Toes will be tapping at this Resort that has Broadway, Country, Jazz, Rock and Calypso themes. Find oversized music icons that represent the song and dance biz. Three storey high cowboy boots, a guitar shaped swimming pool and a Broadway theatre marquee create a whimsical atmosphere at the Resort.
Calypso, Jazz Inn, Rock Inn, Country Fair, and the Broadway Hotel are the musically themed buildings at this 1,920 room resort. The building themes on the exterior of the buildings carry over to the interior of each room with themed bed sheets and wall art. At the Country Fair find tall cowboy boots and three storey jukeboxes and electric guitars at the Rock Inn.
Of the ten buildings, Calypso Buildings are the closest to Melody Hall, where the food courts and bus stops are located. The Calypso rooms are all in the preferred location room rate category. The Jazz Inn buildings surround the Piano pool and are the next closest set of buildings to Melody Hall. The Country Fair buildings are the farthest away from Melody Hall, but are the quietest.
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.
Disney has a category of ‘Preferred Locations’ to the All-Star Resorts. The rates for these rooms are $10 per night higher than the standard location rooms. These rooms are the closest to Melody Hall, the Intermission Food Court, and the bus stops. Currently, only the two Calypso buildings are in the preferred category. All the other rooms are the same no matter what view or location is requested. The room may overlook the parking lot, the courtyard, or the Piano Pool area. There are no balconies at this resort and all rooms open to the exterior hallways.
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.
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 in either Jazz Inn or Country Fair with a room on the third floor, or request to face the wooded areas. Try to stay away from being close to Melody Hall. It is more likely to be louder with the high volume of guests traveling through.
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.
At the Intermission Food Court there is a variety of food available. The Market sells a variety of grocery items. There are also baked goods, desserts, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and other favorites to choose from.
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 at All Star Music. The main pool located between the Calypso buildings is the Guitar Pool. The kiddie pool is also found here. There is a squirting fountain on a raised island in the middle of the guitar pool that features the characters from Disney's "The Three Caballeros.” The quieter pool is the Grand Piano Pool located between Rock Inn, Country Fair and Broadway.
Climb, slide and play to your hearts content on the playground located between Calypso and Jazz Inn.
Play a variety of video and pinball favorites at Note'able Games, located in Melody Hall, right across from the Food Court.
Maestro Mickey offers a variety of Disney and Resort merchandise. A small variety of grocery items are also available, such as snacks, liquor, sundries and beverages. Some of the grocery items are cheaper if purchased in the gift shop rather than the food court. This is also the location where your items will be delivered if you chose resort package delivery at any of the theme parks.
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.
Things to Know:
The Guest Services desk in Melody Hall can arrange dining reservations, sell park admission tickets, and answer a variety of questions regarding the Disney property. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the Front Desk. They will also help you rent a car, send flowers and help you out with maps.
There is a hair wrapping station by the guitar pool. Sometimes there is an additional hair wrapping station located inside Melody Hall between the food court and the gift shop. Inquire at the Guest Services Desk for hours and pricing.
Irons aren't standard in the rooms, but you can call housekeeping and request an iron and ironing board.