The Walt Disney World Resort is home to over 35 resort hotels that fall into three unique categories: Deluxe, Moderate, and Value. Each magically themed resort offers that Disney touch! And thanks to these categories, you can find a resort hotel for your Disney vacation that fits your needs, wants, and budget!
There are three All-Star Disney Resorts on property: Disney’s All-Star Movies, All-Star Music, and All-Star Sports Resort. In this comprehensive Walt Disney World Resort guide, we will be looking at a favorite Value resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies.
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort offers a pretty good bang-for-your-buck in Disney benefits. However, it’s good to have realistic expectations about Value resorts at Disney before going that route.
With 1,920 rooms, this resort has room for a good number of guests. Even so, this value resort does get booked up. For that reason, it can feel busy and loud at times. However, if you can tolerate some potential noise and crowds during your visit then we definitely recommend it!
We hope this guide helps you choose your ideal Disney resort as you dream up and plan your next visit to the most magical place on earth.
In this Resort Guide, we will cover:
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Overview
- The Pros and Cons of staying at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Accommodations at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Dining at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Amenities and Activities you can enjoy at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Location
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Transportation
- Disney Extras
- Great value for a resort hotel on Disney property
- Magical theming, especially for young families
- Enjoy all the Disney benefits of staying on Disney property without breaking the bank
- Fun specialty snacks and secret menu offerings at the World Premiere Food Court
- Disney themed amenities
- Location of the resort hotel is not super convenient
- Rooms are small
- The resort can get loud with tour groups
- No slides in pools
- No Table Service Restaurants
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Overview
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort will welcome you and your guests home to comfort and value inside the magic! Staying on Disney property has many benefits. And at this resort, you will be surrounded by Disney Magic from the moment you arrive!
Immersing you into its movie theme, you are welcomed on a red carpet like a real-life celebrity as soon as you walk into the Cinema Hall! Star-adorned walls and magically animated movie posters through the halls continue the theming like a true Disney resort.
Accommodations at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
The rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies resort have recently been refurbished making great use of their space. The updates include laminated floors and a space-saving Queen murphy bed that guests can put away and enjoy the added space in the rooms.
Standard Rooms at this resort offer views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area. These rooms are available with either a King Bed or Queen-Size Table Bed and Queen Bed. Each room sleeps up to 4-adults and can fit an additional infant in a crib.
Preferred Rooms at this resort will be closer to Disney’s transportation, the main building of the resort with the Cinema Hall food court and shopping. These rooms will offer views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area. These rooms are also available with either a King Bed or Queen-Size Table Bed and Queen Bed. Each room sleeps up to 4-adults and can fit an additional
Room Amenities include:
- Hair Dryer
- In-room safe
- Internet – Free WiFi Service
- Iron & ironing board
- Telephone with voice mail
- Coffee Maker
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort has 10 buildings, sectioned out into different movie themes. The themes include Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Disney’s Fantasia, Toy Story, Disney’s The Love Bug, and Disney’s The Mighty Ducks.
The Standard Rooms are located in the Love Bug and Mighty Ducks sections. The Preferred rooms will be in the 101 Dalmatians section, Fantasia section, and the Toy Story section.
Overnight Resort Parking Fees
The current Parking fee for reservations made June 18, 2019, and thereafter for arrivals in 2020 is $15 per night.
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Location
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area. It is the southernmost point of the Walt Disney World Resort as a whole, so it’s good to keep in mind lengthier travel times when traveling within the Disney resort during your visit.
The next closest theme park to this resort is Disney’s Hollywood Studios, followed by Epcot, leaving Magic Kingdom at the opposite end of where this resort is located.
Disney’s All-Star Resort is home to the World Premiere Food Court. A grand movie theater lobby design welcomes hungry guests to enjoy different Feature Foods at the five different marquees.
The food court serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The all-American menu offers quick service meals in prices that range up to $14.99 and under per adult. From Mickey Waffles to Steak and Shrimp and even some late-night offerings, you’ll be able to satisfy all your crew’s cravings during your stay!
Dining plans are accepted. You can also avoid long lines by ordering before you arrive with Mobile Order on the My Disney Experience App.
PRO-TIP! Make sure to check out the secret menu at Roxy’s. Guests preview the secret offerings through a viewfinder that’s locked in a secret briefcase. Very fun!
Shhh… this secret menu is only accessible through a viewfinder!
Don’t miss the specialty cupcakes exclusive to this resort. They are as tasty as they are instagrammable!
Guest Stars can also order in-room pizza delivery to avoid the paparazzi!
Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar
Need some libations for this star-studded pool party in between the fun times at your favorite Disney parks? You’ve come to the right place!
This pool-side bar offers Beer, Wine, Sangria, and even DOLE Whip® Smoothies and Frosé. ChEARs!
Amenities and Activities you can enjoy at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Home to the iconic Sorcerer Mickey fountain, this extensive pool will keep you cool as you relax and enjoy a resort day or a break from your theme park adventures!
Kiddie Pool / Splash Area
A kiddie pool area is located next to the Fantasia Pool for your tiny Mouseketeers.
Duck Pond Pool
Inspired by The Mighty Ducks film series, you’ll quack your way to a splashing fun time at this pool.
This resort pool area does not have slides or hot tubs. The average pool depth is between 3’-5’. Complimentary life jackets are available for guests in sizes from infant to adults.
Movie Under the Stars
Enjoy your favorite Disney films pool-side and under the stars nightly, weather permitting.
Don’t skip a day, even during your vacation and explore the resort grounds through the picturesque jogging trail at this resort.
Kids love to enjoy some free play, especially during what can be a very planned out and long, albeit magical, day at a Disney park. Let them get those wiggles out at the resort playground area.
Reel Fun Arcade
Enjoy all the classics and latest family-friendly video games at the Reel Fun arcade located inside the Cinema Hall.
Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services
No one wants to think about laundry on vacation. But Florida heat will kindly remind you and your clothes, and you’ll be glad to know where you can throw in a quick wash!
24-hour self-service laundry rooms are available near Duck Pond Pool and Fantasia Pool. Dry cleaning and valet laundry service are also available through resort Housekeeping.
Credit and debit cards are accepted at all laundry locations for washers, dryers, and soap vending at most Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
You are also able to request a text message when your laundry is finished so you won’t have to spend any additional time away from the fun while you wait on your loads to be done!
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Resort Airline Check-In
Disney’s Magical Express
Enjoy complimentary resort transportation as soon as you land at Orlando’s International Airport! With Magical Express, you can step right into the magic as soon as you arrive.
This classic mode of transportation can take you pretty much anywhere you need to go within the Walt Disney World Resort. Pro-Tip! The My Disney Experience app has current wait times so you can plan your bus trips more easily and get to your destination as quickly as possible!
Disney’s Minnie Van
Disney’s version of a ride-sharing service is adorable and convenient. Use the Lyft app to request a Minnie Van and see cost estimates for your desired ride.
Pro-tip! Minnie Van will get you closest to Magic Kingdom!
Enjoy Disney’s newest mode of transportation, the Disney Skyliner! These adorable gondolas will swoop you high in the sky to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
This transportation option is as convenient as it is fun! We recommend taking flight even if just to enjoy the ride and the views. Explore other resort hotels and dining options on property via the Skyliner. It will add more magic and adventure to your visit!
Guests at Disney Resorts, you can enjoy some extra pixie dust to make your stay even more magical!
Extra Magic Hours
Resort Hotel Guests exclusive playtime at the theme parks! Check the times on your My Disney Experience app so you can plan these times during your stay.
Early Access to FastPass+
Resort guests can make their FastPass+ reservations up to 60-days before they arrive.
PRO-TIP! Your FP+ booking window will open 60-days before you arrive plus the days you are staying (up to 10). So, lock in those popular attractions for your last days first to ensure you score those coveted FastPass+ for attractions like Slinky Dog Dash and Avatar Flight of Passage!
Customize your MagicBand color before you arrive through your My Disney Experience. NEW options are now available to upgrade your complimentary MagicBand for a small fee. Availability is limited, so check back often.
Celebrate a birthday with an in-room celebration, order a customizable cake, book a VIP tour to peek inside the magic, limited-time events, nature tours, and more! Visit the Enchanting Extras site to learn more about the magic you can add to your stay!
We hope you found this information helpful as you plan your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! If you need assistance planning that enchanted and unforgettable getaway, be sure to reach out to our friends at Academy Travel for a no-cost, no-obligation quote on your magical vacation. See ya real soon!