Dirk Wallen’s 8/28/13 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited Epcot and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort on Thursday and has a number of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look:

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The food court at All-Star Sports is closed for major renovations through December

You can catch a shuttle to the other All-Stars while this is going on

The arcade has been closed to become a temporary food court of sorts

At least guests have an option at their hotel

A number of pre-packaged options

Plenty of seats available

These new pieces have been installed in the lobby at each All-Star Resort. It’s expected they will interact with MagicBands at some point

Moving over to Epcot, the Cool Wash was closed for a few days for changes you’ll see in a later report…

Still doesn’t make them open this thing…

The new restrooms at the American Adventure are nearing completion

Work continues on Spice Road Table in Morocco

The new stage for Mo’ Rockin’ was completed and has opened on the left side of the pavilion


Prep work is well underway

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  1. I'm shocked! I've never been in a cheap Disney resort but Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort looks awful! Why do people stay there, there are better and cheaper options of property.

    1. First of all, no Disney resort is cheap. As a pass holder who lives 45 minutes away from Disney, not only do we visit Disney on a weekly basis, but we also stay on the property once a month just for the experience. I've stayed at all of the resorts except the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I can tell you, though, that the value resorts, like the All Star Sports resort, offer the same experience as the others. The only difference is the decor. The value resorts aren't decorated with solid wood poster headboards, wooden framed mirrors, solid wood writing desks, or antique looking sconces, but they are well decorated and the property is extremely clean. There are loads of family friendly activities that go on as well. My brother and his family stay there when they vacation from Texas. He says the purpose of going to Disney is to visit the parks, so why pay for an expensive hotel to sleep and shower. Your opinion is based on a picture of a temporary solution while they remodel the food court. It's obvious you haven't been there or you wouldn't have given such a negative opinion.

  2. Wow. That temporary food court might be the ugliest thing I've ever seen at a Disney resort. I especially like the balloons as a token attempt at themeing

  3. @Don – they are the cheapest on-property option. I have stayed at 3 of the values and find them just fine – clean beds and pools, that's all I really need out of a hotel. I'm sure i'm not alone. I refuse to ruin my Disney Magic by staying off-property – it's just not a Disney vacation, to me! Plus, I kinda like the kitschiness of it :)

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