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Disney's All Star Sports 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 Sports Resort features huge sports icons: bright football helmets, tennis rackets, and baseball bats—all taller than the buildings they adorn. All-Star Sports has two pools, the Surfboard Bay pool at the Surf's Up! buildings and closest to the main lobby, and the Grand Slam pool, in the Homerun Hotel section. Guests at the All-Stars may use any pool at Movies, Music and Sports. Some rooms are closer to another resort's pools, lobby, and food court than its own. Sarah Stone's Mousesavers.com has a current list of Disney hotel discounts available at All Star Sports.
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 Sports 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 Sports' 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.
Stadium Hall is All Star Sports' lobby. In it you will find the check-in counter, concierge, Game Point Arcade, the gift shop Sport Goofy Gifts & Sundries, and End Zone Food Court.
Check-in time at All Star Sports is 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. All Star Sports 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 Sports' registration staff can provide MagicBands 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 Stadium Hall. Right: Kids can watch class Disney animation in a special waiting area while parents check in.
All-Star Sports Rooms
Guest rooms at All Star Sports are small at 260 square feet. Almost all All Star Sports rooms sleep 4, plus one child in a crib. The decor is upbeat, with white bedspreads, themed-print duvet covers and wall art depicting athletes. 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 athletes; 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.
An Orland Park, Illinois, family had a tough time with their All-Star neighbors, copying us on a letter to Disney:
I am not a person who usually complains, but I had to write and tell you how extremely disappointed I was with the accommodations we had at the All-Star Sports. I was expecting that a Disney resort would be geared toward families. Boy, was I mistaken! What we mostly had staying with us were young teenagers who were extremely loud and foul-mouthed. We could hardly get any rest.
We had groups of people outside our room partying on the football field one night until midnight before someone finally closed them down. Then in the morning (one time as early as 6:30 a.m.), we had cheerleaders practicing right outside our door, shouting their cheers.
A Canadian family had a similar 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. We didn't know if our children would come out alive from the experience. We don't think we would go back to the All-Star Resorts for this reason (they offer packages to student groups). Also, the motel doesn't want to hear your complaints at all.
From a Massachusetts family of four:
I would never recommend the All-Star for a family. It was like dormitory living. Our room was about 1 mile from the bus stop, and the room was tiny. I'm in the hotel business, and it was one of the smallest I've been in. You needed to step into the bathroom, shut the door, then step around the toilet that blocked half the tub.
A family with young children had nice things to say about All Star Sports:
We took our 1 year old son, 4 year old daughter (who turned 5 while we were there), and 9 year old son. We stayed at All Star Sports and LOVED every single minute of our vacation. We will come again and we will stay at All Star Sports again because it was very quiet, well maintained, and no problem getting to and from any place (we had our own car).
Each All Star Sports 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
- Mini- fridge
- 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 Sports 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.
The most frequent complaint we hear from readers about All Star resorts is on the poor soundproofing between rooms, especially rooms connected by an interior door. A family of our readers (who only list themselves as "Massachusetts family of four") had this to say about All Star Sports:
I would never recommend the All-Star for a family. It was like dormitory living - our room was about 1 mile from the bus stop, and the room was tiny. I'm in the hotel business, and it was one of the smallest I've been in. You needed to step into the bathroom, shut the door, then step around the toilet that blocked half the tub
All Star Sports Room Tour
Handicap-Accessible Room Options
All Star Sports 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 Sports' 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 Sports' 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 6 that is close to the Stadium Hall Lobby and End Zone 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 6, 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 6, also close to the lobby and food court, and which faces the Surf's Up 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 Sports' decorations.
- Standard Rooms with Standard Views are found in all All Star Sports 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 Sports Room Finder.
- All Star Sports' Standard Rooms with Pool Views are found in buildings 8 and 9. Pool view rooms in buildings 2 and 3 face the baseball-themed Grand Slam Pool.
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.
For example, rooms 1X55 to 1X64 in Building 6 are Pool View because they face the Grand Slam Pool. However, room 8158 also faces a pool, but it's a cheaper Standard/Standard because the rooms around it have unexceptional views. To find these kinds of rooms, use our Room Finder to search for Standard Rooms with Pool Views, and click on the rooms not highlighted in red, just next door to the rooms which are highlighted in red. This will help you find the "borderline" cases where Disney was hesitant to upcharge for a better room.
Pools and Playgrounds at All Star Sports
All Star Sports has 2 pools. The largest, Surfboard Bay Pool, sits directly behind the Stadium Hall lobby and food court, between the two buildings dedicated to the genre of the same name. The pool features a wavy look, although is not a wave pool.
The other smaller pool, The Grand Slam Pool, is located near buildings 7 through 10. This pool area is themed like a like a baseball diamond, and features large bats and baseballs. The Grand Slam Pool is considered a "quiet pool," meaning that loud play and splashing around are discouraged.
All Star Sports' pools range in depth from around 3 feet 6 inches/1.1m to 4 feet 9 inches/1.4m. Sports' 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 Sports 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 Sports' 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 Surfboard Bay Pool will have lifeguards during most of the day, but Grand Slam Pool will not have lifeguards at any time.
Infants and children in diapers are welcome in all of Sports' 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 Sport Goofy Gifts & Sundries 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 Sports' Surfboard Bay 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 Sports
A small playground set is located between the Surf's Up Building 6 and Touchdown Building 7. 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 Sports. End Zone 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.
End Zone 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 End Zone 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. End Zone 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.
End Zone 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
End Zone 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 End Zone 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.
Grandstand Spirits Bar Just outside of the food court and on the way to the Surfboard Bay Pool is the Grandstand Spirits Bar. Grandstand Spirits Bar 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. Grandstand Spirits Bar is usually open 12 PM to 12 AM daily, weather permitting.
Transportation to and from All Star Sports
Driving Your Own Car Disney's All Star Sports 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 Sports' entrance road. You'll see All Star Sports' sign well before you need to turn.
Here's All Star Sports' GPS address and location:
Disney's All Star Sports Resort
1701 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Latitude: 28.343789 North, Longitude: 81.575275 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 Sports, 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 Sports. 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 Sports will cost between $120 and $150, depending on traffic. Mears Transportation offers 3-passenger towncar service to All Star Sports 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. 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 Sports to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, and Downtown Disney/Disney Springs. All Star Sports' bus stops sit along the front wall of the Stadium 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 Downtown Disney/Disney Springs and Typhoon Lagoon also share a stop and service. All Star Sports shares bus service with All Star Sports and All Star Movies. This can be troublesome during a busy time of year because All Star Sports is the second of three stops. We have frequently seen mostly full buses arrive at All Star Sports because they have already been stuffed with people at All Star Sports.
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 Sports' bus service annually, and the latest transportation times can be found below.
Each theme park has its own stop on All Star Sports' bus route.
All Star Sports Bus Schedule
Ask a Disney Castmember about Sports' bus schedule, and they'll tell you that buses run about every 20 minutes. In reality, Sports' 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 Sports If you've got dining plans at another Disney hotel, the cheapest option is to take a Disney bus from All Star Sports to Downtown Disney, then take another bus from Downtown Disney to your destination hotel. Do the reverse to get back to All Star Sports. 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 Sports 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 Stadium 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 Sports
All Star Sports' gift shop is Sport Goofy Gifts & Sundries, and sits just off the lobby, between the check-in area and the food court. As you'd expect from Disney, Sport Goofy Gifts & Sundries 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.
Sport Goofy Gifts & Sundries also sells basic pharmacy items such as sunscreen, aspirin, allergy and cold medicine, baby diapers and formula, shampoo, and the like. And Sport Goofy Gifts and Sundries 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 Stadium Hall lobby is the Game Point 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 Sports Resort, All Star Sports Resort and All Star Sports Resort. This path is located at the front of Stadium Hall, along Buena Vista Drive. You won't find a gym, fitness center, indoor pool, or spa at All Star Sports.
All Star Sports Babysitting and In-Room Child Care
Disney doesn't offer on-site child care at All Star Sports, 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|
All WDW and Orlando-area hotels
All WDW and Orlando-area hotels
Men and women
Mothers and grandmothers, female college students
Base Hourly Rates
1 child, $18
2 children, $21
3 children, $24
4 children, $26
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
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 Sports
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 Sports Building Icons
- 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
|Hotel||Definitely (+/- since last year)|
|Disney's All-Star Sports Resort||50% (-10%)|
|Average for WDW hotels||76% (+0%)|
|Average for off-site hotels||57% (+0%)|
|Hotel||Definitely (+/- since last year)|
|Disney's All-Star Sports Resort||80% (+0%)|
|Average for WDW hotels||92% (+2%)|
|Average for off-site hotels||79% (-7%)|
Good (and Not-So-Good) Rooms at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
Best and Worst Room Views at Disney's All Star Sports Resort
Being a value resort means that All Star Sports 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 Surf's Up
Building 1 doesn't have much to offer in terms of views. This major advantage of this Building is the short walk to Stadium Hall. Rooms facing southeast look out on to the Surfboard Bay Pool. All other rooms in Building 1 either face a parking lot or foliage. Good views in Building 1 include rooms 1X01-1X07 and 1X55-1X64 (replace X with the floor number).
Bad views in building 1 include:
- Rooms 1X08-1X10, which face a maintenance building.
- Rooms 1X11 and 1X32, which look out at a parking lot.
- Rooms 1X41-1X49, which show a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 2 of Hoops Hotel
Views in Building 2 mostly face foliage or a small basketball-themed courtyard. Good views in Building 2 include rooms 2X01-2X10, and 2X55-2X64.
Bad views in building 2 include:
- Rooms 2X33, which faces a parking lot.
- Rooms 2X16-2X25, which show a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 3 of Hoops Hotel
Like it's neighbor Building 2, Building 3 is also surrounded by mostly foliage. Good views in Building 3 include rooms 3X01-3X10 and 3X55-3X64.
Bad views in building 3 include:
- Rooms 3X41-3X49, which show a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 4 of Center Court
Building 4 and 5 have a very small amount of good views, there are a few rooms facing East that look out on to a small tennis court with Disney characters. But other than that all rooms face foliage. Most of the views in this building aren't bad, they're just uninteresting. Good views in Building 4 include rooms 4X01-4X05, 4X07-4X09 and 4X60-4X64.
Bad views in building 4 include:
- Rooms 4X16-4X25, which show a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 5 of Center Court
Good views in Building 5 include rooms 5X01-5X10 and 5X58-5X64.
Bad views in building 5 include:
- Rooms 5X40-5X50, which face a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 6 of Surf's Up
Like its neighbor Building 1, Building 6 also has the advantage of being next door to Stadium Hall. It is also located next to the resort's main pool. This gives the rooms some nice views but some higher than usual noise levels. Good views in Building 6 include rooms 6X07-6X10 and 6X55-6X64.
Bad views in building 6 include:
- Rooms 6X01-6X06, which face that back of a maintenance building.
- Rooms 6X16-6X24, which face a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 7 of Touchdown
Building 7 rooms facing East look out on a courtyard themed after a Football field. This does give some nice views but it also has the reputation of being loud as hoards of children play on the field. Good views in Building 7 include rooms 7X01-7X10 and 7X55-7X64.
Bad views in building 7 include:
- Rooms 7X41- 7X49, which face a service area.
Good Rooms in Building 8 of Homerun Hotel
Building 8 rooms facing North look out on to The Grand Slam Pool. Good views in Building 8 include rooms 8X55- 8X64.
Bad views in building 8 include:
- Rooms 8110, 8106, 8110, 8156, 8160, 8164 which is blocked by a giant sculpture of a baseball bat.
- Rooms 8X40- 8X50, which show a service area.
- Rooms 8X33-8X34, which face a parking lot.
Good Rooms in Building 9 of Homerun Hotel
Building 9 also faces The Grand Slam Pool. Good views in Building 9 include rooms 9X55-2X63.
Bad views in building 9 include:
- Rooms 9156, 9160, 9164, 9102, 9106, 9110 which is blocked by a giant sculpture of a baseball bat.
- Rooms 9X62, which faces a maintenance building.
- Rooms 9X16-9X25, which show a service area.
- Rooms 9X32 and 9X33, which face a parking lot.
Good Rooms in Building 10 of Touchdown
Building 7 rooms facing West look out on a courtyard themed after a Football field. This does give some nice views but it also has the reputation of being loud as hoards of children play on the field.. 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 0X16-0X25, which show a service area.
|Super-kid-friendly theme||Remote location|
|Low (for Disney) rates||Small guest rooms|
|Food courts and pizza delivery||No full-service dining or character meals|
|Convenient self-parking||Congested bus-loading areas|
|Movies and games at the main pool||No marina or bike rentals|
|A favorite for group travel, the resort's check-in and food court can be overwhelmed with crowds|
All Star Sports 2015 Rack Rates
Disney's All-Star Sports Resort Dining
|Park||Commuting Times||Resort Transportation|
|Magic Kingdom||20 min|
|Hollywood Studios||17 min|
|Animal Kingdom||19 min|
|Quietness of Room||B-|
|Shuttle to Parks||Yes|