located next to each other in the center of the building. There is also a staircase next to the elevators, and a room with an ice machine just behind them. There are also outside staircases at each end of the buildings, so if you’re far from the elevators, you can use those stairways.
Sport Goofy Gift and Sundries in Stadium Hall is stocked to the rafters with WDW and All Star souvenirs, sports apparel, postcards, snacks and sundries. Postage stamps are available, as are film, milk, and newspapers. The shop’s hours are 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM daily. The End Zone Food Court, usually open from 6 a.m. until Midnight, offers about a half dozen stands serving a variety of food, as well as a small convenience market with milk, juices, fruit, cereal, yogurt, and the like. Food stands include Pizza and Pasta, Barbecue, and The Grill. A “Blue Plate” window usually offers some sort of dinner special, often Prime Rib. There’s plenty to choose from, and kids’ meals (mac and cheese, chicken fingers, etc.) are available for the finicky eaters in your group. Arriving at the End Zone Food Court before 7 a.m., will find it much LESS crowded than later in the morning. There are also outside tables to dine at as well as a pool-side bar for the adults. From 5 p.m. until midnight, you can order pizza, salads, soft drinks, and beer for delivery to your room. Touch the “Pizza Delivery” button on your resort room phone for information or to place an order. Disney’s All-Star Resorts, All-Star Sports included do not offer sit-down table service dining. However, as a Disney Resort guest, you can take advantage of those and other dining options at any of the other Disney Resorts. If you’re in the mood for a Big Mac, a McDonald’s, designed with the All Star Resort style in mind, is located about a 5 minute walk from the resort entrance on Buena Vista Drive. There’s even a crosswalk.
Bus transportation is available from the side of Stadium Hall to all major WDW theme parks and entertainment areas. The buses run at least every 20 minutes (more often during peak travel times) from 1 hour before theme park opening until 1.5 to 2 hours after theme park closing. The buses drop you a short walk from each park entrance.
Two pools, the Surfboard Bay, located directly behind Stadium Hall between the Surfs Up! buildings, and the Grand Slam, with a water-spouting Goofy Statue, is located in front of the Home Run Hotel. Pool hours vary by the season, but they are often open 24 hours, with quiet periods observed from around 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. A kiddie pool is located at Surfboard Bay. Showers, lockers and changing rooms are available at both pools.
Disney’s All Star Sports Resort offers an appealing choice when price is a consideration. Making it a great option for families and young couples who want to see and do as much as possible. Though the All-Star resorts don’t offer the recreation or dining choices of some of the more expensive resorts, if you’re a family that likes to stay on-the-go during your vacation, you probably won’t miss much of it.
For a family of 4 including 2 adults and 2 children the All-Star Sports Resort is an ideal selection. We can make the dream of a Walt Disney World vacation come true for you and your family. A summer vacation package, including 5 nights’ accommodations and a 4 day base ticket for each member of the travel party, would run $1700-$3000, depending on child ages. Contact me today to discuss booking your Disney dream vacation.