This resort brings guests right to the center of the sports action as both participant and spectator. Large oversized icons adorn each building of the All-Star Sports Resort. Bright football helmets, tennis rackets and baseball bats tower each building.
Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, which opened in 1994, was the first Value Resort built on Disney property. There are 1,920 rooms spread between ten buildings. Sports fans will love the larger than life icons found throughout the resort. The main building at the Resort is Stadium Hall which features a check-in lobby, food court, arcade and shops.
There are a total of five different sports themes at the Resort. Touchdown! is football-themed and features large helmets and footballs. The Center Court is the tennis-themed area where you will find four-story rackets and jumbo cans of tennis balls. Baseball’s themed area is found at Homerun Hotel. Giant bats, balls, scoreboards and cups of Coca-Cola are the oversized icons found at these buildings. Huge surf boards and lifeguard stands brings the thrill of the ocean swells to the Surfs Up! Building. Finally on the basketball court, the Hoops Hotel offers big whistles and jumbo megaphones to the Resort.
The All-Star Resorts are the best value on where you receive all the benefits of staying on Disney property at low rates. Convenient bus transportation throughout Disney World, ability to charge purchases at most of the resorts to your room, affordable food court, Disney service from the front desk or Guest Services desk, package delivery from the theme parks to the resort gift shop, and themed pool areas are some of the privileges that guests receive.
A typical size guest room is 260 square feet and up to four guests and one child under the age of three in a crib are allowed per room. Due to the low room rates, guests may want to consider adjoining rooms. The cost of two rooms may be lower than other options on Disney property.
Rooms are equipped with two double beds or one king bed, a table and two chairs, vanity area and sink with separate bathroom, a television, in-room wall safe, telephones with voice mail and data port. Small dorm-size refrigerators are available for a fee per night. Don’t forget to request a fridge when making reservations since supply is limited. Some king size bedrooms may have the fridge included.
Standard view rooms either overlook a parking lot, the central courtyard of your building, or landscaped areas between the buildings. Generally you do not hear any significant exterior noise from the rooms; however the noise levels can vary. The All-Star Resorts attract families with young children or tour groups, cheerleaders and dance competitors. Guests looking for a more peaceful location may want to request a room facing West in Building 3 of the Hoops Hotel or rooms facing north in Building 2 in the Hoops Hotel area.
Services & Amenities:
- In-Room pizza delivery
- Concierge desk
- Babysitting and child services
- Pak-n-play crib available
- Room and facilities for guest with disabilities
- Laundry facilities and service
- Self Parking
Check-In & Check-Out:
Check-in is at 4 pm. It is possible your room may be available prior to that time, but it is not guaranteed. If it is not ready, you can leave your luggage with the Bell Services where it will be stored and then delivered when you are in the room. If you decide to wait around until your room is available, you are welcome to take a dip or relax by the main pool area. There are lockers, changing areas and public restrooms for you to use. You can also head out to a theme park and start enjoying the Disney World magic while your room is being prepared.
Check-out is at 11 am. When paying with a credit card, you will not have to go to the desk to check out. An itemized bill will be hung on your door by 8:30 am on your departure day. If the bill looks fine, you’re all set to depart. Your electronic room key will be deactivated at 11 am. Don’t forget to use Bell Services to help you with your luggage, filled with souvenirs, to your car. If you are taking a bus or taxi to the airport, or leaving later in the day, Bell services will keep your luggage until your transportation arrives.
The End Zone Food Court offers a variety of counter service food, as well as a small convenience market with milk, juices, fruit, cereal, yogurt, etc. The food service includes pizza and pasta, barbecue, and The Grill. A ‘Blue Plate’ window usually offers dinner specials, often Prime Rib.
The Team Spirits Pool Bar offers a full selection of drinks and is located adjacent to the Surfboard Bay pool and to the rear of the Food Court. There is even a window that opens into the Food Court Area.
There are no casual dining restaurants in any of the Value Resorts. The closest full service restaurant is the Maya Grill at the nearby Coronado Springs Resort or Boma and Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The All-Star Café at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex and the Downtown Disney restaurants are also close by. Guests are also welcome to dine at any other Disney World Resort.
The best beverage deal at the resorts are the refillable mugs. Available for approximately $13, these sturdy plastic mugs can be purchased through any food court vendors and pizza delivery. The mugs are refillable for the length of your resort stay at any self-serve beverage island found in the food court area. Beverages include soft drinks, coffee, tea, iced tea and coffee and hot chocolate. Milk, fruit juice and alcoholic beverages are not included. The mugs are not refillable at any of the theme parks. This is a very economical deal if you are an avid pop or coffee drinker.
There are two pools found at the Resort. The Surfboard Bay is located directly behind Stadium Hall and between the Surfs Up! Buildings. A kiddie pool can also be found here. The Grand Slam pool, with a Goofy Statue that spouts water, is located in front of the Home Run Hotel.
There are a few small children's play areas found around the Resort. In between the two Touchdown buildings is a large play area with Xs and Os for kids to play on, plus goal posts and an area for touch football.
The Game Point Arcade in Stadium Hall offers a good-sized selection of the latest video games and pinball machines.
Sport Goofy Gift and Sundries in Stadium Hall is filled with all kinds of Disney and All-Star souvenirs, sports apparel, postcards, and snacks. Postage stamps film, milk, and newspapers are available.
To get to any Disney Resort or theme park you can drive yourself, take a taxi or use the wonderful Disney Transportation System. Disney Transportation includes buses, boats, the monorail and the Magical Express Service.
Theme Parks, Water Parks, Disney Resorts and the Downtown Disney area are accessible by the bus system. Buses travel on routes throughout the Resorts but do not provide direct service between all destinations and require transfer from one bus to another.
Bus service to the Theme Parks begins approximately two hours before opening. Generally buses will run every 20 minutes throughout the day and continue to operate until two hours after park closing. During peak times, buses can get a little crowded, but there is usually another bus that arrives quickly after so guests are not waiting long periods of time. Magic Kingdom is not accessible by bus from the Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Polynesian Resort. These Resorts provide monorail transportation to the park.
The Disney ferryboats connect the Magic Kingdom to the Transportation and Ticket Center, which is adjacent to the parking lot. Entering the park by ferryboat gives guests a chance to float by some of the Deluxe Resorts. This is also the best way to get the first glimpse of Cinderella Castle. If guests are staying at the Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Polynesian Resort, Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground or Wilderness Lodge, the Magic Kingdom is accessible by boat at their own water launches.
Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are accessible by boat from BoardWalk Inn and Villas Resort, the Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels.
Downtown Disney is accessible by ferryboat from Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Old Key West Resort.
There are three loops to the monorail system. Loop A runs counterclockwise connecting Magic Kingdom and the Ticket and Transportation Center. Loop B runs clockwise along side Loop A and stops at the Ticket and Transportation Center, Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Magic Kingdom, Contemporary Resort and back to the Ticket and Transportation Center. Loop C runs from the Ticket and Transportation Center to Epcot including a quick tour inside the park around Spaceship Earth. Service generally starts an hour and a half before opening and ends two hours after closing.
If you bring or rent a car, there is plenty of free parking at the Resorts and parks. Depending on your room location, you may or may not be able to park close to your room. Ask when room selection is made.
The giant icons of each building offer great photo opportunities. Mount Mickey is found at the center of the resort and gives you the chance to have your photo taken with a statue of the ‘Big Cheese’ himself.
You can walk to the adjacent All-Star Music Resort to check out the themed buildings there, enjoy a meal at the Intermission Food Court, or shop at Maestro Mickey's.
McDonalds designed with the All-Star Resort style in mind, is located about a five minute walk from the resort entrance on Buena Vista Drive.