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Old 06-05-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Reviews for value resorts like All sports versus others

Just would like everyone's opinion on the value resorts like All Sports. My in laws have a vacation club so we usually go with them and stay at Old Key West or Saratoga Springs but if we go on our own without their club time, we would have to stay on a value resort. They look similar to Saratoga springs studio but not sure if it is the same experience. Really- being Disney, we are in the room to rest but just wondered. Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:12 AM   #2
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just got back from the All Star Sports and everything was fine. At first I was kind of disappointed because of the decor, but the a/c worked just fine, the beds were comfortable, housekeeping was good, big pool and to be honest with you when you are in the parks all day that's all you need to be happy.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:19 AM   #3
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Anywhere at the house of the Mouse is great.

It is not the same experience - You can head over to Allears, they have some really great pictures, so you can really compare. Be informed on your choice.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:22 AM   #4
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I personally like POP and AOA better than the All Stars. Their layouts are different and POP and AOA are newer. Plus POP and AoA always have dedicated bus service which can be a huge plus. POP and AoA are also right next to each other so you can walk across the lake and have access to two food courts.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:42 AM   #5
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Limited experience, but

I think AS Sports if fine. It's a basic room with two beds and bathroom, small table with two chairs. Our experience was that it was a clean, comforatable, buget place to stay. I don't think I would care for it more than one or two nights, but the cost was very good back then (I think like $70ish) and we got "free" parking at the parks, so I found it a great value.

On the other hand we LOVED the Wilderness Lodge. We had a one-bedroom and it was super nice. Loved the themeing and the staff was brilliant. We had a very comforatable bed and beautiful view from our room. I wouldn't mind staying there for a week (or more) because it had a little kitchen area that was great for keeping food and having breakfast and dinner there before going to the parks. But, the cost was MUCH more.

Agree with PP...check out All Ears for pics and reviews and also Mousesavers does a good breakdown of room types.

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Old 06-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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We just got back from Sports and loved it. It's the smallest of the values and first to be picked up/dropped off *IF* you have to share a bus with the other All Stars.

The food court is about to be remodeled. I can't remember the dates it will be closed. There is a main All Star Sports thread with all the details.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #7
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We had a GREAT trip staying in Sports last summer. I was so happy with our entire experience there. Great service, upgraded from standard to preferred, buses worked out well on each trip to/from parks, food court was never too busy when we used it. We've stayed in ASMu (our previous favorite all star) three times and ASMo twice previously.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #8
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As others have said allears has pictures of each of the resorts. The All Stars are very similar to each other except w/ different theming. I like them all!

Pop has a better food court and a lovely walk around the lake--but it also has 1,000 more rooms. I find the chaos and noise at the food court overwhelming at times and I dislike "having" to walk through the gift shop to get to the food court.

I've stayed at each value multiple times (except AoA where once was enough). ASMusic is my favorite for theming and it seems a bit more quiet than the others.

While I've not seen a studio room at SSR (only 2 bedroom) is suspect a room at a value is going to be much smaller than what you anticipate.
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Just would like everyone's opinion on the value resorts like All Sports. My in laws have a vacation club so we usually go with them and stay at Old Key West or Saratoga Springs but if we go on our own without their club time, we would have to stay on a value resort. They look similar to Saratoga springs studio but not sure if it is the same experience. Really- being Disney, we are in the room to rest but just wondered. Thanks!
The rooms are about the same size but you won't have a coffeemaker or microwave in an AllStar Resort like you have in a DVC studio. There won't be a TS restaurant and the pools do not have slides. And you won't have a balcony. Would that matter to you?

OTOH, you get daily maid service when you you stay on a paid reservation.
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