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Old 09-08-2007, 10:36 AM   #16
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The only thing avaible last trip was the Sports, aslo the last I would have choosen. Then when we arrived I asked myself Why does it matter? Maybe to littlest ones that enjoy the other values and miss them. But, I found the rooms exceptional clean, We were in Surf's up and close to the food court and pool.

It was a quiet resort, the pool maybe had 6-8 people in the whole pool. But who comes to Disney to swim? I was there the week of the 100* heat wave so we used it a lot the end of the day.

The shop had small items we needed like a forgotten toothbrush for less then $2. The game room kept the kids young and old happy too. The Tiki bar thing the older ones went to one really warm night and met nice people for good conversation.

I found the Cm's very helpful, I was given a length of stay wheelchair use without a deposit , and used unto we got the scooter. We asked for extra shampoo and soap for our two connecting rooms and were given a huge baggie full.

The beds were better then at home. I had the King with younger daughter, older ones in the other room had two doubles. Clean rugs, light out drapes, not a problem with noise...Except the night a man about 2:00 AM was pounding and was insistant I let him in...HE would not believe he had the wrong room. Kept pounding. I finally told him unless he wanted security to escort him home he better call someone to come find him.

Yes, bus stop is first on and off, The greatest thing, across the street from Mickey D's, great for late night parks return.
Poppa Johns Delivers, there are three make sure you get the one for ASSp. Online, there is a $2 off coupon. Great chicken strips and sauce, pizza and a bottle of soda hit the spot.

Take a collapsable cooler, I had some water bottles in ours and the beach towels transported fine on the plane. Also had a rental car for 4 days there from Enterprize; weekend special, Thursday to Monday morning for a Nissan Sentra was $55.

Laundry area was quiet, machines availble, parking lots close by. Clean fresh thick towels, Food court had a great selection. A little costly for a fruit cup. but was fresh and packed.

I took our 4-cup coffee maker and toaster. Also a hot pot for tea and Raman noodles water.
Pack some paper plates, bowls and plastic ware. A box of cereal. Cherrios! The milk there is a bit pricy too, but worth it to have cereal and bageals in the Am with OJ and coffee.

I think this is a great place; if not taking the grandson this trip I would stay there agian. I understood though the pool at ASSp was being renovated and he is a BUZZ fan, we will be at the Movies again this time.

After reading of the problems at the moderates due to size, and the there is cost of top resorts I would rather use my codes, get a $50 room onsite and have the extra money for the vacation.

This resort gets a huge thumbs up!
Oh, the concergie, I found so kind and helpful. We orignally had reservations for the three adults and one child. I asked my travel agent to check into a mobility accessable room for us. Instead of the one room, they gave us connecting rooms one the disabled access with handles for the tub and toilet, just what she and I needed. A bit more room for the scooter too. AT NO EXTRA COST! My daughter and I both have hidden disabilities/mobility problems.

The three adults in one room would have been too close I can now see.
This October, with my son's family coming we requested two connecting rooms.

I think my husbands only complaint will be the smoking this time. Prior he could go outside. Now there will be areas.

As far as smoking at the pool. In 2001 when I went down, someone tossed a butt and I stepped on it. I had a blister on my foot and miserable time walking for our trip.

Enjoy your stay where ever it is. But, if the sports is in the pocket book of a non sports fan as me, you will certainly enjoy your stay.
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For ckret01=Copied and pasted from another thread:
"I just stayed at All-star Sports August 11-18.Home Run Hotel is the only section that has been completely refurbished.They are now working on Touchdown!.The refurbished rooms are NICE!"

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Old 09-08-2007, 12:27 PM   #17
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I will be staying here for the first time this December. Does anyone know what building have been refurbished and which ones still need to be done. I am very excited to stay here.

I am curious if the food court has a toaster for bagels and such?
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:44 PM   #18
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I will be staying here for the first time this December. Does anyone know what building have been refurbished and which ones still need to be done. I am very excited to stay here.
We will also be there in December . We have 2 preferred connecting rooms booked. I would love to have refurbished rooms. Last I read on here, they are now working on Touchdown. I am really hoping Surfs Up will be done by December.

This will be our 2nd stay at All-Star Sports. Our last stay there was in '02.
The last 5 annual trips, we have stayed at Pop. I love Pop and was dissappointed when I first found out Pop wasn't available for our stay this time. The more I think about AllStarSp, the more excited I get.

I was pregnant with my youngest child our last stay at ASSp. He has never been there & is 4 now. He loves Sports and so does my oldest son. I think they are really gonna like it, maybe ever better than Pop.

I am a little worried about Pop Warner during our stay. But I know we'll be at Disney and that beats being at home anyday!!
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:39 AM   #19
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I'm so glad to see this thread!

I have been trying to find good info for this hotel. All that was left for my october trip (in value) was sports. We ( my sister and I ) have a standard room booked. We want to be close to bus and food. We don't care about view and are good sleepers so I don't think noise will be much of an issue, plus I bet we just fall into bed at the end of the day!

So what do you experts think? Should I change to preferred? It will cost some $78 or so more. Or should maybe ask at check in? Any odds of getting upgraded there? Or...(still with me?) should I request something else I've heard that the football section is also close, but how close? Never having been there i"m making myself crazy trying to imagine all this!

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:45 AM   #20
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I'm so glad to see this thread!

I have been trying to find good info for this hotel. All that was left for my october trip (in value) was sports. We ( my sister and I ) have a standard room booked. We want to be close to bus and food. We don't care about view and are good sleepers so I don't think noise will be much of an issue, plus I bet we just fall into bed at the end of the day!

So what do you experts think? Should I change to preferred? It will cost some $78 or so more. Or should maybe ask at check in? Any odds of getting upgraded there? Or...(still with me?) should I request something else I've heard that the football section is also close, but how close? Never having been there i"m making myself crazy trying to imagine all this!

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Ask for a Parking Lot view for Building 10 football, you will not pay extra. Its right near the food court area.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:34 PM   #21
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We stayed at Sports in July 06 for our first ever WDW trip. We loved it. My son is a sports nut, and he turned 9 that week, so he picked the resort. We got towel animals every day and balloons and a card from Mickey and Minnie on his birthday. I had booked this trip at Pop, to try something different, but could only get Sports with the discount codes. I did not hesitate to switch!

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Old 09-11-2007, 02:02 PM   #22
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it is so nice to hear such great things about AS Sports. This resort has been our disney home for many years. I always loved sitting by surf's up pool late at nite sipping on a strawberry daiquiri from Team Spirits, the poolside bar.
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:57 PM   #23
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We're just back from Sports and enjoyed it very much. The main pool was being refurbished which was an annoyance, but we still loved it. I've got some photos in my trip report & will be putting in more as I continue it. It has a nice Disney feel, and I also thought a bit of a Carnival cruise feel. Maybe others won't see that as a compliment, but I quite enjoyed our 3 cruises.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:40 PM   #24
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estherhead what was your favorite food at the food court? They all seem to have something that stands out.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:58 AM   #25
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Oooo, I might not be the right one to ask as we didn't venture far at the Food Court from Chicken Tenders & fries. I did have a veggie burger which was good and a cheeseburger which was also good. But I didn't try any of the specials.

The pastries were awesome. The chocolate croissants are always a favorite of mine.

And for breakfast my fam lived on chocolate pancakes with strawberry sauce. Yummy!
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:18 AM   #26
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First of all, I tried to quote and screwed something up. Someone wanted to know if the food court had a toaster, and yes it does.

We have stayed at Sports twice (me, DH and 2 DS's now 10 and 14). We just returned from a 5 night stay the last week of August. We have enjoyed ourselves both times. In my opinion, for the $$, All Stars cannot be beat. Bus service is good (although crowded). We've never seemed to wait long for a bus to or from the parks/DTD. The food court can be very crowded. The amount of choices didn't seem to be as good this time as from what I remember in 2001. But it's good for a quick lunch or breakfast. We've never had problems with alot of kids/teens running around, being loud as I have read in other reviews. I think it depends on when you are there. On this most recent trip, we were in Hoops, 3rd floor towards the back and it was very quiet. Our room has always been clean and comfortable for the 4 of us. On this last trip, we had a wonderful mousekeeper who did towel animals and had stuffed animals (including our Pal Mickey) peeking out the windows. The pool bar is great. Finally, unless you have very little ones or really don't like to walk, IMHO I would not pay for a preferred room. As I said above, we were in Hoops, in the back, 3rd fl, and it didn't seem like a long walk to Stadium Hall (food court, buses). I would recommend Sports, as long as you realize it's a value resort and know what to expect.
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Does anyone have pictures they can post of a rehabbed room at All Star Sports?
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:13 AM   #28
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I don't know if this is refurbished or not but it is in Surf's Up and I took photos with all our junk in it so you can see how everything fit. We had super comfy beds & fluffy pillows. The only place I noticed dirt was behind the TV on the carpet & the only reason I was back there was to hide a present. Really, don't we all have dust behind our TV cabinet?









In that last photo it looks like the carpet is stained but I swear to you it did not look like that in person. So maybe it is shadowed or something. I didn't notice any obvious stains or wear or tear. And as I said, I was all over the room as I hid presents for my girls everyday. There were no broken tiles in the bathroom, nothing chipped, the mattresses were amazing and were being replaced again while we were there.

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Does anyone have pictures they can post of a rehabbed room at All Star Sports?
Go to allearsnet.com and click on the link on the home page. There are pics of the pool rehab and the refurbed rooms.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:34 PM   #30
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If you fax request are they generally accepted? All we requested in our reservation was to have connecting rooms, but I am worried about having an old smoking room! I have 2 children with severe asthma, and last time we stayed at POP I requested nonsmoking, when we got to our room it was smoking, and would couldn't switch it was late at night and the hotel was full! I ended up staying up all night giving ventolin to my kids every hour to prevent asthmatic attack, they were wheezy when I went down to front desk in the morning, and they switched us that day! I really hate to be picky, but I don't want to go through that again!
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