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Complete Guide to Disney’s All-Star Music Resort (w/ review)

Complete Guide to Disney’s All-Star Music Resort (w/ review)

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is 1 of 5 Value Resorts located on Walt Disney World property. It also has 2 sister hotels located nearby: Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort.

Being a Value Resort, All-Star Music is cheaper per night and doesn’t offer the same amenities as Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. But, it is still a popular resort, especially due to pricing.

Here’s everything you need to know about All-Star Music.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Affordable, fun music theming especially suited for young kids, family suites available, refurbished rooms include pull-down table beds

Cons: Small rooms, spread out, buses are sometimes shared between All-Star resorts

Overview

Resort category: Value

Resort area: Animal Kingdom

Address & Phone Number
1801 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8436
(407) 939-6000

All-Star Music is in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area. For a Value Resort, it’s a decent size and has different buildings with Family Suites, Standard Rooms, or Preferred Rooms.

If you want to be in closer proximity to the food court and transportation, then you may want to consider booking a Preferred Room.

all star music lobby

These rooms cost more due to location, but they may be worth it for those who don’t want to walk far between their room and Melody Hall, the main building where the lobby, food court, gift store, and transportation is located.

As for the buildings, they are inspired by different genres of music, including Calypso, Jazz Inn, Rock Inn, Country Fair, and Broadway Hotel.

There are even large-sized, music-inspired icons outside of each building. The decor makes for great photos.

Guest Rooms And Bathrooms

There are 3 types of rooms to book at All-Star Music. You can either make reservations for a Standard Room, a Preferred Room, or a Family Suite.

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Layout and style of a Family Suite

Standard and Preferred rooms can sleep up to 4 adults and Family Suites can sleep up to 6 adults.

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Layout and style of a Family Suite

The standard amenities are included in the rooms, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, and an iron and ironing board. The Family Suites come with a few more amenities, like a microwave, 2 full bathrooms, and a kitchenette.

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Layout and style of a Family Suite kitchen

There are rooms that have been refurbished with plenty of outlets and USB ports.

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Layout and style of a Family Suite bathroom

The newly refurbished rooms have beds with space underneath for luggage, along with drawers, cubbies, and an open closet for other personal items. The remodeled bathrooms also have a lot of counter space and storage, as well.

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Layout and style of a Family Suite bathroom

Take note that some of the rooms also have a pull-down bed. You can remove the chairs from the table and pull down on the silver handles for access to another bed.

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Layout and style of a Family Suite

Standard and Preferred Rooms

Here are the rooms you can book:

  • Standard Room: Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area; 1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen-Size Table Bed
  • Preferred Room: Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area; Close to Melody Hall, Dining, Shopping and Transportation; 1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen-Size Table Bed
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Layout and style of a Family Suite
  • Family Suites: Views of the Pool, Courtyard or Parking Area; 1 Queen Bed, 2 Queen-Size Pull-Down Beds; 1 Main Bedroom; 2 Full Bathrooms; 1 Kitchenette

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms. 

You can check out room layouts below.

All-Star Music Resort Room Options

Room type(s)Bed sizeMax people
per room
Floor plan
Standard
Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area 
1 Queen and 1
Queen-size table bed
4Value table bed
Preferred
Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area
Close to Melody Hall, Dining, Shopping and Transportation
1 Queen and 1
Queen-size table bed
4Value table bed
Family Suites
Views of the Pool, Courtyard or Parking Area
1 Queen and 2
Queen-size pull down beds
6

VIDEO: Disney’s All-Star Music Resort tour (rooms, suites, dining)

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

all star music - check in desk

The front desk is located in the main lobby. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. You can also check out directly in the MDE app. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

all star music - luggage assistance - bell services

The lobby is located in Melody Hall, which is the main building. Melody Hall also houses Intermission Food Court, the arcade, and the gift store. Bus transportation is also located right outside.

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) is also outside the lobby. Luggage storage is right out front of the lobby for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

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Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Package Delivery & Pick Up

You can have packages and groceries delivered to your Disney Resort hotel, along with shipping select items home.

Disney used to have a service where you were able to purchase items in the parks and then have them delivered to your resort’s gift shop. However, that service has been unavailable for several years now.

Lockers at All-Star Music

Select vendors are able to drop off certain packages and groceries at locker facilities located outside Melody Hall and near luggage services.

If you don’t use Online Check-In, you will continue to be required to pick up packages and groceries at Bell Services or arrange for in-person delivery with the vendor directly.

all star music lockers - package delivery

If you use Online Check-in, you’ll receive an email notification when packages or grocery items have been delivered to the lockers, with instructions on how to access the locker. The email notification will be sent to the email address provided or confirmed when checking in online.

Here are some other important things to know about locker use:

  • Dry-good storage and refrigerated storage are offered (subject to availability)
  • A $6 per-package handling fee will apply
  • Certain items (like alcoholic beverages) cannot be delivered to the lockers and must be picked up in-person

Parking

Although parking at Disney World resort hotels used to cost a nightly fee for resort guests, Disney has changed their policy so that parking is now free for all on-site resort guests. This change was implemented on January 10, 2023.

Complimentary standard self-parking is also available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Resort Map

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All-Star Music Buildings

Calypso

all star music - calypso building

Buildings: 1 and 10 (Preferred room location)
Location Tips: Buildings 1 and 10 are located closest to Melody Hall, which includes the lobby and food court. The bus stop is also right outside Melody Hall. Plus, the Calypso Pool is nearby.

Jazz Inn

All Star music jazz building

Buildings: 2 and 9 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Building 2 isn’t super far from Melody Hall or the Calypso Pool. Building 9 sits across from Building 2, making it just as close to the main feature pool and Melody Hall.

Rock Inn

All Star Music

Buildings: 3 and 4 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Building 3 sits behind Jazz Inn Building 2, pushing it farther from Melody Hall and the Calypso Pool. But, it is within a shorter walking distance to the Piano leisure pool. Building 4 sits next to Building 3.

Broadway Hotel

all star music - broadway building

Buildings: 7 and 8 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Building 7 isn’t close to Melody Hall or the Calypso Pool. But, the Piano Pool isn’f far. Building 8 sits in front of Building 7, meaning you’ll also have a longer walk to the main lobby, food court, transportation, and feature pool.

Country Fair

all star music - country fair building

Buildings: 5 and 6 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Buildings 5 and 6 are right next to each other — and are the buildings farthest from the main feature pool and Melody Hall. They are close to the Piano Pool.

Amenities And Shop

From a gift store, to on-site laundry services, there are several amenities offered to guests at All-Star Music.

all star music - maestro mickey's

Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

  • Maestro Mickey’s: Find a variety of souvenirs, including Disney apparel, housewares, books, treats, and more.
  • Laundry Services: There are 24-hour laundry rooms near Calypso Pool and Piano Pool.
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  • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
  • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.
  • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies outdoors on select nights by the Intermission Food Court.

Pools And Recreation

All-Star Music has 2 pools for guests. If you need a non-park day, we recommend spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

calypso pool - all star music

Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

  • Calypso Pool: Featuring the Three Caballeros (Donald Duck, José Carioca, and Panchito), this guitar-shaped pool has a fountains and a kiddie pool nearby behind Melody Hall.
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  • Piano Pool: A piano-shaped leisure pool for those who want to relax.
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Some other recreational options include:

  • Jogging trail
  • Playground
  • Note’able Games Arcade
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Restaurant & Dining Options

There is one main dining option at All-Star Music and it’s Quick Service.

Guests can dine at the Intermission Food Court, which features several different varieties of food. Take note that the food court also offers Mobile Order.

You can read more about the dining options below.

Quick Service

You don’t need reservations to dine at All-Star Sports’ Quick Service location, but Mobile Order is handy and we recommend using it, especially during peak dining times.

Intermission Food Court

intermission food court - all star music

This is a food court-style restaurant with several stations that serve burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, salads, and more.

Location type: Food Court
Type of food: American
Meals served: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

intermission food court - all star music
  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Convenient and usually has a variety of different foods that should appeal to most guests, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available
  • Cons:  The quality isn’t the best and it can be noisy

Everything Else

If you want to grab a beverage to drink by the pool or while you’re hanging at the resort, you may want to try the outdoor bar.

Singing Spirits

singing spirits pool bar - all star music

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: A pool bar that serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros:  Great place to get a drink while spending time by the pool
  • Cons: No food items are available here; you’ll have to go to the food court if you get hungry

How to get from All-Star Music to anywhere at Disney World

There’s only one form of complimentary Disney transportation available: buses. They will transport guests to all of the theme parks and Disney Springs. You can find the bust stop in front of the main building/lobby, Melody Hall.

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Take note that sometimes the All-Star resorts share buses, which can make wait times longer compared to other resort transportation.

All of the different ways to get from All-Star Music to anywhere in Disney World are detailed below.

wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom
  • Arrive at your destination
Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
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4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
  • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
  • Arrive at your destination
7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Magic Kingdom
  • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Blizzard Beach
  • Arrive at your destination
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Or have feedback about a route for us?
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Scheduled Refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other Info

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