Are you a sports fan looking for budget resort option? Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort may be for you! At this bigger than life resort you will be immersed in large-scale icons from some your favorite sports such as baseball, basketball, football, and tennis.
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort is in the value category, however, you will still have the opportunity to take advantage of Disney World park amenities such as resort transportation and Extra Magic Hours.
The resort features five themes: baseball, football, surfing, basketball, and tennis.
At the Homerun Hotel, you will find large bats, Coca-Cola cups, stadium stands, and scoreboards. The baseball diamond shaped pool is the centerpiece featuring Goofy on the pitcher’s mound ready to throw the first pitch. The Homerun Hotel is closest to the Grand Slam pool.
Football fans will love the Touchdown Hotel where rooms surround a football field complete with goal posts and giant football helmets. This is a great open space to toss the ball or run. Keep in mind that although the Touchdown Hotel is in a great location and close to the pools and Stadium Hall, it can be loud due to activity on the football field.
Many of the rooms in the Surf’s Up building overlook the pool. This section features large surfboards and is close to the Laundry Facility, main pool and lobby. If you book a Preferred Room, you will likely be placed in Surf’s Up since this hotel is closest to Stadium Hall.
At the Hoops Hotel you will find large basketballs complete with baskets and humongous megaphones. Look for your favorite college team’s banner on the side of the buildings. Since Hoops Hotel in near the back of the resort, you will find a little quieter, but you will have to walk further to reach the main pool and Stadium Hall.
Center Court Hotel
Tennis fans will love the Center Court Hotel where you will find over the top tennis rackets and giant tennis balls. In the center is Donald playing a match with his nephews. The Center Court Hotel is located near the back of the resort. This provides a quieter option for guests, but keep in mind that this section is further away from the pools and Stadium Hall.
You check into the All-Star Sports Resort in Stadium Hall and from the moment you arrive, you will be immersed in the world of sports. In this building you will find the main lobby, arcade, food court and gift shop.
The All-Star Sports Resorts has 1920 rooms that are each 260 square feet. These are slightly smaller than the moderate resorts where the average room is 314 square feet. A typical room has two double beds or one king sized bed, a small table with two chairs, a beverage cooler, television, nightstand, telephone, dresser, wall mirror, luggage rack, closet area, themed light fixtures (megaphones or stars) and a clock radio. A small key-operated wall safe to hold your valuables is located in the closet area. Disney is undergoing a major room refurbishment at all All Star Sports Resorts, however, the rooms at All Star Sports have not been renovated yet.
In the bathroom, you will find a single sink and mirror in a vanity area that is separate from the tub and toilet. There are H2O toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, and body wash located in bulk dispensers in the showers.
The following are available by calling Housekeeping, but supplies may be limited on some items: irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, extra pillows, blankets, and towels
Note that there is not a coffee maker in the room.
Pools and Activities
There are two pools at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. The main pool, Surfboard Bay pool is located behind Stadium Hall. The pool is large and often lively with music and games. You can find the daily activities schedule near the End Zone Food Court.
The Grand Slam pool is smaller but quieter and baseball themed. This diamond shaped pool features Goofy pitching from the center. Neither pools include a hot tub or water slides, but you will find plenty of chaise lounges, tables and chairs. You can also find lockers, showers and a laundry facility near each pool. Also note that there are no towel stands at the pool so you must bring your own towel from home or from your room.
Additional activities include a children’s playground and a jogging path. Indoors, across from the End Zone Food Court is The Game Point Arcade. This large arcade could provide lots of entertainment for everyone and utilizes tokens that can be purchased inside the arcade.
There are also daily activities at the resort including outdoor movies on certain nights. Check the daily planner located inside of Stadium Hall for a list of activities.
Food and Drink
The main restaurant at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort is the End Zone Food Court. This food court features several stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner providing options such as hamburgers, pizza, and sandwiches. There is also a build-your-own pasta station and yes, for breakfast, you can have Mickey Waffles!
The only other food option is in-room pizza delivery. You can find the menu in your room.
There is also an indoor/outdoor bar where you will find both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
There is a large shop inside of Disney’s All Star Sports Resort, Sports Goofy, where you will find Disney souvenirs, H2O toiletry products, sundries, food, and beverages.
Disney buses run to each theme park and Disney Springs approximately every 20 minutes. You can find the schedule on a screen on the front on the building near the bus stop. Typically, the buses only stop at All-Star Sports Resorts but don’t be surprised if your bus makes stops at one of the All-Star resorts as well.