Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort – Hotel Tour and Review


Located on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is one of Disney’s “Value” category resort hotels, providing an array of amenities at a fairly affordable price.  The resort originally opened in January 1999 and features 1,920 rooms.

The resort is extensively themed after a number of Disney movies and grouped into five individual sections which include: Fantasia, Toy Story, Love Bug, 101 Dalmatians and the Mighty Ducks.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is located near the southern end of Walt Disney World and adjacent to Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort.  It is a short distance to all four Walt Disney World theme parks, the water parks and Disney Springs.  The Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando are both less than 30 minutes away.

Hotel amenities at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort are adequate for a property of this price point (“Value” Resort) and include a two resort style pools which are Disney themed as well as a smaller kiddie pool, organized recreational activities / entertainment, a Disney themed children’s playground area and the Reel Fun Arcade.

Our most recent stay was in May 2021 so COVID protocols were in place and the resort had restricted operations.  

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Frequently Asked Questions – Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

What are the hotel rates at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort?

Since the All-Star Movies Resort is one of Disney’s “Value Resorts”, prices are fairly affordable and typically range from less than $150 per night to more than $200 per night depending on the time of year and the room type.  See our price chart below for rates during specific nights.

Does Disney’s All Star Movies Resort provide transportation to the Walt Disney World theme parks?

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort offers complimentary bus transportation throughout Walt Disney World including the theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs and the Resort hotels.

Is there free transportation from the Orlando International Airport to  Disney’s All Star Movies Resort?

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, as with all on-site Disney hotels, provides complimentary bus transportation from the Orlando International Airport via Disney’s Magical Express.  Advance reservations are required and luggage delivery service and resort airline check-in service is no longer offered.

** Disney’s Magical Express will no longer be available starting January 1, 2022.  However, service new and existing reservations for Disney Resort hotels will remain in effect throughout 2021.

Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort?

There are no Resort Fees at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort but self-parking costs $15.00 per night for hotel guests.

How many pools are there at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort?

There are two pools at Disney’s All-Star Movies resort – the main Fantasia Pool (with adjacent kiddie pool) is located behind the Cinema Hall lobby building and the Duck Pool is located by the Mighty Ducks section of the resort.

What are the food & beverage options at the Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort?

Disney’s All-Start Resort features the World Premiere Food Court and the Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar.  Both venues are quick-service dining restaurants.   

What is the check-in and check-out time at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort?

The check in-time at the Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is 3:00 pm and check out time is at 11:00 am.

What is the pet policy at the Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort?

With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort.  However, Disney’s has an ongoing pilot program that allows pets at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort.  

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About Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort originally opened in January 1999 as the final phase of Disney’s All-Star Resort hotels (at least for now) and recently renovated in 2020 / 2021. The other two All-Star Resorts include Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, which opened November 1994 featuring 1,604 rooms, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, which opened in April 1994 featuring 1,920 rooms.

There are five distinct sections at the All-Star Movies Resort, themed after popular classic Disney movie.  These five sections include:

  • Fantasia
  • Toy Story
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Love Bug
  • Mighty Ducks

In addition to the themed buildings, there is a large lobby building called Cinema Hall which features the gift shop, food court and check-in areas.  Transportation services pick up and drop off just outside of Cinema Hall.

This resort hotel is located on-site within the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida near the southern end of the property along West Buena Vista Drive.  Access to the area is provided by the Osceola Parkway which connects to Interstate 4 just a few miles to the east.

Disney’s All Star Music Resort

1901 W. Buena Vista Drive

Kissimmee, Florida  34747

407.939.7000

It will take about 30 minutes to get to Disney’s All-Star Resort from the Orlando International Airport.  Guests can either take SR-528 (Beach Line Expressway) to Interstate 4, west to Osceola Parkway or  SR-417 west to the Osceola Parkway.  Both routes are similar in mileage and fairly easy to navigate for out-of-area travelers.

From Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, the time / distance to the visitor toll plazas at the Disney theme parks are as follows (per Google Maps):

The time / distance to other popular Orlando area attractions is as follows:

  • SeaWorld Orlando: 10.9 miles, approximately 15 minutes
  •  Universal Orlando Resort: 14.7 miles, approximately 19 minutes.
  • Downtown Orlando: 23.1 miles, approximately 30 minutes
  • Orange County Convention Center: 11.8 miles, approximately 15 minutes
  • The Mall at Millenia: 17.2 miles, approximately 25 minutes

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Amenities at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is a value based hotel so while it may not have all the features of a full service resort, it does not lack on amenities.

Resort Pool Areas

There are two separate pool areas at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort both of which have full-time life guards.  The main pool is the Fantasia Pool which is themed after the movie Fantasia which is located behind the check-in building.  This pool is very large and features a “Sorcerer Mickey” fountain.  Adjacent to the Fantasia Pool is a smaller children’s pool / water play area.

In addition to the Fantasia Pool is the Duck Pond Pool which is themed after the Mighty Ducks movies.  This 100,000+ gallon pool is designed to resemble a hockey rink and has a statute of Goofy manning a hockey net.

During our most recent stay the pool hours were from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM and complimentary towels were provided at the pools.

Other Amenities

  • Entertainment and Recreation: Including movies under the starts at The Reel Spot (select nights); arts & crafts; games and contests.
  • The Reel Fun Arcade
  • Children’s Playground
  • Jogging Trail
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • On-site Laundry Facilitates 

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 Dining Options at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Dining options at the All-Star Movies Resort are adequate for the hotel and since it is a “Value” resort, all three options are quick-service dining.

  • World Premier Food Court:  Serving American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  
  • Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar: Serving beer, wine, specialty cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Disney Resorts Pizza Delivery:  Get a pizza delivered right to your hotel room.

The Rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

There two types of rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, the Standard Room or the Preferred Room.  All rooms feature free wireless internet service, a coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, iron / ironing board, in-room safe, telephone with voicemail, hairdryer and bathroom products.

Standard Rooms

Standard rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort sleep up to four adults and feature one King-Size bed or one Queen-Size table and and one Queen-Size bed.

Preferred Rooms

Preferred rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort have the same features as the standard rooms but are closer in proximity to the Cinema Hall lobby building and Fantasia Pool.  Preferred rooms are in buildings 1 & 4 (101 Dalmatians), buildings 5 & 8 (Fantasia) and buildings 9 & 10 (Toy Story).

Hotel Rates for Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Like most hotels in the greater Orlando area, rates at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort are highly seasonal and we have found that rates and availability do vary quite considerably throughout the year.   The rates shown below are the best available rate for two adults and two children in both room types offered at this hotel.  

The following rates were obtained from the hotel web site at the time of publication.  Please note that nightly rates can change at any time.

Rates for 2021 July 15th October 15th December 15th
Standard Room $163.00 NA $179.00
Preferred Room $182.00 $213.00 $193.00

Taxes: There is a 6% resort tax on top of a 6.5% sales tax.  There are no resort fees but there is a $15 per night parking charge.

Disney is constantly running special offers and there are always discounts for annual passholders and Florida Residents.

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What We Liked about Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

There are a number of things to like about Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort.  Following are some of the highlights:

  • Fairly good value for the money
  • Great theming and decorations
  • Complimentary Disney resort wide transportation
  • Adequate amenities for the hotel price point

What We Did Not Like about Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

There are a few things about the Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort we do not like which include:

  • Limited on-site dining options
  • $15 per day self-parking fee
  • Very crowded check-in, transportation service, dining and pool areas during peak times
  • Transportation is required, nothing is within walking distance

What We Think Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is Perfect For

We were very happy with our stay at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and find that it is perfect for:

  • Short-term Disney vacations
  • Budget conscious travelers
  • Sports team events at the nearby Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex

Our Endless Summer Hotel Rating

As Florida residents and annual passholders, we try to take advantage of special offers for any on-site Disney hotel.  Since typically we drive to Orlando, the Disney’s transportation service to the theme parks as well as Uber / Lyft for off-site restaurants is not a concern.  However, without a vehicle guests are not fully able to explore the Orlando area outside of Disney (this of course is by design).  Outside transportation service costs can add up if you are looking to visit non-Disney theme parks or off-property restaurants so keep that in mind for your next visit.

We give this hotel 3.5 out of a possible 5 stars (2021 review) and although lower than some the other Disney “Value” Resorts, recommend it for your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort if the nightly rate is around $150.00 or less.  Otherwise, we feel that there are better options as you approach the $200 per night rate level.

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