It’s no secret that I love getting a good deal and I am always hunting for a bargain, especially when it comes to Disney! On my most recent trip to WDW I stayed at the All Star Sports resort and found not only a great value, but a great themed resort as well. Here is why I think All Star Sports should be included in your resort roster.
Theming: This resort is a must-stay for any Disney sports fan! Larger than life icons really make you feel a part of the game. Giant football helmets, tennis rackets, and surf boards are scattered throughout the property and incorporate your favorite Disney characters to make it all that much more magical. Even if you are not the biggest sports fan out there (believe me, I am not someone you would describe as “sporty”) it’s hard to resist the appeal of Donald Duck playing tennis with his nephews, or Goofy lifeguarding at one of the pools.
Easy on the eyes, Easy on the wallet: All Star Sports is one of Disney’s value resorts. This means, you get the quality that you come to expect with a Disney resort, but not the huge price tag. All the three All Star resorts on property, All Star Sports tends to have smaller crowds then All Star Movies or All Star Music. And from frequently checking resort prices (because that’s what I do in my spare time), I can tell you that All Star Sports is often a little less expensive than the other All Star Resorts. There really is no loser here!
Still lots to do and see: I like staying at value resorts for more than just the obvious reason of significant savings. I usually only see my resort when I first open my eyes in the morning, and right before I close them at night. My days are spent exploring the parks and getting in as many rides on Space Mountain as I can. I don’t want to spend a lot of money on amenities that I won’t be using. With that being said, there is still a ton of activities to do at All Star Sports if you are planning on spending some time away from the parks. The resort features two pools: Surfboard Bay Pool and Grand Slam Pool. Each night there is a movie under the stars that the whole family can enjoy. If you are traveling with children, you can check out the resort’s playground which is located in a nice shady area, close to the pool. In the mood to shop? Look to further than Sport Goofy, the resort gift shop where you can find anything from beach towels, to vinylmations, to ibuprofen.
Food and drink: All Star Sports has its own food court, End Zone, which offers an array of different choices for everyone. You can also feel free to check out the food courts at All Star Movies or Music if you would like as well. All Star Sports takes part in the refillable mug program, and for those in your party over 21, Team Spirits Pool Bar is a great place to relax and enjoy a cold drink after a long day.
Transportation: All of the All Star resorts are on the Disney bus route and will take you to any park. The bonus of staying at All Star Sports is that you are the first to be picked up in the morning (you can claim those choice seats before it starts to fill up with other guests), and the first to be dropped off at the end of your day. Spend less time getting to where you’re going, and spend more time enjoying yourself!
Whether you are a diehard sports fan, a sideline cheerleader, or just something looking for a great deal, I would definitely suggest taking a look at All Star Sports Resort for you next Disney vacation.
Where do you like to stay when you are on property? Do you have a preference between All Star Sports, Music, or Movies? Let me know in the comment box below!