First time staying at an All Star

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  • #107525

    Julia
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    so i’m currently booked at all star music for three nights. i’ve heard mixed things about it, and i’ve stayed at pop century before and really really liked it, but there’s no rooms available at Pop with the AP discount, so it’d be almost $200 extra to stay at pop, and i don’t think it’s worth it.

    anyway, can you guys tell me if you liked staying at All Star Music, or any of the All Stars in general? do they share buses? i’ll be going the second week of may. is it better than pop century? should i splurge for a preferred room or is not worth it? thanks guys!

    #107529

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    @breesmommy5 just returned from there. I think they are in the midst of refurbing the rooms. Robyn, how did you like it? Did you have a refurbed room or regular?

    On a side note, I really think it’s rare that they share buses anymore. I remember seeing marquees on the All Star buses and they were pretty much all each individual.

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    We stayed at All Star Movies and the room was nice but it seemed smaller to me, One of the beds was like the beds are at AOA, where you pull it down from the wall. The rooms were nice just small, I remember the buses went to movies, music and sports. And they did have that ice cream bar in the area where you eat which is new to us. I thought I took more pictures of the room but I can’t find them.

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    The tv and dresser is different than before. We like staying there if we are just sleeping in the rooms and spending all days and nights in the park but I love Port Orleans the best so far :)

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    i think the refurb rooms at pop all have the bed that pulls down from the wall too! the room seems nice! i’m not too concerned about space since it’s just me :-) did you think it was a long walk to the buses? i hate coming home from the parks and then having to walk another 10 miles to my room LOL

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    Where I was it was a long walk, we were more in the back but it was not that bad. I do like the pull down bed, we had me and my friend so it was a little cramped but they are nice !!


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    Ive stayed at all star music and pop century.

    My stay at ASMu was a decade ago so things may have changed. The draw back to Music was the bus service. Back then, the resort shared buses with All Star Movies. The buses always seemed 75% full by the time they got to us because ASMo was first in line. Our waits seemed to be minimum 60 minutes. That may be different now.

    Pop Century was fine. Bus waits were about 15-30 minutes.

    Ive stayed a several resorts from budget to deluxe, this is what I found. The All Star resorts have a greater density of strollers then the others. When a bus is sardined and you have all those strollers, it is uncomfortable. That isnt the fault of the parents, dont get me wrong, but it is the case. The other thing is that, the kids who are not asleep, are crying, fidgety, misbehaved offspring that parents are too exhausted to control, and they just let them go loose in a packed bus. The parents of the exhausted children are also exhausted and tend to make decisions that…. well, don’t take other people into consideration. This isnt the fault of the resort, but human nature.

    When you have really young kids who can sit on your lap, and you allow them to take seats and make other adults stand, well, I consider that rude. Everyone is fatigued, but those parents (usually young parents), would rather make others stand (and making people wait for another bus frankly), then deal with their exhausted child.

    On my last trip at Pop Century, we had the same family happen a couple nights, and they seemed to not care about anyone around them. The mother just let her little minion loose. Now, I am in a motorized chair. I have the option to stay in chair or take a seat. I stay in my chair to give someone else a seat. I get it that kids are fascinated by the motorized vehicle and think they’re fun. But this mom lets her minion loose and he starts treating my chair as a jungle gym. I looked at the mother and she sat their smiling. I finally growled at the kid to get him off of me (diaper had not been changed either). Mom gave me a dirty look, I gave her international sign language and asked she control her child. The bus applauded. I find the propensity for this sort of parental and child behavior more common at the all stars.

    Again, this isn’t the fault of the resort, but I have yet to run into this level of rudeness at other resorts. Unless otherwise impossible for me, I always try and stay at resorts that have 2 transportation option. Either bus and boat, or bus and monorail.

    Yes I am an ole curmudgeon raised in a different time. I have behavioral expectations of others and if the lack of someone else’s behavior affects me, I do get surly, especially at late night on a sardined bus.

    Get off my lawn, or my chair in this case.

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    @dngnb8 omg i cant believe that mother let her child climb on your scooter?? that’s just beyond rude! i have to agree though, i have noticed that children are less behaved at value resorts versus deluxes… idk why but it’s definitely true. and yeah if i could afford a resort with two transportation options, i’d be staying there LOL

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    Yes I am an ole curmudgeon raised in a different time. I have behavioral expectations of others and if the lack of someone else’s behavior affects me, I do get surly, especially at late night on a sardined bus.

    That’s just common courtesy! We’re not the same age but I expect the same decencies and considerate behavior!

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    We’re not the same age

    If you were, I would be asking where the Fountain is. LOL

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    @dngnb8 omg i cant believe that mother let her child climb on your scooter?? that’s just beyond rude! i have to agree though, i have noticed that children are less behaved at value resorts versus deluxes… idk why but it’s definitely true. and yeah if i could afford a resort with two transportation options, i’d be staying there LOL

    At the risk of sounding judgmental and biased (and maybe my ole curmudgeon personality bleeds out a bit), I feel many (not all!!!!!!) of the young adult generation have an opinion of entitlement and that their life and perspective is priority over others. I have experienced numerous events from children and young adults today where they have acted in a way where I am to serve them, and if I dont, I am the bad guy. Because many of them live a life of entitlement, they cannot afford the cost of a Disney Vacation, and when they do finally get one, they can only afford All Star level of amenities and they travel with an attitude of “This is costing me an arm and a leg so all need to make my vacation memorable at whatever cost to them”.

    Am I biased, bigoted, a product of my generation? Probably. :jafar:

    Am I the type to be rude to you if you’re rude to me? Yes. :mal:

    Will I point out what you’re doing wrong? Guaranteed. :angry:

    Just a warning, your ride on the bus will be an E ticket with me, if there is someone pissing me off! :eticket:

    My wife always tells me, you attract more flies with honey then vinegar. I always say, why do I want to attract flies?

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    @dngnb8 omg i cant believe that mother let her child climb on your scooter?? that’s just beyond rude! i have to agree though, i have noticed that children are less behaved at value resorts versus deluxes… idk why but it’s definitely true. and yeah if i could afford a resort with two transportation options, i’d be staying there LOL<span class=”lightbox-hover” style=”opacity: 0;”></span>

    At the risk of sounding judgmental and biased (and maybe my ole curmudgeon personality bleeds out a bit), I feel many (not all!!!!!!) of the young adult generation have an opinion of entitlement and that their life and perspective is priority over others. I have experienced numerous events from children and young adults today where they have acted in a way where I am to serve them, and if I dont, I am the bad guy. Because many of them live a life of entitlement, they cannot afford the cost of a Disney Vacation, and when they do finally get one, they can only afford All Star level of amenities and they travel with an attitude of “This is costing me an arm and a leg so all need to make my vacation memorable at whatever cost to them”.
    Am I biased, bigoted, a product of my generation? Probably. :jafar:
    Am I the type to be rude to you if you’re rude to me? Yes. :mal:
    Will I point out what you’re doing wrong? Guaranteed. :angry:
    Just a warning, your ride on the bus will be an E ticket with me, if there is someone pissing me off! :eticket:
    My wife always tells me, you attract more flies with honey then vinegar. I always say, why do I want to attract flies?

    i don’t like saying that the young adult generation is entitled, mostly because i’m part of that generation, so i’m biased too LOL but i definitely agree that some people think since they’re paying so much to be there that they can do whatever they want! as if we aren’t all paying big bucks. BUT i think that’s all generations across the board. i’m a waitress and i’ve noticed that younger kids have wayyy more manners than the old folks, especially when it comes to saying thank you.

    also i sooo feel you on the if you’re rude to me i’ll be rude to you! when i was there in september this woman was literally climbing over me to get off the world showcase boat. the boat had barely docked and no one was getting off yet and this woman just assumed she could do whatever she wanted since she was probably late for a fastpass. i actually snapped at her, “where would you like me to go?!” anyway, now i’m just ranting lol

    #107998

    I’ve stayed at the All Stars several times. Mainly because I can’t afford much else lol. I’ve stayed at Pop too, and I honestly prefer All Stars. I can’t really pinpoint why but they all seem exactly the same to me anyhow. If you like pop, you’ll probably like ASMu. We were in the Broadway section on the top floor and we never heard a peep out of any other guests. The food court never seemed totally out of control, but then again I always go in Winter and desperately try to avoid any and all holidays etc…My advice would be, if you are driving down. Just take your own car everywhere. Sooooo much more efficient than bothering with the busses. There’s nothing I hate more than the busses. The only day I use the bus is for Magic kingdom to avoid the trip across the lake. If you drive you will be back at your resort and in your bed before the people waiting at the bus stop ever get on the bus! Now that is FACT.

    #108003

    We have stayed at All Star Movies and Sports. Last time was in 2013 for Movies and we enjoyed our time. We always get the preferred rooms so less walk to buses and food court. I prefer Movies over Sports. We really like the Movie icons and the Fantasia pool. If I were staying in Value resort I would not hesitate to stay in Movies again. We used the pool and food court at Music, but never stayed in the rooms there.

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