Walt Disney World – Non-Park Recreation Part 1

Non-park Recreation

 

Some people – especially those who don’t do the actual planning part of a Disney World vacation – are completely unaware of all that Disney has to offer in the way of recreation. I honestly think you could spend more than a week at Disney World and never set foot in the parks with all they have to offer! This is part 1 of a series, so we’ll only be covering a small part of the recreation opportunities available at Disney World here.

First, we’ll take a look at the recreation available at the All-Star Value Resorts. (Please note that although you may use recreation at any resort, pool hopping is not allowed. You are only allowed to use the pool at the resort in which you are staying.)

All-Star Movies

No vacation in a warm climate would be complete without swimming, and the All-Star Movies Resort has some fantastic options. The Fantasia Pool is modeled after the Disney film Fantasia, of course, and is home to a Sorcerer Mickey Fountain. There is also the Duck Pond pool modeled after the Might Ducks hockey rink, and a smaller, “chilly” swimming area for little ones.

Fantasia Poolall-star_movies_resorts_poolDuck Pond PoolKids' Swimming Area

 

Also at the Fantasia pool at night are Movies Under the Stars…on select nights, the Resort will show a full-length Disney movie!

Movies Under the Stars

 

There is a paved jogging trail that winds it’s way around all 3 All-Star resorts – maps are available from the Concierge in the resort Lobby.

Jogging Trails

 

Many of the resorts have playgrounds easily accessible for those guests that are visiting with young children. (Please note that adult supervision is required.)

Playground

 

Finally, enjoy some pinball and video games in the Cinema Hall building near the food court. (Guests who booked a Magic Your Way Package with a dining plan receive a Game Card with 100 credits!)

Arcade

 

All-Star Music

Like All-Star Movies, All-Star Music has two pools – the Calypso pool features a statue of the Three Caballeros, and the Piano pool features a statue of Ariel from the Little Mermaid.

All-Star Music Calypso Pool

 

Calypso Pool

 

All-Star Music Piano Pool

 

Piano Pool

 

Also like All-Star Movies, All-Star Music has outdoor movies at night, a playground and arcade. All of the All-Stars resorts share the jogging trail…which is a great way to see all three resorts!

All-Star Sports

Once again, All-Star Sports shares the jogging trail with the other two All-Star resorts, and also has the evening movies, playground and arcade. Here’s some pictures of the Surfboard Bay and Grand Slam pools. For the little ones, there is also a kiddie pool behind Stadium Hall and next to Surfboard Bay Pool.

Grand Slam Pool

 

Grand Slam Pool

 

Surfboard Bay Pool

 

All-Star Sports Kiddie Pool

 

Check back often, as this is a series that will be continuing with the Art of Animation and POP Century Resorts!