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Old 01-06-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Please don't stop the (all star) music! - An FAQ thread

Welcome to the All Star Music resort FAQ thread! This is a place for questions, pictures, tips, and general excitement!

Let the rhythm move you at this Resort hotel that pays homage to some of the worlds most popular music genres, including country, jazz, rock n roll, calypso and Broadway-style show tunes. Large-sized, music-inspired icons outside and subtle song-and dance surprises inside provide a harmonious setting for music lovers of all ages.
*Please note that this thread is under construction. I noticed there wasn't a thread like this for ASMu so I thought I would start one. Information is being continually added! If you see something that should be added please feet free to let me know!*

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Resort Name: Disney's All-Star Music Resort
Address: 1801 W. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Tel #: 407-939-6000
Fax #: 407-939-7222
Category: Value resort
Location: Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort Area
Official website: Can be found here
Opening date: November 22, 1994
# of rooms: 1920
Map: A map can be found here
Check-in time: 4:00pm
Check-out time: 11:00am

*As of 2007 all Disney resorts and guest rooms are smoke free. There are designated outdoor smoking hours. Please check the map or ask a cast member for locations.*

Rooms and Reservations:

To make room reservations: 407-934-7639 (407-WDISNEY) online here, or talk to your local travel agent.

rates: Standard ($85 $169/night), Preferred ($101 $184), and Family Suite ($202 $375/night)

Standard Room Description: Each standard room has 2 double beds or one king size bed. Rooms with a king size bed can be requested but are usually reserved for disabled guests as they have a handicap accessible bathroom. Each room includes a small refrigerator at no additional charge. Each room also contains a key operated safe. You will be charged a fee if you lose the safe key, so be careful. Room safes are small but larger safekeeping boxes are available at the front desk in Melody Hall. Rooms have a maximum four-person occupancy per room (plus one child under 3 in a crib).
For each adult over 2 there is a $10 per night charge per person.

Family Suites: Family suites sleep up to 6, plus one child in a pack-n-play crib. The master bedroom has a 27" flat screen TV as well as high speed Internet access. There is a queen bed (sleeps 2), full-size pullout sofa (sleeps 2), convertible ottoman and chair sleeper (sleeps 2). The kitchenette will have a microwave and small refrigerator (4.3 cubic feet) plus a coffeemaker. There are two full bathrooms. There is a separate thread for the family suits at All Star Music.

Room buildings: There are 4 building themes. Calypso, Jazz Inn, Rock Inn, Country Fair, and the Broadway Hotel. Each theme has 2 buildings. The Calypso buildings (1 and 10) are considered preferred because the are closest to Melody Hall, the Intermission Food Court, and the bus stops. The country fair buildings (5 and 6) are the furthest away.

Express Check-out: Express Check-out is available to all guests paying with a credit card, arrange for this service at check-in. A detailed hotel bill is delivered to your door by 7am. If the bill is correct you simply leave. Your room key serves as a Disney souvenir. Late Check-out of noon can be requested without additional cost (very limited availability). If you need Late Check-out, request it at Check-In and as soon as possible the morning of check out (the number of eligible rooms are limited). is available to all guests paying with a credit card, arrange for this service at check-in. A detailed hotel bill is delivered to your door by 7am. If the bill is correct you simply leave. Your room key serves as a Disney souvenir. Late Check-out of noon can be requested without additional cost (very limited availability). If you need Late Check-out, request it at Check-In and as soon as possible the morning of check out (the number of eligible rooms are limited).


  • There are two pools at All Star Music. A piano themed pool and a guitar themed pool. The guitar pool is closest to Calypso and is the main pool. It is 251000+ gallons. There is a kiddie pool near by. The piano pool is closest to country fair broadway hotel and Rock Inn. The Jazz Inn is fairly close to both. It is 106,000 gallons.
  • Both pools list their hours as 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight, but this may change depending on season. Security personnel have been know to remove noisy guests from the pools after midnight. Lifeguards are on duty at both pools daily.
  • There are no hot tubs.
  • Towels are also not available at the pool so guests must bring them from their room and request more from housekeeping.
  • Life vests can be checked out in the Note'able Arcade.
  • children in diapers are required to wear swim diapers or covers.
  • Guests from any All-Star resort can use the pool facilities of any other All-Star resort as well.

activities: Be sure to ask for a Recreation Activities flyer at check-in. All-Star Music has organized pool games throughout the day that are popular with children as well as a Disney movie in the evening. You can find a schedule of the movies here.

playgrounds: There is a small playground which is located between Jazz Inn building 9 and Calypso building 10.

gift shop: Maestro Mickey is open until 11:30pm and is located in Melody Hall. It offers a variety of Disney merchandise from character merchandise and souvenirs to ASM sports wear. A small variety of grocery items are also available, such as snacks, liquor, sundries, and beverages. Some of the grocery items (such as juice and milk) are cheaper if purchased in the gift shop rather than the food court. This is also the location where your items will be delivered if you chose resort package delivery at any of the theme parks.

Transportation: The complex is surrounded by parking lots so walks to your car, should you have one, should be short. All Star Music has been known to share buses with the other All Star Resorts during non-peak months. During busier months it's likely that the resort will have dedicated buses. Plan accordingly. Since the resort is in the Animal Kingdom area the ride to there will be shortest. The longest bus ride will be to the Magic Kingdom.

The times below are calculated after the bus leaves the resort.
  • Hollywood Studios: about 10 minutes
  • Epcot: about 15 minutes
  • Animal Kingdom: about 10 minutes
  • Magic Kingdom: about 20 minutes

arcade: Like all the other value resorts, All Star Music has Note'able games. With arcades at every Disney Resort hotel, choose from a total of 1,500-plus games appropriate for all ages. Go for a personal best or go head to head against a friend as you battle aliens, play sports, race cars, dance to the beat, make music, solve puzzles or try your hand at pinball, air hockey and more. To play games, you must first purchase a Game Card and add game points using cash, a credit card or your Key to the World card at a kiosk inside the arcade. Game Cards are rechargeable and can be used at other Walt Disney World Resort arcades. Arcades are open daily. Closing times vary by location. Games are evaluated for content using American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) standard. Purchase a Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way Package, Basic Package or Passholder Package. Each Game Card credits you with 100 game points that may be used at any Disney Resort hotel, including Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort. Game Card use is not restricted to your Resort hotel and points are not restricted to one Guest. Please note: The Game Card is not valid at arcades at Disney theme parks, Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels or Good Neighbor Hotels. Offer is subject to change without notice. Limit one (1) card per room.

Ice machines: Ice machines are located near the stairwells and elevators on each floor.

Laundry: Coin operated laundry facilities are located near both the Piano and Guitar swimming pools. Coin operated washers are $2.00 per load. Dryers are $2.00 per load for 30 minutes. There is no option for any addition drying time, you will have to insert another $2.00 for 30 more minutes. Detergents are available for purchase for $1.00 per load. Additionally, laundry bags are available in each room. By completing the attached laundry list and dropping the laundry off at the Lobby Concierge desk by 8:30am, same day laundry/dry cleaning is available. This laundry service is offered 7 days a week, including holidays.

Hair wrapping: Hair wrapping is offered near the main pool at a cost of $2.00 an inch plus the cost of beads.

Caricatures: Seated just inside the doors to the pool or food court in Melody Hall is a caricature artist. They appear at all Value resorts, usually from 4pm to 10pm.

online check in: Online Check-in is available 10 days prior to your stay. Look for the special Online Check-in line at the resort's front desk.

airline check in: This is only available if you are flying domestically (includes Puerto Rico) on specific airlines It is a complimentary (free) service and allows you to check your luggage and receive your airline boarding passes right at your resort on the day of your departure.

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