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Disney's All-Star Movies Resort
Ranked #142 of 339 Hotels in Orlando
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Clean but missing some of the 'Magic'”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

The Disney All-Star Movie Resport is beginning to looks its age. While it is still vigoursly maintained (they were re painting two of the main room blocks) there were signs that the resort was begining to miss a beat. Whilst the Resort now comes with in room WI-FI, there were no computer terminals to use. Whilst I realise that most people now take thier Iphone on holiday, there are those who do not and would prefer to use a workstation for a half hour or so.

Our room was good but had some issues. The door to the wetroom (no bath) had fallen of its slider and so had one of the drawers in the main storage area. Whilst there was a range of food on offer in the restaurant, it was let down by the plastic knives and forks. The 'unlimited' drink cups have been made smaller but the price remains the same.

All staff are friendly and will go out of thier way to make you time at the resort 'magical' however I feel that Disney was spending more time preparing its new 'budget' resport, the Art of Animation, and has dropped the ball (and quality of service) with the All-Star Resorts.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

For an on site hotel the rates were cheap. No rental car needed as bus transportation provided is the way to go anyway. We were there for the Goofy marathon so it was crowded but extremely well organized. The room was very clean and the on site restaurant had decent food,though pricey. They took our check in bags when we got on the bus for the airport and even provided our plane tickets so there was no waiting in line at the airport. overall excellent service.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Palm Bay Florida
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Disney does most things correctly. This resort is clean, friendly and kid friendly, maybe too much. Room is a normal 2 queen room with TV, small work table and most rooms are reasonably close to the pool and food court.

Some of the food staff don't listen to the order, and treat the food like a "hash" house: You are paying a premium for fast food. No coffee maker or microwaves in the room so you must venture to the food court for these. Movies outside for the kids but the projection made it hard to see images, and venture to the food court for microwave popcorn. Pool has lots of room for standing, floating and swimming. Never found a fitness center.

Don't expect movie history or any museum displays.....just a theme carried out in the family of resorts All Star Music or All Star Sports.

We were there for the Disney Marathon ( my daughter did the Goofy Challenge of 1/2 marathon Sat and a Full marathon Sunday}. Disney properties provide direct transport to the start finish and several viewing areas separate from the normal bus transport available. Good Job Walt. That was the reason for choosing the resort :price and transport to event ($130/nite). Hey I am a Disney fan and a Disney shareholder, but all in all the resort has plenty of staff to make your visit nice. You can shop outside the park areas for excellent values of $60 but pay for parking at the parks ($12-15 day) find your way there and be very comfortable.
Runners from all over run through the parks and I mean thousands of folks. Enjoy your stay.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Hawkesbury, Canada
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stayed at movies resort with the family for 7 nights and was pleased with our vacation, not the nearset to all the Disney parks, expect a 15 min bus drive to and from Magic Kingdom. Pool was heated during colder days to the point it felt like a hot tub!!!! Seriously!!!!! So bring your bathing suit anytime of the year. On the down side rooms are small but we expected it. If you want a clean affordable place to stay with Disney's quality customer service you can't go wrong.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Carthage, New York
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This was our first trip to Disney and we picked the All-Star Movie resort for the price and because we knew we wouldnt be spending much time at our hotel. The room was clean, and the beds were comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised with how often the shuttles came. If I planned on spending more time in the resort areas of my hotel I would upgrade to a different hotel on the Disney property. Overall we had a great experience at the All-Star Movie Resort.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Lutz, Florida
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

This was the first time we stayed at a value resort and I'm glad we tried it out. We stayed one night, heading to Epcot right after check in and the next morning. We usually stay in Marriotts while in Orlando because of my husband's status. I debated back and forth and what ultimately helped me make the decision is that we could utilize the Extra Magic Hours at Epcot on both days (which benefited us greatly - especially seeing the characters, and riding the major rides) AND we had free parking both days (which saved us $36). We have weekday passes which do not include parking. Plus they had a great FL resident rate. Although we weren't in the hotel much and did not see much of the resort, I was pleased with the accomodations. The room is smaller, but still offered a small Mickey mouse table and the sink was separate from the shower/toilet area. The beds are smaller as well (firm though), but comfortable enough for our family of four (4 and 6 year old boys.) I didn't inspect the rooms completely as some do, but the little touches like the Mickey towel ears on the bed and the Mickey soap also made my kids day. I would definitely stay again, and would be more apt to trying other value resorts as well.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

This was our first trip to Disney. Our room was clean and comfortable. Only issue we had here was the mini fridge had not been cleaned. Called housekeeping and someone was there to clean fridge within 10 mins. Room was great. Bad note, lobby and all food and drinks were quite a distance from the building we stayed in. Our room was in the "LoveBug" building #6. If you want to be closer to pool and all food and drinks request a room in closer buildings. Other than that, We enjoyed our accomodations.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Disney's All-Star Movies Resort
Address: 1901 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8412
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#30 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#114 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#127 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Disney's All-Star Movies Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 1920
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine yourself sharing the spotlight with some of your favorite Disney friends, as you headline your very own all-star adventure. Stay at a Disney Resort hotel that salutes the legends of Disney films-from the dotted pups of 101 Dalmatians to the playful toys of Andy's Room- with whimsical, larger-than-life decor. ... more   less 
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