Disney World Tips – A Look at a Value Resort
If you are on a budget and planning a Disney World vacation there are many ways you can save money. You can save a lot just by staying at one of Disney’s Value Resorts. Disney has four value resorts, Pop Century, All-Star Movies, All-Star Music, and All-Star Sports. Honestly, how much time do you really plan on being in your hotel while you are at Disney World. In this article I am going to review one of the value resorts we stayed at during our recent visit to Disney World.
Our last visit to Disney World was with our family of four, with kids 8 and 5 years old, and we stayed at Disney’s All Star Movies. The theme behind this resort pays tribute to Disney Classic movies and characters. Our room was based on the movie “Mighty Ducks”. There were giant hockey sticks around the building and right outside was the swimming pool. The swimming pool followed the movie theme, Goofy was the goalie and the entire swimming pool was made to look like a ice hockey rink. I was pleased to see that every morning the staff was at the pool cleaning and sanitizing all of the pool chairs. There is another larger pool located at the main building of the resort. This pool is known as the Fantasia Pool, as it has Mickey from Fantasia shooting water into the air.
The hotel room was just your average hotel room. It followed the movie theme with movie posters and popcorn tub sconces. It’s nice that each room has a built in safe to secure your valuables.
To get to the theme parks you can catch one of the Disney buses that is going to your park. The buses may be crowded since they are shared between the other All-Star Resorts, All-Star Music and All-Star Sports. Since All-Star Movies is last to be picked up there were times when I did have to stand because of a crowed bus.
There is a quick resorts service restaurant at this resort. Most of our meals were at the theme parks. We did find the breakfast at the restaurant average. Payment was made using the Disney dining plan purchased ahead of time.
Overall I think the All-Star Movies is a good resort for those with kids. Adults may find the resort to be a little loud especially late at night and if you are close to the swimming pool. It is a value resort and I think it is worth the money saved.