All Star Sports Resort at Walt Disney World is a value resort. It is themed with icons from sports including a football field and a baseball-themed Grand Slam Pool. It is one of the least expensive places to stay on Disney property. All Star Movies is part of the All-Star Resorts, other resorts include All Star Music and All Star Movies.
Price: $106 to $225 a night depending on season; $10 fee per 3rd and 4th adult (first 2 adults pay no fee)
Preferred: You can pay an extra $16 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 (one murphy bed) 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.
Available to Request: bed rails; Pack N Play
Sleeps: Up to 4 people + one child under 3
Room count: 1920 rooms
Buildings: Touchdown, Center Court, Homerun Hotel, Hoops and Surf’s Up. Each building features oversized icons related to their sport.
Food options: Stadium 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.
Pools: The main pool is the Surfboard Bay pool that features giant-sized surfboards. There is a kiddie pool nearby.
The Grand Slam Pool is located in the Baseball section and features a Goofy fountain that squirts water at swimmers.
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 between the Touchdown! and the Surf’s Up building
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
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 Sports 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
Tip: If you are in the Mighty Ducks section, All Star Music’s buses and food court are closer than All Star Sports.
Address: 1701 West Buena Vista Dr., Orlando, FL 32830
This review comes from my reader Jessica…
Why did you choose this resort?
We initially got interested in traveling to Disney because we were looking for a fun trip for our daughter, and Disney was offering the free dining plan if you stayed at one of their resorts. We definitely wanted to take advantage! But, we didn’t want to pay a fortune for a room, seeing as how we’d pretty much only use it for sleeping and be at the parks the rest of the time. We were traveling with two 2 year olds and didn’t need any fancy accommodations :) Thus, we settled on the All Star Resorts, and chose All Star Sports because it is the first stop for the buses so we could be guaranteed a spot to ride (All Stars Resorts Music, Sports, and Movies share a bus) and not have to wait more than once with two toddlers in tow. I was pleasantly surprised with the resort once we got there, and we had a great time!
What were the resort rooms like? Were they big enough for your family? Did you find them to be acceptable?
Honestly, we’re not very picky as far as rooms go. No, it wasn’t the biggest room in the world. But, it worked just fine for our family. Since our girls were 2 (my daughter and niece), we were able to stay in one room with 5 people (3 adults – me, hubby, dad; and 2 toddlers). The beds were a little small for hubby, me, and daughter to share, but honestly was just fine for our week stay. We didn’t fall off the bed or anything :) We were definitely at max capacity for the room, but we didn’t have any issues size wise other than the beds being a little small. The room was extremely clean and well taken care of each day. The bath/shower was impeccable and it was obvious that it is kept up well. The room was very basic with amenities you would expect in any hotel room. We requested some extra pillows which were brought very promptly, and received some neat towel art when we left nice tips for the “mouse”keeping. Over all we had a great stay, and I was pleased. The room decorations were Mickey, Mickey, Mickey from the wallpaper to the artwork, bedspreads, etc. which was really fun for the girls (and not typical at the “nicer” resorts)! I would certainly stay here again, even after staying at one of the Moderate resorts.
What were the amenities at the resort like? What was your favorite one?
As far as amenities go, this is where All Star Sports (and likely the other All Stars) is pretty basic. Room amenities were pretty typical with just the basics (extra fee for a refrigerator). As far as the entire resort goes, they had a large food court with quick service items and pizza (delivery for a fee), a nice gift shop, a decently sized arcade, and a couple pools (which were nice and large!).
What was the food court like? Any favorite foods?
The food court had several different options for quick service meals including pizza, “home cooked” items (i.e. pot roast, etc.), grill (hamburgers, etc.), and sandwiches. Also, there were different options for each meal of the day. We had the Disney Dining Plan, which all of the employees were very helpful with helping us figure out what was included. If I recall correctly, everything in the food court could be counted toward something in the dining plan (quick service or snack). All of the food we had was pretty good, but I cannot recall a particular favorite. The food court was open late, and we rarely had to wait in line more than a couple minutes for food. Also, finding a table was never an issue. As with all of the Disney resorts, they had a mug you could purchase for about $12 (??) and refill at the resort as many times as you wish. This was totally worth it for us as we would refill it on our way to and from the parks (and with water at the parks). Again, I was pleasantly surprised with the food court here.
How were the resort buses? What was your walk to the bus stop like? How were the resorts bus stops at the parks? How far was the walk to the gates? How crowded were the buses at any given time?
Before going to Disney, I honestly had no idea what to expect as far as the buses went. We did not pay extra for a “deluxe” room that would put us in a building closer to the bus stop, so we were a little further away. At All Star Sports there is only one bus stop which is at the front of the resort outside of the lobby. Each park has its own line for you to stand in to wait for the bus. As I said previously, All Star Sports shares a bus with two other resorts, and is the first stop. We loaded and unloaded the buses at least two times each day and loaded on the first time every time. The most we waited for a bus was between 10 and 15 minutes, but more often than not it was much faster than that. We had a more pleasant bus experience here than at Port Orleans Riverside (where we stayed just a few months ago). Once you get to the parks, the All Star Resorts (and other less expensive resorts) bus stops are typically toward the back which means you are walking a bit farther. For me, this didn’t make much of a difference, but I think my dad would have preferred a closer bus stop because he was toting around my niece with no stroller (had to rent one each day at the parks – do not recommend!). We decided to bring our own stroller which, yes, was a slight pain to load and unload the bus with, but was totally worth it! If you bring your own stroller the walk to and from the bus stops at the park (or to your room at your resort) is really no big deal. The bus stops, to me, aren’t that far apart to make much of a difference (unless you are carrying a sacked out little one at the end of the day!). I would definitely recommend bringing your own stroller for this reason alone. As I said, we never had an issue with there being too many people to load the bus the first time (and, honestly, the bus was only too full to pick up from the other resorts a handful of times while we were there). The single time there was quite a wait for the bus was at Magic Kingdom after Wishes. If you have impatient little ones, I strongly recommend making your way out of Magic Kingdom as Wishes is ending (or before) to avoid a super long wait at the buses. My little one was scared of fireworks at the time so we headed out in the middle of the show, and just barely made it on the first bus load. Other than that, we got on just fine though the buses stayed very full first thing in the morning and leaving the parks each night.
Would you stay at this resort again? If not, please provide a reason.
I would absolutely stay there again (as would everyone in my party and some friends traveling at the same time)! We actually planned to stay there for our most recent trip, but the full dining plan was only offered at the moderate resorts so we upgraded to Port Orleans.
This review comes from my reader Kristy….
My family and I are value people. It’s something in us; we like the relaxed and fun feeling of the value resorts. In fact when our kids were younger and we’d go to the other resorts for meals they would say how lucky we were to “get to” stay at our resort instead of the others. Now that they are older, they understand that we are in fact staying at a value resort, but they love it as much as my husband and I do.
Most recently we stayed at All Star Sports for 10 nights. It was our 4th trip to Sports and our 7th stay at one of the value resorts. We were nothing less then thrilled with our stay there. My daughters and I aren’t particularly huge sports fans, my husband is, but something about Sports draws us back time and again.
From the moment we drive though the gates I am in tears. When you pull in and see all the colors and liveliness it is hard to not have that Disney feeling. I love checking in; seeing families full of smiles, dressed in their matching t-shirts, little kids with the remnants of a Mickey ice cream bar on their face, I like to slowly take it all in. We are back to our happy place and there is no where I’d rather be checking in.
We have stayed in 4 different buildings, this time we were in Basketball. It was very quiet as it was furthest from the main building. It was a very nice stay, however I like to be more in the heart of the action like we were in previous trips, Football, Surf and my personal favorite Baseball. That was our best room (location wise) I think. But we have always had clean, well-maintained and fun accommodations. The rooms are not huge, but offer everything you could need. Comfy beds, hot showers and enough space for a family. We are a family of 5, one of our kids sleeps in her grandparents’ room to follow the fire safety rules, but she keeps all her stuff in our room as wel as get ready in there and we always have enough space.
We drive to Disney so we have our car, but honestly we rarely if ever move it once we get there. We find the busses to be a much more relaxing way to go. My husband can sit back, rest his eyes, and not have to worry about traffic. The busses run very smoothly and on the rare occasion that they share with the other All Star resorts, you are picked up and dropped of first and that is especially good after a long day in the parks. (However, we only shared a bus a couple of times on our last trip, it varies so this may not help you at all.)
The food court is very good. Often we’d come back for a late dinner there because there were so many great choices. The food was good, hot and ready quickly. The whole family was happy with the food choices, quality and value there.
My kids love the pools and had fun meeting other kids there. We like that we could use any of the All Star resort pools and enjoyed going over to Music for a movie at the pool one night. It was a fun experience to swim while watching a movie.
I often hear the Values getting a bad rep, but we don’t see why. The Cast Members are so kind and go out of their way to make sure your trip is great. From the roses and balloons we were given at check in to helping us use the last few snack credits for treats on the way home on our check out day, and every time in between; we found them to go out of their way to help out.
I have always said if I won the lottery tomorrow I’d still stay at a Value resort, but I’d stay a lot longer and that is true. I love the Disney Feel that they offer and for us there is no better place to stay.
You might also consider staying at All Star Movies.