PHOTOS, REVIEW: New Remodeled Rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

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Value resorts at Walt Disney World are a common point of contention in many circles, but me, I’m always down for value. I recently took a trip to the World to meet up with the WDWNT team for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and there were some pretty amazing Fall rates for Passholders and Florida residents available. I noticed that All-Star Movies Resort had availability (I got a Preferred room for just over $100!) and booked right away. I’ve stayed at All-Star Music countless times and vaguely remember All-Star Sports from my trips as a kid, but All-Star Movies was an all-new experience for me, despite the common design pattern present across all the All-Star resorts. I packed up my Tsums and made the incredible one-hour northbound journey, excited at the prospect of getting a newly-refurbished room.

Soarin’ with Stitch.

Upon arrival to MCO, I got a text that the room was ready, however, we’d gotten a room in the 101 Dalmatians section, which hasn’t been refurbished yet. I called the number included in the text, requested a room in the Toy Story section, and within minutes, received a new confirmation number! (Protip: It is a direct line to a Disney agent—no transferring calls!)

Woody aka BAE.

Having reserved a Preferred room, the building was just outside the main lobby/food court area. Grabbing coffee in the morning or dropping in for Movies Under the Stars was just a quick, 2-minute walk away.

Cute Halloween display at Donald’s Double Feature.

New Minnie Van concept vehicle?

And now, onto what you all clicked through for: room pics!

The room opens up to a cute little coffee station, fully stocked with Joffrey’s coffee pods (not Keurig) and Twinings earl grey and decaf green tea. Note the mini-fridge with the clear glass door, a nice upgrade from older mini-fridges.

Entrance to the room with the coffee bar on the right, murphy bed (folded up in table mode) on the left.

I love these new headboards featuring art from the new-ish Mickey Mouse shorts (and the upcoming Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.)

The bed was so comfortable, my mom actually wanted to switch back to it after a night at the Animal Kingdom Lodge!

There were dual USB ports built in to the nightstands on both sides of the bed!

These refurbished rooms follow the same style we’ve seen at the new Pop Century rooms, as seen here with a similar bathroom layout.

The shower head was new and not wonky or spurting out water in weird directions (a pet peeve I’ve suffered through even in Deluxe resorts like Wilderness Lodge.)

Mounted toiletries are the new standard, but for long-haired damsels in distress like me, having a relatively unlimited supply of shampoo and conditioner is a blessing. The bottles were full and gunk-free, something I was admittedly worried about.

Just look at that clean grout!

The best part, of course, was the murphy bed! Here’s where I started squealing: the hidden headboard features Huey, Dewey, and Louie dozing placidly, each with their own little dream bubble.

With both beds down, the room does get a bit cramped, but with ample space by the entrance and bathroom, it isn’t too bad.

Folded up, the bed serves as a table, but I was so obsessed with the headboard, I kept the murphy bed down most of the time.

All in all, we had an excellent stay at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort. Refurbishments at the resort are almost complete, with Toy Story, Fantasia, and even some standard Love Bug rooms already finished. Make sure you request one of the completed sections before or at check-in, and if you aren’t assigned a refurbed room at first, just ask! You never know what magic will come your way.

[Cue ugly mother-daughter crying]

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Jessica Figueroa

Jessica lives in South Florida with her 15-pound cat Gordo and a small army of Tsum Tsums.

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  • So, the decorative elements of the room take inspiration from the new Mickey Mouse animated shorts and have nothing to do with the building (Toy Story) or resort (Movies)? It is a Mickey and friends room in a Pixar building. Would it have been so difficult to have Buzz, Jessie, and Woody on the headboard?

    • Some would call that a bit picky but I know what you mean. It would have been simple and would have served to make the environment somewhat more immersive to use the appropriately characters for specifically themed area. I just stayed at Art of Animation in the Little Mermaid section and the room appointments (headboards, mirror surrounds, shower curtains, bath tiles) all reflected on that particular movie. Similar story in the Cars section of that resort. Those intuitively thoughtful design features and consistency made a good resort even better. Still, as far as the animated shorts, they were typically meant to be part of the movie experience so at least it sort of fits in with the movie theme.

    • You seem to be forgetting that pre-renovation the rooms did not reflect the theme that’s on the outside of the building. Regardless of the pictures that are used, these new rooms are a huge improvement over the old rooms.

      • I loved the old rooms. The room in these photos looks cheesy, like Art of Animation rooms. The murphy bed appears to take up way too much space, and is very ugly. There is now almost no counter space in the bathroom, whereas there was room for a few things in the original rooms. The shampoo and conditioner are simply awful. The water in Florida is so bad it dries out my hair and skin every time I go. When I was there in August I had to use the hotel shampoo, and could not believe how drying it was. More unbelievable is that it is sold in the shops! Sadly, Disney has taken the cheap route in recent years and this renovation reflects that.

    • The dream bubbles of Huey, Dewie, and Louie are of music, sports, and movies, so in that way they relate to the All Star resorts.

      You could go one step further and assume that when they refurbish Music and Sports, they will all look like this too. Cute and clean, but value focused…

      • Stephanie, such a great observation! Lol I didn’t even notice that detail about the dream bubbles, I was too busy squealing over how cute they were.

  • Excellent report for the next trip to Disney. You can count on low budget and have many amenities. thanks for the info.

  • What sizes were the two beds? Was the TV upgraded also like the ones in Pop Century? In the Pop Century rooms I counted 10 USB ports total. Crazy!

    • Hi, Jeff!

      Both beds were Queen size, I believe. (With the murphy being maybe a custom, slightly smaller size, but still huge for one person.) The TV was this giant jumbotron that nearly spanned the length of the dresser! These are really great rooms, nothing “value” about them–except the price!

    • I stayed @POP and slept 3 nights in the Murphy (with my 16 yr old daughter). The regular need is a bit softer but if you weren’t comparing them side by side,you wouldn’t be able to distinguish them from one another. They are not like a sofa slept.

  • Thank you so much for the update and the photos. Any idea when they might start on All-Star Music? We will be going this summer and are hoping for refurbished rooms.

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