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The Frog Family's Guide to Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

by Mommy Frog on October 17, 2022 Orlando

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Summary

Let's head to the movies! Disney's All-Star Movies Resort is a value resort located at Walt Disney World. With larger-than-life theming based on Disney classics such as "Toy Story," "Fantasia," and "101 Dalamatians," the resort offers fun for all ages. Movies might be our favorite of the All-Stars as it really captures that Disney essence — and on a budget! Here's everything to know about Disney's All-Star Movies Resort.

Disney's All-Star Movies Resort - 101 Dalmations Statue

 

Overview of Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

All-Star Movies Resort was built in the 1990s and remains a classic Walt Disney World Resort hotel. It is one of five value resorts on property. We see All-Star Movies as the sweet spot for our family — there is the cool Mighty Ducks section for Tad, the adorable 101 Dalmatians area for Lily and the classic Fantasia and Love Bug buildings for my hubby and me. Not to mention, the Toy Story section of this resort makes you feel as though you are stepping straight into Andy’s room as you pose for pictures with Bo Peep, Buzz, Woody and the gang.

All-Star Movies Resort Map

All-Star Movies Resort — Map

At the entrance, Cinema Hall houses the lobby, food court, gift shop, and arcade, with bus transportation just outside. In the center of the resort, you'll find Fantasia Pool. There are five themed sections for the rooms.

All-Star Movies Resort — Toy Story area with Buzz statue

To the left, you'll find Toy Story, where you're shrunken down to the size of a toy as you enter Andy's room and see our favorite toys such as Woody, Buzz and Bo Peep. Around the pool, you'll find the Fantasia section with the large Sorcerer's Hat and walking broomsticks.

All-Star Movies Resort — Love Bug area

Just behind the Fantasia rooms is the Love Bug section, complete with a winner's circle for the classic Herbie race car. On the right side of the resort, you'll find the adorable 101 Dalmatians-themed area and the Mighty Ducks section for the sports fan.

Preferred rooms in Toy Story, 101 Dalmatians and Fantasia are the closest to the pool and Cinema Hall.

Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Rooms

All-Star Movies Resort — Standard room

Rooms at All-Star Movies Resort were updated a few years ago. Standard rooms offer either one king bed or two double beds. To maximize space, the second bed is a pull-down Murphy bed unit that doubles as a table when folded up. The bathroom has a sliding door to a sink and changing area, and then another sliding door to the shower and toilet. Rooms come with a TV, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe, telephone, hairdryer and iron and ironing board.

Preferred rooms are the same as standard, but are located closest to the main pool, lobby, food court and bus transportation.

Transportation at All-Star Movies Resort

All-Star Movies Resort — Bus stop

The only complimentary transportation available for All-Star Movies Resort is buses. Disney buses are available for all four theme parks, Disney Springs and the water parks (with a transfer at Disney Springs). The bus stop is located at the entrance of the resort, to the right of the lobby. Keep in mind that, at times, the resort shares transportation with All-Star Sports and All-Star Music, and Movies is typically dropped off last.

The All-Stars are located closest to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Amenities, Recreation and Shopping at All-Star Movies Resort

Guide to Disney World Value Resorts - All-Star Movies pool

The main pool is the Fantasia Pool in the center of the resort. You can't miss the Sorcerer Mickey statue splashing above! Tadpoles will love the kiddie pool and splash area. There is also the Duck Pond Pool, a smaller pool located closer to the Mighty Ducks and 101 Dalmatians areas.

All-Star Movies Resort — Playground

Other recreation options include a playground, arcade and jogging trail. Be sure to enjoy a variety of resort activities such as Movies Under the Stars, crafts, scavenger hunt, arcade tournament, trivia, campfire and more. Get some shopping done at Double Feature, located off of the lobby near the bus stop.

All-Star Movies Resort — Double Feature shop

There are many benefits to staying on-site at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, including Early Theme Park Entry. Early Entry is offered for 30 minutes before park opening at every park, every day! You also receive early access to individual Lightning Lane selections through the new Disney Genie+ service. Individual Lightning Lanes are available for purchase and hotel guests are able to begin booking at 7 a.m., while general admission must wait until the park opens. This can be a crucial jump for popular rides such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Be sure to link your hotel reservation to your My Disney Experience account to take advantage of these benefits.

Other amenities include:

  • A 24-hour ATM
  • Mail services
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Self-parking ($15 per night)

Dining at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

All-Star Movies Resort — World Premier Food Court

The main dining option at All-Star Movies is the World Premier Food Court. Here you'll find stations with American classics like burgers, sandwiches pizza, pasta, and more. There are pre-prepared grab 'n' go options as well as delicious desserts. The food court is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, typically from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

You'll find the Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar just outside, right next to the Fantasia pool. The pool bar offers sandwiches, snacks and a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages to enjoy by the pool. Silver Screen Spirits is typically open from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

What to Consider Before Staying at All-Star Movies Resort

All-Star Movies Resort — Fantasia area

We think All-Star Movies Resort is a great way to stay on-site with that Disney magic and theming while also staying on budget. It's especially ideal for those who will be spending most of their time in the parks and don't need as many amenities as some of the moderate and deluxe resorts offer.

Keep in mind that the three All-Stars share one main security entrance and All-Star Movies is at the back of the complex. At times, the All-Star Resorts may share buses, so you'll want to keep transportation time in mind.

Overall, we think All-Star Movies Resort is a great option for families or groups who want to stay on-site with the Disney experience but also want to save money for other park adventures.

Have you ever stayed at All-Star Movies? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: How to Pick the Best Walt Disney World Value Resort for Your Family

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