Lou Mongello / Saturday, September 22nd, 2007
- One of Disney’s value resorts, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort opened in May 1994, and is made up of five guest room buildings themed to different sports: football, tennis, baseball, basketball and surfing. Along the top of each building are cutouts of spectator heads, as if a crowd were watching the games below. The dual, three-story "Touchdown!" buildings have giant football helmets (large enough to fit a 200-foot tall player!), with large Xs and Os lined up on a football field in the courtyard. "The Home Run Hotel" pays tribute to baseball, with giant baseball bats and a Coke cup that could hold more than 20 million 12-ounce cans of Coke. The "Hoops Hotel" theme features basketball nets, whistles, a 45-foot tall megaphones, and pennants along the roof. "Center Court" has a tennis theme, with referee chairs, 5-foot in diameter tennis balls, tennis ball cans, and a 51-foot tall racquet that is actually large enough to cover an entire tennis court! Finally, "Surf’s Up!" features gigantic surfboards and 38-foot shark fins. If there was a shark attached to the two fins, it would have to be 300-feet long! Guests check into "Stadium Hall," themed to resemble a basketball gymnasium with caged lighting and red lockers.
- At the "Home Run Hotel" in Disney’s All Star Sports Resort, it would take over 20 million cans of Coca-Cola to fill one of the gigantic Coke cups – that’s equal to all of the water in Typhoon Lagoon’s wave pool! It would take ten of those large Coke cups to fill Spaceship Earth at Epcot.
- It would take more than 20 million 12-ounce cans of Coca-Cola to fill one of the humongous Coke cups at the Home-Run Hotel in Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort.
- It would take nearly 9.5 million tennis balls to fill one of the tennis ball cans at Center Court Hotel in Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. That’s enough to stretch from Walt Disney World to Key West.