Disney’s All Star Movies Resort Review
Walt Disney World’s value resorts can sometimes be a great bargain, although that isn’t always the case. During my recent visit to Galaxy’s Edge I had the opportunity to stay in a renovated room at the Disney All Star Movies resort which proved to be a great deal. In this All Star Movies Disney World review I’ll talk about the value, the awesome new room and whether it makes sense to visit this particular hotel compared to the other Walt Disney World value properties.
Disney’s All Star Movie resort is located within a complex housing All Star Sports & All Star Music. Each of these resorts has their own check-in areas, food courts and amenities, although the entrance to all three is in the same place. All three All Star resorts have been criticized over the years for being very low-end and not feeling Disney. I don’t feel that is the case, although admittedly the outside entrances scream “motel” more than they do “Disney”.
Disney’s All Star Movies Review – Booking
Instead of booking ahead of time and paying Disney’s published rates, I was able to score a last minute night at the All Star Movies Resort from Priceline Express Deals for only $75 per night plus taxes/fees.
- Room Rate: $75++
- Final Cost: $92.97
When I booked the hotel all I knew was I was booking “a 3 star resort with no resort fee in the Bonnet Creek area of Walt Disney World”. There was no guaranteed resort, however only on-property Disney hotels fit that description. This meant I could have been given any of the following:
- All Star Movies
- All Star Music
- All Star Sports
- Art of Animation
- Pop Century
Most Walt Disney World fans would probably be cheering for Art of Animation or Pop Century and I was no different. Unfortunately I was given All Star Movies, which gave me a little anxiety, but turned out to be fantastic.
Disney’s All Star Movies Review – Arrival & Check-In
Since I booked on Priceline last minute I didn’t link my reservation to My Disney Experience so I had to go to the front desk to check-in. Thankfully upon arrival it wasn’t crowded so I completed my check-in before realizing something quite embarrassing. I had come to All Star Music for check-in, but I was staying at All Star Movies. Oops! Thankfully the very nice cast member had completed everything for me so I didn’t need to go to the All Star Movies front desk.
Disney’s All Star Movies Review – The Room
Disney’s value resorts aren’t meant to be big and lavish. The rooms in these buildings are small, however Disney is making incredible use of the space in their All Star Movies renovated rooms. After entering I noticed the new room looked almost identical to the room at Pop Century where we stayed earlier this year.
One of the ways Disney does right here is by using a Murphy Bed that doubles as a table when it is folded up. The room feels so much bigger with the second bed folded up. A use of a barn door to the bathroom also both looks good and is functional given the limited space.
In addition to pretty standard Disney beds and what some would say is generic Disney decor, All Star Movies renovated rooms have a ton of pillows and USB outlets for everyone! Between all of that and the abundance of Disney entertainment on the large flat screen television, I think families will be quite happy here.
Disney’s All Star Movies Review – The Resort
All Star Movies has pools just like the other value resorts. Don’t expect much other than a normal pool that might have a themed shape and some decorations. Like other Disney value resorts you will also find a food court and a gift shop with bus transportation around Walt Disney World not far away either.
During my stay I did have the chance to use mobile order for a quick meal from the food court before I recorded an episode of the Miles to Memories podcast. Normally I would eat elsewhere given the prices, but I was in a time crunch and it turned out alright. My chicken sandwich was ready when I got there (I checked in before leaving my room) and I was easily able to take it to my room. It tasted fine as well.
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The All Star Movies renovations are nearing completion, so before long all of the rooms should be much more modern. While I prefer Pop Century and Art of Animation (even more so after the Disney Skyliner opens), I honestly have no complaint about my stay. The service and food was exactly what one would expect from a Disney Value Resort, while the room is a huge upgrade over what you used to get.
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