|All Star Music Resort|
We stayed at the All Star Music Resort(Calypso) in 1996.
The All-Star resorts really surprised us a little. We were expected a really tiny room and not too much else. The room was much larger than we had expected, there were two doubles beds, a table, a couple chairs, and a TV stand in the room. It was good for the price as far as Disney hotels go. We have stayed at a majority of Disney's Resorts and enjoyed them all. My only complaint about the resorts was that it took a really long time to check in to get your key. I guess this is because of the size of the resort. The only other issue that jumps out at me is that Disney constantly reminds you that you are staying at the "economy" resort. The old saying you get what you pay for is true (and I think should be true). For example the only mode of transportation is the WDW bus station and at almost every stop the All-Star bus stop is the furthest one away. This does not sound that bad, but with hundreds of people all trying to get in the right line to get on their bus, and you having to get through them all to get to the far bus stop to get on yours, it can be a little rough.
If your choice comes down to staying at an Off-site resort or an All Star resort I would choose the All-Star. For more info on this check out the planning section of this site.
This is the first All Star resort complex you will come upon while traveling down the main All-Star road. This can be a slight timesaver because you will not have as long of a bus ride as guests staying in the other All Star Resorts. Also if they are sharing busses with the others you will be very likely to get on where as people staying at the Movies will have a much lower chance of getting on the bus because it might fill up.
In 2006 the All Star Music Resort will undergo a test. Four hundred existing rooms are being renovated and converted into 192 "Family Suites". Each suite will feature two bathroms, a kitchenette (sink, microwave, fridge), flat screen tvs, a desk, and a lounge chair. They are slated to be compelte by October 2006 (with rooms starting to come onlin in June).
|The Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions|
When making your reservation, or checking in you
might want to find out if any large groups will be at the resort the
same time you are. Disney always has various competitions throughout
the year, and these people usually stay at the All-Star resorts. This
sounds good, but we were there during a cheerleading competition and
hundreds of high school cheerleaders staying at your resort can get
loud at all hours of the day/night.