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Old 03-21-2013, 04:58 PM   #31
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Love that you did a solo trip.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #32
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How did I miss that link?

Wow! Impressive! I had a big collection of ladybug items back when I was a teenager (though not nearly as huge as yours), but moving several times made me downsize it to just a handful of things. Now I'm working on making my Disney item collection grow.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #33
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VAN HALEN!!!!! "you might as well JUMP!!!!"
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Love that you did a solo trip.
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Wow! Impressive! I had a big collection of ladybug items back when I was a teenager (though not nearly as huge as yours), but moving several times made me downsize it to just a handful of things. Now I'm working on making my Disney item collection grow.
Thanks! I'm glad I can post those pictures on here where everyone appreciates my collection. People who aren't Disney fans just think I'm a little crazy.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:13 PM   #34
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A Quick Tour of All Star Music

Room key in hand, I decided to head to my room to drop off my bag before getting something for lunch. I didnít mention in the last installment where my room was. I had requested the Jazz Buildings and had gotten a room in Building 2 on the first floor. My hands were full so I didnít take any pictures on the way there but as soon as I got in the room I started snapping away.

Big King sized bed all for me:



Mickey!



I loved this picture on the wall:



Oh boy, I wish I could have gotten this off the wall and into my suitcase (just kidding):



TV and small table in the room. The Mickeys on the table were a nice touch:







Shower and vanity (my room was a handicapped room which didnít bother me at all. I actually loved the lower shelf by the vanity and used it the whole time):





Wall paper border:



Close up of the curtain that divided the vanity area from the bedroom. It had all of the Fab Five on it and Iím shocked I didnít take another picture with Pluto in it.



Shot of the bed from the other side:



Small refrigerator that was under the TV:





After I finished taking pictures, I freshened up a bit and then headed out to find some lunch. My room was towards the middle of the building on the back side. I could see All Star Sports baseball section. Hereís looking to the right:



Straight ahead, the red in the distance is one of the giant coke cups at All Star Sports:



And to the left:



My room location was ideal. It was close to the front of the resort but was very quiet because I was on the back side of the building. The middle cut through to get to the walkway to Classic Hall was only three doors away and the ice machine was very close too. I was in room #:



They had replaced the slide locks with the RFID readers which I loved. It was so much easier to just tap your card when your hands were full.



Here are some more pictures of the Jazz section:









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Old 03-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #35
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This little fountain greeted me every morning when I left my room and headed to breakfast. It was very pretty but felt kind of out of place with the whole bright and colorful resort:



This is looking from the fountain to the main building and shows my walk each morning and evening:



This next group of pictures is from the Calypso buildings and the Guitar pool. The Calypso buildings are the closest to Classic Hall and are preferred rooms.









Hereís the pool bar, Singing Spirits:



Itís actually attached to Classic Hall. I stopped and looked at the menu but never ended up getting a drink there.

It was around 12 pm and since I was starving and had a 5:20 dinner ADR, I decided I better get some lunch before heading to a park. So I stopped here:



It was very empty so I went up to order my food. I got a girl who was ďearning her earsĒ so it took a few extra minutes. I didnít mind, she had to learn sometime. I got my food and headed to a table by the window. So what did I get for my first Disney meal? Spaghetti with meatballs:



And for dessert, a chocolate chip cookie:



I also picked up my mug. I got teal in November so I decided on pink for this trip:



So what did I think of the food? It was just ok, not the best. The noodles were extremely mushy. Iím guessing they had been sitting in water for a long time since there werenít many people eating there. The meatballs and sauce werenít bad but nothing special either. The cookie was very good, soft and chewy which is how I like my cookies.

After I finished, I took some pictures of the food court since it was so empty. The seating area was long and narrow:







The purple booths along this wall became my go to spot for breakfast. They were always empty and gave me room to spread out:





The Singing Spirits bar also had a window on the inside:



I headed out and towards the buses. The arcade was directly across from the food court:



I walked down the hall a bit and the lobby was too my right. You can see a DME bus out the window. Thatís where they drop you off and you come into the lobby:



Maestro Mickeyís was to the right:



I turned back and took a picture of the pictures that lined the one wall. They are all pictures of famous singers but because of the bright sunlight, I mostly got reflections of the wall across from the pictures. Then I headed out the doors to catch a bus.



I will apologize now and tell you I never made it back past the Jazz section to take more pictures. I had good intentions all week to make it back there but just never did.

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Old 03-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #36
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I like seeing all of the pictures of ASMu, as I've never been to any of the AS resorts.

I like my cookies soft and chewy too! Won't eat them if they are hard actually.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #37
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Nice update. We never did eat at the food court our one night there last April (we did get a drink, though) becasue we couldn't time it right. But I do remember going in and the place was packed.

You got some great pictures. I tried to take pictures on that wall with all the singers and had the same issue as you.

I did like the gift shop at All Star Music.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:23 PM   #38
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All star music looks cute! The all stars definitely aren't my favorite values, but I do like them! Sports was nice for the short stay over summer! They're nice for what they are:a hotel room to sleep in,a food court to eat, and sometimes a pool if you swim.

Did you end up really liking it? Paige is considering switching to AsMu as it's cheaper when her and her bf go and I said I'd ask you haha
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #39
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Lol oopsi knows hahha ....I love the pics of the wall reflection i think thats so neat!!I've stayed in the Jazz building twice,i love all star music n sports the movies not so much!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:54 PM   #40
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I like seeing all of the pictures of ASMu, as I've never been to any of the AS resorts.

I like my cookies soft and chewy too! Won't eat them if they are hard actually.
The AS resorts were ok, but I definitely liked POP better. There is nothing more disappointing that biting into a cookie to discover it's really hard.

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Nice update. We never did eat at the food court our one night there last April (we did get a drink, though) becasue we couldn't time it right. But I do remember going in and the place was packed.

You got some great pictures. I tried to take pictures on that wall with all the singers and had the same issue as you.

I did like the gift shop at All Star Music.

It was usually pretty crowded in the morning. It was really empty that day for lunch but I was never around to see what it was like at dinner.

I kind of liked the picture with the reflections. I'm sure I could have gotten a better picture at night but I was always tired and ready to get back to my room at that point.

The gift shop was cute, I bought quite a few things in there.


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All star music looks cute! The all stars definitely aren't my favorite values, but I do like them! Sports was nice for the short stay over summer! They're nice for what they are:a hotel room to sleep in,a food court to eat, and sometimes a pool if you swim.

Did you end up really liking it? Paige is considering switching to AsMu as it's cheaper when her and her bf go and I said I'd ask you haha
Yea, I thought ASMu was ok. I'd definitely stay there again but I like POP better. Things I didn't like:
1. I thought the resort seemed a bit worn. The carpet in my room was in pretty bad shape. No stains or anything, just really faded.
2. I was slightly disappointed in the selection at the food court, it seemed kind of limited.
3. I really missed the mug washing stations like they have at POP. I had to go in the bathroom to wash my mug out each morning and I was not the only one doing that.
4. There were a lot of cheerleaders but they never bothered me. I know though that some people are bothered by them.

As you can see, it was mostly nit picky stuff. I had no problem with the buses and didn't think the ride from there to the parks was bad. I didn't have any problems with noise. The pool was never crowded but that was because it was so cold that week.


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Yep she did know! I really like that picture too. I'm probably going to be trying out sports in February.
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I had zero interest in ever staying at All-Stars Music, but looking at your pictures it looks kinda cute. It wouldn't be my number 1 choice, but if the price was right maybe I'd try it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #42
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I'm in! I love to listen in to conversations too! I'm especially looking forward to reading those quotes.
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There is something about solo trip reports that draws me in. I think it's be cause I'm immensely jealous most times. hahahah. We stayed in a Family Suite on our last trip, so seeing these pictures really brings it all back for me.

140 days now....I can't wait.
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Maestro Mickey's?!!!!??!!!??? Best name EVER. I need to get over there during my long trip to see if there is any music Mickey stuff!!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #45
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I had zero interest in ever staying at All-Stars Music, but looking at your pictures it looks kinda cute. It wouldn't be my number 1 choice, but if the price was right maybe I'd try it.
The resort was cute. I think I'll end up back there for future solo trips because it's cheaper and I'm not in my room enough to warrent paying more.

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Thanks for reading.

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140 days now....I can't wait.
140 days isn't too bad, you'll be there before you know it. I'm at 200 days for my next trip.

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Maestro Mickey's?!!!!??!!!??? Best name EVER. I need to get over there during my long trip to see if there is any music Mickey stuff!!!
I don't remember if they had any music Mickey stuff. They could have though, I'm ususally honed in on anything Pluto so I could have missed something.
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