Walt Disney World fans and music lovers, young and old, can enjoy a memorable stay at Disney's All-Star Music Resort. The hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is inspired by popular music genres and features larger-than-life music-inspired icons, like a guitar-shaped swimming pool. The resort is conveniently located near the Disney property's Animal Kingdom theme park area, making it easy for you to get to the theme parks.
Value Disney Resort
Families on a budget may want to consider a stay at All-Star Resort, because it's considered one of the value Disney resort hotels. That means it's cheaper compared to other Disney resort hotels that are considered moderate or deluxe. It's one of three All-Star Resorts in Disney World, along with All-Star Sports Resort and All-Star Movie Resort.
All-Star Resort is famous not just for its pricing but also because it's the only All-Star resort hotel with family suites and larger rooms with an extra bed. It's popular with families because of its easy dining options at Intermission Food Court.
The resort just reopened in 2021 after it was renovated. All of the buildings are inspired by different music genres, like Rock Inn, Jazz Inn, Country Fair, and Broadway Hotel. They include giant musical displays, which are great for photo ops to pose in front of!
All-Star Music Resort Pools
You and your family can cool off at two main pools at the All-Star Music Resort. The guitar-shaped Calypso Pool features a fountain where Donald Duck and his friends spray water on passing swimmers. Children can also play in a kiddie pool that's nearby, behind Melody Hall lobby and food court. Plus, there's the Piano Pool that's shaped like a giant grand piano.
Activities at All-Star Music Resort
There's plenty of fun, family-friendly activities you can do at All-Star Resort. There are campfires where you can roast marshmallows every night at 7 p.m. You can also check out nightly movie screenings at Calypso Pool at 9 p.m. If you love games, visit the resort's arcade-style game room, Note'able Games. There's also a playground near the Jazz Inn building.
If you want to do some shopping, you can head to Maestro Mickey's gift shop, where you can choose from souvenirs, Disney clothing, toys, snacks, and beverages. And if you didn't get enough exercise walking around the Disney theme parks and want to sweat some more, there's a jogging trail.
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Food and Drink at All-Star Music Resort
You and your family can grab some easy meals at the Intermission Food Court. The quick service food court offers a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. You can't make reservations for the food court, but you can use Mobile Order. You can choose from burgers, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, and more.
If you want to enjoy some snacks and drinks at the pool, you can head to Singing Spirits Pool Bar, near Calypso Pool. You can enjoy specialty cocktails, frozen drinks, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at this poolside bar.
And if you want to eat right in your room, All-Star Music Resort offers room service.
All-Star Music Resort Room Options
There are multiple room types to choose from at All-Star Music Resort. The rooms were recently refurbished and are decorated with a fun music theme. This resort hotel's rooms include standard amenities like air conditioning, a mini refrigerator, hairdryer, TV, coffee-maker, in-room safe, iron, ironing board, and phone. They each have views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area. Night room prices vary by season.
Standard rooms include one queen bed and one queen-sized table bed so that they can sleep up to four adults. The average rate is $191 a night plus tax.
Preferred rooms also include one queen bed and one queen-sized table bed. However, they are closer to the Melody Hall lobby, food court, and transportation. The average rate for a preferred room is $220 a night.
Family suites offer extra sleeping space for up to six people. Family suites include a queen bed and two queen-sized pull-down beds. A big perk to booking a family suite is having two bathrooms and a kitchenette with a full refrigerator and a microwave. The average rate for a family suite is $387 a night.
The standard rooms and the preferred rooms have a wheelchair and hearing-accessible rooms. You can book rooms on Disney World's official website.
If you stay at All-Star Music Resort, you can take the bus for free throughout Walt Disney World, including theme parks and Disney Springs. The bus stop is in front of the Melody Hall lobby and food court. Overnight, self-parking at All-Star Music Resort costs $15 a night.
The resort also offers free wifi, including free in-room wifi. And the resort hotel includes a 24-hour self-service laundry room.
All-Star Music Resort does allow you to check in and out online, which you can do on the Disney website or through the My Disney Experience app on your phone. You also have the option to check in or out at the front desk in the lobby.
Things to Do Nearby
All-Star Music Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista, in the Animal Kingdom area of Walt Disney World. It's about three miles from the Animal Kingdom theme park, a little over three miles from Hollywood Studios, and about five miles from Magic Kingdom.
You can take a short six-mile drive to Disney Springs for more dining, shopping, and entertainment. The Disney resort's bus service provides a convenient, free area shuttle to get you there and back quickly.