We stayed at the All Star Music Resort(Calypso)
The All-Star resorts really surprised us a little.
We were expected a really tiny room and not too much else. The room
was much larger than we had expected, there were two doubles beds,
a table, a couple chairs, and a TV stand in the room. It was good
for the price as far as Disney hotels go. We have stayed at a majority
of Disney's Resorts and enjoyed them all. My only complaint about
the resorts was that it took a really long time to check in to get
your key. I guess this is because of the size of the resort. The
only other issue that jumps out at me is that Disney constantly
reminds you that you are staying at the "economy" resort. The old
saying you get what you pay for is true (and I think should be true).
For example the only mode of transportation is the WDW bus station
and at almost every stop the All-Star bus stop is the furthest one
away. This does not sound that bad, but with hundreds of people
all trying to get in the right line to get on their bus, and you
having to get through them all to get to the far bus stop to get
on yours, it can be a little rough.
If your choice comes down to staying at an Off-site
resort or an All Star resort I would choose the All-Star. For more
info on this check out the planning section of this site.
This is the first All Star resort complex you will
come upon while traveling down the main All-Star road. This can
be a slight timesaver because you will not have as long of a bus
ride as guests staying in the other All Star Resorts. Also if they
are sharing busses with the others you will be very likely to get
on where as people staying at the Movies will have a much lower
chance of getting on the bus because it might fill up.
In 2006 the All Star Music Resort will undergo
a test. Four hundred existing rooms are being renovated and converted
into 192 "Family Suites". Each suite will feature two
bathroms, a kitchenette (sink, microwave, fridge), flat screen tvs,
a desk, and a lounge chair. They are slated to be compelte by October
2006 (with rooms starting to come onlin in June).