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.
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!)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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