We’ll take a walk around the All-Star Music resort for no reason in particular. I don’t think we’ve formally visited together and it’s honestly been about a year since I’ve been out to the All-Stars. When I originally moved from Seattle to Orlando, I booked two nights at the All-Star Sports while I made sure my housing situation was squared away. I didn’t want to show up at the townhouse only to find it didn’t exist. And last week I spent a night at All-Star Movies in conjunction with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, so we’ll take a look at my experience there as well.
Externally, Music is my favorite of the All-Stars. As far as rooms and common areas, there aren’t a lot of differences. With Movies refurbished, the line between Music, Sports, and Movies continues to blur. Unless you’re dead set on one of the themes, I usually recommend the Sports because the buses pick up there first when all three All-Stars share buses. Otherwise, I can’t hate if you want to stay in the Mighty Ducks section of Movies. Two minutes, well worth it!
We know we’re at one of the All-Stars. Which one is less obvious.
The other nice thing about Music is that it’s in the middle. If you’re staying in the Mighty Ducks section of All-Star Movies, the Music bus stop and main building are actually closer than the Movies’. Here, we’re at Sports’ Tennis wing and we can see Music is just across the parking lot.
While we’re going to be over HDR-d out for most of this, I don’t remember the All-Stars being this pretty. It certainly helped that it was the middle of the afternoon in September. When I went to grab breakfast at Movies around 8am, I quickly remembered why I’m not a huge Value resort proponent. I think I saw a child running up and down “literally” every single walkway yelling and making a scene.
Like the other All-Stars, you’ll find five major themes in the guest wings.
One of which is ROCK!
Speaking of which, this is the website’s soundtrack.
I think I saw a total of six people walking around outside of the pool area and main building.
Was Sounds Dangerous really that bad? No wait. Comfy seating. Air-conditioned. Dark. But no, you made Disney close it!
My favorite section because I’m just that fancy.
I like the themed stairwells at the ends of the buildings.
As well as the tuxedos.
And Beauty and the Beast:
I have a bit of a confession to make. As a 27 year old, childless, single adult male, I don’t spend a lot of time watching animated Disney movies.
I thought this was a gravy boat.
Country Inn is another theme.
I like the picnic area in the center.
And the cowboy boots.
If you didn’t know better, you might think you’re at Port Orleans French Quarter or Riverside.
I’m totally not being creepy taking pictures of the Piano Pool in the bushes. Totally not creepy.
During a slow September afternoon, there aren’t even a dozen people around.
I had been questioning pool capacity at the Art of Animation Resort. Here at Music, the quiet pool has a capacity of 188 persons and the main pool holds 279.
I suppose you could say the Little Mermaid theming is “more subtle” here compared to the Mermaid wing at Art of Animation.
Complete with bathrooms if you’re pool hopping from the Beach Club.
The weather report is a little more comprehensive compared to the “Rain” we saw at Art of Animation.
Jazz Inn is the resort’s third theme.
I don’t know if anyone watches Treme on HBO, but you should!
Otherwise, the oversized icons are about what you can expect.
Calypso being the fourth theme. According to Wikipedia, “Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago from African and European roots.”
It’s the closest to the feature pool.
With plenty of maracas.
This would need to be censored it was any larger. Otherwise, it’s a laundry room.
From the other side.
Starring the Gran Fiesta Tour.
Just to reiterate how close the All-Stars are to each other, we’re looking at the Music’s main building.
And simply turning around you can see how close Movies is.
The pool bar:
You would expect them to switch out Sam Adams Summer for Oktoberfest here pretty soon.
Stepping back inside the main building, we’ll check out the resort’s store:
Along with candy.
I didn’t take pictures of every item in the case at each of the All-Stars, but by the time we take a look at Sports and Movies you’ll have a good idea about what’s offered. That’s 8 ounces of cheddar cheese for $5.95.
Milk options. That’s a pint of Whole for $2.39, a half gallon of whole or 1% for $2.95 or a quart of 2% for…..
Like the other resorts, Music offers hair wraps.
And an arcade:
Unlike the Deluxes, none of the All-Stars had pinball machines.
The lunch/dinner menu at Intermission Food Court:
A pretty decent variety. We’ll try the London Broil over at Movies.
Pizza pick up.
It will be interesting to see if Disney moves forward with the RFID “souvenir mugs.” They are not exactly known for upgrading the designs. Lord knows when the mugs were red as pictured. They run $15.49 now and look the same regardless of what resort you visit. The RFID Mugs at Sports are long gone.
Love the hair.
We’ll visit Sports and Movies too.