Value - Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Discussion in 'Disney World Resort Hotels' started by Sean&Karen, Apr 24, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sean&Karen

    Sean&Karen Guest

    Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    Address: 1901 W. Buena Vista Drive
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830, USA
    Telephone: (407) 939-7000
    Fax: (407) 939-7111

    This resort salutes the legends of Disney films from Herbie, the VW Bug, to the pups of
    101 Dalmations. ; Imagine yourself under the bright lights of the silver screen, as the
    headliner in your very own all-star adventure.

    Resort Layout:
    All Star Movies is the third and final hotel in the All Star Complex. It is a 1,920 room resort featuring the following movie themed buildings: 101 Dalmatians, Toy Story, Fantasia (original and 2000), The Mighty Ducks and Herbie: The Love Bug.
    The buildings have exterior and interior theming to match their names - such as a 40-foot-tall Pongo and 35-foot-tall Perdita in 101 Dalmatians and a 35 foot tall Buzz Lightyear and 25 foot tall Woody in the Toy Story area.

    The rooms are 260 square feet in size - the smallest (and least expensive) of all rooms on the Disney property. The ASMv, along with All Star Sports and All Star Music, make up the three value hotel offerings on Disney property.
    Your room may overlook the parking lot, the courtyard, or the pool area. All rooms open
    to the exterior hallways.

    Cinema Hall is main building which houses the front desk, guest services, lobby, food court and store. If you exit the back of Cinema Hall and turn LEFT you will find the Toy Story Buildings (Buzz and Woody). Exit Cinema Hall to the RIGHT and you will first come upon the 101 Dalmatians Buildings (two of them); then the Mighty Ducks Pool; and surrounding the pool, the Mighty Ducks Buildings (again, there are two of them).

    If you exit Cinema Hall and walk straight back, you will arrive first at the Fantasia Pool.
    The two Fantasia Buildings border the far side of the Fantasia Pool. As you continue walking back, you will then see the two Love Bug Buildings.

    The two factors that will ensure that a room is not quiet are: proximity to the pools, and proximity to Cinema Hall. Rooms on the path to Cinema Hall will be noisy in the morning and evening, when guests make their way to and from the food court, shop and bus stop. Rooms that face one of the pools will be noisy during the day when kids splash around to beat the Florida heat.
    There are two elevators in each building, located next to each other in the center of the building. There is also a staircase next to each pair of elevators, and a room with an ice machine just behind them. There are outside staircases at each end of each building, so if your room is far from the elevators, you can use those stairways.

    Also important to remember is that because the All Star Resorts are the value or least expensive resorts that Disney offers, large groups often obtain blocks of rooms here. Throughout the year you might encounter large groups of cheerleaders, dance teams, Pop Warner football teams and more.

    If you "really" want a quieter room, request one that is facing woods and furthest away from Cinema Hall. I'd also not getting a first floor room!

    The Love Bug Buildings should be the quietest, since they are the farthest from Cinema Hall and the pools.
    Bottom line, if you would like the quietest room possible during your stay at Disney's All Star Movies Resort, be sure to let the folks at Disney know as soon as possible (as early as making reservations, if you can), and again at check-in. Although nothing can ever be guaranteed, Disney is nothing if not accommodating, and the hotel staff will do their best to honor your request.

    Herbie, the famous VW Beetle, is approximately five times his normal size.
    Giant sorcerers' hats, spell books, brooms and buckets decorate Fantasia.
    The Mighty Ducks score big with giant hockey sticks, goalie nets and duck-shaped hockey masks. Goalie nets 31 feet high surround the stairwells at the Mighty Ducks buildings.

    Services & Amenities:
     In-Room pizza delivery
     Concierge desk
     Babysitting and child services
     Pak-n-play crib available
     Room and facilities for guest with disabilities
     Laundry facilities and service
     Self Parking

    Guest Rooms:
    The rooms are brightly-colored with a movie theme and come with either two double beds (sleeps four), or one king sized bed. (Most rooms sleep four.) Nonsmoking and connecting rooms, and accommodations for guests with disabilities, are also available.
    The rooms have a TV, phone, one sink and mirror, an open area for hanging clothes (with a rack on top_ and a small size dresser.

    The rooms accommodate a maximum of 4 people, or 4 people with one child under three who sleeps in a crib. These maximums are in accordance with fire codes. Four adults in rooms may find the stay uncomfortable. The rooms do not have as much closet/drawer space, and there is only one sink and mirror. Two adults and two children will be able to stay in comfort, but more than 2 adults in a room may be too much. Due to the low room rate, you may want to consider adjoining rooms. The cost of the two rooms may be lower than other options on property.

    There are nonsmoking rooms available in all the resort buildings. In fact, only three of the themed areas have smoking-optional rooms (smoking optional = rooms where smoking is allowed): The Mighty Ducks, The Love Bug and Fantasia. If you want to stay in one of these smoking-optional rooms specifically, let Disney or your travel agent know at the time you make your reservations.

    Check-In & Check-Out:
    Check-in time is 4pm, and check-out time is 11am. This means that your room isn't guaranteed to be ready for you before 4 p.m. and the resort needs you completely out of your room by 11 a.m. on the day you check out.
    If you arrive early, go ahead and check in at the Front Desk. If your room is not ready, the luggage assistance will store your bags for you and deliver them to your room when you return. The Front Desk will give you a resort charge card, even if your room is not ready. The Guest Services desk will provide your room key when you return and your room is ready.
    Late Check-out of 1:00 pm can be requested without additional cost. If you need Late Check-out, inquire at Check-In when you should request this. Most resorts ask you to call the morning of check-out because the number of eligible rooms are limited.
    Express Check-out is available upon request (easiest to do when you check in) to all guests paying with a credit card. A detailed hotel bill is delivered to your door by 7am. If the bill is correct you simply leave. Your room key serves as a Disney souvenir.

    World Premiere Food Court
    Star in a great meal at this movie-themed food court featuring four unique dining shops and a deli-style market. Dine on a wide selection of quick-service foods in a whimsical high-tech environment.

    The best beverage deal is the refillable mugs, available for approximate $12 at any of the food court vendors and through pizza delivery. ; The mugs are 16-oz, sturdy, dishwashable safe containers with lids. ; Mugs are refillable for the length of your stay at a self-service beverage island in the center of the food court. ;

    Beverages include soft drinks, coffee, tea, iced coffee and tea, and hot chocolate (but not milk or fruit juice).

    There are two pools. Guests looking for a cinematic swim can skate into the hockey-rink-themed pool in The Mighty Ducks area, or join Sorcerer Mickey as he directs a liquid symphony at the Fantasia pool, which features a kiddie area. An outdoor pool bar (adjacent to the food court and Fantasia Pool) offers light food and drink.
    Unsure swimmers can get life jackets for use at the pools!

    Climb, slide and play to your heart's content on the playground located between "Fantasia" and "Toy Story."

    Play a variety of video and pinball games at Reel Fun Arcade, located in Cinema Hall, right across from the Food Court.

    Other Amenities:
    Cinema Hall (the resort center) offers check-in and guest service facilities (including express check-out), a 24-hour front desk, a film-inspired food court with five marquee venues, a gift shop, arcade and playground. Additionally there is free parking as well as RV/Truck parking, limited room service (pizza delivery), laundry facilities (near Fantasia Pool) and daily housekeeping.
    Irons, ironing boards and hair dryers are available upon request. From your room phone, call housekeeping.
    Also offered are at nearby resorts are baby-sitting/child services, golf facilities, health clubs and valet services.

    Each All Star Resort has one bus stop located outside the main building facing the parking lot. There are signs which indicate where each bus will transport you. For All Star Movies, the bus stops are right outside Cinema Hall.
    Normally, each All Star Resort gets its own bus. But in times of large crowds (i.e., park closing time) or unusually small crowds a bus may stop at more than one All Star Resort in one trip.

    By Bus:
    Most areas of the Walt Disney World Resort are accessible by bus from other areas within the Resort, including Theme Parks*, Water Parks, the Disney Resorts and the Downtown Disney® area. Buses travel on routes throughout the Resort and do not provide direct service between all destinations.
    *Magic Kingdom® Park is not accessible by bus from Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney's Polynesian Resort. These Resorts provide monorail transportation to the park.

    By Boat:
    The Magic Kingdom® Park is accessible by water launch from Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Polynesian Resort, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The Disney ferryboats connect the Magic Kingdom Park to the Transportation and Ticket Center (adjacent to Magic Kingdom parking).

    Epcot® and Disney-MGM Studios are accessible by boat from Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Villas Resort, Disney's Yacht Club and Disney's Beach Club Resorts and the Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotels.

    Downtown Disney® is accessible by ferryboat from Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Old Key West Resort.

    By Monorail:
    Disney's monorail runs between the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Polynesian Resort and the Transportation and Ticket Center (adjacent to the Magic Kingdom parking lot). A connecting monorail takes Guests from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Epcot.

    Preferred rooms are located in the buildings closest to Cinema Hall.

    For reservations, call (407) WDISNEY or contact a travel agent.

    Extra Information:
    There are no Kids Clubs at the All Star Resorts.

    For you trivia buffs: There are 4 miles of handrails on the buildings at Disney's All Star Movies Resort.

    Some other interesting figures: There are 74 king-sized beds, 1,846 double-double beds, 1,344 nonsmoking rooms, and 96 disabled-accessible rooms!

    Reservations began being accepted in January 1998. The Mighty Ducks and 101 Dalmatians opened January 15, 1999, Fantasia and Herbie: The Love Bug opened in March, and the final section, Toy Story, opened in April 1999.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page