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Old 10-18-2007, 01:53 PM   #76
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1) Are there for sure hair dryers in the rooms? I have read that they don't, that they do, that they might.


Thanks for starting this thread Mickman!

There are definitely NOT hairdryers in the room (not as of August 07 anyway). Have never been there at Xmas so can't answer the question about decorations. But I can stay we've stayed at Sports twice and enjoyed very much both times. Have fun!
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In July 06 we did have hairdryers and an ironing board. I think if they are not in your room you can request them from mousekeeping.
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:29 PM   #78
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I'm just back from sports.

I have to say even though I didn't like my room location (hoops building 3) I had a great time. We DID have a hairdryer it was on the shelf thing by the sink.

The food court was great for breakfast. The room was clean and busess were on time and easy. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat for the price!
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:12 PM   #79
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Sports has always been at the bottom of my hotel choices (because the theming at other hotels appeals to me more). Like others have said, we didn't have much choice when codes came out, and we will be going there in Dec. After reading this thread, I am getting excited about going!

I have two questions:

1) Are there for sure hair dryers in the rooms? I have read that they don't, that they do, that they might.

2) Are the Christmas decorations all sports themed? The one pic of a tree was so I'm wondering if that is throughout the resort, or if they do the same decorations for all 3 All Star resorts? I hope so because I like it when it's themed to the specific hotel.

Thanks for starting this thread Mickman!

All the decorations at ASSports were sport themed!!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:02 PM   #80
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The donuts are ready:



And the fruit. Gotta have the fruit!




But where are all the people?









Answer: Asleep! Only crazy people (me) are up this early on a vacation.
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:51 PM   #81
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MeMom awesome pics......How come there is never anyone in the pics you take? lol

What was your favorite thing to eat at the food court?
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:45 AM   #82
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MeMom awesome pics......How come there is never anyone in the pics you take? lol

What was your favorite thing to eat at the food court?
I'm so scary, they all run away!!!

Naah...I just wait until people walk by, if I can, in the day time, and I often go out on picture taking walks early in the morning. Some of my favorites are when I got empty streets at World Showcase one morning this past summer. There are about a bazillion people on Disney property at that moment, but NONE on the streets I'm taking pictures of, and I think that's cool.

If you'd like, check out the Baby and the Tramp link in my signature for lots more pictures of everything Disney. We spent ten days at Pop Century this past summer (2nd stay there), three and a half days on this MNSSHP/birthday trip (2nd stay at Sports), and we will be going at Christmas (Music), spring break (Movies), and back to Pop in June. There are/will be pictures of all of those trips on the Baby and the Tramp TR.

We got a little breakfast at the food court twice this time. It was okay. The eggs were good, actually. I'm always all about the fruit bowls, wherever we are. As long as they have fruit, I'm good. The best thing I've ever eaten at that food court was last summer when I had a cheeseburger that was just perfect. I don't really know if it was just that good, or if it was that good because it was my first meal after getting off the road and onto Disney property. Whatever the reason, it was awesome!
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:50 AM   #83
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Wow, I love those pics of the foodcourt! Thanks MeMom!

I was sorta wondering what we'd be offered to eat, and I'm loving all that fruit, that will be perfect for breakfast! It'll set me up nicely before my long days...

How are the prices in the foodcourt?
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Wow, I love those pics of the foodcourt! Thanks MeMom!

I was sorta wondering what we'd be offered to eat, and I'm loving all that fruit, that will be perfect for breakfast! It'll set me up nicely before my long days...

How are the prices in the foodcourt?
There are lots of yummy things in the foodcourt for breakfast. Waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon, etc. I didn't think the prices were outrageous. I saw a lot of people buying kids meals for themselves & that would really cut costs if you aren't a big eater. A kids meal & fruit wouldn't set you back too much. I often bought a banana ($.99) and chocolate croissant (maybe $2.49?) We were on dining plan so I only paid for the banana.

If you want chips, tho, there are full, big bags in the gift shop so don't buy the little bags in the food court when you can get a big bag for not that much more.
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MeMom, what time did you go to the food court when it was that empty. We are early risers, too, and usually my DH goes to the food court to get coffee and hot water for tea but he's never said it was THAT empty!

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There are lots of yummy things in the foodcourt for breakfast. Waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon, etc. I didn't think the prices were outrageous. I saw a lot of people buying kids meals for themselves & that would really cut costs if you aren't a big eater. A kids meal & fruit wouldn't set you back too much. I often bought a banana ($.99) and chocolate croissant (maybe $2.49?) We were on dining plan so I only paid for the banana.

If you want chips, tho, there are full, big bags in the gift shop so don't buy the little bags in the food court when you can get a big bag for not that much more.
That's a great idea, I'd have never thought of that! I don't need much for breakfast, so I guess the kids meals plus some fruit would be fine for me to start the day.

I'm glad there's a bigger selection aswell, and from the ones you mentioned, the prices don't seem too over the top either, thanks for the info!
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:22 AM   #87
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I'm lovin' this thread!!! Bring on more pictures!!! I'm trying to decide where to stay in 2008 and I want to stay at Sports (the only value I've not stayed at)!

I love those pictures a few posts back of the food court, so if that poster (or anyone else has more Sports pictures I would love to see them!!!

Also, previous poster, you said you were in hoops section right??? I don't know unless I look at a map, but I'm assuming you didn't like your location because it was far from the busses and food???? I guess it was a standard room. We stayed in a preferred room at POP and were almost the first room you came to when you left the main building, so I probably would pay for preferred again.

Do any of the preferred rooms have king beds??? That would make it a perfect room!!!

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IMHO, Hoops & Tennis would be the worse parts of Sports if you don't have a car. Any other sections are either close to the Food Courts, close to a pool, or close to Music which is also great. But Sports wasn't that big (at least to me) so even in Hoops or Tennis you wouldn't be that far from anything. Plus, I thought Tennis was really, really cute. Basketball is the only sport I don't really like so I wouldn't like being far away & in a sport I don't like. Dh, on the other hand, said he wouldn't want to stay in football because it was too bright and right in the middle of everything and there were no quiet spots. It made him nervous even walking past it! But lost of people love both sections.
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Here is a link with the menu and prices for the foodcourt at All Star Sports.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dinin...taurant.ID=345
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IMHO, Hoops & Tennis would be the worse parts of Sports if you don't have a car. Any other sections are either close to the Food Courts, close to a pool, or close to Music which is also great. But Sports wasn't that big (at least to me) so even in Hoops or Tennis you wouldn't be that far from anything. Plus, I thought Tennis was really, really cute. Basketball is the only sport I don't really like so I wouldn't like being far away & in a sport I don't like. Dh, on the other hand, said he wouldn't want to stay in football because it was too bright and right in the middle of everything and there were no quiet spots. It made him nervous even walking past it! But lost of people love both sections.
We've stayed in Surfs Up and Hoops. The most recent time, Hoops, in the back. It wasn't really a far walk to the food court/buses (we didn't have a car). Basketball is actually my least favorite sport too! But I thought the building was very cute and bright (color-wise). We thought we would want to stay in the baseball bldg, but one night we were at the pool over there and it was very bright and very noisy. So that changed my mind about the baseball bldg.
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