Disney All Star Movies
The Disney All Star Movies is the newest of the All Star Resorts. It is a comfortable place for a family looking to stay inside Disney World, but want to save some money. Prices start at $82.00 per night.
There are 5 great Disney "classic" movies that serve as themes for each section of the resort. The movies are The Mighty Ducks, Herbie: The Love Bug, Fantasia, 101 Dalmatians and Toy Story.
A room at the All Star resort
Picture by kyosuke
Giant images of characters or props from the movies tower over the courtyards. These images give the All Star Movies it's character.
The kids will love it. (Some parents will love it too.) Here are what the buildings look like.
Herbie: The Love Bug - A 25 foot tall Herbie stands in watch over the courtyard while tools and flags line the buildings. There's even a winners circle where the kids (of all ages) can take pictures holding the big trophy.
Fantasia - Both the original Fantasia and the 2000 remake are depicted in the Fantasia area. Giant water bucket carrying broomsticks stand watch while the Sorcerer's Hat makes a huge appearance. A huge Fantasia 2000 book replica covers some of the stairways.
Toy Story - Buzz Lightyear and Woody watch over things while Army Men climb out of a Bucket O' Soldiers that cover the stairs. Make sure to check out Buzz's name in blocks.
101 Dalmatians - 50 foot tall Pongo and Perdy watch over the little ones that dot the courtyard. Big yellow fire hydrants cover stairwells.
The Mighty Ducks - Hockey Sticks and pucks line the buildings. Goals cover the stairwells, while the signature hockey mask looks over the main courtyard.
The Disney All Star Movies Resort is decorated with kids in mind. There's nothing subtle here. Make sure to let the kids take time to check out all the little things like the trophy area in the Herbie section.
The rooms at the Disney All Star Movies Resort are standard hotel rooms. They measure 260 sq. feet. They are very functional, but there is not any wasted space. These rooms are the same size as the Pop Century rooms. They are reasonably comfortable for a family of 4.
The interiors of the rooms are painted to match the decor of the building. Tile colors, borders and wall colors will change depending on the building you are assigned.
Number of guests per room
Disney rules allow 4 guests per room. You can add 1 infant that can sleep in a crib. If you have more than 2 adults, Disney charges a $10.00 per night per adult fee. (4 adults would be an extra $20.00 per night.
Money Saving Tip: If your family has more than 4, or you just want some extra space, reserve 2 rooms. Disney only requires one adult per room. You can request connecting rooms, there are lots of connecting rooms.
Two rooms would give you 520 square feet which is more space than any other regular room at Disney World. PLUS you would have two bathrooms. (If you have any females in your party, two bathrooms will come in handy.)
What's in the room
The rooms at the Disney All Star Movies are equipped with everything most travelers need for a great vacation. There are 2 types of rooms available, Standard and Preferred. The only difference is the proximity to the Cinema Hall.
Below is a list of the furnishings in the rooms:
- Two full size beds, or
- One king size bed which can be requested at least 5 days before arrival
- A 27-inch TV
- One table (approximately 2 X 2) and 2 chairs.
- 2 telephones
- Free Wi-Fi
- A nightstand between the full size beds.
- An alarm clock
- An armoire that has 6 drawers for storage
- A keyed safe
- Bathroom with a shower tub, or a walk in shower in the handicapped rooms
- A HAIR DRYER
- Refrigerators are now in all Disney Resorts
All Disney World resort rooms include some nice extras, Disney soap, shampoo, and hand lotion. Sometimes Mousekeeping even makes towel animals to amuse children.
Dad's Bottom Line
The rooms are small, but big enough for a small family, or cheap enough to get two.