Discover the Magic of Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

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Having stayed at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, I can personally tell you it’s a fun and relaxing spot that’s perfect for any Disney vacation!

This vibrant resort celebrates the joy of music with themed sections that bring various musical genres to life. From jazz to rock ‘n’ roll, every corner is designed to immerse you in a harmonious Disney experience.

All-Star Music is a fantastic retreat perfect for families on a budget. Whether you’re a fan of classical tunes or pop hits, there’s something here for everyone. Let’s dive into all the details!

Here’s what we will discover together:

  • The Origins of the Resort
  • Accommodations
  • Dining Options

Let’s explore what makes Disney’s All-Star Music Resort a unique and magical place to stay. Get ready to see why this resort hits all the right notes for an unforgettable Disney vacation!

Resort History and Theme

Disney's All Star Music Resorts welcomes guests

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort holds a special place in my heart as it was the first of the All-Star Resorts my family stayed at. Among all the sections, the Broadway section stands out as one of my favorites, capturing the essence of theatrical charm.

This resort, filled with vibrant theming and lively decor, celebrates various musical genres, making it a hit for music lovers and Disney fans alike. Let’s check out how it all started and the fun theming that makes this resort a favorite of mine.

The Origins of Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is part of the All-Star Resorts trio, known for offering budget-friendly accommodations without compromising on Disney magic. Opened in November 1994, it was the second of the All-Star Resorts to welcome guests. The resort’s design celebrates various musical genres, creating a vibrant atmosphere where the love for music and Disney storytelling comes together.

Theming at All-Star Music Resort

The resort is divided into five sections, each themed around a different musical genre: Calypso, Jazz Inn, Rock Inn, Country Fair, and Broadway Hotel. The larger-than-life icons and decor in each section make you feel like you’ve stepped into a musical wonderland.

  • Calypso: Bright and colorful, this section features giant maracas and other tropical elements that capture the lively spirit of Calypso music.
  • Jazz Inn: With saxophones and drum sets towering above, this area celebrates the smooth and soulful vibe of jazz.
  • Rock Inn: Adorned with huge guitars and jukeboxes, this section is a tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll era.
  • Country Fair: Giant cowboy boots and banjos set the scene for a rustic, country music experience.
  • Broadway Hotel: My personal favorite, the Broadway section, brings the magic of Broadway musicals to life with marquee signs and Broadway-style decor.

Each section of the resort is designed to really pull you into the music scene it’s themed after. Whether you’re into jazz, rock, country, or Broadway, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fun and colorful decor that makes your stay even more memorable.

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Room Accommodations

The hotel room at Disney's All Star Resorts

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort offers comfortable and budget-friendly rooms that are perfect for families, friends, and solo travelers. While the setup is straightforward, the musical theming adds a unique and fun touch to your stay. Let’s explore what you can expect from the accommodations here.

Standard Rooms

The standard rooms at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort are designed to be both cozy and practical. Each room features two double beds or one king bed, a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and a bathroom with a shower/tub combination. The rooms are decorated with musical motifs, making you feel like you’re living in a musical wonderland.

Preferred Rooms

For those who want to be closer to the main amenities, the preferred rooms are a great option. These rooms are located near the main building, dining areas, and bus stops, offering extra convenience. They come with the same features as the standard rooms but are in more central locations within the resort.

Family Suites

If you’re traveling with a larger group or just want a bit more space, the family suites at All-Star Music Resort are perfect. These suites can accommodate up to six people and include a separate bedroom with a queen bed, a living area with pull-out sofas, two bathrooms, and a kitchenette with full-size refrigerator. The extra space makes these suites a great choice for families looking for comfort and convenience.

Decorating Your Room Door & Window

A fun tradition that Disney resort guests do is decorate their room door and window. Guests often bring their own Disney-themed decorations or favorite characters to personalize their space. Especially if you are traveling during a holiday or a runDisney event, you can walk through the resort and marvel at all of the window decorations!

Our family loves doing this! We have so much fun planning a window or door theme for other guests to see. Whether it’s window clings, lights, or themed decorations, it’s a great way to add some extra magic to your stay and join in the festive spirit.

Resort Transportation to Parks

Disney bus transportation takes guests from their resort to the theme parks.
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Traveling from Disney’s All-Star Music Resort to the theme parks is easy with Disney’s complimentary transportation options. Let’s go over what you can expect and some tips to make the most of it.

Disney Bus Transportation

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort provides free bus transportation to all Disney theme parks and water parks. The buses run regularly, making it convenient to get to your destination and back to the resort without any hassle. Each bus is clearly marked with its destination, so you’ll know exactly where you’re headed.

Estimated travel times can vary, but generally, you can expect about 20-25 minutes to reach each park.

Tips for Navigating Disney Transportation

To make your travel around Disney as smooth as possible, planning ahead is key. Use the My Disney Experience app to check bus schedules and plan your trips, helping you avoid long waits. It’s also a good idea to allow extra time to get to your destination, especially if you have dining reservations or Lightning Lane selections. Buses can be busy, particularly during peak times like park opening and closing, so try to travel outside of these peak times if possible.

With these tips in mind, getting around Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and the parks should be a breeze, allowing you to focus on enjoying your magical vacation.

Resort Shopping Options

Shop for souvenirs at Maestro Mickey's at Disney's All Star Music Resort

When you stay at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, you have access to some great shopping options right on-site. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, snacks, or travel essentials, the resort’s gift shop has you covered.

Located conveniently near the lobby, Maestro Mickey’s is the go-to spot for all your shopping needs at All-Star Music Resort. This shop is packed with a wide range of Disney merchandise, including clothing, toys, and collectible pins. It’s the ideal place to grab a special keepsake to remember your trip.

Beyond the fun Disney gear, Maestro Mickey’s also stocks a variety of practical items. You can find snacks, drinks, and even health and beauty supplies. This makes it easy to grab anything you might have forgotten or suddenly need during your stay.

Exploring Maestro Mickey’s is always a highlight for our family. We love finding unique items and bringing a bit of Disney magic back home with us.

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Resort Dining Options

Grab a drink poolside at Singing Spirits Pool Bar located at Disney's All Star Music.

When it comes to dining at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, there are some great options to keep you fueled for all your Disney adventures. From quick bites to refreshing drinks, here’s what you can look forward to.

Intermission Food Court

At the heart of the resort, the Intermission Food Court serves up a diverse menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can find everything from classic American favorites like burgers and pizza to healthier options like salads and wraps. The food court’s musical theme adds a fun atmosphere to your dining experience.

Our family enjoys grabbing lunch or dinner here on check-in day, and it is usually something from the pasta/pizza window! The variety ensures that everyone can find something they like.

Singing Spirits Pool Bar

Next to the Calypso Pool, you’ll find the Singing Spirits Pool Bar. This spot is perfect for cooling off with a refreshing drink. They offer a range of cocktails, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as light snacks to enjoy by the pool.

Afternoons spent here are always a highlight, as we relax with a cool drink and then have fun in the water. It’s a great way to unwind on a non-park day and soak up the sun.

Resort Recreation & Amenities

The larger than life sign at All Star Music welcomes guests.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is packed with fun activities and amenities to keep everyone entertained. From poolside fun to creative activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Water Fun at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

🔹 Calypso Pool: This guitar-shaped pool is the main pool area and features the Three Caballeros on a fountain right in the middle. It’s a lively spot where guests can cool off and enjoy the tropical vibe. This pool is one of my daughter’s favorite pools on all of Disney property, and it’s always a hit with our family.

There’s also a smaller kiddie pool and splash pad area nearby behind Melody Hall that is perfect for the little ones.

The Calypso Pool is also home to daily poolside activities that the whole family can enjoy. From lively games and music to engaging trivia contests, there’s always something happening to keep you entertained and soaking up the sun in the best way possible.

🔹 Piano Pool: This quieter pool is shaped like a piano and offers a more relaxed atmosphere. It’s a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a peaceful swim.

Sports and Recreation Adventures

Keeping active and having fun is easy at All-Star Music Resort. There are plenty of options to keep everyone in the family entertained and moving.

💥 Playgrounds: Little ones can burn off some energy at the resort’s playground. It’s a fantastic spot for kids to run around and play while parents relax nearby.

💥 Jogging Trails: If you’re looking to stay active, there’s a jogging trail that winds through the All-Star Resorts. It’s a nice way to get some exercise and explore the area.

💥Campfire Activities: In the evenings, gather around the campfire for some classic fun. Roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and enjoy the cozy atmosphere with family and friends.

💥 Mickey Tie Dye: Get creative with a fun Mickey tie-dye activity. Usually a few afternoons a week, cast members have a table set up outside of the pool area where guests can purchase and tie-dye T-shirts with a fun Mickey Mouse design on the front. It’s a great way to make a unique souvenir to take home and remember your magical stay.

Entertainment Options

There’s no shortage of entertainment at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing evening or some indoor fun, there’s something for everyone.

💠 Movies Under the Stars: Held nightly at the Calypso Pool (except Saturday), you can enjoy an outdoor movie screening while you relax in the water. It’s a wonderful way to wind down after a busy day at the parks. The lineup features classic Disney films and is always a hit with families.

💠 Note’able Games Arcade: For those who love video games, the arcade is packed with the latest and classic games. It’s a fun spot for kids and adults alike to enjoy some indoor entertainment.

Other Onsite Amenities

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort provides a few other onsite amenities to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.

Each room comes equipped with the Hey Disney voice assistant. This handy feature can help with everything from setting wake-up calls to giving you park information, making your Disney experience even smoother.

If you need to do some laundry during your stay, the resort has self-service laundry facilities available. It’s easy to use and conveniently located, so you can freshen up your clothes whenever you need.

Resort Pricing and Value

The Broadway section of All-Star Music is my favorite!

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort stands out for its affordability, making it an excellent option for those looking to enjoy Disney magic on a budget. As a value resort, it offers some of the most competitive rates on Disney property, making it accessible for families, groups, and solo travelers alike.

Staying at All-Star Music doesn’t mean missing out on Disney perks. Guests can take advantage of early park entry, giving you a head start on your day at the parks. Additionally, you’ll have the benefit of booking Lightning Lane selections ahead of other guests, helping you maximize your time on rides and attractions.

Room rates at All-Star Music vary depending on the season, with prices typically higher during peak travel times such as summer and holidays. However, you can often find attractive deals and discounts, especially if you book well in advance or choose to visit during off-peak periods.

For the best price and assistance with booking, it’s highly recommended to work with a Disney travel professional like myself. I can help you find the best deals, navigate the booking process, and ensure your stay at any Disney resort is as magical as possible.

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Pros and Cons of Staying at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

The Country section of Disney's All Star Music Resort

Deciding whether Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is the right choice for your Disney vacation involves weighing its unique perks and potential downsides. Here’s a quick look at the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision.


  1. Budget-Friendly: One of the most affordable options on Disney property, making it accessible for more families and budget-conscious travelers.
  2. Fun Theming: Immersive, music-themed decor that adds to the Disney magic and keeps the atmosphere lively and entertaining.
  3. Convenient Amenities: Onsite dining, shopping, and entertainment options provide everything you need without having to leave the resort.
  4. Early Park Entry: Guests enjoy early access to the parks, allowing you to beat the crowds and make the most of your day.
  5. Lightning Lane Multi Pass: The ability to book Lightning Lane Multi Pass selections days before off-site guests, giving you a head start on planning your park visits.
  6. Complimentary Transportation: Free bus service to all Disney parks and attractions makes it easy to get around without the hassle of driving and parking.


  1. Crowds: As a value resort, it can be more crowded and busier than higher-tier resorts, especially during peak seasons.
  2. Limited Dining Options: Fewer dining choices compared to more expensive resorts, which might limit your food options if you prefer more variety.
  3. Noise Levels: Due to the lively and family-friendly atmosphere, noise levels can be higher, which might be a concern for those seeking a quieter stay.

Overall, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort offers great value and a fun, immersive experience for guests. While it has its trade-offs, the benefits and budget-friendly nature make it a popular choice for many Disney visitors.

Packing for a Stay at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

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Packing for your stay at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are some essentials and tips to make sure you’re well-prepared for a magical trip.


Comfortable Clothing: You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so pack comfortable clothes and shoes.
Swimwear: Don’t forget your swimsuits! With two themed pools and a kiddie splash pad, you’ll want to be ready for some water fun.
Sunscreen and Hats: The Florida sun can be intense, so bring plenty of sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect yourself from UV rays.
Ponchos: Pack lightweight ponchos or rain jackets to stay dry during sudden rain showers.
Reusable Water Bottles: Bring reusable water bottles that you can refill throughout the day.
Portable Chargers: Keep your devices powered up with portable chargers.


Disney-Themed Decorations: Bring window clings, lights, or themed decorations to add a personal touch to your room.
Autograph Book and Sharpies: If you’re planning to meet characters, an autograph book and Sharpie are must-haves for capturing those magical moments.
Backpack or Day Bag: A lightweight backpack or day bag is handy for carrying your essentials while exploring the parks.

With this packing list, you’ll be well-prepared for a fantastic Disney resort experience!

Booking a Vacation at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Mickey rocking out at Disney's All Star Music Resort

Ready to experience the harmonious magic of Disney’s All-Star Music Resort? Booking your stay is simple, and as a Disney travel professional, I’m here to make the process smooth and stress-free for you.

When you book with me, you’ll receive personalized assistance tailored to your needs. I’ll handle all the details, from securing the best room rates to making dining reservations and coaching you on Lightning Lane selections in advance. My goal is to ensure you have a magical and memorable Disney vacation without the hassle of planning it all by yourself.

Let’s start planning your unforgettable Disney vacation at All-Star Music Resort today!

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Final Thoughts: Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is a fantastic choice for a Disney vacation filled with fun, music, and magic. Its budget-friendly rates and lively musical theming make it a hit for families, groups, and solo travelers.

Having stayed here, I can say it’s a place where memories are made. From the guitar-shaped Calypso Pool to the Broadway-themed sections, there’s something delightful around every corner. The resort offers great value without skimping on the Disney experience.

Whether you’re enjoying the nightly movies by the pool, exploring the themed areas, or just soaking in the vibrant atmosphere, All-Star Music Resort provides a memorable and enjoyable stay. It’s a wonderful place to relax and immerse yourself in the Disney magic.

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