Disney's All Star
|At A Glance
The third hotel in the All-Star budget range, the ground-breaking
for this new hotel complex started in July 1997.
The hotel provides budget accommodation consisting of 1,920
rooms divided into five discrete areas, each with a distinctly
theatrical or film based theme. Heated Pools, Babysitting,
Laundry, Valet services, Free parking, limited room service,
daily maid service, and shopping area.
The All-Star Movies Resort is the third and final
hotel in the All-Stars series. As with the other two All-Stars
hotels, the All Star Movies resort features 1,920 rooms, and falls
into the "Value" price range.
The resort started taking advanced reservations
in January 1998, and opened in Spring 1999, being completed in
around April 1999. The hotel's construction started with the official
'ground breaking' in July 1997.
The new resort has various Disney movie themes to
the buildings and pools, along with giant sized characters from
favourite Disney films, including Pongo and Perdita from "101
Dalmations", and 25 foot images of both Buzz Lightyear and
Woody from "Toy Story".
Other giant film images include Herbie from "The
Lovebug", sorcerers hats, brooms, buckets and spell books
from "Fantasia" and duck shaped hockey masks from "The
Restaurants and Food Courts
As with the other All Stars resorts, the All Star
Movies resort's central food dispensary takes the form of a giant
food court, inspired by the theater, with five marquee venues.
The resort's main building also houses a gift shop and an arcade.
There are two main pools, one themed after an ice-hockey
rink ("The Mighty Ducks" again), with the other inspired
by the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" section of "Fantasia"
and featuring a specially designed area for kids. An outdoor pool
bar provides light food and drinks.
With the exception of theming, the rooms are identical
to those at the All Star Sports and All Star Music resorts, and
generally sleep four people (two double beds). Non-smoking and
connecting rooms, and accommodations for guests with disabilities,
also are available.
As with the other AllStar resorts, the main buildings
are named in keeping with the resort theming, with "101 Dalmations"
and "The Mighty Ducks" being the first two buildings
to open, with the remainder of the resort's buildings (Herbie
the Love Bug, Toy Story and Fantasia) all opening at the start
of March 1999.
Both 101 Dalmations and The Mighty Ducks are close
to the central building containing guest services and the food
court, with 101 Dalmations being the closer of the two.
Check Out / Check In
Check-in at the AllStar Movies resort is after 15:00.
Guests arriving before 15:00 for checkin can usually pre-register
to sort all the paperwork out at reception, can pre-purchase tickets
to te parks, and can receive their resort ID cards, but generally
can't get into their rooms until after 15:00.
Check Out is before 11:00, with the All Star Movies
like most other Disney resorts, offering the express checkout
service providing guests are paying for their room by American
Express, Mastercard, Visa, or the Disney Credit Card.
When you stay at the All-Star Resorts you travel
by bus. Everywhere. It's not bad service, but the large number
of people at these resorts sometimes mean long waits at the bus
Bus riding time (not including wait times) are:
- Blizzard Beach - 5 minutes
- MGM Studios - 10 minutes
- Epcot - 13 minutes
- Magic Kingdom (MK) - 18 minutes
The posted wait-time for a bus is up to 20 minutes,
but generally you're unlikely to have to wait for more than 10
minutes for a bus. Buses operate one hour before and after park
closing for The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and the Disney-MGM Studios.
The resort is located adjacent to Disney's All-Star
Music and All-Star Sports Resorts, to the West of the Disney-MGM
Studios on a 62-acre site.
Directions to the Resort
Take the I-4 to Exit 25B (WALT DISNEY WORLD) and
follow the signs to The Magic Kingdom. Take the 1st exit (signed
All-Star Resort / Blizzard Beach) and continue until the road
ends. Turn left at the stop sign, and the All-Star Resorts will
be approximately 1-mile on the right.