I stayed at Disney World’s most affordable resort hotel – see what it’s like inside

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Anyone who has planned a trip to Disney World knows how quickly costs can rack up, especially if you’re going to amazing themed restaurants like the indoor drive-in movie theater.

Thankfully, Disney World has more than 20 official resorts that come with major perks like free transportation and “extra magic hours” in the park. During a recent trip to Disney World, I stayed in the All-Star Movies Resort — one of the most affordable of the Disney hotels.

Here’s what to expect if you stay there.

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The All-Star Movies Resort is one of Disney World’s “value” hotels.

The All-Star Movies Resort is one of Disney World's
The lobby is decorated on theme with Hollywood and film.
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Nightly room rates start around $100, though it depends on the time of year you’re visiting Disney World.

Nightly room rates start around $100, though it depends on the time of year you're visiting Disney World.
The lobby entryway has a red carpet.
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Near the check-in counter, there’s a small “theater” for families and children to pass the time.

Near the check-in counter, there's a small
The TV plays alternating Disney movies, like “WALL-E” and “Brave.”
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Outside, there’s a station where buses pick up hotel guests and take them to the four theme parks.

Outside, there's a station where buses pick up hotel guests and take them to the four theme parks.
The gigantic sign outside said “ALL STAR MOVIES” in huge red letters.
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The All-Star Movies hotel is made up of three main buildings — each with its own movie theme. There’s the “Fantasia” section:

The All-Star Movies hotel is made up of three main buildings — each with its own movie theme. There's the
Those giant broomsticks line one building.
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Then there’s the “101 Dalmatians” building, complete with huge statues of Pongo and Perdita.

 Then there's the
Kids will love these huge statues of pups.
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I stayed in the “Mighty Ducks” building, which has a huge goalie mask at its entrance.

I stayed in the
There are giant hockey sticks lining the building.
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Inside, the rooms are modestly furnished.

Inside, the rooms are modestly furnished.
There was a desk, two chairs, and a dresser/TV stand.
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I had requested a king-size bed, though two double beds were another option listed.

I had requested a king-size bed, though two double beds were another option listed.
This is what the room looked like upon check-in.
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Since Florida’s heat and humidity is so extreme, the bedding was a thin top sheet with a blanket and second sheet.

Since Florida's heat and humidity is so extreme, the bedding was a thin top sheet with a blanket and second sheet.
The room had air-conditioning that kept everything cool and dry despite the heat.
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The room came with an ironing board and iron, a blow dryer, several hangers, and a small safe.

The room came with an ironing board and iron, a blow dryer, several hangers, and a small safe.
It came with all the basics.
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Don’t expect the fanciest of amenities, but all the basics are covered.

Don't expect the fanciest of amenities, but all the basics are covered.
A small bar of soap is technically all you need.
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The room assigned to me was wheelchair accessible, so the bathroom had a sliding door.

The room assigned to me was wheelchair accessible, so the bathroom had a sliding door.
I didn’t request a room with any particular accessibility needs, but it’s likely that this was just available.
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The toilet and shower were in one room with a shared tiled floor.

The toilet and shower were in one room with a shared tiled floor.
Body wash and a 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner were provided.
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In the main room, there was also a mini fridge.

In the main room, there was also a mini fridge.
This is great for families who want to store or pack their own food.
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The fridge doesn’t come stocked with a mini bar or snacks available for purchase.

The fridge doesn't come stocked with a mini bar or snacks available for purchase.
It’s made for people who want to go grocery shopping ahead of time or store leftovers.
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There’s also a room-service menu, though I never wound up taking advantage of the in-room delivery.

There's also a room-service menu, though I never wound up taking advantage of the in-room delivery.
You can order pizza, salads, and more through this menu.
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Instead, I took advantage of the “World Premiere Food Court” most mornings and nights.

Instead, I took advantage of the
The food court is the only dining option at the All-Star Movies Resort.
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There are several stations in the food court with rotating menus featuring staples like pizza, tacos, sandwiches, and burgers.

There are several stations in the food court with rotating menus featuring staples like pizza, tacos, sandwiches, and burgers.
The cheese pizza was OK, but nothing worth writing home over.
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The food court also has a big refrigerated section with salads, snacks like hummus and pretzels, and fruit.

 The food court also has a big refrigerated section with salads, snacks like hummus and pretzels, and fruit.
There’s also yogurt and cold sandwiches sold here, along with beverages like wine and soda.
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The food court is open from 6:30 a.m. until midnight.

The food court is open from 6:30 a.m. until midnight.
You can buy whole fruit, wine, crackers, and more snacks here too.
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Even the gift shop sells food. We love that they have all the fixings for PB&J on hand.

Even the gift shop sells food. We love that they have all the fixings for PB&J on hand.
Not pictured: Large bags of potato chips (prime snack food).
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There’s also an outdoor bar where adults can get their beer, wine, or cocktail fix.

There's also an outdoor bar where adults can get their beer, wine, or cocktail fix.
“Silver Screen Spirits” is the only bar at the hotel.
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The bar is right next to the “Fantasia” pool area, which is enormous.

The bar is right next to the
There’s a second pool next to the Mighty Ducks building, too.
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You can grab a drink and lounge near the water.

You can grab a drink and lounge near the water.
Most afternoons, all the lounge chairs were quickly claimed.
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Last but not least, there’s also an arcade for kids to expend extra energy (not that they’ll have much after a day in the parks).

Last but not least, there's also an arcade for kids to expend extra energy (not that they'll have much after a day in the parks).
From air hockey to race car driving, there are tons of games to pick from.
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The other value resorts are the All-Star Music and All-Star Sports hotels, as well as the Pop Century and Art of Animation resorts. You can take a look at them all here.