The Good Family Hotel Guide: The All-Star Sport Hotel, Walt Disney World, Florida

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MoodGiant 50ft balls and oversized baseball bats act as decoration in this monster, 1,920-room hotel. The cheapest place in Disney is brash, noisy, over-the- top and fun - but not for shrinking violets. BeachThere are child and adult pools at the hotel, as well as excellent (imported) sandy beaches at the three waterparks of Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach and the quaint River Country. AccommodationThis is split over five themed sports areas - football, baseball, basketball, tennis and surfing - where family rooms have two double beds, a cot, TV and air-conditioning. RefuellingA large food court serves up pizzas, pasta, deli sandwiches, salads and other junk food, at the same time as movies. As long as you pay $8 (around £5) for a large mug, your kids can then fill up on "free" soft drinks day and night. ActivitiesGird your loins and stoke up your stamina. A theme-park the size of Greater Manchester awaits you, plus all the other Orlando attractions. The advantage is th

MoodGiant 50ft balls and oversized baseball bats act as decoration in this monster, 1,920-room hotel. The cheapest place in Disney is brash, noisy, over-the- top and fun - but not for shrinking violets. BeachThere are child and adult pools at the hotel, as well as excellent (imported) sandy beaches at the three waterparks of Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach and the quaint River Country. AccommodationThis is split over five themed sports areas - football, baseball, basketball, tennis and surfing - where family rooms have two double beds, a cot, TV and air-conditioning. RefuellingA large food court serves up pizzas, pasta, deli sandwiches, salads and other junk food, at the same time as movies. As long as you pay $8 (around £5) for a large mug, your kids can then fill up on "free" soft drinks day and night. ActivitiesGird your loins and stoke up your stamina. A theme-park the size of Greater Manchester awaits you, plus all the other Orlando attractions. The advantage is that there is free transport around the park, and Downtown from the hotel. Sample pricesPrices start at $74 (around £45) per night for rooms sleeping four. A 14-night package, including flights and accommodation (room-only), from Thomson Holidays (0990 502567) starts at £569 per adult, £199 for the first child and £249 for the second child. Park entrance is extra: a five-day pre-booked pass costs £149 per adult and £119 for children aged three to nine. AddressAll-Star Sport Hotel, 1701 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830, USA (001 407 939 5000, reservations 001 407 934 7639).

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