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Walt Disney World Resort Distinctions: Values

By Dave Shute


This page highlights differences among value resorts. See this for features all values share, and differences among resort price categories.


pop-century.png Disney’s Pop Century Resort (thumbnail). Only value resort on a lake (the All-Stars have no water views); only value that does not share any buses. Typically lower occupancy rates than other values–less crowded (but won’t feel that way).

The 40-foot tall character sculptures make Pop more “Disney-like” then the All-Stars. John Hench, a Disney Legend, notes in his book Designing Disney that “these beautiful sculptures are astonishing, unforgettable, and … have proven immensely popular.”

More graceful, less garish than All-Stars.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. Shared All-Star buses stop here first. Longer ride to parks than other All-Stars, but better chance of a seat; shorter ride back.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort. Larger food court than other All-Stars. Shared buses stop here last, making the trip to the parks the shortest among the All-Stars, but increasing the chance you will have to stand. Return trip the longest. Some say more likely to be picked by couples traveling without kids, and because of that, quieter than other values.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. Only value with suites. This slightly reduces capacity compared to other All-Stars, potentially reducing crowds in pools, food court somewhat. Best landscaping; longest walks.


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