Thursday, June 16, 2016

All Star Resorts Blog, history and details on the popular Walt Disney World Value Resorts!

When a commercial for Disney Parks comes on t.v. you might sit there thinking to yourself…wow! I want to vacation there! Or you could have a toddler or young child hanging on your leg begging and screaming to go as well! Either way, you start to do a little research into a magical Disney vacation and your mind jumps immediately to the iconic Magic Kingdom resorts: The Contemporary, the Polynesian Village and of course the Grand Floridian.

Now, on to your next thought…those places are so…..grand! I’m just not sure I can afford a Disney vacation for my family! Well guess what? Did you know, Disney has a resort to fit every family and every budget!? There is a great option for families who want a more cost effective option. Maybe you have a large family, maybe you have a limited budget, or maybe you want to make multiple trips a year and want to stretch your dollar as far as possible. This is when Disney’s “Value Resorts” category comes into play! There are five resorts that make up Disney’s Value resorts category, but the three original value resorts are some of the long time favorites by kids and adults alike.

Built in the early 1990’s, Disney’s All Star Resorts are three separate resorts that are grouped close together near Animal Kingdom on Buena Vista Drive. All-Star Sports, All-Star Music & All-Star Movies are resorts that have become highly favored by families of all ages and size. These resorts offer families a fun, playful & highly themed atmosphere that kids love and at a cost that will make the parents happy too!

During slower seasons, room rates at the All-Star resorts can be as low as $90 a night! Plus, they are still Walt Disney World Resort hotels so you still get every benefit of being an onsite guest! That means you can take advantage of perks like Extra Magic Hours, where you can enjoy at least one park per day opened earlier or later than scheduled park hours, just for onsite resort guests! Plus, all of the great complimentary Disney Transportation, Free Parking and the ability to purchase the Disney Dining Plan!

The All-Star Resorts offer three different room types. The majority of the rooms are set up to sleep four people with two full sized beds, a mini fridge, bathroom, in-wall safe, television and table/chairs sitting area. The exception to this is the handful of handicap accessible rooms with a king bed. Then family suites, found only at All-Star Music, offer a larger space for larger families! With an extra 260 sq. ft. compared to a standard room, a family suite can sleep up to 5 and offers 2 full sized bathrooms, a master bedroom with queen sized bed, and a family area with a tv, full sized sofa bed and a twin sized sleeper chair.  

The All-Star Resorts have great theming and everything at each respective resort ties into the name of the resort!

At Disney’s All- Star Sports Resort, you’re immersed in sports culture from the moment you walk through the lobby doors! From the “End Zone Food Court” to the surfboard shaped pool, to the themed sections like Surfs Up, Hoops Hotel, & Homerun, you’re definitely going to be digging the sports vibe!
For updated photos of Sports, click HERE

Next door at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, you’ll find a music lover’s paradise! Shop for souvenirs at Maestro Mickey’s after a day of swimming in the guitar shaped pool with the Three Caballeros! Then grab a snack at Intermission Food Court before heading up to your room in one of the themed sections like Broadway, Jazz, or Calypso!

Last but not least, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, makes you feel like you’re starring in your favorite movie! Stop by the “World Premier Food Court” for a snack after swimming in the Fantasia pool with Sorcerer Mickey! Get ready for your starring role in your resort room in one of the themed sections like 101 Dalmations or Herbie the Love Bug. Maybe even become one the toys in the life-sized Andy’s room in the Toy Story section!

There is something for every member of the family to love at each of these unique hotels! Whether it’s your first or fiftieth time to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Disney’s All-Star Resorts are sure to give you that welcome home feeling of comfort and fun that keeps people coming back to Disney World for generations! 

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