All Star Music Resort
Disney’s All Star Music Resort is a family favorite within the Value Resort category created by Disney World, joining Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and All-Star Sports Resort, but the only Value Resort offering spacious family suites. The 1,600+ room resort is located close to Disney's Animal Kingdom set on the southern section of the Disney World property. A large children’s playground, games arcade, and films under the night sky a are Disney World attractions geared to kids. Specialty cruises are also available to guests.
If you or anyone in your family has a propensity for classic music genres, this is the resort for you. Country, show tunes, jazz, calypso, and good old rock n’ roll are the musical categories showcased throughout the resort. Characteristically theme-oriented, Disney Resorts stay true to offering a one-of-a-kind experience. At the Disney All-Star Music Hotel, giant novelties include drums, guitars, and trumpets, bannisters adorned in giant music notes, and even swimming pool shaped as instruments.
Standard and Preferred Rooms or Family Suites are the lodging options at the All-Star Music Resort. Standards and Preferred rooms accommodate four guests with two double beds or one kings size, a private bath with vanity, a table with seating, pay-per-use internet service, and several other standard amenities. Pool, parking area, or courtyard views are available.
Family suites are larger, sleeping up to six guests with convertible family room furnishings. A small kitchen with microwave, and living room add more space to make vacation conditions comfortable. All rooms and suites have a private safe, iron and board, a hair dryer, and can request a baby playpen. The views available include parking area, pool, or courtyard.
The two large pools within the Disney All-Star Music Hotel complex are more than enough to hold all the families and kids that come out to play every day. In slower seasons, you could be one of few people with a huge pool all to yourself. The Calypso Pool is the main swimming pool at the resort, holding more than 251,000 gallons of water and created to resemble a giant guitar. The Three Caballeros, a famous Disney movie you might see featured somewhere within the Disney World Resort, features Panchito, Jose Carioca, and famous Donald Duck. These are the three large figures highlighting the main pool in shape of a large fountain. The second pool is aptly called the Piano Pool, and is shaped as a grand piano holding more than 105, 000 gallons of water. Both are central to the resort and convenient distances from rooms and suites.
A large, film-inspired dining hall is the sole option for eating out on the premises at the Disney All Star Music Hotel. The hall offers great convenience for families who have all types of activities planned and little time to spend languishing hours-long meals. The food court-style dining hall is specifically geared to families, offering an endless array of kid-friendly meals including sandwiches, pizza, and French Toast, all eaten in an environment laced with wall-size murals of musical icons. While visiting the Magic Kingdom, there are an array of dining choices including the renowned Hard Rock Café.
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