Staying at one of the four value resort properties at the Disney World Resort is a popular choice for budget travellers and families. The value resorts include All-Star Movies, All-Star Music, All-Star Sport and the Pop Century Resort.
Choosing which resort to stay at depends on what type of Disney-themed experience you would like to have. As the name suggests, Disney All-Star Movies is all about Disney movies and characters.
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
There are five brightly coloured themed areas of the Disney All-Stars Resort. Each section contains three-storey buildings that are heavily adorned with giant characters that will amuse every child at heart. These include a 35-foot Buzz Lightyear and 25-foot Woody in the Toy Story area and giant brooms outside the Fantasia rooms. The movie themes include Pixar’s Toy Story, Fantasia, The Love Bug, The Mighty Ducks and 101 Dalmations.
Other buildings at the resort include the Cinema Hall where guests arrive and check in, the World Premier food court, Reel fun arcade and Donald double-feature shop.
There are also two themed pools at the All-Stars Resort. These include the main sorcer’s apprentice Fantasia pool and, for the little kids, a smaller pool shaped like a hockey rink with a Mighty Ducks theme. If you still have energy to burn at the end of your day, take a stroll on the 1.5-mile walking and jogging track.
Rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies
There are 1,920 rooms at the All-Star Movies Resort. Each rooms has 1 King or 2 Queen size beds, and can accommodate up to 4 guests. Connecting or disabled rooms can be requested and are based on availability.
Rooms are catergorised into standard or a preferred room type. Preferred rooms are slightly more expensive and are located closest to the pool and main entrance of the hotel. Standard rooms are located further back at the resort, but also tend to be quieter. Standard rooms start at $82 per night plus tax, based on 2 adults.
Guest bulidings have ice machines and vending snack machines. All rooms are non-smoking and include a hairdryer, iron, ironing board, in-room safe, satellite TV and bathroom. In-room refrigerators and high speed Internet access are available in your room for an additional fee. Internet is $9.95 for 24-hour room-only access, with no Wi-Fi available at the resort at this stage.
The hotel has a concierge service in Cinema Hall to answer all your questions and help you plan your holiday. A coin-operated laundry is located at the hotel as well.
Guest parking is available, however as a hotel guest of a Disney property, you are entitled to use the free shuttle bus transportation. It is very quick and easy to catch shuttle buses to downtown Disney and all the theme parks. If you have time, why not experience La Nouba, the exclusive Cirque du Soleil show located downtown.
Dining Options at Disney All-Star Movies
The Premier food court is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner until midnight. There is also a poolside bar, room service and pizza delivery available to your room. To save even more, purchase a refillable mug at the start of your stay at the resort. You can then fill this up at the foodcourt with fountain and hot drinks such as coffee, as much as you want. Filling your mug up before going to the theme park will save you money.
Staying at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is the perfect start to your dream Disney World vacation. To book your stay or for more information, click here.