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

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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

IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR FOOD & WINE!!!

Prep work is well underway

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Don
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Don

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.

Lucas
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Lucas

Its a temp food area in the arcade. That's like complaining about how a construction wall looks.

Terri
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Terri

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,… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

Don, Could you please enlighten me on exactly where it is cheaper to stay on property?

BuffaloJason
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BuffaloJason

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

Courtney
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Courtney

@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 :)

GoofyDad (@thegoofyd
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GoofyDad (@thegoofyd

I agree with Courtney – I'd rather stay at a Value Resort on property than at something nicer off property. Being "at" Disney 24 hours a day makes the vacation memorable.