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Old 07-07-2012, 09:21 AM   #91
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You're welcome!

I was a bit hesitant to stay at ASSports as well but the experience was fine and the only groups there during my five days were two high school graduation groups easily identified by their t-shirts. And they were staying in a different part of ASSports entirely.

The only problem I had with one of them was at a bus stop at the AK when a group of 'aggressive girls' from one of these bypassed the line que and moved right ahead of waiting families etc. and boarded the almost full bus; keeping everyone else in line from getting on! I never saw a single adult chaperone with either group which bothered me. I taught and chaperoned groups on overnight trips and chaperones definitely play the biggest role here!

If I were planning another stay at ASSports, I would carefully check the weeks for events and if necessary book a preferred room. And I would NEVER stay during POP Warner events in December etc.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:54 AM   #92
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Thanks to all of you for posting those pictures - even of the food choices! I love it!! We'll be there the end of September and can not wait!!!! We did request the Surfs Up building because we want to be close to the pool and laundry room! Does anyone know if we check in online if we can again ask for a specific room??? (Which room numbers face the pool?) Thanks so much!
I just read on mouse savers there will be a pool closure at sports . I don't recall dates but I do know when we are there in August it will be closed,
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #93
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I just read on mouse savers there will be a pool closure at sports . I don't recall dates but I do know when we are there in August it will be closed,
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Surfboard Bay Pool and Kiddie Pool at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort will be closed for refurbishment August 6 through September 7, 2012. The Grand Slam Pool will remain open. Guests may also take advantage of the four other pools offered at Disney's All-Star Music Resort or Disney's All-Star Movies Resort.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #94
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You're welcome!

I was a bit hesitant to stay at ASSports as well but the experience was fine and the only groups there during my five days were two high school graduation groups easily identified by their t-shirts. And they were staying in a different part of ASSports entirely.

The only problem I had with one of them was at a bus stop at the AK when a group of 'aggressive girls' from one of these bypassed the line que and moved right ahead of waiting families etc. and boarded the almost full bus; keeping everyone else in line from getting on! I never saw a single adult chaperone with either group which bothered me. I taught and chaperoned groups on overnight trips and chaperones definitely play the biggest role here!

If I were planning another stay at ASSports, I would carefully check the weeks for events and if necessary book a preferred room. And I would NEVER stay during POP Warner events in December etc.
Kathy, your pictures are awesome! I've never stayed at All Star Sports, but seeing your pics makes me want to give it a try. What kind of camera do you use?
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #95
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Kathy, your pictures are awesome! I've never stayed at All Star Sports, but seeing your pics makes me want to give it a try. What kind of camera do you use?
Thanks Jessie!

Sorry to take so long to answer!

I use two different Canon cameras:
---a Canon G12 which is a very high end point and shoot but does video also
---an older dSLR, the Canon XSi which I am hoping to replace soon!

My pictures are shot in raw format and then processed into jpeg.

Any photographer worth their 'salt' will tell you though that the secret is in getting beyond simple point and shoot cameras and learning how to use them!
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:06 PM   #96
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Pretty excited, just booked our vacation for December. Anyone have any pics of All Star sports decorated for Christmas?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #97
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Pics from May 2012

I have some pics to share from back in May [br]

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:46 AM   #98
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I just received an email from DIS updates and it says that the Surfboard Bay pool is closed to the end of September!!!! Please say it isn't so - we'll be there 9/22 and requested a poolside room since it's important to us. A previous poster said until Sept. 7 or something like that. Does anyone know for sure when the pool will be open again??? Thanks!
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i pulled the sept 7th date up from mouse for less updates.

i have not checked back into that site since i posted what was printed there.



call the hotel directly and ask them the dates the pool will be closed.

i have found that you can get the info sooner from other sites, than the disney site for changes.

i'll be in that pinch too if the refurb date has been extended.
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i pulled the sept 7th date up from mouse for less updates.

i have not checked back into that site since i posted what was printed there.



call the hotel directly and ask them the dates the pool will be closed.

i have found that you can get the info sooner from other sites, than the disney site for changes.

i'll be in that pinch too if the refurb date has been extended.
I'll do that macraven. I'm actually waiting to hear from my daughter to see if she wants to try to switch to another hotel or not. We paid for a preferred specifically for the pool. At the least, I would hope they would refund the preferred price. I'll post what they tell me. Thanks!
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #101
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I called Disney tonight and the Surfboard Bay pool IS closed until 9/30. They ended up moving my reservation to All Star Movies instead without any change in price, free dining etc. If this is a big deal to anyone (it was to me) call them!! They were very, very helpful and understanding!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #102
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I stayed here for one night in May and have some photos of my room (in Center Court) and the grounds.











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Old 02-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #103
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Room refurb pics?

Does anyone have pics of a refurbished room please?
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:21 PM   #104
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Was there a recent refurb? If so does anyone have pics?
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Does anyone have pics of a refurbished room please?
In 25 days I hope to get some On the FAQ thread there are a few..looks nice!
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