BEST HOTEL 10 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT DISNEY’S ALL-STAR MOVIES RESORT
You can’t help but smile the minute that you see Disney’s All-star Movies Resort. Beholding some of the most beloved Disney characters in their most gigantic forms makes you feel like a kid again! The newest of the All-star Resorts gives you incredible op
The pools here are massive! Starting with the Duck Pond Pool, based on the movie series The Mighty Ducks, this 105,438-gallon pool is a fun place to cool off. But my favorite pool here is the Fantasia Pool, which is more than double the size at 231,610 gallons of water! Here, Sorcerer Mickey sprays water on Guests while they enjoy plenty of area to swim around. There’s no need to worry about the pool being too cold either! These pools are heated so that they’re at perfect temperature no matter the time of year.
An inside tip for visiting All-star Resort pools: Bring your own towels! There are none provided for you at the pool, so remember to take them from your room. Call Mousekeeping and ask for additional towels. You’re sure to go through them quickly with shower and pool time.
World Premier Food Court is a cinema-themed dining experience with five separate stations. Roxy, Majestic, and Lyric Shops offer delectable breakfast fare in the mornings. Try the Roxy Shop’s Chicken Brioche Sandwich, with bacon, maple butter, and tater tots. Their lunch and dinner options are pretty much the same and offer standout Foot Long Chili Cheese Hot-dogs and House-made Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon.
3. ADULT BEVERAGES
When you’re ready for a cool afternoon drink, head to the Rialto Shop, inside of World Premier Food Court, for some grown-ups-only milkshakes. The Curtain Call is truly a triple threat with a chocolate milkshake, candied bacon, and Knob Creek bourbon. Or try Velvet Ropes, a vanilla milkshake blended with strawberries, sprinkles, and Frangelico Liquor.
Staying at an All-star Resort can save you money! The average room cost per night runs around $107. That means more money for souvenirs and Mickey Ice Cream Bars!
Along with the other All-star Resorts, you’ll find Movies closer to Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach. Bus rides range from 10-minutes to 20-minutes, not including waits at the bus stops. Animal Kingdom is just a quick 10-minute trip, which is ideal for those anxiously awaiting their first visit to the new Pandora – The World of AVATAR.
Disney is everywhere you look at the All Star Movies Resort! From the colorful gigantic Buzz and Woody, to the polka-dotted Pongo from 101 Dalmatians, you’ll find great photo opportunities everywhere you look. Grab a Resort map and take the family for a stroll. If you’re staying here on your next Walt Disney World vacation, make sure to watch Herbie: The Love Bug and The Mighty Ducks before your trip. Due to the theming here, All Star Movies is known as the more kid-friendly of the Value Resorts.
7. KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
Thinking of spending a day at the Resort just to relax but worried about keeping the kids occupied? Don’t! At the All-star Movies Resort, there are plenty of fun activities for the entire family! Activities are updated monthly and a list can be picked up at the front desk. You’ll find things such as pool parties, Disney trivia, cookie decorating, bingo, making Mickey tie-dye shirts, arts and crafts, and water balloon games on the list. Most are free, which makes it even better!
8. MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Taking in a Movies Under the Stars showing at the All-star Movies Resort is a great way to wind down after a long day in the parks. Usually starting around 7:00 PM, Resort Guests can watch their favorite Disney movies on a gigantic inflatable screen at The Reel Spot, located outside World Premier Food Court. The Resort’s activity list can provide you with the movies playing each night. Titles range from Moana to Star Wars, and maybe even, if you’re lucky, an advanced screening for a movie not yet released!
9. THE CLIFFHANGER
Because it’s not a Top 10 list without a signature dessert item! Here at the All-star Movies, I’d have to say that The Cliffhanger is the one you’ll want/need to try! It’s a chocolate milkshake with vanilla ice cream, a piece of chocolate cake, and gobs of chocolate syrup topping. Will you be able to eat it all? Stay tuned for next week’s episode to find out! (It’s a real cliffhanger!)
If you’ve stayed at WDW before, or even if you haven’t, sometimes you forget about all of the incredible perks available to Resort Guests. Like package delivery, where you can make a purchase inside the parks and have the items shipped back to your Resort gift shop. That means you can buy that gigantic Mickey plush and not have to carry it through Magic Kingdom all day! Or late-night dining options, like pizza delivery right to your Resort room. A 24-hour front desk, in case you need assistance in the middle of the night. In room refrigerators, complimentary transportation to all of the parks (no need to rent a car!), free Wi-fi, and free standard parking, are all included with your Resort stay.
Staying at Disney’s All-star Movies gives you all of the magic, all of the incredible theming, fun activities, and family atmosphere at a terrific value. Just because the Resort is less expensive than some of the others, doesn’t mean you’re going to miss out on having a truly fantastic Disney vacation. So take a peek at the All-star Movies Resort, call your favorite travel agent, and book a stay soon!