All Star Music Resort at Walt Disney World is a value resort. It is themed with different styles of music including Broadway, Calypso, Country, Jazz and Rock n’ Roll and it is one of the cheapest resorts on Disney property. All Star Movies is part of the All-Star Resorts. Other resorts include All Star Sports and All Star Movies.
Price: $106 to $235 a night depending on season; $10 fee per 3rd and 4th adult (first 2 adults pay no fee)
Preferred: You can pay extra per night to be in a room closer to the food court and transportation. It is not larger or nicer than non-preferred rooms. Keep in mind that being this close means extra foot traffic outside your door.
Room size: 260 square feet with 2 double beds or 1 king bed
Room features: 2 double beds (one is a murphy bed in updated rooms), a table with 2 chairs, an entertainment center, outlets & USB ports, a mini-fridge and wall-mounted television, bathtub and toilet inside the bathroom, vanity with single sink located in the vanity area with barn style door to close off the area from the room. All Star Music Room Video Tour
Available to Request: bed rails; Pack N Play
Sleeps: Up to 4 people + one child under 3
Room count: 1920 rooms
Buildings: Country, Broadway, Jazz, Rock and Calypso. Calypso is closest to the food court and bus stop areas. Each building features oversized icons related to their style of music.
Family Suites: 520 square feet with queen bed, pull out sofa and ottoman and chair sleeper. Sleeps 6. Features a kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, sink and coffeemaker. Video Tour of Family Suites
Food options: Intermission Hall food court open from 6 am to 11 pm; pizza delivery is available to your rooms from 5 pm – 12 am. There is also a poolside bar.
Shopping: Maestro Mickey’s is the resort’s gift shop. It is located just off the food court. Expect to find Gifts, Houseware items, Toys & Plush, Food & Beverages and more.
Transportation: This resort only offers bus transportation and there is only one bus stop at this resort located by the main lobby. At times you may share a bus with the other All Star resorts. The All Star Music bus stop at the parks is usually located at one of the stalls the furthest from the entrance.
Distance from parks by bus:
- Animal Kingdom – 10 minutes
- Hollywood Studios – 10 minutes
- Downtown Disney – 15 minutes
- Epcot – 15 minutes
- Magic Kingdom – 15 minutes
Pools: The main pool is the guitar shaped Calypso Pool that features a fountain of the Three Caballeros in the center. There is a kiddie pool nearby. During the day, there are activities and a pool party. In the evening, they air a movie by the pool. You can purchase spirits and refreshments from the Singing Spirits Pool Bar.
The quiet pool is a Piano Pool shaped like grand piano.
There are no slides or hot tubs and towels are not offered by the pool (you will need to bring them from your room. Call housekeeping to ask for additional towels). There are life jackets, showers, lockers, restrooms and a laundromat at each pool area.There are lifeguards on duty from 10 am – 10 pm.
Activities: Nightly Movie at the pool; Daily Pool Party at 3 pm; Poolside Activities from 1:30 – 7:30; Arcade; new balance Running Trail; Pin Trading in the lobby from 5-5:30
Playground: Located near the Jazz Inn section
24-hour front desk
check-in and guest service
handicap accessible rooms
kiddie waiting area in lobby
merchandise delivery and pickup
outdoor smoking areas
resort airline check-in
Mailing address: 1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
This review comes from my reader Heather…
My family of five (myself, husband and kids 11, 8, and 6) stayed at All Star Music Resort from December 3 -11, 2010 in a Family Suite. We chose ASMu for a couple reasons. First, we liked the idea of the extra space (living room with hide-a-beds, separate bedroom, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette) the suite gave us. We also wanted a microwave and refridgerator so we could have some food in the room to save costs. We could have stayed at another resort in a single room for less money, but decided at the end of the day parents and kids would need a little space from each other.
We thought the rooms were fine – clean and well maintained – but nothing fancy. It is a large complex and we ran into several people who got “turned around” and couldn’t find the main building. This was our first stay on property, so I can’t compare to other categories but we were really only in the room to sleep at night. The carpet in our room had just been cleaned before our stay which was nice. We had plenty of room for us and our stuff. The kitchenette also gave us some extra room to put stuff away.
We didn’t have many chances to check out the amenities of the resort since we were gone from park opening to bedtime most days. The pools are heated, but don’t have any fancy slides. The kids loved that they could swim when it was only 42 degrees outside. We were very impressed by the lifeguards and how they did their jobs! Upon check-in you receive a list of daily family activities like bingo, treasure hunts, nightly movies etc. The laundry room wasn’t anything fancy and a couple units were kind of beat up, its only a laundry room! Music does play poolside late at night, so that may be a concern if near the pools. We were at the back of our building and couldn’t hear anything in our room.
We had about a 5 minute walk to the buses from our room in one of the Jazz buildings. We never waited more than about 15 minutes for a bus at the resort. In the morning there was a Cast Member keeping track of what busses were needed and answering any questions we may have. At the parks it usually took no more than 10-15 minutes to get off the bus, go through security and get to the gates, but we were at a slower time of year. The busses were more crowded at the end of the day in general, but we lucked out and always made it onto the bus without waiting for a second one.
We did the Quick Service Dining Plan and were pleased with the Food Court, which was open from 6 am to midnight. We only ate breakfast and dinner at there because we were gone during the day. Both menus provided a lot of variety and everyone found food they liked. Many of the dinner meals didn’t “feel like” food court fare – roast turkey breast, baked chicken, quesadillas – all very yummy. There are 4 or 5 separate “kitchens” were you order your food, so when we all wanted something from a different spot it took awhile, especially when we were still figuring out how the dining plan works. But we got to meet some nice people while waiting in line. J And with the Value Resorts catering to tour groups it was crowded at times, but nothing horrible. I still wish for Mickey Waffles and their yummy hash browns!
I would stay at All Star Music again with my family. We may look into the possibility of adjoining or connecting rooms for our next stay to cut down on costs. The fridge was nice, but we didn’t really use it and the food court has a microwave if we’d want some popcorn, etc.
You might want to check out All Star Sports.