The five sports themes are: football, tennis, baseball, basketball and surfing. The two 3-story Touchdown buildings have spectators lining the railings of each floor with a giant football helmet (large enough to fit a 200-foot tall football player!) encasing the stairwells. The Center Court tennis-themed buildings have a giant tennis racquet that at 51 feet tall is actually large enough to cover an entire tennis court! The tennis balls attached to the balconies are just about 5 feet in diameter. At the Home Run Hotel, super-sized baseball icons such as bats, stadium lights and scoreboards help get visitors in the spirit of things. The giant Coke cup could hold more than 20 million 12-ounce cans of Coke. Huge pennants of various sports teams line the roof of the Hoops Hotel. The megaphone that covers the stairwell is 45 feet tall and the two whistles are 60 feet long and 20 feet high. The Surfs Up buildings are decorated with surfboards, red snappers and dolphins. The shark that could be attached to the two 38-foot fins, would have to be 300-feet long. Each area has two 3-story buildings and 384 guest rooms.
Guests checking in to Stadium Hall may feel like they are entering a basketball gymnasium with caged lighting and mini-sized red lockers, but in this building, they will find the main check-in, Guest Services area, food court, gift shop and arcade.
Finding your way around: The first resort you come to on West Buena Vista Drive is the All Star Sports Resort. The lobby building is called Stadium Hall and houses the front desk and Guest Services, the End Zone Food Court, Game Point Arcade and the gift shop named Sport Goofy Gifts & Sundries. The guest rooms are located in 10 buildings divided into 5 sections. The first section you come to as you exit Stadium Hall is Surfs Up! The buildings in this section are #1 and #6. The main swimming pool, called Surfboard Bay, is located between these two buildings. As you continue away from Stadium Hall past the Surfs Up! section, you will come to the Hoops Hotel on the right in buildings #2 and #3, and to the left is Center Court in Buildings #4 and #5. You will find the Touchdown! section to the left as you exit Stadium Hall contained in buildings #7 and #10. Just beyond Touchdown!, you will find buildings #8 and #9 which make up the Home Run Hotel section. The second swimming pool, called Grand Slam Pool, is located between the buildings of the Home Run Hotel section. The playground at All Star Sports is located between buildings 6 and 7.
NOTE: This resort's "preferred" section is "Surf's Up." This area is closest to transportation, the food court, feature swimming pool and main building. Rooms in this area are higher priced.
Services / Amenities
NOTE: Coffee makers are not available at any of the All-Star resorts.
of the All Star Resorts has 1920 rooms. These rooms are slightly
smaller than the rooms at the moderate resorts (260 square
feet as opposed to 314 square feet). A typical room has 2
double beds (or one king sized bed), small table with 2 chairs,
television, nightstand, telephone, dresser, wall mirror, luggage
rack, closet area, themed light fixtures (megaphones or stars)
and a clock radio. The bathrooms have a single sink and mirror
in a vanity area that is separate from the tub and commode.
A small key-operated wall safe to hold your valuables, is
located in the closet area. Guests who need to connect to
home or work via the Internet while vacationing, will find
a computer data port near the nightstand and you do not have
to disconnect the telephone to use it.
Rooms with a king-sized bed are also available, but these are the handicapped accessible rooms and therefore have larger bathrooms with no tub, but a wheel-chair accessible shower instead. All rooms are equipped with central air conditioning.
Roll-away cots may be requested for siblings who do not wish to share a bed. Also available are bed rails and cribs (the pak-n-play variety) call Housekeeping to request. If there are more than 2 adults in the same room.
The following are available by calling Housekeeping, but supplies may be limited on some items: irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, extra pillows, blankets and towels
TIP: If you want a room close to the food court and bus stop, request the Surfs Up or Touchdown buildings. If you want a little quieter location, request Hoops Hotel or Center Court.
Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. Guests may check in as early as 8 a.m. and if the room is not ready, store your bags with Luggage Services and head for the theme parks.
96 king bed rooms, 50% are handicapped accessible
960 connecting rooms
TIP: Bring towels from your room as pool towels are not available here. Call Housekeeping to replenish the towel supply in your room.
For those who like to be active, there is a jogging path at the All Star Sports. The Game Point Arcade, a state-of-the-art video arcade located in Stadium Hall, will provide hours of entertainment for kids of all ages. The games utilize tokens that a guest can purchase in the arcade. Some of the games reward players with tickets that can be redeemed for prizes. Between buildings 6 and 7, you will find the children's playground and the interior courtyards are themed like a football field and an enormous tennis court, and these act as secondary play areas.
For the most part, each of the All Star Resorts® has buses dedicated to run from that resort to the park and return. However, at some times during the day, the buses from a park may drop guests off at all 3 resorts. This is especially true at night after a park closes.