In 2010, my wife and I were back on our own for a 5 night stay at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort (MuR). This is one of the Value Resorts at Walt Disney World. Those who feel that they are musically inclined will find this Resort to their liking.
We decided to stay at MuR to round out our Disney Resort experiences. Each section of this Resort is themed after a different music genre: Jazz, Country, Rock, etc. We stayed in the Country section, but the area themed after Broadway would have been our personal choice.
Location. MuR is located with the other Value Resorts at the bottom end of the WDW property. It is closest to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. But Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT aren’t too far away either. Downtown Disney and The Magic Kingdom will make for the longest Bus rides.
The main drawback, as with the other two All-Star Resorts, is the transportation. All-Star Movies, Music, and Sports share the same Buses. So wait times can be extended beyond the promised 20 minutes that Disney advertises. Being the middle Resort of the three, sometimes the Bus can be crowded by the time it arrives at MuR, so it may only have standing room left.
Accommodations. A standard view room is the way to go with this Value Resort as well. Small rooms make for frayed nerves after a few days, so plan to be out and about the Resort as often as possible! The theming is fun to look at even for those who aren’t big music fans. Most areas have music playing keyed to the genre, so it can be interesting to just walk around the Resort and take in the vibes. This Resort is as photogenic as any other, so be sure to plan for some group shots for the scrapbook.
The main pool has a cool centerpiece featuring the Three Caballeros. One of them shoots water into the pool from his guns.
There is now Internet service available in each room, but the cost is steep. Laundry facilities are also available around the pool areas. So you can float while your clothes soak!
Features. MuR, like all of the other Value Resorts, offers a Food Court, Arcade, Caricature Artists, a DVC Kiosk, but rather subdued theming. You also have access to a Retail Store for souvenirs and basic food and personal needs items. But these items tend to be expensive, so plan to bring what you need if possible. You can request a fridge for your room, and if you have a medical condition, it will be free.
Just a quick note about Entertainment: A nice feature that this Resort has that no other Value Resort offers is Movie Night. They inflate a screen by the pool and you can vote for what film you want to see (from three or four pre-selected choices). While the voting is going on, trivia games are played with all who are lounging around the pool.
In conclusion, there is nothing wrong with this Value Resort. But it doesn’t inspire or thrill either. I’ve noticed that when the other Resorts fill up, MuR always seems to have available rooms. All-Star Sports is in the same boat there. But for music fans, this may well be just what the Maestro ordered!
I enjoyed my stay at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, but it wouldn’t be my first choice for a future stay.
Lee Beatens has two sides as a Writer/Artist. His writing side is showcased at the Blog called Disleelandia, and his artistic side is showcased at the Blog called The CANADIAN Kingdom. His improbable third side is showcased here.
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