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We’ve talked a lot here on this blog about the value hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort. In particular, we’ve talked a lot about All Star Sports Resort. You can see how we rank the sections here and read about the recent refurbishments to the rooms at All Star Sports Resort here.
Well, one thing I really like about value hotels at Disney World is that they all have food courts. All Star Sports Resort’s food court is, in keeping with their sports theme, named the End Zone Food Court.
Food courts in my opinion are a great option when you have a family looking to eat. They’re a bit cheaper than sit-down restaurants because you don’t have to worry about tips. They usually have a lot of different options for food. This is great if you have picky eaters in your family. And unlike in the past, you don’t have to stand in line. You can just order on your phone through the My Disney Experience app, sit at your table and wait for your order to be ready.
Another great thing about the food courts at Disney World are the Refillable Mug System. You can buy a mug and then use it to refill your drink your whole vacation.
First of all, this is a wonderful souvenir from your trip. I still have an All Star Sports Resort mug from a trip I took in 1998.
But secondly, these mugs are great because they save you money. Drinks can get expensive these days. And if you have multiple meals at End Zone Food Court, you end up saving a lot of money.
And we did have multiple meals here. So we were able to try multiple food options. So today we’ll tell you about our experience.
End Zone Food Court Setup
But before I tell you about the food, let me tell you how End Zone Food Court is set up. First of all, I really love how large it is. If you have a small space, it’s hard to find a table (this has been my experience when ordering breakfast at The Beach Club at Disney World). But there is plenty of seating here.
It’s one really long room. There are almost two different sections. One has a TV playing.
I was there on a Sunday and it played a Buffalo Bills/Minnesota Vikings NFL game on Fox when I was there for lunch. Then at dinner, they had on the Los Angeles Chargers/San Francisco 49ers Sunday Night Football game.
My family loves sports (which is in part the reason why we chose this hotel). We liked being able to watch the games.
But here’s the weird thing to me. Why don’t they have more TVs playing sports? Seems like they could have had multiple TVs like a sports bar. There was another NFL game with my favorite team I would have rather watched at 1:00. It would have been nice if they had that on, or at least NFL Red Zone. At a place called “End Zone Food Court”, it really feels like they should have had that.
At the very least, it’s an odd miss by Disney since they own ESPN. You would think in the morning they would be playing Sports Center or something instead of a talk show which was playing one morning I was there. At the very least, since it’s Disney, you would expect TVs airing long ads for the Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundle. Not that I would have even wanted to watch an ad, I’m just surprised it wasn’t playing.
At any rate, this wasn’t enough to make me not eat there. But just be warned in case you choose to eat here to watch a game that’s not playing in your hotel room. It won’t be playing here, either.
The other section also has more than one TV playing.
One is playing old Disney cartoon clips with classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck. Another TV has different scenes from great songs from Disney movies, like “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King or “I See The Light” from Tangled. These are fun to watch even if it has nothing to do with the theming of this specific hotel. This might be the section to that is best if you want a young child to be entertained a bit if you eat. Or if you just love all things Disney.
There’s also a lot of great sports-themed decor up on the walls with classic Disney characters. In classic Disney fashion, there is great attention to detail and they are definitely worth checking out.
Other than the tables and TVs, there is also a section where you can order your food.
That’s because this is a quick service restaurant rather than the kind of restaurant where you sit down and a server waits on you. You can go to different sections that has decor like a soccer ball, basketball, tennis ball, and football. This mostly lines up with the different sections of the hotel, even if there is weirdly not a soccer section to this hotel.
You can stand in line and order your food there. But personally, I prefer ordering my food through the My Disney Experience App. You can customize your order and pay on the app. Then when your meal is ready, you get a message on your phone and you can go pick it up. This is way more convenient in my opinion. Plus, you won’t have to stand in line, because trust me, you’ll do enough of that during your Disney World vacation anyway.
So I think it’s time to start talking about the food, right? Well, let’s start with the first meal of the day.
There are a lot of different breakfast options here. You can order ahead of time via the My Disney Experience App. At some point while I was getting ready in the morning I would go ahead and order the food. Then once my family was walking up to the End Zone Food Court, I would press the button for the “I’ve arrived prepare my order” option.
My favorite breakfast option at Pancakes with Berry Compote. They were vanilla pancakes with a berry compote. They were so delicious! There were also bacon and potato barrels (this is what I call tater tots, but Disney calls them potato barrels). All of it was so good!
Another great option my family liked was the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bagel Sandwich.
It was affordable and easy to eat on the go. And delicious!
There were also lighter options available, too. I wanted to do that one day I was staying there because I was having a buffet lunch at Hollywood & Vine at Hollywood Studios at noon and I wanted to be hungry when I got there. So you can get a smaller item, like a muffin, a bagel, or a croissant. We really liked the croissant.
You can also go really small and get a Disney World 50th Anniversary macaron.
A great thing about having breakfast at the End Zone Food Court is that it is in the main building. The busses to the Disney parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, and Typhoon Lagoon) and Disney Springs are right outside the main building. So you can eat breakfast there and then hit the parks pretty easily.
Lunch & Dinner
The End Zone Food Court is also a wonderful choice for lunch and dinner, too. There are tons of different food options.
And it can be very affordable, too. For example, you can get a Large Cheese Pizza or a Large Pepperoni Pizza. Everyone in your family can share it because it’s large enough.
But it’s so much cheaper than buying individual meals! My family did that one night after coming back from the parks. And honestly, it’s one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had. The pizza sauce is so good in the pizza. It was fun watching Sunday Night Football and sharing a pizza.
Speaking of sports, I love how they have menu items that fit the sports theming of the hotel. For example, one lunch I had a Bases Loaded Burger.
The Bases Loaded Burger is comprised of a Grilled Signature-blend Burger with Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Arugula, and Basil Aïoli on a Toasted Brioche Bun, though I held the Basil Aïoli. The burger is served with French Fries.
I really loved my burger! I was really hungry and it really hit the spot. The meat itself was really good and I liked that you could get it with Mozzarella since that is one of my favorite cheeses. The French Fries were good, too.
Another menu item my family liked was not named after a baseball expression like the Bases Loaded Burger but did seem appropriate for a sports-themed food court. And that is the Walt’s Chili-Cheese All-Beef Foot-long Hot Dog.
Because what screams baseball food more than a hot dog?
The Walt’s Chili-Cheese All-Beef Foot-long Hot Dog comes with Walt’s Favorite Chili Recipe, Onions and Cheese. You can choose the side, so as you can see here we chose French Fries. We did, however, hold Walt’s Favorite Chili Recipe. The hot dog itself was great!
Just because the hot dog wasn’t sports-themed, though, doesn’t mean the Bases Loaded Burger isn’t the only themed food option at the End Zone Food Court. There were also themed dessert options, too.
For example, they have a MVP Cupcake right now that is baseball-themed. It is a yellow cupcake with apple pie filling and caramel popcorn-peanut crunch.
They also have a lot of delicious dessert options in general, as you can see here.
This can make a great dessert with your meal. Or you could have a late-night snack when you get back from the parks (well, not too late since it generally closes at 11:00 PM, but you get the idea!).
There are also a lot of alcoholic beverages for adults who are on vacation available at the End Zone Food Court. You can even order drinks from the hotel’s pool bar, Grandstand Spirits.
Some of the drinks you can order at either the Grandstand Spirits Pool bar or at End Zone Food Court include:
- Beringer White Zinfandel
- Strawberry Margarita
- Whiskey Mule
- Bourbon Breeze
- Copa Di Vino Pinot Grigio
- Golden Haze Margarita
- Copa Di Vino Chardonnay
- Canella Peach Bellini
- Sunshine Margarita
- Blue Moon Belgian White Ale
- Smirnoff Ice
- Silverado Sauvignon
- Ruffino Prosecco D.O.C. Sparkling Wine
- Seagram’s Escapes Strawberry Daiquiri
- Sofia Brut Rosé
- Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen
- Cucumber & Mint Vojito
- Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer
- Parducci Chardonnay
- Stella Artois Lager
- Banana Cabana
- Natura Chardonnay
- Cutwater Gin and Tonic
- Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
- Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider
- New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
- Miller Lite Lager
- Corona Extra Lager
- Bud Light Lager
- Cutwater Spicy Bloody Mary
- Michelob Ultra Lager
- Yuengling Traditional Lager
The End Zone Food Court is a great benefit of staying at the All Star Sports Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. They have so many different food and drink options and plenty of seating. It’s in a very convenient location in the main building near the busses to the theme parks.
The End Zone Fod Court can also be quite affordable, with its refillable mug system and food you can share like a delicious family-size pizza. Plus you don’t have to tip a server but at the same time you can order your meal without having to stand in line. And they have great options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It also has fun sports-themed menu items.
So if you are staying at the All Star Sports Resort, we highly recommend you having a meal or two (or more!) here.
And if you haven’t booked our trip to Disney World yet, this food court is definitely a plus for staying at the All Star Sports Resort. You can book a stay here at a good price by booking your stay through this website. Plus, you can book your hotel stay along with your Disney World tickets and save even more money!