No. 1 Guide to Disney's All Star Music Resort

  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 19 June 2024
  • Revised 24 June 2024
No. 1 Guide to Disney's All Star Music Resort
  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 19 June 2024
  • Revised 24 June 2024
No. 1 Guide to Disney's All Star Music Resort
  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 19 June 2024
  • Revised 24 June 2024

With 20+ Walt Disney World hotels to choose from, deciding on a resort can be difficult. However, if you want a budget-friendly, family-focused resort packed with fun-themed amenities, Disney's All Star Music Resort is sure to be a hit. Part of a wider All Star complex comprising three Value Resorts - the All Star Music Resort is what all singing, all dancing Disney dreams are made of…

History of Disney's All Star Music Resort

Disney's All Star Music Resort was the second All Star hotel to open in November 1994 – after Disney's All Star Sports Resort in April 1994 and Disney's All Star Movie Resort in January 1999.  

Its eclectic design, which features giant instruments, music references and aptly named buildings, was created by architecture firm Arquitectonica. It has five main buildings with music-related names that opened one by one: Calypso, Jazz Inn, Rock Inn, Country Fair and Broadway Hotel. It also features a food court, shop, arcade and pool bar, next to the amazing guitar-shaped swimming pool.

Check-in details at Disney's All-Star Music Resort 

Checking in and out of Disney's All-Star Music Resort is simple and straightforward, check-in is from 3pm and check-out is at 11am. As a Disney resort, guests can take advantage of online check-in via the My Disney Experience app, which lets you bypass the front desk, receive your room number and arrival instructions, see resort maps and if you have one, use your Disney band to unlock your room. To check-out, you don't even need to say goodbye - you can check out via the My Disney Experience app, and if you forget, you'll be automatically checked out at 11am anyway.

Room Options at Disney's All-Star Music Resort 

Disney's All Star Music Resort has a huge 1,920 rooms, with 214 family suites. In general, rooms can fit up to four people plus a child under 3 years. Rooms are simple, bright and spacious, with themed artwork, king sized beds, a minifridge and TV. As the resort is a value option, rooms are generally far more affordable than at other Disney resorts but have everything you need for a comfortable stay. 

Kids will love the decorations on the buildings where rooms are located, with giant guitars, microphones, violins and musical notes everywhere you look. Family Suites are also bigger, usually with views of the pool or courtyard and multiple beds to fit up to 6 adults, or you have Preferred rooms that also sleep four people, which are closest to dining, shopping and transport.

Dining and Entertainment at Disney's All Star Music Resort

It may be a value option, but Disney's All Star Music Resort has a few great dining choices for all tastes. The main one is the Intermission Food Court, which serves three meals a day from burgers to Mickey Mouse breakfast waffles. There are five food stations open until late at night, they accept Disney Dining Plans, and you can buy refillable mugs here for use around the resort. There's the Singing Spirits Pool Bar, which serves cocktails, wine, beer and more by the pool, and AllStar Pizza Delivery is also available, for when you just need a delicious meal in your room. 

There's also lots to keep guests entertained away from the parks here, with two pools: the main guitar-shaped Calypso Pool and a grand piano-shaped pool. Each afternoon the resort has different poolside activities, such as arts and crafts, bingo, dance parties and more, and on the hotel grounds there are also regular movie nights under the stars. Between the Calypso and Jazz Inn areas there's a children's play area, while inside Melody Hall is an arcade, plus a concierge service to help you book theme park tickets, show seats and make dining reservations. Not forgetting Maestro Mickey, a boutique in Melody Hall, where you can pick up souvenirs, clothes and merchandise to remember your holiday.

Transport & Extras at Disney's All Star Music Resort 

Location and transport are important factors to consider at Disney resorts, and luckily, All Star Music Resort has this sorted. Not only do they have complimentary overnight parking, but they also have a bus to and from the parks. This includes all the main Disney theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs. Bear in mind that these buses are shared by all All Star resorts, so might have slightly longer wait times. Arrival is also easy, as the resort is served by the Disney Magical Express, a complimentary bus service to and from Orlando Airport. As for extras, do some research into the great amenities available at All Star Music's sister resorts, as guests here can use the pools, entertainment and amenities at all of the other All Star resorts.

FAQs

Do guests of All Star Music Resort get extra theme park access?

Unfortunately, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours is only available to Deluxe Resort guests. However, don't despair, as guests at All Star Music Resort can still benefit from 30-minute early entry to all four Disney parks. If you are looking for nighttime entertainment, Disney Springs is a great spot for shopping, dining and live music.

Does Disney All Star Music Resort have free parking?

Yes, a great perk at Disney's All Star Music Resort is that it has complimentary overnight parking for all guests. Even better, there's also free daytime parking for anyone using the resort facilities too.

Does All Star Music Resort have a skyliner?

None of the All Star resorts, including the All Star Music Resort have a skyliner station. But this doesn't mean no transportation, as complimentary buses from the resort are the best, simplest way to reach all the parks.

What is the closest theme park to All Star Music Resort? 

Animal Kingdom is the closest theme park to All Star Music Resort, which is just over a mile away. The next closest parks are Blizzard Beach and Hollywood Studios, but all parks are easily reached by car or shuttle.

Which rooms are preferred at All Star Music Resort?

At Disney's All Star Music Resort, the Preferred rooms are in the Calypso section. Preferred is a category based on the room’s location, which is closer to transportation and dining in the resort, yet they are otherwise identical to standard rooms. 

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