One of the BEST parts about staying at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is swimming in the pools!
Whenever we visit Disney World, we ALWAYS make sure we have at least one pool day. Instead of visiting the theme parks, our family plays and relaxes by the pool.
All-Star Music has TWO incredible pools you can enjoy.
Below, you will learn about both of these musically themed pools, along with the dining options and other fun activities to enjoy around the pools.
Lastly, make sure you make it to the end of this post to learn how you can enjoy an ADDITIONAL FOUR POOLS when you stay at All-Star Music. 🙂
The 2 Pools at All-Star Music:
Pool #1: The Calypso Pool
At over 250,000 gallons, the Calypso Pool is considered the feature pool at All-Star Music! Because of its LARGE size and central location, it is the resort’s busiest and most popular pool.
The Calypso Pool is inspired by the classic Disney movie The Three Caballeros. In the center of the pool, you will find life-sized statues of the main characters, Donald Duck, José Carioca, and Panchito. These colorful statues are actually fountains that shoot water in all directions, which is a really fun feature for anyone swimming!
If you were to look at the pool from above, you would see it is shaped like a GIANT guitar. There are even six lines painted down the center of the pool to resemble the guitar strings.
When you get to All-Star Music, the pool is easy to find! If you walk out the back of Melody Hall, where the main lobby and Intermission Food Court are found, you will run into the Calypso Pool. If you want your room near this pool, make sure to request to stay in the Calypso section of the resort.
Surrounding the pool are lots of lounge chairs for relaxation. Behind the lounge chairs are tables with umbrellas that offer places to eat while being in the shade. Just be advised that on HOT days, the chairs and tables can get claimed quickly, so you may want to head to the pool early if this is important to you.
For decorations, you will love seeing the GIANT maracas that surround the pool. And if you look closely at the buildings, musical notes line the railings.
If you get hungry or thirsty at the Calypso Pool, there is an outside pool bar called Singing Spirits.
It’s easy to find as it’s located next to the pool and connected to Melody Hall. This is the ONLY bar you will find at All-Star Music.
- Here you can find an array of beverages and adult alcoholic drinks to enjoy while sitting at the pool.
- They also offer a limited food menu, such as pretzels, chips, salads, and sandwiches.
The main food area, the Intermission Food Court, is also close to the Calypso Pool. It can be found just inside Melody Hall. So if you dry off and put on shoes and a shirt, you can head here to find many more dining options. But if you’re at the pool, it would be easiest to mobile order from outside, then run inside to grab your food when it’s ready.
If you have little kids, you will be happy to learn there is a small kiddie pool at the back of the Calypso Pool. In fact, the kiddie pool serves as the “headstock” of the guitar-shaped pool! This small pool is safe for all ages and has a maximum depth of only 12 inches (30 cm).
Since the Calypso Pool is the biggest pool at All-Star Music and is centrally located, it is the busiest at the resort.
If you want a less crowded pool with a more relaxed atmosphere, keep reading to learn more about the other pool at All-Star Music! 🙂
Pool #2: The Piano Pool
The other pool at All-Star Music is the Piano Pool. At 106,036 gallons, it is much smaller than the Calypso Pool. It’s located towards the back of the resort and is conveniently situated between the Rock, Country, Jazz, and Broadway buildings. Because of its size and location, the Piano Pool is considered the quieter and more relaxed pool at All-Star Music.
As the name suggests, the pool and surrounding area are themed after the piano! In fact, if you were to look from above, the entire pool is shaped like a grand piano.
One side of the pool even has black and white tiles laid on the ground, which of course, are supposed to be piano keys!
Walking around the pool deck, you will also notice musical notes stamped into the concrete.
Surrounding the pool deck, you will find lounge chairs and tables. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Because of its smaller size and lack of dining, the Piano Pool is typically quieter and less crowded than the Calypso Pool. But on hot days, you can still expect to find a crowd here. There are plenty of lounge chairs and shaded areas for you to sit and relax, but these will get claimed quickly on busy days.
The Pools at All-Star Music – Frequently Asked Questions:
When do the pools at All-Star Music open?
The Calypso Pool and the Piano Pool are normally open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. But these hours tend to change depending on the time of year you visit. Just ask the front desk when you arrive to see the current schedule. The operating hours should also be posted on a sign near the pool entrance.
Are there lifeguards at the pools at All-Star Music?
Yes, lifeguards are on duty at both the Calypso Pool and the Piano Pool when the pools are open. The operating hours for the pool are typically from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. But the hours are subject to change depending on the time of year, so check the schedule upon arrival.
Do the pools at All-Star Music Resort have water slides, lazy rivers, or hot tubs?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Since All-Star Music is considered a “Disney Value Resort,” you won’t find any water slides, lazy rivers, or hot tubs at either of the pools. If these features are important, you must stay at a Moderate or Deluxe resort at Disney World.
Are the pools heated at All-Star Music Resort?
Yes! Both of the pools are heated to 82°F (27.8°C) year-round!
Can guests at All-Star Music use either of the two pools?
Yes! No matter which themed section of All-Star Music you stay at, you can use either of the pools. So, for example, if you are in a room in the Broadway Hotel section, you can swim in the Calypso Pool and the Piano Pool.
In addition, you can walk over to All-Star Movies or All-Star Sports and use those pools! Many families pool-hop throughout the day!
Where are the pools at All-Star Music Resort located?
Here are the locations for both of the pools.
- The Calypso Pool: Located in the center of All-Star Music and right behind Melody Hall. You can find a kiddie pool for young children at the back of the pool area.
- The Piano Pool: Located at the western end of All-Star Music, between the Rock, Country, Jazz, and Broadway sections.
Here is a map of All-Star Music Resort to help you see where the pools can be found. Click HERE to download a PDF of the map!
How deep are the pools at All-Star Music Resort?
Both of the pools are between 3 to 5 feet (1 – 1.5 m) deep. The kiddie pool by the Calypso Pool has a maximum depth of 12 inches (30 cm).
Are life jackets available to use at the pools at All-Star Music?
Yes! Complimentary life jackets are available at both of the pools.
Are there towels to use at the All-Star Music pools?
Yes, fresh and clean towels are available at both the Calypso Pool and the Piano Pool. In addition, there are also bins to throw your used towels into as you leave the pool area.
Are there activities near the pools at All-Star Music Resort?
Yes, at certain times of the day, Disney Cast Members come out to play games with the kids, like trivia, relays, and other pool games, that are free! They may also have paid activities like tie-dyeing a shirt or making mouse ears. Look for a recreation calendar near the pools to see that day’s schedule.
At the Calypso Pool, there was a ping-pong table and an outdoor pool table that were free to use. The Piano Pool also had its own ping-pong table too.
Another fun activity near the Calypso Pool is watching a movie under the stars.
Almost ever night, a different Disney movie plays. Many times there is even popcorn available. Upon arrival at All-Star Music, check out the movie schedule at the Front Desk, so you don’t miss your favorite. And if you don’t like what is playing, you can easily walk over to All-Star Movies or All-Star Sports to check out the movies they are showing. 🙂
Are there showers at the All-Star Music pools?
Yes, there are showers located inside the bathrooms at the Calypso Pool and the Piano Pool. For a fee, you can also rent out lockers near the showers.
Here’s how to enjoy an additional FOUR pools at All-Star Music…
One HUGE benefit of being a guest at All-Star Music is that you can visit the pools at the other two All-Star Resorts.
In case you didn’t know, in addition to All-Star Music, there are All-Star Movies and All-Star Sports. Each of these resorts also has two pools uniquely designed to that resort’s theme. So that gives you FOUR more pools to try, besides the TWO at All-Star Music.
And luckily, all of the All-Star Resorts are located next to each other and easily within walking distance.
Don’t take the fact that you can hop between six different pools for granted. This is a pretty rare perk when it comes to Disney World resorts.
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