Are you interested in the amenities and benefits of staying at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort?
You have come to the right place! Below you will learn about all the amenities at All-Star Sports. As you will see, this value hotel is sports-themed and is perfect for budget-conscious travelers who want to stay on property at Disney World.
Let’s get started!
20 Amenities at All-Star Sports:
#1. FREE transportation to dining, shopping, and theme parks
Did you know that Disney World provides FREE bus transportation from All-Star Sports to the four theme parks, two water parks, and Disney Springs? And the best part is that the bus stop is right outside the main entrance (Stadium Hall).
Seriously, the complimentary bus transportation to the parks is one of the BEST benefits of staying at All-Star Sports.
The only negative to the bus transportation is that your bus may stop at certain times of the day to pick up guests at the other two All-Star Resorts (Music and Movies). As you can imagine, your trip will take longer if the bus makes additional stops.
Bus service to the parks typically begins 45 minutes before the park opens and ends 1 hour after it closes. Once they start, the buses run continuously throughout the day. I have found that you can typically expect a bus to arrive around every 20 minutes.
- Learn more – The 4 Transportation Options at All-Star Sports.
#2. The pools!
One of the best amenities at All-Star Sports is the pools!
The resort has TWO pools – Surfboard Bay Pool and Grand Slam Pool.
Pool #1: Surfboard Bay Pool
This pool is HUGE at 242,471 gallons. As the name suggests, it is surfboard-themed and surrounded by giant surfboards (and a shark fin). And here is a fun fact – if you viewed the pool from above, it’s shaped like a wave!
This pool is easy to find as it is located directly behind Stadium Hall, the central All-Star Sports area.
If you have babies or small children, there is an additional kiddie pool adjacent to Surfboard Bay Pool. This pool is safe for all ages and has a maximum depth of only 12 inches (30 cm).
Pool #2: Grand Slam Pool
The Grand Slam Pool is smaller than the Surfboard Bay Pool. It’s located in front of the Home Run Hotel.
As you can probably guess, the pool area is baseball themed and surrounded by giant baseball bats. The pool is shaped like a giant baseball diamond! The kids will love seeing a statue of Goofy on a pitcher’s mound with water spraying out. 🙂
A few things to know about the pools at All-Star Sports:
- There are certain times that Disney Cast Members come out to play games (trivia, relays) with the kids!
- Since All-Star Sports is a “Value Resort,” you won’t find any water slides or hot tubs at either of the pools.
- Both pools are between 3 to 5 feet (1 – 1.5 m) deep.
- Learn more about the pools at All-Star Sports HERE. Including the FOUR bonus pools you can use. 🙂
#3. Delicious food!
Luckily, while staying at All-Star Sports, you don’t have to go far to find food. 🙂
The main place to eat is called End Zone Food Court. It’s a large dining area located right inside Stadium Hall.
- A large variety of options are served here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- A grocery-type market also offers many “Grab and Go” options.
- Lastly, don’t miss the delicious treats and baked goods. Can you say cupcakes?!
There is also an outside pool bar called Grandstand Spirits. You can find it next to the Surfboard Bay Pool.
- Here you can find lots of delicious alcoholic drinks to enjoy while sitting at the pool.
- They also offer a limited food menu, such as Mickey pretzels, salads, and sandwiches.
#4. Awesome Amenities INSIDE your room at All-Star Sports!
All rooms at All-Star Sports are 260 square feet and include two double beds. In the picture above, the table can be pushed down and a bed drops out of the cabinet for the second bed!
In addition, here are the amenities you will find inside the room:
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board
- Alarm clock with radio
- Telephone with voicemail
- Internet – FREE Wi-Fi
- Toiletries – includes soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
- Coffee machine – includes creamer, sugar, coffee, tea, and paper products. It uses traditional coffee, not K-cups.
There are NO microwaves or toasters in the rooms at All-Star Sports. But if you head down to the End Zone Food Court, you will find both of these for use.
Lastly, there is NO room service at All-Star Sports since it is a “Value Resort” at Disney World. But feel free to take food back to your room from the food court.
#5. Roast marshmallows! (free)
Are you having a quiet evening and staying at the hotel? If so, a fun amenity at All-Star Sports is roasting marshmallows by a fire.
If you want to check out this activity, head down to the campfire between Building 7 and Intermission Food Court. The fun begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 7:00 pm (7 days a week).
- Times are subject to change, so please verify with a Cast Member upon arrival at the resort.
#6. Watch a movie under the stars
If you had a long day at the parks and want a fun way to unwind with the family, then you will love this amenity at All-Star Sports!
Every night by the Surfboard Bay Pool, you can sit and watch a Disney movie under the stars. Check out the movie schedule at the Front Desk so you don’t miss your favorite. 🙂
And if you don’t want to watch the movie being played at All-Star Sports, you can also head over to All-Star Music or All-Star Movies to see what they are playing. Both of these other resorts are within walking distance.
#7. VERY clean rooms!
Having a clean hotel room is something everyone wants when they enter their room!
Before you arrive, your room will go through a complete cleaning with extra attention to high-touch areas. These include things like TV remotes and door handles. Your floors will be steam cleaned and vacuumed as well!
During your stay, you can choose to have your room cleaned every other day. Disney Cast Members will empty the trash, give you new towels, clean the counters, and vacuum.
If you don’t want your room cleaned, you can place the room occupied sign on the door handle to let Disney Cast Members know your wishes.
#8. Run or walk on the jogging trail!
A wonderful amenity of All-Star Sports Resort is the jogging trail! There is a one-mile paved trail where you can either walk or run.
The path connects all three of the All-Star Resorts, which includes All-Star Movies and All-Star Music, in addition to All-Star Sports.
But as you can see below, the path is just a sidewalk along the road. It’s not a very exciting walk or run.
#9. A playground your kids can’t resist
If your kids need to burn off extra energy, you will love the playground area at All-Star Sports, where they can run, play, and climb.
I don’t know about your kids, but mine can’t pass up a playground, even if it’s just for a few minutes! This is a great way for kids to play and unwind a bit, especially if the lines were especially long that day at the parks.
#10. Play at the arcade!
One really fun thing to do at All-Star Sports is going to Game Point Arcade, which is inside Stadium Hall. Our son loves playing games at arcades, so he was incredibly excited that he could play right at the resort.
If you want to play, you must buy a game card. You add points to it by using a credit card or cash at the kiosk in the arcade. These cards are rechargeable and can be used at other Disney Resort arcades.
The arcade is open daily! Check the Front Desk for hours of operation.
#11. You can shop without leaving All-Star Sports
Inside Stadium Hall, you will find Sport Goofy Gifts and Sundries. Here you can shop for an array of souvenirs, shirts, pins, Mickey ears, sports apparel, character merchandise, snacks, and lots of other goodies!
#12. FREE parking!
Seriously, how often do you ever hear “Free Parking” anymore? 🙂
And I don’t mean you just get free parking at All-Star Sports. If you decide to drive yourself to any of the parks, you get to park for FREE at that park, as long as you stayed at All-Star Sports the night before.
FREE parking is one of the best benefits of staying at Disney’s All-Star Sports, as parking costs a minimum of $25 per day at the theme parks.
#13. Online Check-In (easy)
Do you want to bypass the front desk at check-in time? If so, then use the online check-in service!
Here is how to take advantage of the Direct-to-Room amenity:
- First, link your Disney resort hotel reservation to your Disney account in the My Disney Experience app or Disney’s website.
- When you arrive, let Disney know you are there by using the online check-in service.
- When your room is ready, the My Disney Experience app will provide you with your room number and let you unlock your door! In addition, your MagicBand (if you have one and it is active) will work to let you in your room.
Check-in time at All-Star Sports typically starts at 4:00 pm.
#14. Easy access to an ATM
If you need to get some cash for your day at the parks, there’s an ATM located near the front desk, and it’s open 24 hrs.
The ATMs accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/Novus, Cirrus, Plus, Star, and Honor!
#15. Currency Exchange
If you are visiting Disney World from outside the United States, a great amenity you will find at All-Star Sports is the currency exchange.
If you are interested in exchanging foreign currencies, you can head to the front desk or concierge at the hotel.
#16. FREE Wi-Fi everywhere
Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered at All-Star Sports and inside every Disney park and resort area!
#17. Clean your clothes at All-Star Sports
One of my favorite amenities at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort is its 24-hour laundry service. We have taken advantage of the washing machines on many of our trips. Plenty of times, we have needed to clean clothes because the kids spilled something on themselves or we didn’t pack enough shirts.
The laundry service is self-serve, and it’s located near the Grand Slam Pool and Surfboard Bay. The cost is $3 per wash, and the dryers are $3 per 30 minutes. Luckily, you can use your credit card for payment.
If you need dry cleaning or valet laundry service, you can call “Housekeeping” on the phone in your hotel room. Please note that both of these services have additional costs.
#18. Receive deliveries at All-Star Sports (or mail a letter)
Are you looking to send magic to someone back home while you are visiting Walt Disney World? You can send letters, postcards, or pre-labeled packages with postage already applied at the Front Desk!
You can also receive packages during your stay at All-Star Sports! I know we have had items shipped to our resort from Amazon after forgetting something crucial at home. Just have your delivery sent to the mailing address of Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. Disney also recommends that it says “Guest” and the date of your arrival stated on the package.
Here is the address of Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort: 1701 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8401
#19. No need to carry your souvenirs 🙂
This amenity is one of my favorites when you stay at any Disney World Resort Hotel, but it is often ignored or overlooked.
If you purchase any souvenirs or merchandise while you are out at the parks, you can arrange to have it delivered directly to All-Star Sports! This perk is incredible because it means you don’t need to worry about carrying around souvenirs all day!
Purchases will be delivered to Sport Goofy Gifts and Sundries, where you can pick them up once back at the resort.
#20. Designated Smoking Areas
For guests that smoke, you will be happy to hear about this amenity at All-Star Sports. There is a designated outdoor smoking area for guests. You can ask a Disney Cast Member or check on the resort map to see where this area is located.
Below was an area that was designated for smoking at All-Star Sports. As you can see, it is not marked. I had to find this spot on a map to verify that smoking was allowed here.
Please know that smoking is not allowed in hotel rooms or on balconies.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there a coffee maker in the room at All-Star Sports?
Yes, there is! In addition to a coffee maker, you will find creamer, sugar, coffee, tea, and paper products. You should also know the coffee machine uses traditional coffee, not K-cups. If you need additional supplies, you can request them from housekeeping.
Does All-Star Sports offer room service?
The short answer is no. None of the “Value Resorts” at Walt Disney World offer traditional room service, where you can order food and have it delivered directly to your room. But you are more than welcome to mobile order from the End Zone Food Court and take it back to your room! In addition, you can use Uber Eats or Door Dash to have food delivered to you from many local restaurants in Orlando.
Is there a gym at All-Star Sports?
Unfortunately, there is no gym or fitness center at All-Star Sports. None of the “Value Resorts” at Disney World have a dedicated location for working out. But if the weather cooperates, there is a one-mile jogging/walking trail outside you can use!
Are there microwaves in the room at All-Star Sports?
No, the rooms at All-Star Sports do not include microwaves. If you need to use a microwave, there are a few you can use at the End Zone Food Court. Many times, we pop microwavable popcorn here to take as a snack to the parks.
Are there refrigerators in the room at All-Star Sports?
Yes, you will find a mini-fridge in the room, which is perfect to keep snacks, drinks, medications, or other perishable items cool. But please be aware that there is no freezer inside the refrigerator.
Are there connecting rooms at All-Star Sports?
Yes, the rooms at this resort have the ability to connect to each other for larger parties. Before your arrival, make sure to contact Disney Reservations to ask for connecting rooms and have them add the request to your reservation.
It’s important to know that there is no guarantee that you will receive a connecting room. The cast members at All-Star Sports will do their best to make sure you are next to your other party, but you won’t know for sure until you show up on the day of your check-in. My recommendation is to also call All-Star Sports directly about one week prior to your arrival to request connecting rooms again.
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It is absolutely magical to stay at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort! Even though it is considered a “Value Resort,” I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the number of amenities and other benefits that the hotel provides.
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