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In-room safe Tiny bottle of H2O-brand shampoo, and bar soap The mini-fridge is a dorm-style unit that sit under a counter or desk.
It's more like a beverage chiller than a refrigerator in that it'll keep drinks cool, but you're not going to freeze popsicles or make ice cubes in it. What you won't find in your All Star Sports room is a microwave, coffee maker you'll need to stay at a Disney moderate resort or higher , or wired Internet access.
Almost all feature a tiled tub with shower, while some wheelchair- accessible rooms have a roll-in shower without tub. One nice feature in the standard bathrooms is a shower curtain rod that curves outward, so you're not always elbowing the shower curtain while shampooing.
Water pressure in the shower is average - probably less than what you get at home, but still enough to get your hair clean. A separate dressing area next to the bathroom includes one sink, but not much counter space.
A watt, wall-mounted hair dryer is provided, but it's not very powerful.
The dressing area includes a curtain that separates it from the sleeping area. Combined with the bathroom, this means that 3 people can get dressed at the same time.
Bathroom, dressing area and sink in All Star Sports' rooms. The most frequent complaint we hear from readers about All Star resorts is on the poor soundproofing between rooms, especially rooms connected by an interior door.
A family of our readers who only list themselves as "Massachusetts family of four" had this to say about All Star Sports: I would never recommend the All-Star for a family. It was like dormitory living - our room was about 1 mile from the bus stop, and the room was tiny.
I'm in the hotel business, and it was one of the smallest I've been in. You needed to step into the bathroom, shut the door, then step around the toilet that blocked half the tub Handicap-Accessible Room Options All Star Sports has around handicap-accessible rooms.
Some feature roll-in showers, while others include assistive hearing devices.
A subset of these rooms have been converted to comply with Florida's Accessibility Code , with changes to everything from bed, counter-top, and dresser drawer height, to door widths, wheelchair ramps, and more. Some of Sports' accessible rooms have the standard setup of 2 double beds; all rooms with roll-in showers have 1 king bed, and a small number of roll-in shower rooms have both 1 king bed and 1 double bed.
Use our hotel room finder to see which rooms have which features. Standard Rooms and Preferred Rooms Disney knows that some hotel rooms are better than others.
Most people prefer to be close to the lobby and dining, and want something pretty to look at from their hotel room window.
To capitalize on this, Disney categorizes all of All Star Sports' hotel rooms based on how long it takes you to walk to the lobby, and what you see from inside the room.
The view from your window may include the pool, landscaping and trees , other buildings , maintenance areas , or be blocked almost completely by a giant decoration. Standard Rooms are found in All Star Sports buildings 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9.
These Standard rooms are either a slightly farther walk to the lobby an extra minutes , and have generally unremarkable views of landscaping or parking lots.
These are the cheapest rooms at All Star, but there are some gems to be found in this category, though, using our All Star Sports Room Finder.
The largest, Surfboard Bay Pool, sits directly behind the Stadium Hall lobby and food court, between the two buildings dedicated to the genre of the same name. The pool features a wavy look, although is not a wave pool. This pool area is themed like a like a baseball diamond, and features large bats and baseballs.
The Grand Slam Pool is considered a "quiet pool," meaning that loud play and splashing around are discouraged. The Grand Slam Pond Pool is a quiet pool, free from loud play and splashing around.
Sports' pools are open every day, including winter. All Star Sports does not have a hot tub or jacuzzi; those are found at Disney's moderate and deluxe resorts. There are no water slides at All Star Sports' pools, or any of the value resort pools for that matter, but guests can find showers, storage lockers, restrooms, and laundry facilities at each of the two pools.
The Surfboard Bay Pool will have lifeguards during most of the day, but Grand Slam Pool will not have lifeguards at any time. Infants and children in diapers are welcome in all of Sports' pools, as long as they're wearing swim diapers. Child: Weight lbs.
Adult XS: Weight more than 90 lbs. Adult S: Weight more than 90 lbs. Adult M: Weight more than 90 lbs. Adult L: Weight more than 90 lbs. Chest size in. Adult XL: Weight more than 90 lbs.
Adult XXL: Weight more than 90 lbs. Additionally, there may be a small supply of even larger vests.
Inquire at your resort. You may need to bring your towels from your room to use at the pool - Disney sometimes stocks extra towels poolside, and sometimes they don't. Our advice is to send someone down to the pool to check the towel situation before you go.
If you end up using your room towels at the pool, just call Housekeeping when you get back and request more. Some of us will occasionally bring something like a whiffle ball for playing catch in the pool. Also note that kids with pool toys become very popular with other kids in the pool who want to play too.
Check with any lifeguard for assistance on using the lift. The set has two small plastic slides and a couple of sections with a few steps for toddlers to go up and down. There are no swings, and the entire area is covered in sand, so get ready to dump those sneakers out before you walk back into the room.
End Zone Food Court is set up like a food court at a mall. There are 5 different stations, each selling one set of meals. For example, one station sells pizza and pasta; another sells burgers; another is dedicated to sandwiches, and so on.
If your kids each want something different, you'll have to line up several times. The good news is that some of the food is prepared on demand, so you'll at least be getting your burger cooked to order.
The pizza was especially bland and tasteless. None of the desserts are particularly interesting but there is a nice assortment of ice cream sundaes and shakes. End Zone Food Court is set up like a mall food court. Seven different stations each serve a different type of food. A separate beverage station serves free refills on fountain drinks, coffee, and tea.
Free refills are available for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and fountain drinks during your meal at End Zone Food Court.
A huge beverage station sits just beyond the cash registers, and this station also provides toaster ovens, hot water, ice, condiments, and napkins. End Zone Food Court also participates in Disney's Rapid Fill Rapid Fill refillable mug program, where you purchase a souvenir plastic mug once, and get free refills for the remainder of your stay.