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August 13, 2006
From journal Doing Disney During the Holiday Season
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 5, 2005
If you require a hotel stay during your visit to Disney, I strongly urge you to book a stay with a Disney resort hotel or host property. They are comparable price-wise to regular hotels in the area. But at least here, you don’t have to deal with the hassles of parking and trying to get out of the park. Or if you get tired or hot during the day, you can always come back to your hotel for a bit and return later. They have options for every budget, including a campground.
During our Disney vacation, we had a room at the All-Star Music Resort. All-Star Music is part of the budget resorts that also include the All-Star Sports, All-Star Movies, and Pop Century. With each hotel having close to 2,000 rooms, combined, they boast more rooms than the other hotels combined.
As you might garner by the name, the theme of the hotel is music. The Disney planners made good use of bold colors and oversized musical instruments and notes. A neo-juke box, cowboy boots, and a Broadway marquee are all part of the oversized icons found on the property.
The room its self is adequately sized (260 feet). We had two double beds, a window seat, a chair and table, and a desk. The bathroom was a nice size, with double sink vanity and plenty of Mickey soaps, shampoo, and conditioner. Everything was very clean and well-taken-care-of. There is cable TV and, of course, the Disney Channel.
There are two pools on the property, a restaurant, gift shop, playground, and video arcade. They also have pizza delivery to the rooms. They also have luggage service. If you arrive early, you can check in and get to the park, and when you return, your luggage will be in your room. They also offer store delivery. Some of the larger stores in the park will deliver your purchases to your room.
The best part of all is transportation. Buses go from here to the parks and run about every 10 minutes. While we were here, we hardly had to wait, while I heard guests in the Polynesian Resort complaining of waiting 30 minutes for the monorail and then having to transfer at the bus station. Also, if you want a change of pace from Disney, buses run from here going to SeaWorld and Universal. Just go to www.waltdisneyworld.com for more info.
From journal More Magical Fun at Disney
San Francisco, California
May 30, 2003
The All Star Resorts are billed as the "budget" Disney experience. We figured since we were staying at the Horizon’s Marriott timeshare the rest of the time, we would give the kids the Disney resort experience for one night.
While the dining area and gift shop were nice, the rooms except for the lampshade that turned into a box of popcorn were rather average and resembled a slightly spiffed up Super 8 Motel. The kids are 7 and 12, but when we checked into the timeshare, even they noticed an immediate difference.
There were resort activities – but since one of our bags was lost in transit the first night and there was a long line at the rental car counter – we opted to skip activities, and eat and sleep – as we had already planned to hit Animal Kingdom Early the next morning.
We paid $110 for two rooms, one for each family. I really did not think the resort was worth the money we paid. If I had it to do all over again, I would have found a moderate hotel close to the timeshare we were staying in – or booked an RCI Bonus Week anywhere in Orlando for $199, and told the company I only needed one night!
From journal Disney World Fun, Bargains and Helpful Tips
Baldwin, New York
March 29, 2008
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 6, 2006
From journal Thanksgiving With The Mouse
Ridgewood, New York
February 27, 2006
From journal Orlando - January 2006
January 21, 2006
The Disney All-Star Movie Resort, while modest in price and amenities, is perfect for those on a budget. These hotels are made with families in mind - from the pools and the food court, to the arcade and the giant character statues from our favorite movies. This hotel offers everything a family could need during a trip to Disney World - including shuttles to all four Disney theme parks and Downtown Disney.
This isn't the height of luxury, but the rooms are clean and certainly adequate. Each room has the a 24/7 Disney cartoon channel and pizza delivery. They also offer adjoining rooms for those families with more than two children. Because of the "movie" theme the food court was divided into different theaters. Each theater had a different menu selection - meals for mom, dad, and even those picky 4-year-olds. The full-size pool was great, and off to the side, there was a small kiddie pool where my little ones could splash.
If you are looking to lounge in the lap of luxury, perhaps this is not the hotel for you. But if you need a nice, family-oriented place to put the kids down to bed at night, then this is the place!! I will definitely stay at this hotel again when we return this fall.
From journal Our Family Vacation To Disney World
April 15, 2005
The rooms are great - the beds are comfy, and the maids are so friendly and nice. I would definitely go again!
From journal Family Vacation in Disney
East Haven, Connecticut
January 13, 2006
LoungeUnfortunately the All-Star Movie Resort does not have a lounge. You can however enjoy a drink or two throughout the day at the Silver Screen Spirits pool bar in the main Fantasia Pool area.The PoolsThe All-Star Movie Resort has two themed pools and a child pool. Guests can enjoy a day in the Florida sun while swimming in a pool shaped like Sorcerer Mickey at the Fantasia Pool or relax in the smaller Duck Pond Pool, which was inspired by the movie The Mighty Ducks.Disney TransportationMotor coach service is available from Cinema Hall to each of the four theme parks, both water parks and Downtown Disney.Approximate Driving Distance
From journal Walt Disney World Resorts
August 26, 2003
From journal My First Disney Trip