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All Star Movies Resort Review: Disney on a Budget

If you are traveling to Disney on a budget, you might be looking at some of their value resorts. Disney World All Star Movies Resort is one of the choices you will have and since we have stayed there, we wanted to give you an idea on what to expect.

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort is divided into three pairs of 5 themed buildings. Each building is based on a Disney movie.

We were given a room in one of the two Dalmatian buildings.

All Star Movies Resort Dalmation

The kids liked how the exterior of the building showcased a large scale Dalmatian.

Other buildings were similarly themed, but a bit outdated.

What kid under the age of 20 knows the movie The Mighty Ducks?

I believe it is time for some updating on themes here as Disney has enough movies in it’s inventory that I’m sure it could find something a little more current.

All Star Movies Resort

What you will find at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort:

Disney's All Star Movies Resort Pool

The pool closest to our room was the Fantasia inspired pool. While this pool was a decent size, I found this pool to be basic at best.

One feature it has is a Mickey Mouse fountain.

At night, they play movies on a large drop down screen so you can literally watch the movie from the pool.

Disney's All Star Movies Resort Room

Our room at All Star Movies Resort, located on the first floor, was pretty traditional in terms of Disney accommodations; Two beds, a small table with two chairs, TV, mini fridge and a dresser.

I found the room at Disney All Star Movies resort to be similar in size to that of the moderate resorts I’ve stayed at, although my husband said the beds are much smaller (they are full beds as opposed to queen sized).

For as little time as we really spend in the room, it was fine.

The bedroom can be curtained off from the dressing area near the bathroom to give a bit more privacy.

While the bathroom is typical in Disney standards, I found this one to be a bit musty and moldy in areas.

I think a deep cleaning of the tub tile could have done the trick.

All Star Movies Resort Review

My overall opinion is that if you are travelling on a budget, a Disney Value Resort is a good option.  

While not our favorite of Disney’s value resorts (that would be Pop Century), if you are planning on only being in your room long enough to sleep, your accommodations really don’t matter.

Those looking for a more traditional Disney experience and can pay a little more per night, you might want to check out Art of Animation.

Art of Animation is also considered a Value Resort but feels more like a moderate because of the amenities it offers.

Have you stayed at All Star Movies Resort? What was your impression?

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Friday 25th of October 2019

We stayed at All Star Movies last time we went to Disney (Nov-Dec 2018) and I have to say that it was the WORST resort we've stayed at out all the WDW resorts we've been to. The rooms are tiny. When you pull the Murphy bed down, it's even smaller.

The cast members were the least friendly, too. We were late checking out because of bad advice we'd gotten from a concierge. And while I'm at the desk trying to straighten it out so I wasn't charged for an extra day, the manager was at our room scaring my kids because he's telling them we need to get out of the room. It was only 10 minutes past 11:00.

The buses were awful. Movies shares a bus with Music & Sports. The first stop is at Sports, then Music, then Movies. So by the time the bus reaches Movies, it's usually full and you're left to wait for the next one. On the return trip, the stops are still in the same order, so you're the last to get off the bus.

But the worst part were the walls! They're paper thin. We could hear everything our neighbors were saying, word for word. And it got really bad when they started fighting. The woman was yelling the F word every other word. After 30 nonstop minutes, I finally called down to the front desk. I had kids that didn't need to hear that, and the people were NOT going to let up. Even with the phone on the opposite side of the room, the lady at the front desk could hear the fighting over the phone. She sent security up. We would have been able to get a different room because of it, but they were booked and didn't have any room available.

We couldn't wait to leave! We stayed at Disney for eight days/nights. We only stayed at Movies for four.


Friday 7th of December 2012

I just came back from Disney yesterday. I have to say there is no recpset for DVC Members. The front desk clerk told me they changed the valet policy overnight. The free dinning plan for nov DVC members is what really has me upset. I think we should ban together and get them to something about the meal plan. They want us to purchase additional points. I refuse until they give us something in return. We should at least be entitled to what the general public gets


Saturday 8th of December 2012

I understand your frustration. That is the only reason we haven't joined DVC. When heard we would not be able to get FREE Dining, we were very upset.

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