Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is one of the most affordable options for people planning a Disney World vacation. This hotel is perfect for families who love classic Disney films. Although the rooms used to feel dated and of lower quality compared to other Disney resorts, they have recently been renovated! In 2021, the hotel reopened with newly designed rooms.
Despite the changes to the interiors of the rooms, guests can still expect the classic outdoor decor that the All-Star Resorts are known for. The All-Star Movies Resort has 10 buildings of hotel rooms, all themed around 5 different Disney movies: 101 Dalmatians, Toy Story, The Mighty Ducks, Love Bug, and Fantasia.
All of these buildings are surrounded by larger-than-life statues of the characters and props inspired by their respective films. These make for excellent photo ops and serve as a constant reminder that you’re on vacation in the most magical place on Earth!
All-Star MoviesTypes of Rooms
Guests have the option of a standard room or a preferred room. The design of the rooms is the same, but the preferred rooms are slightly more expensive. This higher price will guarantee your room is closer to the front lobby, pools, and transportation. This can be a lifesaver when you return from a long day in the parks and want to walk only a little to get to your room.
Preferred room sleeps up to 4 adults.
Standard room sleeps up to 4 adults.
For parties of 1-2 people, you can get a room with one king-sized bed.
For parties of 2-4 people, you can get a room with two queen-sized beds: one regular and one Murphy bed that also serves as a table.
Guests staying at All-Star Movies can enjoy complimentary wifi, housekeeping, and overnight parking.
24-hour laundry services are available near the Fantasia Pool and the Duck Pond Pool. You can bring your own detergent or purchase some from the vending machines in the laundry rooms. A text alert can be sent to your phone when your laundry is finished, which is handy if you want to spend your time by the pool or in the room instead of waiting for your clothes to finish.
Every room has a mini fridge to keep your leftovers and treats from the park. You’ll also have your own coffee maker. Unfortunately, there are no microwaves in the room, but you can go down to the food court, where you’ll have access to both a microwave and a toaster.
Activities and Recreation
This hotel offers two different pools for guests.
The Fantasia Pool is located near the front lobby and the Fantasia building. It features a large Sorcerer Mickey fountain that sprays into the swimming area. For young children, there is a kiddie pool and water play area available, as well.
For fans of The Mighty Ducks film trilogy, there is also a pool known as The Duck Pond Pool. This 105,438-gallon pool is designed to look similar to a hockey rink.
Like all Disney resort pools, complimentary towers can be found in any pool area.
Behind the Fantasia Pool, you can check out the nightly campfire. These campfires can be found at most Disney resorts and are a great way to end the night! You can roast free marshmallows under the stars as you reminisce about a fun day in the parks.
And it wouldn’t be right to go to the All-Star Movies Resort and not watch a movie under the stars. Every night, you can watch one of your favorite Disney movies at 8:30. Be sure to check with the front desk to find out what movies are showing during your stay.
Transportation to the Parks, Disney Springs
If visiting Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, or the Disney water parks, guests can take a complimentary bus to and from the resorts.
One of the downsides of the All-Star resorts is that they often will share buses. This means that you’ll be sharing a bus with guests who are also staying at All-Star Music and All-Star Sports, so you may need to expect more bus stops than you would while staying at other Disney hotels. Fortunately, they try not to do this during peak park hours.
All-Star Movies Dining options
While this resort does not offer table service or fine dining experiences, they have a food court. This is a perfect dining option for those looking for convenience.
This cinema-themed food court is open from 6:30 am-11:00 pm, making it the perfect option for grabbing something to eat before or after your visit to the theme parks.
Each food court area is named after an iconic theatre, such as the Rialto and the Roxy. You can walk up to any of these areas to order a hot meal or head over to the Grand Theatre area for different sweet treats or prepared cold meals like deli sandwiches or salads.
World Premiere offers breakfast options such as Mickey-shaped waffles and various bagel sandwiches in the morning.
You can select from various burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, and entrees for lunch and dinner.
This pool bar is located near the Fantasia Pool and is open from 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm. They offer small meals like deli sandwiches and salads. You can also order a Mickey pretzel here while enjoying the sights of the Mickey Mouse-inspired Fantasia Pool!
For those looking to relax with a refreshing beverage, this bar offers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Surrounding Hotel Dining Options
All-Star Music and All-Star Sports resorts are within walking distance of the All-Star Movies resort. Walking over may be worth it if you’re looking for a change of scenery. These resorts also have their own food courts. The menus are very similar, though. Just check out the menu to ensure they have something unique that your resort doesn’t have.
All-Star Movies Overall Thoughts
Even though it may not be as luxurious as the Deluxe Disney World resorts, All-Star Movies is perfect for those who plan to spend as much time in the parks as possible and need a place to sleep. This heavily-themed hotel will have you enjoying the magic of Disney, whether at the parks, in the pools, or grabbing a bite to eat.