I guess old habits die hard, we generally stay at the All Stars, mainly because the majority of our time is spent places other than the hotel room. This recent trip was no exception. We had originally booked at Pop Century, but when some discounts came available, it was easy to make the switch to All Star Movies for a better savings.
The rooms as not very large, but it was just fine for us, 2 adults, a 12 year old and 4 year old. Fortunately the kids were ok sleeping in the same double bed. The secret there – wear them out so falling asleep at night was quick! The rooms now have mini-frig, which is great for breakfast items and water bottles. There are only 3 drawers, so you have to be a little creative unless you use the shelf in the bathroom and the night-stand drawer. The one thing I do like is the added curtain between the sink area and the bedrooms. With this curtain, we were able to get ready in the morning without waking the kids, giving them a little additional shut-eye!
For those of us who have grown up on Disney, seeing Herbie the Love-Bug coming out of the window, it was like a trip back in time. For a 12 & 4 year old that have never seen a Herbie movie, they had no idea other than a car was in the hotel wall! On each of the buildings you can find Fantasia characters, The Dalmatians and playful toys from Andy’s room in Toy Story.
The one thing I really enjoyed was the pool side activities for the kids in the afternoons. The kids had begged us to go swimming, so the 1st afternoon that is what we did. The cast members had games for the kids, trivia and music to liven up the area. There is also Movies under the Stars in the evenings, but check the Front Desk for the movie schedule. This can change without notice.
Over-all, we find the All-Star resorts very comfortable and just fine for most trips. Where do you generally stay – do you switch around or have your “go-to” hotel?
Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.