Walt Disney World Value Resorts

Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida currently has four value rated resorts on their property. These resorts cater to Disney family travelers and offer the same park benefits (such as Extra Magic Hours, free bus transportation services) as any other Disney resort. If you are traveling to Walt Disney World on a budget and want to experience a Disney resort – these value properties are great finds. Although the room features and layouts of the four Disney value properties are, for the most part, the same, the theme of each is quite different.

All Star Movies – This resort hosts over 1900 rooms and was the third hotel built in the All Star Complex. The buildings are designed to reflect some of Disney’s most popular movies, including Fantasia and Toy Story. Each room is 260 square feet in size (not exactly what you would call roomy), but considering the rates start at under $100 per night – you are getting a Disney deal. Each room is very brightly decorated with heavy movie theming. Floor rugs are covered with stars, lighting is shaped as stars and bed comforters even reflect Disney movies! Two pools are on the property plus a small kiddie pool/splash area. Dining is available in food court. Overall, a very clean and adequate hotel for a short Disney stay. If you are traveling with children they will love the overall look and theme of this resort. Travelers looking for a quite hotel – this is not the place for you (with the same going for any value resort on the Disney property).

All Star Music – This resort is the same overall size as the All Star Movies resort, with rooms being the same size as well (260 square feet). The basic different is the theme of the resort. Here you will find the decor to focus on music, with themes like Jazz and Calypso. Music is detailed throughout from the lobby/check-in area to the mail pool (with a piano theme). Again this value resort only has dining in a food court area (no full service restaurants).

All Star Sports – Also located in the All Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resorts this value location has the same number of rooms as the other two (1920 rooms). Room layouts and hotel services are the same as the others. Only the overall theming and room decor are different. Rooms, pool areas, check in area, and shops are all themed in sports. Dining only in the food court area – no other dining options.

Pop Century – The newest value resort at Walt Disney World brings its guests back to legendary times of the 1950 through the 1990. Building decorations at the resort include oversized rubik cubes, walkmans – and a computer pool. Rooms are valued size standard of 260 square feet. Resort includes multiple pool areas and a kiddie pool/splash section. Food courts are the only dining option, no sit down/full service eating available.
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