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Complete Guide to Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort (w/ review)

Complete Guide to Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort (w/ review)

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is 1 of 5 Value Resorts located on Walt Disney World property. It also has 2 sister hotels located nearby: Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort.

Being a Value Resort, All-Star Movies is cheaper per night and doesn’t offer the same amenities as Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. But, it is still a popular resort, especially due to pricing.

Here’s everything you need to know about All-Star Movies.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Affordable, fun movie theming especially suited for young kids, refurbished rooms include pull-down table beds

Cons: Small rooms, spread out, buses are sometimes shared between All-Star resorts (and All-Star Movies is often the last of the resorts to be picked up or dropped off)

Overview

Resort category: Value

Resort area: Animal Kingdom

Address & Phone Number
1901 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8412
(407) WDI-SNEY

All-Star Movies is in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area. For a Value Resort, it’s quite big and has different buildings with either Standard Rooms or Preferred Rooms.

The latter are priced higher due to Preferred Rooms being located closer to both transportation and dining.

all star movies entrance to lobby - disney world

If you want to be in closer proximity to both the food court and to hop on a bus and also don’t mind paying more, then you may want to consider booking a Preferred Room.

The buildings are also themed to different Disney movies, including 101 Dalmatians, Fantasia, Mighty Ducks, Love Bug, and Toy Story. The decor is over-the-top and larger-than-life and make for great photo ops.

Guest Rooms and Bathrooms

There are 2 types of rooms to book at All-Star Movies. You can either make reservations for a Standard Room or a Preferred Room. The rooms can sleep up to 4 adults, total.

all star movies room

They are both similar in style, but the difference is, as mentioned above, Preferred Rooms cost more and are located closer to the food court and transportation.

all star movies room

The standard amenities are included in the rooms, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, and an iron and ironing board.

There are also plenty of outlets and USB ports available for anything you may need to plug in or charge. 

all star movies room

The beds also have space underneath for luggage, along with drawers, cubbies, and an open closet for other personal items. The bathroom has a lot of counter space and storage, as well. 

all star movies room

Take note that some of the rooms also have a pull-down bed. As you can see in the photo below, you can remove the chairs from the table and pull down on the silver handles for access to another bed.

Standard and Preferred Rooms

Here are the rooms you can book:

  • Standard Room: Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area; 1 King Bed or 1 Queen-Size Table Bed and 1 Queen Bed
all star movies room
  • Preferred Room: Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area; Close to Cinema Hall, Dining, Shopping and Transportation; 1 King Bed or 1 Queen-Size Table Bed and 1 Queen Bed
all star movies room

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms. 

You can check out room layouts below.

All-Star Movies Resort Room Options

Room type(s)Bed sizeMax people
per room
Floor plan
Standard
Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area
1 Queen and 1
Queen-size table bed
4
Value table bed
Standard – King1 King2
Preferred Room
Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area
Close to Cinema Hall, Dining, Shopping and Transportation
1 Queen and 1
Queen-size table bed
4Value table bed
Preferred Room – King
Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area
Close to Cinema Hall, Dining, Shopping and Transportation
1 King2

VIDEO: Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort tour (rooms, pools, dining)

Checking In and Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

all star movies lobby check in

The front desk is located in the main lobby. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. You can also check out directly in the MDE app. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

all star movies bell services

The lobby is located in Cinema Hall, which is the main building. Cinema Hall also houses the World Premiere Food Court, the arcade, and the gift store. Bus transportation is located right outside, as well..

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) is also outside the lobby. Luggage storage is right out front of the lobby for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

all star movies bus stop

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Package Delivery & Pick Up

You can have packages and groceries delivered to your Disney Resort hotel, along with shipping select items home.

Disney used to have a service where you were able to purchase items in the parks and then have them delivered to your resort’s gift shop. However, that service has been unavailable for several years now.

Parking

Although parking at Disney World resort hotels used to cost a nightly fee for resort guests, Disney has changed their policy so that parking is now free for all on-site resort guests. This change was implemented on January 10, 2023.

Complimentary standard self-parking is also available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

all star movies parking

Resort Map

allstarmoviesmap

All-Star Movies Buildings

101 Dalmatians

101 dalmatians buillding - all star movies

Buildings: 1 and 4 (Preferred room location)
Location Tips: Buildings 1 and 4 are located close to Cinema Hall, which includes the lobby and food court. The bus stop is also right outside Cinema Hall. Plus, the Fantasia Pool is nearby.

Fantasia

fantasia building - all star movies

Buildings: 5 and 8 (Preferred room location)
Location Tips: Buildings 5 and 8 are very close to Cinema Hall. The Fantasia Pool is centered between these 2 buildings.

Toy Story

toy story building - all star movies

Buildings: 9 and 10 (Preferred room location)
Location Tips: Buildings 9 and 10 are near Cinema Hall, as well. While not as close as the Fantasia buildings to the pool, they aren’t a super far walk to the Fantasia Pool.

Love Bug

love bug building - all star movies

Buildings: 6 and 7 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Buildings 6 and 7 sit behind the Fantasia buildings, making them a farther walk to Cinema Hall. But, the Fantasia Pool is somewhat close to these buildings.

Mighty Ducks

mighty ducks building - all star movies

Buildings: 2 and 3 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Buildings 2 and 3 are behind the 101 Dalmatians closest and a farther walk to Cinema Hall. The Mighty Ducks buildings also have their own pool — the Duck Pond Pool.

Amenities And Shops

From a gift store, to on-site laundry services, there are several amenities offered to guests at All-Star Movies.

all star movies gift shop - donald's double feature

Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

  • Donald’s Double Feature: Find a variety of souvenirs, including Disney apparel, housewares, books, treats, and more.
  • Laundry Services: There are 24-hour laundry rooms near Duck Pond Pool and Fantasia Pool.
laundry services - all star movies
  • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
  • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.
  • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies outdoors on select nights at The Reel Spot, the outdoor seating location for World Premiere Food Court.

Pools And Recreation

All-Star Movies has 2 pools for guests. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

fantasia pool - all star movies

Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

  • Fantasia Pool: Themed after Fantasia, the pool features a Sorcerer Mickey fountain and has a smaller kiddie pool and water play area for kids. You can find this pool between the Fantasia building and Cinema Hall.
duck pond pool - all star movies
  • Duck Pond Pool: Inspired by The Mighty Ducks, this leisure pool resembles a hockey rink.
playground - all star movies

Some other recreational options include:

  • Jogging trail
  • Playground
  • Reel Fun Arcade
arcade - all star movies

Restaurant & Dining Options

There is one main dining option at All-Star Movies and it’s Quick Service.

Guests can dine at the World Premiere Food Court, which features several different varieties of food. Take note that the food court also offers Mobile Order.

You can read more about the dining options below.

Quick Service

You don’t need reservations to dine at All-Star Movies’ Quick Service location, but Mobile Order is handy and we recommend using it, especially during peak dining times.

World Premiere Food Court

world premiere food court - all star movies

This is a food court-style restaurant with several stations that serve burgers, pizza, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and more.

world premiere food court - all star movies

Location type: Food Court
Type of food: American
Meals served: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

world premiere food court - all star movies
  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Great theming, plenty of family-friendly options and seating, generous portions for breakfast platters, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available
  • Cons: Bit pricey for the quality of food

Everything Else

If you want to grab a beverage to drink by the pool or while you’re hanging at the resort, you may want to try the outdoor bar.

Silver Screen Spirits

silver screen spirits pool bar - all star movies

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: A pool bar that serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (you can order inside the food court and outside near the pool)

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: Convenient spot to grab a drink if you’re in the main building or at the pool
  • Cons: Limited seating at the bar

How to get from All-Star Movies to anywhere at Disney World

There’s only one form of complimentary Disney transportation available: buses. They will transport guests to all of the theme parks and Disney Springs. You can find the bust stop in front of the main building/lobby, Cinema Hall.

all star movies bus stop

Take note that sometimes the All-Star resorts share buses, which can make wait times longer compared to other resort transportation.

All of the different ways to get from All-Star Movies to anywhere in Disney World is detailed below.

wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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Or have feedback about a route for us?
2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom
  • Arrive at your destination
Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
  • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
  • Arrive at your destination
7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Magic Kingdom
  • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Blizzard Beach
  • Arrive at your destination
Want to get there faster?
Or have feedback about a route for us?
Starting Point Ending Point

Scheduled Refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other Info

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Shannon Albert

Facundo Lamelas

Monday 22nd of May 2023

Hi! I have a question, the first day i'm staying at Disney hotel, would I be able to take advantage of the guest benefit (free parking/early entry/buses)? I’ll be arriving with online check in at 6 AM, and I have the intention to go to animal kingdom that same day. I have this doubt because the official check in is at 3PM

Allyson Koerner

Tuesday 30th of May 2023

Yes, you will be able to take advantage of those benefits.