I recently had the absolute pleasure, of staying in a Standard Room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and i’m here to tell you all about it!
It was about 12:30am when I stumbled into my standard room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort. I was exhausted from a long travel day (hello 2 plane changes and a 5 hour layover!). I didn’t even check-in at the front desk and went straight to my room. Disney had texted me hours earlier letting me know that my room was ready whenever I was.
Did you know if you Check-in online before your arrival, you can skip the front desk entirely? If you have an active Magic Band or the ‘My Disney Experience’ app downloaded to your phone, go straight to your room! As much as I absolutely love to interact with the cast members, I appreciate this aspect of immediate check-in.
As I opened the door, I was immediately rejuvenated by the sight and sounds
Let me tell you, how much I appreciated walking into a well lit room at 12:30 in the morning, along with this fabulous channel with the music from it softly filling the room. It was an absolute welcome sight and feeling. It was like, Disney had been anticipating my arrival all day! My body felt like I took a shot of espresso, I was wide awake now to check-out my extremely temporary living space!
I received a text around 3pm ET, that my room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort was ready and that I would be in room 7842 on the 2nd Floor of the Love Bug Building number 7. And something I really appreciated, was with that text, they sent a full map of the resort so I would know where to go. And let me tell you, this resort is really big. Being able to see exactly where my building was before I stepped foot on property was relieving.
I knew to walk straight through the lobby and to pretty much keep to the left hand side of the resort, knowing I would eventually run into my building. The location of my room was perfect. Second floor, pretty much right off the corridor to the elevators which was extremely ideal.
When you first walk into this room, to the right is a coffee bar area. It’s a Cuisinart Coffee Maker that comes with Disney’s 50th Anniversary Coffee Blend. There is also an ice bucket and inside the drawer is fully stocked with more coffee, tea, stirrers, and creamer.
I very much admired that they stuck all of the coffee and tea accessories inside a drawer, instead of out and on display. It made the room appear that much cleaner and simplistic.
One thing I absolutely have to stress here, is that I *believe* Disney is trying to transition out of mini fridges and change them to beverage coolers (which i’ll be honest, I don’t care for). Because this is a beverage cooler, you can’t put in products such as dairy. It only cools to 41 degrees fahrenheit, so milk and yogurt is not recommended. You basically only want drinks in here, which is kind of a bummer, especially if you have babies that drink cow milk. I’m not sure if maybe you could request an actual mini fridge for specific cases (medicine, breast milk and milk for babies, etc) but it definitely doesn’t hurt to ask. And because I was solo, I was absolutely fine with a beverage cooler.
To my left after walking in, is a little storage area for bags and an outlet. There is also a small table with two chairs. When you remove the chairs away from the table, you’re able to pull down a queen sized bed that is laying against the wall, and gotta say, it was incredibly easy to pull down and to push back up.
I have a full room tour on my YouTube Channel that shows not only more details to the room, but I demonstrate how easily it is to pull down the table bed.
I’m a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member so pretty much only stay in Deluxe Resorts like Animal Kingdom Lodge, Bay Lake Tower and Beach Club. These resorts aren’t fully decked out with Disney characters, rather they are subtly shown within your room. So being able to see the actual faces of Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck in their natural state was amazing and so fun! My kids would absolutely love to stay here one day. Oh! And check out the art work that is displayed when you pull the queen size table bed down!
Is this not the absolute sweetest picture ever? Huey, Dewey, and Louie sleeping and dreaming of fun things! I really can’t wait to bring my kids here one day.
The bathroom area is spacious with lots of storage not only in the bathroom, but throughout the entire room. I couldn’t believe how well they utilized every space within this room to allow families to keep organized!
Of course, most Disney resorts now only include the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispenser found in the showers. I believe some resorts still use the travel bottles but I think they’re trying to transition over to this type of dispenser.
Outlets & USB Ports
If I wasn’t already in love with my room: the amount of space, the artwork, the overall look and feel of the room. I have one major thing that makes me totally adore this room. And that is the amount of outlets and USB charging ports that are placed throughout the room.
Outlets are equally disbursed throughout the room! Unlike Animal Kingdom Lodge, where there is hardly any outlets, at All Star Movies, there is an abundance of options! They really thought about their customer here when designing these rooms. I mean, think about all the electronic devices we take with us, especially if there’s kids involved. All the Laptops, iPads, Nintendo Switch games, Phones, Cameras, iWatches. Literally so many things that need to be charged nowadays and the imagineers really thought this through.
As far as noise goes, I did not hear any outside noise or from the room next door. Of course, take into consideration this was nearing 1am in the morning. Most people are in bed at 1am, but I had a peaceful 4 1/2 hours of sleep with no disruptions!
Oh! And one thing to note too. The coffee area has a small light that could be used as a more direct night light. Which is very helpful if you have children! I like to keep the toilet area light on to provide indirect light so I can see where i’m going. But I love that they have this light for littles who may wake up in the middle of the night. Or if you’re an early bird (like me!) who wants to get coffee first thing and not have to turn all the lights on.
If you have an extended stay at All Star Movies or you packed light with the intention of doing laundry, there are laundry facilities. It is $3.00 per load for washer and $3.00 per load for dryer use. There is a vending machine filled with laundry detergent and dryer sheets for purchase. I definitely recommend bringing a couple detergent pods with you!
Laundry View Website
Each laundry room at the Disney resorts are connected to a website called, Laundry View. Here, you’re able to view all the washers and dryers at a specific hotel laundry room. On that website, you’ll be able to see how many washers and dryers are in use. Which is super helpful as you don’t want to bring down all your dirty laundry, only to find that no machine is available.
My Overall Thoughts on Disney’s All Star Movies Resort
While I only spent about 6 hours at this resort, I can already tell you I will absolutely be looking into staying here again. My room was impeccably clean. The bed was very comfortable and the mattress did not seem worn in at all. I was provided with lots of towels and extra touches like extra toilet paper and an additional box of tissues. The amount of storage space, which I show on my All Star Movies Resort Room Tour, was phenomenal. Along with the amount of outlets provided. The floors were hardwood (tile?) and super clean.
Cons to All Star Movies Resort
If I had to select a con about this resort, it would be that the property is quite large. This is considered a Value Resort and can hold a lot of people. Disney’s All Star Movies resort has over 1,600 rooms here so like I said, LARGE. Because I reserved a Standard Room, I knew that I wouldn’t be placed closer to the lobby. Those rooms are reserved for the Preferred Room tier, which costs slightly more. But it will bring you much closer to the pools, dining, laundry, and park bus stop.
I can’t wait to experience this resort again with my family someday!