TR#3-All Star Music
Cast: Darrin (AKA "John Wayne") age 35 and Jenny, the Dinseyphile, age 36
History: As a couple 2x CBR, 1 x DXL, 1x ASMo; Jenny two other times 1x ASSp, 1xDXL
We paid แ/night via the CVL code on Mousesavers.com
Overall we were quite pleased with the resort, especially for the price! It is very colorful, well themed, clean and we found the landscaping to be the nicest of the three All Stars. There are several nice courtyard type areas with a playground, fountain, benches or a picnic area. The resort has two large pools, and a small kiddy pool. The pools were very clean, but are only 5' at the deepest part. In the middle of the largest pool are Donald Duck and the Cabarellos on an island. They shoot water at random.
Our room was very bright, clean and well maintained. We stayed in Building #8 of Broadway. It was an almost 10 minute walk to the main building.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly:
Check in was swift and efficient. There were about 6 people ahead of us, yet we were checked in within 10-15 minutes.
Bus waits were usually no more than 10-15 minutes. I think one time we waited 20 on Saturday for the MK. The food court had a nice, although not astonishing variety. One of the sections was closed except for supper. The self serve area in the food court was very well attended and clean.
On the downside was the noise, and it was rather odd. In other stays at the All Stars, I have never experienced noise issues. At Movies, if you listed VERY carefully, you could tell if the people in the adjoining room were talking, but you could not make out what they were saying. The noise we experienced was NOT from the other rooms, but the walkway that encircles the building (we were on the second floor).
On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings the Housekeeping Commandos began dragging their loud carts by 7:30 a.m. I had planned on a Mickey wake up called, but these served the same purpose. The other mornings, we didn't hear them until 8:30 or later.
The major noise offense was foot traffic on the walk way. Four doors down from us, a large family had confused the walkways with a play area. For about 2 hours in the evenings the kids thumped their way along the path, up and back, up and a back. They played tag, chase and even football. BUT by 9:00 p.m., all noise ceased except for the pizza delivery guys in golf carts that made more noise than I thought a golf cart could.
Don't get me wrong, the noise was a nuisance, but not something that ruined our trip or called for intervention! It was just noise that we were not accustomed to.
It was a healthy hike to the food court building. Next time I will definitely request a closer room.
Finally, The Ugly. We are taken aback at the number of folks in nonsmoking rooms who stood outside their doors and smoked. Upon any trip to the food court, you would encounter from 6-12 such smokers. Two were on our walkway. the smoke never drifted into the room, but I would have much preferred to be free of the offensive smell entirely.
IN SUMMARY: Yes, we would stay there again, especially at แ.00/night! Overall were we both satisfied and pleased.
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