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Disney's All Star Music Resort Overview
Disney's version of a budget resort features three distinct themes executed in the same hyperbolic style. Spread over a vast expanse, the resorts comprise 30 three-story motel-style guest-room Buildings. Although the three resorts are neighbors, each has its own lobby, food court, and registration area. The All-Star Music Resort features 40-foot guitars, maracas, and saxophones. Lobbies of all are loud (in both decibels and brightness) and cartoonish, with checkerboard walls and photographs of famous musicians. There's even a photo of Mickey Mouse with Alice Cooper. Each resort has two main pools; Music's are shaped like musical instruments (the Piano Pool and the guitar-shaped Calypso Pool. All six pools feature plastic replicas of Disney characters, some shooting water pistols. Sarah Stone's Mousesavers.com has a current list of Disney hotel discounts available at All Star Music.
The All Star Resorts are slightly cheaper - and a little bit worse - than Pop Century. The All Star Resorts and Pop Century are slightly less expensive than the newer - and better - Art of Animation value resort.
In terms of layout, architecture, and facilities, All Star Music is similar to Pop Century, the All-Star and Art of Animation Resorts: 3- and 4-story, motel-style Buildings with a central pool, food court, and registration area.
Where To Check-In, Get Theme Park Tickets and Make Dining Reservations
A security gate guards the entrance to All Star Music's grounds. If you arrive by car, you'll need to provide photo ID at the gate; it's not necessary to provide your reservation number or paperwork. A dedicated parking lot across from the lobby serves as temporary parking for those who need it while checking in.
Melody Hall is All Star Music's lobby. In it you will find the check-in counter, concierge, Note'able Games Arcade, the gift shop Maestro Mickey's, and Intermission Food Court.
Check-in time at All Star Music is 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. All Star Music participates in Disney's Online Check-In program, which allows you to you provide name, address, and credit card information up to 10 days before your arrival. If you've done this, look for an Online Check-In sign near the Registration Desk. You'll be routed to one of the Online Check-in staff and should be on the way to your room in a few minutes.
If you've not registered online, look for signs pointing you to the Registration/Check-In area. You'll need to provide a government-issued photo ID and credit/debit card when you register. While parents are completing the paperwork, kids can unwind in a nearby area and watch a television showing classic Disney animated films.
All Star Music's registration staff can provide Magic Bands for your stay, if you don't already have them. Get theme park tickets and dining reservations at the Concierge Desk, to the right of the Registration Desk. If you need to check in and obtain theme park tickets, you can save some time in line if one adult gets in line for tickets just after another adult starts the registration process. The Concierge Desk can also make Disney dining reservations, and you can avoid a wait there by making them online prior to arrival.
Left: The hotel's lobby, called Melody Hall. Right: Kids can watch class Disney animation in a special waiting area while parents check in.
All Star Music's Rooms
Guest rooms at All Star Music are small at 260 square feet. Almost all All Star Music rooms sleep 4, plus one child in a crib. The decor is upbeat, with white bedspreads, themed-print duvet covers and wall art depicting musicians. Light-finish wood furniture and dark, patterned carpet provide an upscale touch, but these are not rooms you'll want to spend a lot of time in.
At 260 square feet, guest rooms at the All-Star Resorts are very small. They're so small that a family of four attempting to stay in one room might redefine "family values" by week's end. Each room has two double beds or one king bed, a separate vanity area, and a table and chairs. Most bedspreads feature musicians; most light fixtures are star-shaped. No rooms have balconies. If you're planning to save for a Disney vacation, you may want to save enough for a bigger room at another resort if space is an important consideration.
In the Jazz and Calypso Buildings, the 192 suites measure roughly 520 square feet, slightly larger than the cabins at Fort Wilderness but slightly smaller than Art of Animation’s Family Suites. Each suite, formed from the combination of two formerly separate rooms, includes a kitchenette with mini-refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Sleeping accommodations include a queen bed in the bedroom, plus a pullout sleeper sofa, a chair bed, and an ottoman bed. We’re not sure we’d let adult friends (ones we want to keep, anyway) on the sofa bed or the chair or ottoman beds, but they’re fine for children. A hefty door separates the two rooms.
The All-Star Music Family Suites also feature flat-panel TVs plus two bathrooms—one more than the Fort Wilderness cabins. The suites cost about 25% less than the cabins and about 20% less than the Art of Animation Family Suites, but they don’t have the kitchen space or appliances to prepare anything more than rudimentary meals. If you’re trying to save money by eating in your room, the cabins are your best bet. If you just want a little extra space and somewhere to nuke your Pop-Tarts in the morning, the All-Star suites are just fine.
Each All Star Music room is furnished with the following:
- Two double beds (some ADA-accessible rooms have 1 king bed)
- Dresser with 3 medium-size drawers and 4 open shelves
- Small table with 2 chairs
- Nightstand with telephone and digital alarm clock
- Full-length mirror (on bath door)
- Wireless Internet (WiFi)
- Flat-panel TV
- Ironing board and iron
- Hair dryer
- Digital thermostat
- In-room safe
- Tiny bottle of H2O-brand shampoo, and bar soap
The mini-fridge is a dorm-style unit that sit under a counter or desk. It's more like a beverage chiller than a refrigerator in that it'll keep drinks cool, but you're not going to freeze popsicles or make ice cubes in it. What you won't find in your All Star Music room is a microwave, coffee maker (you'll need to stay at a Disney moderate resort or higher), or wired Internet access.
All Star bathrooms are tiny. Almost all feature a tiled tub with shower, while some wheelchair-accessible rooms have a roll-in shower without tub. One nice feature in the standard bathrooms is a shower curtain rod that curves outward, so you're not always elbowing the shower curtain while shampooing. Water pressure in the shower is average - probably less than what you get at home, but still enough to get your hair clean. Eventually.
A separate dressing area next to the bathroom includes one sink, but not much counter space. A 1500-watt, wall-mounted hair dryer is provided, but it's not very powerful. The dressing area includes a curtain that separates it from the sleeping area. Combined with the bathroom, this means that 3 people can get dressed at the same time.
We receive a lot of letters commenting on the All-Star Resorts. From a family group of 13 from East Greenbush, New York:
The All-Star Resorts are perfectly family-oriented. Some nice touches that were not mentioned in your guide—a small amphitheater set up in the lobby to occupy the kids while you check in, and soft sidewalk material surrounding the kiddie pool. And the playground has two separate jungle gyms—one for older kids and one for younger kids.
A Canadian family had a not-so-positive experience:
The guide didn’t prepare us for the large groups of students who take over the resorts. They’re very noisy and very pushy when it comes to getting on buses. Our scariest experience was when we tried getting on a bus and got mobbed by about 100 students.
From a Massachusetts family of four:
I would never recommend the All-Star for a family. It was like dormitory living. Our room was a long hike from the bus stop, and it was tiny—you needed to step into the bathroom, shut the door, then step around the toilet that blocked half the tub.
Handicap-Accessible Room Options
All Star Music has around 200 handicap-accessible rooms. Some feature roll-in showers, while others include assistive hearing devices. A subset of these rooms have been converted to comply with Florida's Accessibility Code, with changes to everything from bed, counter-top, and dresser drawer height, to door widths, wheelchair ramps, and more.
Some of Music's accessible rooms have the standard setup of 2 double beds; all rooms with roll-in showers have 1 king bed, and a small number of roll-in shower rooms have both 1 king bed and 1 double bed. Use our hotel room finder to see which rooms have which features.
Standard Rooms and Preferred Rooms, Standard Views and Pool Views
Disney knows that some hotel rooms are better than others. Most people prefer to be close to the lobby and dining, and want something pretty to look at from their hotel room window. To capitalize on this, Disney categorizes all of All Star Music's hotel rooms based on how long it takes you to walk to the lobby, and what you see from inside the room.
Here's the system Disney uses:
- A Preferred Room with Standard View is a room in buildings 1 or
10 that is close to the Melody Hall Lobby and Intermission Food Court. The view
from your window may include landscaping and trees,
or be blocked almost completely by a giant decoration.
While all Preferred rooms are in buildings 1 and 10, not every room in those buildings is categorized as Preferred; some rooms at the far ends of these buildings are distant enough from the lobby to be considered Standard rooms.
- A Preferred Room with Pool View is a room in buildings 1 or 10,
also close to the lobby and food court, and which faces the Calypso Pool area.
First floor rooms here tend to have views of the backs of lounge chairs sitting around the pool,
so upper-floor rooms generally have better views.
Like Standard View rooms, some Pool View room windows are blocked by Music's decorations.
- Standard Rooms with Standard Views are found in all All Star
Music buildings. These Standard/Standard rooms are either a slightly farther walk to
the lobby (an extra 3-5 minutes),
and have generally unremarkable views of
parking lots. These are the cheapest rooms at All Star, but there are
some gems to be found
in this category, though, using our All Star
Music Room Finder.
There are plenty of exceptions to Disney's room category system. Knowing what to look for will help you get a better room at a cheaper price.
Reader comments about the family suites are generally positive, though measured. First, from a North Carolina family of five:
It was so nice to have a place to unwind without the kids at night, along with two bathrooms and extra space for breakfast/snacks/ drinks in the kitchen area. My only issue was that we weren’t comfortable leaving the kids on the foldouts because they’re right next to the front door, plus my husband and I didn’t want to be confined to the bedroom from the time we put the kids to bed, so we slept on a foldout. The first night was hell, but the second night we took the mattresses off the pullout chair and ottoman and put them on top of the mattress on the couch—MUCH better!
From a Skokie, Illinois, family of five:
We found the All-Star Music Family Suite to be very roomy for the six of us. Our teenagers and preteen were quite comfortable on the pullout sofa, chair, and ottoman. Having the two bathrooms was a must, and the kitchen area was great; lots of shelf space for the food we had delivered from Garden Grocer (they’re excellent, by the way) [see page 482]. Our only complaint is that from 7:30 a.m. until midnight there’s always music playing—it can get annoying to always have that beat going in the background. The rooms are soundproofed but not enough; had to use earplugs.
Pools and Playgrounds at All Star Music
All Star Music has 2 pools. The largest, Calypso Pool, sits directly behind the Melody Hall lobby and food court, between the two buildings dedicated to the genre of the same name. The pool features a sculpture of The Three Caballeros that shoots out streams of cold water.
The other smaller pool, The Piano Pool, is located near buildings 2 through 8. This pool area is themed like a like a piano, and features large piano keys on the ground. The Piano Pool is considered a "quiet pool," meaning that loud play and splashing around are discouraged.
All Star Music's pools range in depth from around 3 feet 6 inches/1.1m to 4 feet 9 inches/1.4m. Music's pools are open every day, including winter. Pools are heated to 82F/28C throughout the year. We've swam in temperatures as cold as 40F/4C; the water was fine, but getting out was a shock. All Star Music does not have a hot tub or jacuzzi; those are found at Disney's moderate and deluxe resorts.
There are no water slides at All Star Music's pools, or any of the value resort pools for that matter, but guests can find showers, storage lockers, restrooms, and laundry facilities at each of the two pools. Pool hours are at least 9AM to 9 PM, extending to as much as 8 AM to 12 AM during busy times. The Calypso Pool will have lifeguards during most of the day, but Piano Pool will not have lifeguards at any time.
Infants and children in diapers are welcome in all of Music's pools, as long as they're wearing swim diapers. Water wings are allowed at all Disney pools, and every pool has free life vests in a variety of sizes:
- Infant/child: Weight less than 30 lbs.
- Child: Weight 30-50 lbs.
- Youth: Weight 50-90 lbs.
- Adult XS: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 31-34 in.
- Adult S: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 34-37 in.
- Adult M: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 37-40 in.
- Adult L: Weight more than 90 lbs. Chest size 40-43 in.
- Adult XL: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 43-46 in.
- Adult XXL: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 46-48 in.
- Additionally, there may be a small supply of even larger vests. Inquire at your resort.
You may need to bring your towels from your room to use at the pool - Disney sometimes stocks extra towels poolside, and sometimes they don't. Our advice is to send someone down to the pool to check the towel situation before you go. If you end up using your room towels at the pool, just call Housekeeping when you get back and request more.
Pool toys are permitted in All Star’s pools, including "pool noodles" (which you may find at the Maestro Mickey's shop in the lobby), and basic toys that would be appropriate for water use such as rubber duckies and bucket & shovel sets. Some of us will occasionally bring something like a whiffle ball for playing catch in the pool. As long as you’re not disturbing other guests, you’ll be fine. Also note that kids with pool toys become very popular with other kids in the pool who want to play too. If you’re traveling with an only child and want him to have some age cohort interaction during your vacation, a nice strategy is to bring some extra toys. Chances are he’ll make a buddy.
Wheelchair Accessibility at All Star's Pools
All Star Music's Calypso Pool has a chair-lift device that can lower guests in wheelchairs into the shallow end of the pool. Check with any lifeguard for assistance on using the lift.
Playgrounds at All Star Music
A small playground set is located between the Jazz Inn Building 9 and Calypso Building 10. The set has two small plastic slides and a couple of sections with a few steps for toddlers to go up and down. Safety seems to be Disney's concern here - there are no swings, and the entire area is covered in a springy, poured rubber surface.
Restaurants and Dining
There's no full-service restaurant at any Disney value resort, including All Star Music. Intermission Food Court is set up like a food court at a mall. There are 5 different stations, each selling one set of meals. For example, one station sells pizza and pasta; another sells burgers; another is dedicated to sandwiches, and so on. If your kids each want something different, you'll have to line up several times. The good news is that some of the food is prepared on demand, so you'll at least be getting your burger cooked to order.
Prices range from $6 to $15 for an entree so you won't break the bank. We haven’t received any strong good or bad feedback on the entrees from the Lunch and Dinner menu. The pizza was especially bland and tasteless. The sandwiches like the Hot Italian and Meatball Sub were good but not great, but at least both are under $10. None of the desserts are particularly interesting but there is a nice assortment of ice cream sundaes and shakes.
Intermission Food Court is set up like a mall food court. Seven different stations each serve a different type of food. A separate beverage station serves free refills on fountain drinks, coffee, and tea.
Free refills are available for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and fountain drinks (including juice and milk) during your meal at Intermission Food Court. A huge beverage station sits just beyond the cash registers, and this station also provides toaster ovens, hot water, ice, condiments, and napkins. Intermission Food Court also participates in Disney's Rapid Fill refillable mug program, where you purchase a souvenir plastic mug once, and get free refills for the remainder of your stay. The cost varies depending on how long you're staying at the resort:
- $8.99 for 1 day
- $11.99 for 2 days
- $14.99 for 3 days
- $17.99 for length of stay (4 or more days)
The break-even point for the refillable mug program seems to be around 3 visits on the 1-day plan; 4 visits on the 2-day plan; 5 on the 3-day plan; and 6 visits for stays of 4 or more days. Keep in mind that if you buy a regular $3 fountain soda at any meal, you get unlimited refills during that meal. So for the refillable mug program to make sense, you'll need to drink soda with at least 3 separate meals on the 1-day plan, or 5 separate meals on the 2-day plan. In those cases, it would be hard to get too far from a bathroom, let alone all the way to the parks.
Intermission Food Court Hours
- Breakfast 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM Breakfast menu / Kids' breakfast menu
- Lunch 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lunch menu / Kids' lunch menu
- Dinner 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Dinner menu / Kids' dinner menu
Intermission Food Court participates in the Disney Dining Plan; meals cost 1 Quick Service credit, and there are a wide variety of snacks to use as Snack credits on the Dining Plan. Tables in Wonderland cardholders are eligible for a 20% discount at Intermission Food Court.
Pizza delivery is available to your room from Disney's own delivery service. Besides pizza, chicken wings, desserts, beer, wine, and sodas are also available. However, delivery can take up to 90 minutes, and the food quality is often below average. You're probably better off either walking to the food court or calling Domino's. Pizza delivery hours are 4 PM to midnight daily. A medium (16") cheese pizza costs around $14 and a pepperoni around $16. Minimum order is $15, and Disney will tack on an 18% tip, $3 delivery charge, and 7% sales tax. Thus, a $30 pizza order will cost you $40.50 delivered.
Singing Spirits Bar Just outside of the food court and on the way to the Calypso Pool is the Singing Spirits Bar. Singing Spirits has outdoor seating and a limited drink menu, with several beer selections, a couple of wines, and a small selection of spirits. It's fine if you want a Budweiser or strawberry margarita to relax with by the pool, or to get a nightcap on the way back to your room for the night. Singing Spirits Bar is usually open 12 PM to 12 AM daily, weather permitting.
Transportation to and from All Star Music
Driving Your Own Car Disney's All Star Music Resort is just off of I-4 in Lake Buena Vista. Take I-4 Exit 65 - Animal Kingdom / Wide World of Sports and you'll end up on Osceola Parkway. Stay on Osceola for 2.8 miles, then turn left on Buena Vista Dr. Go about 0.7 miles/1 km down Buena Vista Dr, then turn right on to Melody Ln, which is All Star Music's entrance road. You'll see All Star Music's sign well before you need to turn.
Here's All Star Music's GPS address and location:
Disney's All Star Music Resort
1801 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Latitude: 28.339842 North, Longitude: 81.572950 West
From Orlando International Airport If you're arriving at Orlando International Airport, Disney's free Magical Express bus service will take you and your luggage directly from the airport to All Star Music, then back to the airport when it's time for your flight home.
From Sanford International Airport It's about a 40-minute drive from Sanford to All Star Music. If you're not renting a car, be aware that Sanford's airport offers fewer transportation options than Orlando's, and Sanford's options are generally much more expensive. A taxi from Sanford International Airport to All Star Music will cost between $120 and $150, depending on traffic. Mears Transportation offers 3-passenger towncar service to All Star Music for around $140 each way, plus tip; 5-passenger SUV service or 10-passenger van is around $190 each way. That means round-trip transportation will run you somewhere between $240 and $380, plus tip, between Sanford and All Star Music. At those prices, it may be less expensive to rent a car and park it at the hotel.
Getting to the theme parks, water parks and Downtown Disney Disney provides free bus service from All Star Music to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, and Downtown Disney/Disney Springs. All Star Music's bus stops sit along the front wall of the Melody Hall lobby, between the lobby and check-in parking lot. Each theme park has its own bus stop somewhere along the wall. Animal Kingdom's bus service is shared with Blizzard Beach, while Disney Springs and Typhoon Lagoon also share a stop and service. All Star Music shares bus service with All Star Sports and All Star Movies.
If you've got your own car, it's faster to drive yourself to Disney's Animal Kingdom, the Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, and Downtown Disney. Disney's bus service is faster to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. We evaluate All Star Music's bus service annually, and the latest transportation times can be found below.
All Star Music Bus Schedule
Ask a Disney Castmember about Music's bus schedule, and they'll tell you that buses run about every 20 minutes. In reality, Music's bus schedule varies considerably depending on the time of day and where you're headed.
For example, if you're headed to the Magic Kingdom between 8 AM and 11 AM, you'll wait around 11 minutes, on average, for a bus to arrive. The bus schedules for Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios are about the same early in the day, with a bus arriving every 12-19 minutes, on average. Bus schedules to the water parks and Downtown Disney are a little less frequent, and you could wait anywhere from 15 to 37 minutes for a ride.
Buses run a little slower from around 11 AM to around 4 PM, when most people are already in a park. Disney's evening buses are scheduled around the theme parks' closing times, where most of the fleet is deployed to get guests back to their hotels. Your waits to return to your hotel from a theme park should average out to around 20 minutes under most circumstances.
Getting to another hotel from All Star Music If you've got dining plans at another Disney hotel, the cheapest option is to take a Disney bus from All Star Music to Downtown Disney, then take another bus from Downtown Disney to your destination hotel. Do the reverse to get back to All Star Music. While that's free, it can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours each way. If your destination is one of the Magic Kingdom monorail resorts, and the Magic Kingdom is still open, you could take a bus to the Magic Kingdom, then either walk (to the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower), hop on the monorail (to the Polynesian and Grand Floridian), or take a boat (to Fort Wilderness, the Wilderness Lodge, and the Grand Floridian). We suggest you still allow at least an hour for that.
The fastest option, however, is almost always a taxi from All Star Music to wherever you're going; it's generally not more than a $20, 15-minute cab ride to get to most Disney hotels from All STar, and often less. Taxis are available outside the Melody Hall lobby; if a taxi is not already sitting out front, the bell services desk also serves as a taxi stand, and they'll call one for you.
To Universal Orlando If you're staying at Walt Disney World and don't have a car, Mears Transportation will shuttle you from your hotel to Universal and back for $18 per person. Pickup and return times are at your convenience. A one-way taxi ride is around $36, and may be the cheapest option if you have three to five people.
Shopping, Recreation, and Things To Do at All Star Music
All Star Music's gift shop is Maestro Mickey's, and sits just off the lobby, between the check-in area and the food court. As you'd expect from Disney, Maestro Mickey's has a decent collection of souvenirs ranging from small trinkets such as keychains and pens, to embroidered jackets and Disney princess dresses. Prices for these items are about what you'd pay in the theme parks or Downtown Disney.
Maestro Mickey's also sells basic pharmacy items such as sunscreen, aspirin, allergy and cold medicine, baby diapers and formula, shampoo, and the like. And Maestro Mickey has Disney-branded cookies, chocolate, coffee tins, and similar items, if that's what you're looking for. Prices for these items are considerably higher - about double - than what you'd probably pay at home.
Also located just off the Melody Hall lobby is the Note'able Games Arcade, which has a decent collection of relatively recent video and arcade games. Most games cost $0.50 to $2.00 per play, which can add up quickly. It's helpful to set a budget with your kids before they go in.
Walkers, joggers and runners will find a 1-mile-long, paved jogging trail that connects All Star Music Resort, All Star Music Resort and All Star Sports Resort. This path is located at the front of Melody Hall, along Buena Vista Drive. You won't find a gym, fitness center, indoor pool, or spa at All Star Music.
All Star Music Babysitting and In-Room Child Care
Disney doesn't offer on-site child care at All Star Music, but you've got some options. If you've got a car and you're headed to the theme parks, you can drop off your little ones at one of the child-care clubs at a resort nearby. Services vary, but children generally can be left between 4:30 PM and midnight. Milk and cookies and blankets and pillows are provided at all centers, and dinner is provided at most. Play is supervised but not organized, and toys, videos, and games are plentiful. Guests at any Disney resort or campground may use the services.
The most elaborate of the child-care centers (variously called "clubs" or "camps") is Never Land Club at the Polynesian Resort. The rate for ages 3-12 is $12 per hour, per child (2-hour minimum).
All the clubs accept reservations (some six months in advance!) with a credit card guarantee. Call the club directly, or reserve through Disney at 407-WDW-DINE. (If you call before 4 PM, call the club directly using the number shown below.) Most clubs require a 24-hour cancellation notice and levy a hefty penalty of 2 hours' time or $22.50 per call for no-shows. A limited number of walk-ins are usually accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Hotel||Name of Program||Ages||Phone|
|Animal Kingdom Lodge||Simba's Clubhouse||3-12||407-938-4785|
|Dolphin and Swan||Camp Dolphin||4-12||407-934-4241|
|Polynesian Resort||Never Land Club||3-12||407-824-1639|
|Yacht and Beach Club Resorts||Sandcastle Club||3-12||407-934-3750|
|Wilderness Lodge and Villas||Cub's Den||3-12||407-824-1083|
If you don't have a car, then you're better off using in-room babysitting. Trying to take your child to a club in another hotel by Disney bus requires a 50- to 90-minute trip each way. By the time you've deposited your little one, it will almost be time to pick him or her up again.
Two companies provide in-room sitting in Walt Disney World and surrounding areas. They're Kid's Nite Out and Fairy Godmothers (no kidding). Both provide sitters older than age 18 who are insured, bonded, screened, reference-checked, police-checked, and trained in CPR. In addition to caring for your kids in your room, the sitters will, if you direct (and pay),take your children to the theme parks or other venues. Neither service will transport your children in private vehicles or give baths. Both offer bilingual sitters.
|Kid's Nite Out||Fairy Godmothers|
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Men and women
Mothers and grandmothers, female college students
Base Hourly Rates
1 child, $18
2 children, $21
3 children, $24
4 children, $26
Base Hourly Rates
1 child, $16
2 children, $16
3 children, $16
4 children, $18
Transportation fee, $10; starting before 6:30 AM
or after 9 PM, +$2 per hour; additional fee for holidays
Transportation fee, $14; starting after 10 PM,
+$2 per hour
24 hours before service when reservation is made
3 hours before service
Form of Payment
AE, D, MC, V; gratuity in cash
Form of Payment
Cash or traveler's check for actual payment; gratuity in cash
Things Sitter Won't Do
Transport children in private vehicles,
take children swimming, give baths
Things Sitter Won't Do
Transport children, give baths; swimming
is at sitter's discretion
Miscellaneous All Star Music
Coin-operated washers and dryers are in laundry facilities next to each pool. Cost is around $2 per wash, and another $2 per dry cycle. The machines take quarters, and a change machine is provided. A small selection of soap, fabric softener, and dryer sheets are also sold, for around $1 each. A typical wash cycle takes 20 to 30 minutes, and a typical dry cycle takes 40 to 50.
If you lose something during your stay, contact Disney's Lost and Found department by calling (407)824-4245.
List of All Star Music's Building Icons
- Building 1, Rooms 1401-1664, Calypso theme: Maracas
- Building 2, Rooms 2401-2664, Jazz Inn theme: Saxophone
- Building 3, Rooms 3401-3664, Rock Inn theme: Jukebox
- Building 4, Rooms 4401-4664, Rock Inn theme: Jukebox
- Building 5, Rooms 5401-5664, Country Fair theme: Cowboy Boots
- Building 6, Rooms 6401-6664, Country Fair theme: Cowboy Boots
- Building 7, Rooms 7401-7664, Broadway Hotel theme: Broadway Theatre
- Building 8, Rooms 8401-8664, Broadway Hotel theme: Broadway Theatre
- Building 9, Rooms 9401-9664, Jazz Inn theme: Saxophone
- Building 10, Rooms 0401-0664, Calypso theme: Maracas
|Hotel||Definitely (+/- since last year)|
|Disney's All-Star Music Resort||69% (-11%)|
|Average for WDW hotels||76% (+0%)|
|Average for off-site hotels||57% (+0%)|
|Hotel||Definitely (+/- since last year)|
|Disney's All-Star Music Resort||97% (-3%)|
|Average for WDW hotels||92% (+2%)|
|Average for off-site hotels||79% (-7%)|
Good (and Not-So-Good) Rooms at Disney's All-Star Music Resort
Best and Worst Room Views at Disney's All Star Music Resort
Being a value resort means that All Star Music doesn't offer many spectacular views. But there are a few rooms that are better than a parking lot. There's no large body of water near the All Star resorts so if you want a value resort with a lake view you should try Pop Century or Art of Animation.
Good Rooms in Building 1 of Calypso
Building 1 doesn't have much to offer in terms of views. The major advantage of this Building is the short walk to Melody Hall. Rooms facing south look out on to the Calypso Pool. All other rooms in Building 1 either face a parking lot or foliage. Good views in Building 1 include rooms 1X01-1X09 (replace X with the floor number).
Bad views in building 1 include:
- Rooms 1X11-1X32, 1X33-1X34, 1X50-1X54 which look out at a parking lot.
- Rooms 1X41-1X48, which show a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 2 of Jazz Inn
Views in Building 2 mostly face foliage or a small courtyard with a fountain. Good views in Building 2 include rooms 2X01-2X10, and 2X55-2X63.
Bad views in building 2 include:
- Rooms 2X19-2X22, which face an electrical box.
- Rooms 2X30-2X32, which face a parking lot.
- Rooms 2X40-2X48, which show a service area.
- Rooms 2X64, which view is blocked by a large icon of a saxophone.
Good Rooms in Building 3 of Rock Inn
Building 3 rooms facing west look out on to a courtyard and a giant jukebox icon. Good views in Building 3 include rooms 3X01-3X10 and 3X55-3X64.
Bad views in building 3 include:
- Rooms 3X33-3X37, which face a parking lot.
- Rooms 3X16-3X25, which show a service area.
- Rooms 3403 and 3458, which is partially blocked by a large electric guitar.
- Room 3447, which faces an electrical box.
Good Rooms in Building 4 of Rock Inn
Like Building 3, Building 4 also is themed after rock and roll. Good views in Building 4 include rooms 4X01-4X10, and 4X58-4X64.
Bad views in building 4 include:
- Rooms 4X11-4X13 and 4X21-4X32, which face a parking lot.
- Rooms 4X41-4X49, which show a service area.
- Rooms 4403 and 4458, which is partially blocked by a large electric guitar.
- Room 4X42, which faces an electrical box.
Good Rooms in Building 5 of Country Fair
Building 5 has the disadvantage of being the furthest away from Melody Hall, there's also not much to see in terms of views as most of the rooms face foliage. Good views in Building 5 include rooms 5X01-5X10 and 5X55-5X64.
Bad views in building 5 include:
- Rooms 5X11, which faces a service road.
- Room 5457, which is mostly blocked by a large sculpture of a banjo.
- Rooms 5X16-5X29, which face a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 6 of Country Fair
Like its neighbor, Building 6 is also far from Melody Hall. Good views in Building 6 include rooms 6X01-6X10, .
Bad views in building 6 include:
- Room 6403, 6407 and 6457, which is mostly blocked by a large sculpture of a banjo.
- Rooms 6X41-6X49, which face a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 7 of Broadway Hotel
Building 7 rooms facing east look out on a courtyard themed after a Broadway theater. Good views in Building 7 include rooms 7X01-7X10 and 7X55-7X64.
Bad views in building 7 include:
- Rooms 7X11-7X32, which face a parking lot.
- Rooms 7X40-7X49, which face a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 8 of Broadway Hotel
Rooms facing West in Building 8 face a courtyard themed after a Broadway theatre. Good views in Building 8 include rooms 8X01-8X10 and 8X55-8X64.
Bad views in building 8 include:
- Rooms 8X14-8X22, which show a service area.
- Rooms 8X31-8X48, which face a parking lot.
Good Rooms in Building 9 of Jazz Inn
Views in Building 9 mostly face foliage or a small courtyard with a fountain. Good views in Building 9 include rooms 9X01-9X10 and 9X55-9X63.
Bad views in building 9 include:
- Rooms 9X16-9X25, which show a service area.
- Rooms 9X08 and 9X64, which view is blocked by a large icon of a saxophone.
Good Rooms in Building 10 of Calypso
Like Building 1, Building 10's major advantage is the close distance to Melody Hall. Rooms facing North look out on to the Calypso Pool. All other rooms either face a parking lot or foliage. Good views in Building 10 include rooms 0X01-0X10 and 0X55-0X64.
Bad views in building 10 include:
- Rooms 0X11-0X26, which show a service area.
|Super-kid-friendly theme||Remote location|
|Low (for Disney) rates||Small guest rooms|
|Large swimming pools||No full-service dining|
|Food courts||Large, confusing layout|
|Convenient self-parking||Congested bus-loading areas|
|No character meals|
|Limited recreation options|
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|Park||Commuting Times||Resort Transportation|
|Magic Kingdom||20 min|
|Hollywood Studios||17 min 19 min|
|Quietness of Room||C+|
|Shuttle to Parks||Yes|