Caribbean Beach Pool; AA; mother, father, brothers
  • On Feb 1, 2024
    Nancy from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi trying to book all stars ( not sports) for 4/30 - 5/8, flexible yi shift up to 2 days earlier. They were there when I started the planning 2 days ago now all have disappeared. Are they suddenly all full, it seems unlikely

    Hi Nancy!

    Welcome to planDisney!  Planning for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is an exciting time!  I love looking at all of the properties and making that first step in the planning process - choosing where I'm going to stay!

    Nancy, Walt Disney World Resort features several categories in the Disney Resorts Collection for guests to choose from based on their vacation and budget needs.  I did a quick search of your dates and I see the same thing you are - no availability at the All-Star Resorts.  Then I visited the events page for ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and saw that there were several large cheer and dance competitions taking place over those days.  The Value Resorts are often popular choices for sports teams and youth groups attending events at Walt Disney World Resort and I'm guessing that they are probably filled with athletes competing in these events.  

    When I expanded my search to include all resort categories, I did see availability at other properties including two of my favorite Moderate Resorts.  Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort has a genuinely laid-back island vibe with hammocks, beaches, and a beautiful main pool.  It's also conveniently located as the hub of the Disney Skyliner providing easy access to both Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.  There is also a popular dining choice in Sebastian's Bistro.  I have also enjoyed staying at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.  Here you'll feel like you've stepped back in time to historic New Orleans.  There are several recreational activities available here including horse-drawn carriage rides, fishing, and FIVE pools!  Guests at this property have easy access to Disney Springs by taking a ride on the Sassagoula River Cruise!  You can check out current special offers to see what may be available at these properties.

    Another option you may want to consider is checking out some of Disney's Good Neighbor Hotels in the Disney Springs Area.  While these aren't officially Disney properties, many have partnered with  Walt Disney World Resort to offer benefits like early theme park entry to their guests as well.  Packages for these properties can be booked directly through the Walt Disney World Resort website and may provide another option in your price range.  In this category, I've enjoyed staying at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando as it's an all-suite property that provides a lot of space for my family to spread out!  

    Nancy, regardless of where you stay, I'm sending pixie-dusted wishes for a wonderful vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!  Please stop by and see me or any of my panelist pals again in the future with other vacation planning questions!

    See ya real soon,
    Kristi
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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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