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Is Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort the Right Fit for You?

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My family and I tend to be a little more cost-effective when planning our Disney vacations as prices continue to rise with resorts and tickets. We are usually united in thinking our resort room is mainly a place to rest our heads and try to make the most of our park time and Disney activities. Sometimes staying at a Value Resort can work best for your budget and you can allocate more money towards food and experiences. Recently, my family stayed at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and enjoyed a really fun experience.

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Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Lobby



As you enter the lobby, you are welcomed by a red carpet entrance for your big premiere with cast members clapping for your debut. Film strips of Mickey Mouse cartoons decorate the walls, along with classic film memorabilia.

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Featured Star Wars Movie Memorabilia

At the World Premiere Foodcourt, you’ll notice famous movie theaters housing your dining options. You can find your typical Disney breakfast items as well as pizza, sandwiches, chicken strips, and salads served later in the day. You also have entree options including Seared Salmon, Braised Beef, Roasted Buttermilk Chicken, and Sesame Chicken Stir-fry.



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World Premiere Food Court

You can find themed cupcakes and treats as well as a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar if your sweet-tooth is calling for one. We missed getting some after a long day in the parks and we were able to grab a few right as the food court was closing. It was almost as satisfying as narrowly escaping a Carnotaurus in the Cretaceous period just before the asteroid hits Earth. You’ll also find some snacks at Donald’s Double Feature as well your reliable Disney merchandise and a few things you might have left at home.



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The Toy Story Section at Disney’s All-Star Movies

One of the highlights of staying at All-Star Movies is the larger-than-life-themed resort areas. These resort sections include characters and scenes from movies such as Toy Story, Fantasia 2000, 101 DalmatiansThe Mighty Ducks, and The Lovebug. My favorite section, and the area my family stayed in, was the Toy Story area, where you are shrunk down to the size of a toy as you explore Andy’s Room. It was heart-warming to walk back to our room every day, passing the door into Andy’s room and walking by comforting characters such as Woody and Buzz. These movie scenes allow for plenty of photo opportunities. 



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Standard Room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

The rooms at the All-Star Resorts are all decorated the same and have a little bit of Disney decor. They focus more on function than theming and serve their purpose as a place to rest your head for the night. Plus, if you think about the theming of your movie section, in a way that makes up for the less decorated rooms. I always take advantage of the provided coffee maker in the early morning and then winding down watching Mickey cartoons before bed.

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Our Decorated Resort Room Window

If you want to get really creative and add to the excitement of your vacation, you can decorate your room window to show a little flair. That’s exactly what I wanted to do during my visit to make our stay special. I decided to stay on theme with the movie experience featuring Sorcerer Mickey as the star.

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The Fantasia Pool

If you’re looking to get in some pool time during your stay, you can choose between the Duck Pond Pool themed from The Mighty Ducks or the Fantasia Pool. The latter is the resort’s main pool with Sorcerer Mickey wielding his magical powers shooting out soaring streams of water. I personally really enjoyed how much space this pool offered and it was nice to relax after some busy park days. 

At the pool, an activities cast member will provide scheduled games and events to help keep your little ones entertained as well as the adults. I admit that I joined in on some Disney trivia when the kids became stumped with guessing. Other amenities and recreation at the resort include the Reel Fun Arcade, a playground area, and some lawn games for fun.

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The Toy Story Section at Disney’s All-Star Movies

I completely understand the appeal of staying at a Deluxe or even a Moderate resort. I plan on continuing to work through my own personal list of staying at each Disney resort. However, if you’re tight on a budget or want to keep your kids entertained, I recommend keeping the Value Resorts in mind. Even our family of Disney adults had a blast. Each interaction we had with a cast member was genuine, helpful, and friendly. I had a wonderful stay with my family and I hope you can do the same in the near future. Remember to reach out to Dreams Unlimited Travel for an agent to help you plan your next vacation at no extra cost!

Emily has a background in the arts and has been going to Disney World since 1992. As a more recent resident of Orlando, her theme park mindset has fluctuated from avid vacationer to local park goer. She enjoys sharing her love and knowledge for all things Disney and can be found on Instagram and TikTok @explorewithemilynicole













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