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.
The All-Star Movies Resort is one of Disney World’s “value” hotels.
Nightly room rates start around $100, though it depends on the time of year you’re visiting Disney World.
Near the check-in counter, there’s a small “theater” for families and children to pass the time.
Outside, there’s a station where buses pick up hotel guests and take them to the four theme parks.
The All-Star Movies hotel is made up of three main buildings — each with its own movie theme. There’s the “Fantasia” section:
Then there’s the “101 Dalmatians” building, complete with huge statues of Pongo and Perdita.
I stayed in the “Mighty Ducks” building, which has a huge goalie mask at its entrance.
Inside, the rooms are modestly furnished.
I had requested a king-size bed, though two double beds were another option listed.
Since Florida’s heat and humidity is so extreme, the bedding was a thin top sheet with a blanket and second sheet.
The room came with an ironing board and iron, a blow dryer, several hangers, and a small safe.
Don’t expect the fanciest of amenities, but all the basics are covered.
The room assigned to me was wheelchair accessible, so the bathroom had a sliding door.
In the main room, there was also a mini fridge.
The fridge doesn’t come stocked with a mini bar or snacks available for purchase.
Instead, I took advantage of the “World Premiere Food Court” most mornings and nights.
The food court also has a big refrigerated section with salads, snacks like hummus and pretzels, and fruit.
The food court is open from 6:30 a.m. until midnight.
Even the gift shop sells food. We love that they have all the fixings for PB&J on hand.
There’s also an outdoor bar where adults can get their beer, wine, or cocktail fix.
The bar is right next to the “Fantasia” pool area, which is enormous.
You can grab a drink and lounge near the water.
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).
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.