One of my Disney bucket list items is to stay at every resort on Disney property, and during my trip last month, I got to scratch another resort off the list! Because I am still a girl on a budget, I stayed at another Value Resort this past trip. However, this was my first stay at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, and I really enjoyed it! I stayed with my friend from High School and two of her friends who had never stayed at a Disney resort, and I think they all enjoyed the perks of staying on property! Here is a little bit more about the resort and how I would rate it.
Price: As I mentioned already, this is a Disney Value Resort, so it is one of the cheapest resorts to stay at on property. At around $110/night, the All-Star Movies Resort is cheaper than Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Art of Animation Resort, which are both considered Value Resorts. This price includes access to the resort's pools, Disney World's Extra Magic Hours, and lots more. You really can't beat this price, even staying at a cheaper hotel off of Disney property, when you factor in gas and parking prices every day.
Accommodations: The resort has ten different buildings, each featuring different classic Disney movies. With larger-than-life statues of your favorite Disney characters scattered all over the resort, the All-Star Movies will definitely satisfy your Disney nostalgia! We stayed in the "Love Bug" building for our first two nights and then the "101 Dalmatians" building for our third night. The rooms were nice and spacious, featuring the same things the Pop Century Resort does: a small refrigerator, an iron, a safe, a dresser, a bathroom with a tub and shower, and very cute Disney theming. There are two pools--one of them is a large, Fantasia-themed pool, and the other is a small kiddie pool. There is also a gift shop, arcade, and food court on the resort property.
Location: This resort is closest to Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios, but really isn't far from Epcot or Magic Kingdom. Our bus rides never took longer than 20 minutes, so this resort is in a great location in reference to the Disney World parks. There are buses that depart from the resort continuously to each of the parks, including Disney Springs and the two Disney water parks! The size of the resort isn't gigantic and the buildings are very close to one another, so it's about a 5-8 minute walk from your room to the bus stop at the front of the resort. We left our room about 40 minutes before we wanted to be at the parks, and we made it in time each day! Overall, I am rating The All-Star Movies Resort a 7/10 because the Accommodations and Location of this resort are a little less impressive than The Pop Century Resort, which I rated an 8/10. I was impressed by the bedrooms and how they compared to Pop Century, but the bathrooms at All-Star Movies need some major renovations. I know bathrooms are kind of a tiny detail in the grand scheme of a hotel room, but I like bathrooms to have shiny floors and for me to feel clean while in them. Sadly, this resort lacks in that area. Other than the outdated and seemingly dirty bathroom, the resort rooms were really cute and met my need of having a place to sleep after long days in the parks. I am never in my resort room just "hanging out," so I don't really need to pay for an expensive place that I won't spend time enjoying. If you are like me and are on a budget, or if you just don't really care how fancy your room is, check out the All-Star Movies Resort! Overall, I really did enjoy my stay and would stay there again, considering the amazing room prices and Disney theming!
**NOTE: This resort (and most of the Value Resorts) host a lot of large traveling groups and cheer teams, so be aware that there are often lots of younger groups at this resort. It is not a resort that you would go for a peaceful and romantic getaway.
Have you stayed at the All-Star Movies Resort? Did you enjoy it?