Two posts this month? Go me! Y’all, I started writing this post in August 2021. AUGUST. I have been meaning to finish and post this for the longest time but life has just been so busy. But on to the post…
It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE Disney fan/lover. The Disney Parks will forever be a second home to me. Before the pandemic I was a Disney World annual passholder (despite living in Chicago) who visited the parks about every 2 months or so. In fact, at one point I was a passholder at Disney World, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. Ah the good ole days…
Although I visited the Disney Parks like 6 or 7 times a year for years, I never stayed at a Disney hotel. (Well technically I stayed at a Disney partner hotel in Disneyland Paris and I stayed at the Contemporary Resort for one night as a kid but you know what I mean).
During my July 2021 Disney trip, I got to stay at my “first” Disney hotel: All-Star Movies Resort!
Spoiler Warning: This post is going to be a long one. (I think that’s why it took me so long to finally get this post up!). It’s also going to be a very photo heavy post. I’m going to be breaking down and showing you the entire resort including the themed areas were guests stay, the lobby, the pools, the dinning area, and everything in between.
Let’s start with the rooms! The All-Star Movies resort is broken up into five themed sections: 101 Dalmatians, Toy Story, The Mighty Ducks, Love Bug and Fantasia.
The Fantasia area of All-Star Movies Resort is also home to one of the two pools located in the resort.
This pool stayed packed! It was cute thought because they would hold little trivia tournaments in the pool.
Love Bug Area
Fun fact: I’ve never seen a single Love Bug/Herbie movie….
Toy Story Area
The Toy Story area might have been my favorite themed area of the resort. But that might also have to do with the fact that I’m a huge Toy Story fan.
101 Dalmatians Area
I don’t know why but as a kid I loved 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure. I still have all the toys/plushies from that movie in my basement to this day. Also, Cruella is one of my favorite villains!
The Mighty Ducks Area
The Mighty Ducks area holds a special place in my heart because that’s the area my room was located in. Speaking of my room:
I stayed on the ground level in the Mighty Ducks area in room 3753. The room consists of one main room with two queen beds (with one being a murphy bed), a little sitting area and a bathroom.
The sitting area was very nice for having breakfast/dinner in the room. We mainly keep the sitting area in tact and only pulled down the bed when it was time to sleep.
Above the murphy bed was a cute design of Huey, Dewey and Louie. Each of the brothers is dreaming about a different “All Star” resort. Huey is dreaming about soccer aka All Star Sports. Louie is dreaming about a film premiere aka All Star Movies. And Dewey is dreaming about performing in a band aka All Star Music.
What I really liked about this resort is while the room is small, there’s still a lot of room for storage.
We ended up storing our carry on language in the space above the closet.
The bathroom is pretty standard and of course is stocked with Disney H20+ products.
Since it’s the “All Star Movie” Resort of course everything, and I mean everything, is movie themed.
Most, if not every, Disney resort has a section in their gift shop where they sell resort exclusive merchandise. The All Star Resorts have exclusive pins, mugs, shot glasses, magnets, ornaments and shirts.
If you are staying at a Disney Resort I HIGHLY recommend getting a resort refillable mug (they are $19.99) on the FIRST day of your stay. This is honestly one of my favorite perks of staying at a Disney resort. Once you buy the mug, you are able to get UNLIMITED refills for the duration of your stay. A drink is usually like $3 or $4 in the resort food courts so if you fill your refillable mug like five times, it’s already paid for itself.
I refilled my mug at least 3 times a day. (In the morning before heading to the parks, during lunch when I came back to the resort and at night time). The mugs also come in cute designs (when I stayed in 2022 for the 50th anniversary they had 50th anniversary themed ones but that’s a post for another day).
Along with the gift shop, the main building also has an arcade and a food court.
Keep in mind this is from summer 2021. When I stayed at All Star Movies the process to order and pick up food was slightly different due to covid restrictions. Guests mobile ordered food and it was brought out to you. When I went to Disney in 2022 that changed and everything is pretty much back to pre-covid times.
You were allowed to eat in the food court but during my 2021 trip rarely was anyone dinning in. Most people would mobile order, pick up their food and take it back to their rooms.
All in all I really enjoyed my stay at All Star Movies Resort. Since this trip I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some different Disney resorts and I can’t wait to share those hotel reviews with you. But if you are looking for a decently priced hotel and you want the experience of “staying on Disney property” I would definitely recommend All Star Movies.
Have you ever stayed at a Disney Hotel? Which was your favorite or least favorite. And what’s your dream Disney Hotel you’d like to stay at? (Mine is Animal Kingdom Lodge 100%).