All Star Music Resort

Music is everywhere at Disney’s All-Star Music resort! Gigantic icons will welcome you, and the themed buildings will delight the young and young at heart.

All-Star Music is located in the Animal Kingdom Resort area.  Additionally, it is near ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

All-Star Music is a value resort with over 1600 rooms.  Guests can choose standard rooms or preferred rooms with a king size bed or two double beds. Both standard and preferred rooms offer views of the parking lot, courtyard, or pool.  The real difference is in the location. Preferred rooms are located nearer to Melody Hall, which is closer to transportation, shopping, and dining. Being closer to Melody Hall definitely comes in handy after a long day at the parks!

A typical room has two double beds, a small table with two chairs, television, nightstand, telephone, dresser, wall mirror, luggage rack, closet area, themed light fixtures, megaphones or stars, and a clock radio. The bathrooms have a single sink and mirror in a vanity area that is separate from the tub and toilet. A small key-operated wall safe is located in the closet area. In-room amenities include irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, wall safes, and pizza delivery.

Additionally, this resort has a limited number of Family Suites that will accommodate six guests, plus one child under age 3 in a crib.  The family suites feature a kitchenette with microwave and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, desk, and television. The main sitting area has a television and a sofa that opens into a double bed and a chair with an ottoman that converts into two single beds. There are a total of 192 family suites.  

All of the All-Star resorts are scheduled to be renovated similarly to Pop Century.  All-Star Movies will be first, followed by All-Star Music. Currently, there is a scheduled renovation for the Calypso Pool in the fall of 2020; however, guests will be able to use the Harmony pool or the neighboring All-Star pools at Movies and Sports.

The All-Star Music resort has 5 buildings: Rock Inn, Jazz Inn, Calypso, Broadway Hotel, and Country Fair.  Guests will see large icons of music from a giant jukebox to cut out jazz instruments on the building, and more.  

The only transportation to and from the All-Stars is the bus.  There are now monitors located outside in the transportation waiting area that will let you know when the next bus will arrive.  Depending on traffic, you can get to Animal Kingdom in less than 10 minutes which is the closest park and Magic Kingdom can take more than 20 minutes as the farthest park.  

Commuting Time
Magic Kingdom
About 20 minutes
About 10 minutes
Hollywood Studios
About 10 minutes
Animal Kingdom
About 10 minutes
Disney Springs
About 15 minutes

There are only two options for food: Intermission Food Court which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late snacks and pizza delivery.  The Intermission Food Court has many options for meals like pizza, burgers, sandwiches, hot entrees, and items to take on the go. There is truly something for everyone.  Additionally, there is Singing Spirits Pool Bar near Calypso Pool for a variety of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails.  

Other amenities at the All-Star Music Resort include a jogging trail that circles around Disney's All Star Resort Complex for 1.5 miles, Noteable Games Arcade located in Melody Hall adjacent to the Intermission food court, and a playground located between Calypso and Jazz sections.  On select nights, there are also Movies Under the Stars located outside by the Intermission Food Court.

Largest family suites of the Value Resort Hotels
Value resorts = great prices
Oversized musical icons are fun for music lovers and band fans
Close to shopping and dining off Disney property

During off-peak times, bus transportation is shared with the other All-Star resorts.  Music is the second resort to be picked up and dropped off of the three All-Star resorts.  This can add time to transportation, and means you may not get to sit down on the bus. 
Nothing fancy at the pool.  No slides, hot tubs, or water features.
Disney’s All-Star Resorts often host large sports, music, or other competition groups.  In the spring, there is usually a tournament or competition happening most weeks. Those kids usually stay at the All-Star Resorts.  

Best for:
Families who will spend most of their time in the parks and do not need a lot of amenities.  Even though the All-Star Resorts are the least expensive properties, they still have the same benefits as their counterparts: FastPass+, free Disney transportation and airport transportation, and Extra Magic Hours Benefit.

My review:
I have stayed at this resort with my family and as a teacher chaperoning a student trip.  This hotel does not have any frills at all, but it does have everything you need. When I have stayed at this property, it has been mainly to sleep and get an early morning or late evening bite to eat.  

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