Are you interested in the amenities at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort?
You have come to the right place! Below you will learn about all the amenities, activities, and benefits of staying at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort. As you will see, this value hotel is movie-themed and is perfect for budget-conscious travelers who want to stay on property at Walt Disney World.
Let’s get started with the magic!
20 Amenities at All-Star Movies:
#1. FREE transportation to theme parks, shopping, and dining!
Did you know that Disney World provides FREE bus transportation from All-Star Movies to the four theme parks, two water parks, and Disney Springs? And the best part is that the bus stop is right outside the main entrance (Cinema Hall).
Seriously, the complimentary bus transportation to the parks is one of the BEST benefits of staying at All-Star Movies.
The only negative to the bus transportation at All-Star Movies is that your bus may stop at certain times of the day to pick up guests at the other two All-Star Resorts (Music and Sports). As you can imagine, your trip will take longer if the bus makes additional stops.
Bus service to the parks typically begins 45 minutes before the park opens and ends 1 hour after it closes. Once they start, the buses run continuously throughout the day. I have found that you can typically expect a bus to arrive around every 20 minutes.
When you arrive at the bus stop, look for a digital sign that shows when the next bus is scheduled to get there.
- Learn more – The 4 Transportation Options at All-Star Movies
#2. The pools!
One of the best amenities at All-Star Movies is the pools!
The resort has TWO pools – Fantasia Pool and Duck Pond Pool.
Pool #1: The Fantasia Pool
The Fantasia Pool is considered the feature pool at All-star Movies! Because of its LARGE size and central location, it is the resort’s busiest and most popular pool.
As the name suggests, the Fantasia Pool is inspired by the classic Disney movie Fantasia. The central decoration is a large statue of Sorcerer Mickey at the back of the pool. Your kids will love playing and seeing the multiple jets of water that shoot out from Mickey’s sides!
The Fantasia pool is supposed to look like a movie theater. It is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and has a lifeguard on duty.
This pool is easily found between Cinema Hall and the Fantasia buildings. If you walk out the back of Cinema Hall, where the main lobby and World Premier Food Court are found, you will run into the Fantasia Pool.
Do you have very small children?
There is also a splash pad and kiddie pool behind the Fantasia Pool in a fenced-off area just for little kids!
Pool #2: The Duck Pond Pool
The other pool located at All-Star Movies is the Duck Pond Pool. It is smaller than the Fantasia Pool and is considered the quieter and more relaxed pool of the two. It’s located at the north end of the resort between the Mighty Ducks buildings.
The pool and surrounding area are themed after the classic Disney movie, The Mighty Ducks. If you were to look at the pool from above, the entire area is supposed to resemble a hockey rink. You can even see the face-off circles painted on the bottom of the pool and on the pool deck.
A few things to know about the pools at All-Star Movies:
- There are certain times that Disney Cast Members come out to play games (trivia, relays) with the kids!
- Since All-Star Movies is a “Value Resort,” you won’t find any water slides or hot tubs at either of the pools.
- Both pools are 3 to 5 feet (1-1.5 m) deep.
- Learn more about the pools at All-Star Movies HERE. Including the FOUR bonus pools you can use. 🙂
#3. Delicious food!
Luckily, while staying at All-Star Movies, you don’t have to go far to find food. 🙂
The main place to eat is called World Premiere Food Court. It’s a large dining area located right inside Cinema Hall.
- A large variety of options are served here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- A grocery-type market also offers many “Grab and Go” options.
- Lastly, don’t miss the delicious treats and baked goods. Can you say cupcakes?!
There is also an outside pool bar called Silver Screen Spirits. You can find it next to the Fantasia Pool.
- Here you can find lots of delicious alcoholic drinks to enjoy while sitting at the pool.
- They also offer a limited food menu, such as Mickey pretzels, salads, and sandwiches.
#4. Awesome Amenities INSIDE your room at All-Star Movies!
All the rooms at All-Star Movies are 260 square feet and include two double beds. Here are the amenities you will find inside the room:
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board
- Alarm clock with radio
- Telephone with voicemail
- Internet – FREE Wi-Fi
- Toiletries – includes soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
- Coffee machine – includes creamer, sugar, coffee, tea, and paper products. It uses traditional coffee, not K-cups.
There are NO microwaves or toasters in the rooms at All-Star Movies, but you will find them at the World Premiere Food Court.
Lastly, All-Star Movies has no room service since it is considered a “Value Resort.” But feel free to take food back to your room from the food court.
#5. Roast marshmallows! (free)
Are you having a quiet evening and staying at the hotel? If so, a fun amenity at All-Star Movies Resort is roasting marshmallows by a fire.
If you want to check out this fun activity, head down to the campfire behind the Fantasia Pool between Buildings 5 and 8. The fun begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:30 pm (7 days a week).
- Times are subject to change, so please verify with a Cast Member at the resort.
#6. Watch a movie under the stars
If you had a long day at the parks and want a fun way to unwind with the family, then you will love this amenity at All-Star Movies!
Every night at 8:30 pm at The Reel Spot, right outside the World Premiere food court, you can sit and watch a Disney movie under the stars. Check out the movie schedule at the Front Desk, so you don’t miss your favorite. 🙂
And if you don’t want to watch the movie being played at All-Star Movies, you can also head over to All-Star Sports or All-Star Music to see what they are playing. Both of these other resorts are within walking distance.
#7. VERY clean rooms!
Having a clean hotel room is something everyone wants when they enter their room.
Before you arrive, your room will go through a complete cleaning with extra attention to high-touch areas. These include things like TV remotes and door handles. Your floors will be steam cleaned and vacuumed as well!
During your stay, you can choose to have your room cleaned every other day. Disney Cast Members will empty the trash, give you new towels, clean the counters, and vacuum.
If you don’t want your room cleaned, you can place the room occupied sign on the door handle to let Disney Cast Members know your wishes.
#8. Run or walk on the jogging trail!
A wonderful amenity of the All-Star Movies Resort is the jogging trail! There is a one-mile paved trail where you can either walk or run.
The path connects all three of the All-Star Resorts, which includes All-Star Sports and All-Star Music, in addition to All-Star Movies.
- Here is a map of All-Star Movies to help you see the location of the running trails (and everything else). Click HERE to download a PDF of the map!
#9. A playground your kids can’t resist
If your kids need to burn off extra energy, you will love the playground area at All-Star Movies, where they can run, play, and climb.
I don’t know about your kids, but mine can’t pass up a playground, even if it’s just for a few minutes! This would be a great way for kids to play and unwind a bit, especially if the lines were especially long that day at the parks.
#10. Play at the arcade!
One fun amenity at All-Star Movies is the Reel Fun Arcade, located inside Cinema Hall. Our son loves playing games at arcades, so he was incredibly excited that he could play right at the resort.
If you want to play, you must buy a game card and add points using a credit card or cash at the kiosk in the arcade. These cards are rechargeable and can be used at other Disney Resort arcades.
The arcade is open daily! Check the Front Desk for hours of operation.
#11. You can shop without leaving All-Star Movies!
Inside Cinema Hall, you will find Donald’s Double Feature shop. Here you can shop for various souvenirs, shirts, pins, Mickey ears, sports apparel, character merchandise, snacks, and many other supplies!
#12. FREE parking!
Seriously, how often do you ever hear “Free Parking” anymore? 🙂
And I don’t mean you get free parking just at All-Star Movies. If you decide to drive yourself to any of the parks, you get to park for FREE at that park, as long as you stayed at All-Star Movies the night before.
FREE parking is one of the best amenities of All-Star Movies, as parking costs a minimum of $25 per day at the theme parks.
#13. Online Check-In (easy)
Do you want to bypass the front desk at check-in time? If so, then use the online check-in service!
Here is how to take advantage of the Direct-to-Room amenity:
- First, link your Disney resort hotel reservation to your Disney account in the My Disney Experience app or Disney’s website.
- When you arrive, let Disney know you are there by using the online check-in service.
- When your room is ready, the My Disney Experience app will provide you with your room number and let you unlock your door! In addition, your MagicBand (if you have one and it is active) will work to let you in your room.
Check-in time at All-Star Movies typically starts at 3:00 pm.
#14. Easy access to an ATM
If you need to get some cash for your day at the parks, there’s an ATM near the front desk, open 24 hrs.
The ATMs accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/Novus, Cirrus, Plus, Star, and Honor!
#15. Currency Exchange
If you are visiting Disney World from outside the United States, the currency exchange is a great amenity you will find at All-Star Movies.
If you are interested in exchanging foreign currencies, you can head to the front desk or concierge at the hotel.
#16. FREE Wi-Fi everywhere
Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered at All-Star Movies and inside every Disney park and resort area!
#17. Clean your clothes at All-Star Movies
You can do laundry inside this building near the Fantasia Pool.
One of my favorite amenities at All-Star Movies is its 24-hour laundry service. We have taken advantage of the washing machines on many of our trips. Plenty of times, we have needed to clean clothes because the kids spilled something on themselves or we didn’t pack enough shirts.
The laundry service is self-serve, and it’s located near The Duck Pond Pool and Fantasia Pool. The cost is $3 per wash, and the dryers are $3 per 30 minutes. Luckily, you can use your credit card for payment.
If you need dry cleaning or valet laundry service, you can call “Housekeeping” on the phone in your hotel room. Please note that both of these services have additional costs.
#18. Receive deliveries at All-Star Movies (or mail a letter)
Are you looking to send magic to someone while visiting Walt Disney World? You can send letters, postcards, or pre-labeled packages with postage already applied at the Front Desk!
You can also receive packages during your stay at All-Star Movies! I know we have had items shipped to our resort from Amazon after forgetting something crucial at home. Just have your delivery sent to the mailing address of All-Star Movies. Disney also recommends that it says “Guest” and the date of your arrival stated on the package.
Here is the address of Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort: 1901 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830-8412.
#19. No need to carry your souvenirs 🙂
This amenity is one of my favorites when you stay at any Disney World Resort Hotel, but it is often ignored or overlooked.
If you purchase any merchandise at the parks, you can arrange to deliver it directly to All-Star Movies! This perk is incredible because you don’t need to worry about carrying souvenirs all day!
Purchases will be delivered to Donald’s Double Feature, where you can pick them up once back at the resort.
#20. Designated Smoking Areas
For guests that smoke, you will be happy to hear about this amenity at All-Star Movies Resort. There is a designated outdoor smoking area for guests. You can ask a Disney Cast Member or check on the resort map to see where this area is located.
When I was visiting All-Star Movies, the smoking area was quite busy!
Please know that smoking is not allowed in hotel rooms or on balconies.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there a coffee maker in the room at All-Star Movies?
Yes, there is! In addition to a coffee maker, you will find creamer, sugar, coffee, tea, and paper products. And so you know, the coffee machine uses traditional coffee, not K-cups. If you need additional supplies, you can request them from housekeeping.
Does All-Star Movies Resort offer room service?
The short answer is no, as none of the “Value Resorts” at Walt Disney World offer traditional room service, where you can order food and have it delivered directly to your room. But you are welcome to mobile order from the World Premiere Food Court and take it back to your room! In addition, you can use Uber Eats or Door Dash to have food delivered to you from many local restaurants in Orlando.
Is there a gym at All-Star Movies?
Unfortunately, there is no gym or fitness center at All-Star Movies. None of the “Value Resorts” at Disney World have a dedicated location for working out. But if the weather cooperates, there is a one-mile jogging/walking trail outside you can use!
Are there microwaves in the room at All-Star Movies?
No, there is no microwave inside the room at the All-Star Movies Resort. However, there are microwaves in the World Premiere food court that you can use.
Are there refrigerators in the room at All-Star Movies?
Yes, you will find a mini-fridge in the room, perfect for keeping snacks, drinks, medications, or other perishable items cool. But please be aware that there is no freezer inside the refrigerator.
Are there connecting rooms at All-Star Movies?
Yes, the rooms at this resort can connect for larger parties. Before your arrival, contact Disney Reservations to ask for connecting rooms and have them add the request to your reservation.
It’s important to know that there is no guarantee that you will receive a connecting room. The cast members at All-Star Movies will do their best to make sure you are next to your other party, but you won’t know for sure until you show up on the day of your check-in. My recommendation is to also call All-Star Movies directly about one week before your arrival to request connecting rooms again.
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It is absolutely magical to stay at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort! Even though it is considered a “Value Resort,” I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the number of amenities and other benefits that the hotel provides.
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