I am back after a Disney vacation and an extra week off from my Disney vacation. I took a lot of notes and have a lot that I will be reviewing from here on out. I wanted to start by giving an honest review of the All Star Sports Resort.
For those of you that have never been to Disney World, the resort areas are broken down into Value, Value Deluxe, Moderate, and Deluxe.
I have always maintained that it really doesn’t matter where you stay on Disney property, because you really just sleep in your room and that is about it. This last visit, really has me rethinking that statement.
As everyone knows, I am a travel agent, so booking the trip to Disney, was something that I was able to do without any issues. We went with my brother & sister-in-law, so we requested rooms next to each other and in the area of the football stadium. For those that are unfamiliar with the theming for All Star Sports, there are areas dedicated to Football, Basketball, Tennis, etc.
My nephews picked football, I was pretty excited that this was the area that they had selected. So we get to the resort after a very early morning of travel. We get to the counter and were assisted by a nice Cast Member by the name of Rick from New York. My brother & sister-in-law had some difficulty with their keys, due to some computer issues that Disney had been working through. Rick made good on the wait time, he gave my nephews each an autograph book & pen.
Next it was my turn, Rick discovered that it was my birthday, he gave me some balloons and a Mickey Mouse car. Let me say, that we had zero issues with our room keys, which I was happy about, but kind of surprised.
Once we got all of our gear together, we had to wait about an hour or so, for our rooms to be ready. Here is where I have a small issue. We didn’t get placed in the football area. No, we got stowed away in a quiet corner of the basketball area. Ordinarily, I would not have been so bothered by this, but it wasn’t as close to the main lobby or pool area. Also, the trip was booked months before we actually took it.
We get to the rooms, and they are like staying at your average hotel. The thing that I really liked, is that they had room service come and replace towels and make the beds almost every day. I can’t remember getting that always before when staying at other value resorts on property. Good Job Disney!
The rooms were clean, but you can tell that they are old and in need of some small refurbishments. Maybe new carpeting, fresh coat of paint, and some current wallpaper.
Again, the thing to keep in mind, is All Star Sports Resort is a value resort, hence, affordable.
Due to its affordability, it is a teenager magnet. If you do not want to be bother with loud, unruly, teenagers, then you may want to look at a Moderate or Deluxe resort.
I hope that my experience helps someone out there in whatever they are looking for when going to Disney. Am I trying to discourage someone from staying at one of the Value Resorts, absolutely not!