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Photo Tour of a Standard Room at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

By Dave Shute

For the first page of this review of Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, click here.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort completed a room refurb project before reopening from its pandemic closure in 2021.

The key positive features of the refurb are the change from full beds to queen beds and addition of coffee makers, which, until the latest round of value resort refurbs began at Pop Century, were unheard of in value resort standard rooms.

Less universally praised is the bright white color scheme–exacerbated by the loss of the colorful bed stripes, which has happened generally across Disney World resorts–and the fact that one of the queens is a fold down bed that disappears the table and chairs while it is down.

Here’s a photo tour and my observations–based on an identical refurbed room at All-Star Movies, as my resort material has gotten a little behind since the pandemic…

One side of the room has a thingy with the coffee maker above and the mini-fridge below, the dresser and TV, and a connecting door, if present.

This side of the room from the back.

The coffee thingy has multiple cubbies, a general feature of the value resort refurb program.

The drawer in the thingy contains the coffee and tea supplies, and also drinking and coffee cups.

The mini-fridge, as is common in new Disney World rooms, has a glass front so you can see what’s inside without opening it. I popped a shelf out of its supports with my book, but I fixed it later!

The dresser has drawers on one side and shelving and a safe on the other, is flanked with two sets of power points each of which can charge four devices, and is topped with a 54-inch TV.

The three drawers are 31 inches by 13 inches but only 4.5 inches tall.

There is still much more storage in these new rooms than in the pre-refurb rooms at the All-Stars–their pre-refurb dresser/ mini-fridge combo is shown above.

Back to the refurbed room, next to the drawers are shelves and a safe.

I measured the safe as 19 inches by 15 inches by 6.5 inches tall.

By the connecting door you’ll find this coat rack.

In the back of the room are the sinks, closet, and, in a separate space, the toilet and shower.

Following the details of the Pop Century here as in most other matters, the overall bath and dressing area are now closed off from the rest of the room with a sliding solid door, rather than the fabric curtain you’ll find in un-refurbed value resort rooms.

Here’s the sliding door closed.

Note all the crannies and cubbies around the sink.

The cubbies to the left of the sink have the hair dryer and iron.

On the right side of the sink you’ll find this new make-up mirror.

On the side of this space is a solid hanging closet. There’s 19 inches of hanging space inside.

The toilet and tub are enclosed by this two-part sliding door.

The tub is enclosed with sliding doors–a more straightforward arrangement for most than a billowing shower curtain, but an awkwardness for bathing children.

The shower has a rain fall head, but not the hand-held shower head that also comes with the Pop refurb. Other minor differences from the Pop refurb: no luggage rack and no extension to the clothes rod on the ironing board side of the closet.

The toiletries are in the bottles that we’ve been seeing in recent refurbs across the resort.

Back into the main area, the other side of the room has a table and chairs and a fixed queen bed.

The bed side from the back. Note the seven visible pillows–there’s one more in the closet.

A closer view of the fixed queen…

…and of the art above it.  Just with this, these refurbed All-Star Music rooms have more Disney theming than any previous version of Music…and there’s more to come.

Another feature of this refurbed All-Star Music room is space under the bed for storing your suitcases.  There’s 14.5 inches of clearance, which will fit most rolly bags. I stuck mine in sideways to show how much clearance there is.

There’s a table with a cubby below and power points above between the bed and bath wall…

…and another between the bed and table.

The distinctive feature of this room renovation concept is the fold down bed, found behind this table and chairs.

Stack the chairs in the corner…

…pull the two handles, and the table disappears and this bed replaces it.

Nephews also appear.

I measured the fold-down bed as 59 inches by 79 inches–just an inch short on both dimensions of being a queen, but it’s so much larger than a full (which would be 54″ by 74″) that none can quibble at calling it a queen.

The mattress is a full 12 inches deep–as deep as that of the fixed queen. This bed is entirely appropriate for adults, and in fact adults might prefer it, as they can put the kids in the fixed queen and use the table until they themselves are ready for sleep.

There is yet another table and cubby and power point between the fold-down bed and outer wall.

The addition of the queen-sized beds and coffeemaker is a clear win, as is the safe, the shower head, the sliding solid door to the bath area, and the make-up mirror. The loss of the table when both beds are down is a bit of a pain, but as noted there are a couple of work-arounds–e.g. putting the table users in that bed.

And I know I repeat myself, but queen beds and a coffee maker wildly improve the livability of these rooms.


This review continues here.



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1 Jennifer M { 11.20.13 at 12:52 pm }

Dave, I’m just too excited. We’ve had this Disney World trip booked since the summer, and today it has finally reached 100 days until we arrive. My kids are more excited for the Disney trip than Christmas this year. I’ve got everything planned, dinner reservations, BBB for my daughter, and I am even surprising my hubby with floor seats to the Orlando Magic basketball game while we are there. I’ve been religiously entering all my confirmation numbers into the Walt Disney World website, and I have our Magic Bands colors all picked out. the only thing it won’t let me do is choose my FastPass+. It comes up saying the days I’ve selected as this week. It won’t let me select any other day. I’m thinking it’s too early to make any choices. Is this correct? Otherwise, I just want to thank you for all your hard work on this website, and I check it everyday in the event there is some new info I need to know.

2 Dave { 11.20.13 at 3:02 pm }

Jennifer, you need to be 60 days from or closer to your arrival date to start FP+ …and thanks for all your kind words

3 Valerie { 11.20.13 at 3:51 pm }

Wow – that ’60 days or closer’ comment is exactly what I’ve been searching for all day, explains why I can’t book FP+ today at 66 days away. Thank you!!

4 Dave { 11.21.13 at 7:29 am }

You bet, Valerie!!

5 Jennifer M { 11.22.13 at 4:55 pm }

Hi Dave, I may have posted this somewhere else but now I can’t find it. How do we get from All Star Music to Contemporary Resort for breakfast at 8:30am?

6 Dave { 11.24.13 at 9:27 am }
7 Leesa { 07.16.18 at 8:10 am }

THANK YOU! I’ve been looking all over for info on just how big (small) the refrigerators are, so we can plan accordingly. This room tour is the perfect post to get us prepared. Thank you for all the details! 🙂

8 Dave { 07.16.18 at 9:59 am }

Thanks, Leesa!

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