Disney's All-Star Movies
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoward Johnson Congreso Buenos Aires
Love this resort. So scenic and it has a great layout.
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It was fun but there were too many pushy Brazilians, especially in the food court. The lights went off the one night & the staff weren't too nice about it. Rooms were basic. Transportation OK.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson Congreso Buenos Aires
Fine if you're traveling with children
My husband and I were at All-Star Movies for 2 nights with our 14 month old, and our opinion changed dramatically during our stay. When we first entered our room, our hearts sank. The "ambience" was decidedly Motel 6: a dark room with a dim, flickering light in the shower area, no fridge, no coffeemaker, no wall-mounted hairdryer, and the occasional unappetizingly loud sound of a toilet flushing in someone else's room. The cable channels were limited and often Disney-themed. It proved difficult to phone the front desk, which was a long hike from our building. "Thank goodness we didn't book a third night!" we said. By the time we left, we understood that this motel is a wonderland for children. My son enjoyed the playful fountains and shallow kiddie pool, and just being around so many excited, happy kids. If you've got children, this motel is probably worth the little annoyances (see other reviews). Without kids along, you can get a better value elsewhere. (P.S. We skipped the Disney shuttle and drove to Animal Kingdom, and were waved in at no charge, apparently because of the All-Star Movies parking pass on the dashboard....?)
So Much Fun
I've read other reviews that said that they had a horrible time at this resort. That is crazy, they have to live a little, cut the workers some slack they get millions of guests a day. Please! It is Disney World for gods sake ....well anyway about the resort i think it was great....the rooms are clean and tidy and the food court is excellent, there is a kind of food for everyone. The pools are nice ..with lifeguards for saftey you can't beat that . But i must say there was a little water problem next to my room nothing major ......where the drain was it was overflowing but we got the problem fixed in a jiffy....i think the gift shop was great .....lots and lots to buy and resonable prices . I stayed at "The Love Bug" i loved the theme it was like your right there in the movie ....i also stayed at The All Star Music...that was also great . My theme was "Jazz" .I really enjoyed it . About 6 years ago i stayed at Caribbean Beach Resort. I recommend that also. But the All Star is sooooo GREATLY decorated that the atmosphere is just extrodinary. The Resort is great!!
Perfect with preschooler
This place is perfect when traveling with preschoolers. We stayed at the Toy Stroy building with our 3 1/2 year old daughter. The minute we got in to "Andy's room" she was thrilled. The larger than life characters kept the excitement throught the trip. For the price (we went in value season) the room was fine. Not much different than your standard hotel room.
I loved this value priced hotel. It's the best way to do Disney and have money for park admission! The room was more than nice and the whole theme of the hotel was great. The huge swimming pool was a big hit with my neice. The food court offered a nice alternative to eating at the parks. Transportation was easy to and from. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone with children.
A no bug and smoking room please!
Stayed at All-Star Bug, I mean, Movie resort from Feb 2-7, 2003. After reading the reviews, I prepared myself for the long check-in process and the bus lines which in reality were not that bad. It is the off season so the lines everywhere seemed reasonable. However, no one mention the new Lady Bug feature Disney is now showing at their All-Star Movie Resort. Problem one: No smoking room please I ordered my room online from Disney and requested a no smoking room. However, when we came to our Fantasia room it had that cover up the smoking room smell and a glass ashtray on the nightstand. Being a non smoking family man, I called the front desk. They said that I had only "Preferred a no smoking room" so I guess that means in Disney language "Smoking Room". Their webpage does not give the option of "Really, really, a no smoking room please" They said a person would meet me at the new room with key cards to my next room. Within seconds, knock came and it was the housekeeping guy delivering the refrigerator I "Preferred to order" (see problem three). I sent him to the new room. We grabbed everything, went to the next room. Problem two: No bug room please Now while waiting outside room 2, I looked at the window of the new room and notice 50 plus roachy looking lady bugs crawling in the window curtains. The Segway driving key guy came and I told him that I preferred a no smoking no bug room please (wise guy I know) He sent me two rooms over to another room and left. I inspected the new room and guess what same problem, brown bugs that fly. I call the front desk again and had a discussion of the Florida bug species with the lady on the phone and they send me to another building. I met again the nice housekeeping guy delivering the refrigerator and sent him to room number four. Problem three: Where is my freaking frig? Room four passed the no smoking and no bug inspection. I received a call from someone apologizing for the bug incident and received half off the first nights room, $50, nice jester. Then the fun begins, front desk calls again and says, they can deliver the refrig but it will cost me $10 a night. I told them I already paid for it, which apparently I had not but they sent it to me anyway 3 times before. I had only "Preferred it" online for whatever that is worth. So I told them whatever, send me the frig. Minutes later I get a call from house keeping with the same question. Now, I am pissed. I called the manager explain how this has been the worst vacation of my life and it has only been 3 hours in to it. She defends their refrigerator stance which still confuses me but gives me to me free to use it anyway. Nice. After that everything went fine. The cleaning people are great and do a wonderful job. However, I will never stay at an all stars resorts again maybe another disney hotel. It nearly ruined everything.
Felt liek we were already at Disneyworld
We truly felt like we were at Disneyworld even before we went to the parks. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement. Everyone was smiling all the kids were running around, loud and happy. I have stayed at All Star Sports and All Star Movies, we loved both of them. In October we stayed at Old Key West and it was wonderful and absolutely beautiful. But we missed the excitement & feeling of being at Disneyworld. The food was really good and there was a big variety in the types of food, from the youngest in our group to the oldest, everyone enjoyed the food court! As soon as you drive in and walk into the reception area for check in you immediatedly get excited. Old Key West was exceptional but if you have kids or are a KID at heart I would suggest you try All Star Movies/Sports. The buses seem to run a little more often than the other resorts. We were 100% happy with the service and quality of the resort!
This was the best experience!! We went to disney in Feb. 02, and are on our way again in a week. We loved All Star Movies, and are staying there agian. Check-In took about 15 minutes, to some people that is a LONG time, but it was NOT. We even got some upgrades because my husband mentioned it was my birthday!! The hotel itself is fun, our 2 year old loved it. He watched a movie in the "theatre" in the lobby while my husband was checking in. The atmosphere is so much fun, if you have kids this is THE place to stay. The room was not huge, but big enough for the 3 of us. We didn't spend much time in the room anyway!!!! The comforters were in a disney movie pattern. Movie posters were on the walls, stars for the lights, colorful carpet, a shower and bathtub, and a vanity. A typical hotel room, just "Disneyed". We stayed in Toy Story, which is my sons favorite movie, he loved the courtyard. Woody is big, Rex is big, Buzz is MASSIVE!! He got to "ride" in R.C. it was great. The food court was very nice, a lot of variety, at first a little confusing, just having SO MUCH in front of your face. But, easily navigatable and not too pricey. The food was good. We bought the souvenir cups, (everyone else did too) you get free refills the length of your stay!!!!! The gift shop was cute, tons of souvenirs!! The line for the buses were not too long, only about a 10-20 minute wait, which went by pretty fast. All Stars is the last stop, so that explains the wait time. The pool was great, and the grounds were impressive. Everything was spotless, the cast members were great, treating us like royalty!! It was just an all around good experience. Can't wait till next week!!!!
After our trip to the Wilderness Lodge we decided to go the budget route with our trip to All-Star Movies. We had been warned by several people that "you get what you pay for"(meaning budget hotel, budget service). With this in mind we weren't looking forward to much...
We got the hotel we requested--Buzz & Woody. The food court was perfect for a family with a 5 & 7 year old. The pool with Mickey shooting water was lots of fun (and the life-vest provided by the hotel). The service was top of the line "Disney". The transportation to and from the parks was SO speedy we couldn't get over the fact that it was BETTER than Wilderness Lodge.
Out of curiousity we wanted to check out Animal Kingdom Lodge. We grabbed a bus for Magic Kingdom. There we headed to Animal Kingdom Lodge. Beautiful place...BUT when we tried to head back to our hotel we waited OVER 25 minutes for any bus to arrive at their bus port! Humm... do you get what you pay for?
We stayed at the All Star Movie Resort in June. This was our fifth stay at WDW resorts, and probably the last. The check in process was long, but we've been through that before. The bus service stunk. The excuse at the desk was that we were the last stop for pickup and if the buses were full they didn't even come by. After complaining at the desk, and after waiting almost an hour for the EPCOT bus, along with almost 3 busloads of others waiting for the same bus, extra buses finally arrived. This was the worst bus experience but it was usually poor. The food court was overpriced and the service was ridiculously poor. At one of the food counters (ROXY), I got in line with several other people but there was no one to take an order. After almost 10 minutes four women came out of the back and started taking orders and just put some fries in to cook. This was 12:30 in the afternoon and the food court was packed. Also, our package included flex features, which were ultimately screwed up by the resort and which required another hour in line and at the guest services desk to straighten out. In the past I didn't mind paying the exorbitant rates to stay on WDW property because I felt pampered and well cared for, like "Be Our Guest". This time I felt ripped off, taken advantage of, and victtimized.
Bill Stoddard, Colorado Springs, CO
Check-in was an extremely long process and tiring, but other than that the resort was wonderful. They definitely need all of their check-in desks open when buses start arriving. We waited a very long time and we went at the least busy time of the year (October 13-20, 2001). Prices and food in the food court weren't too bad, rooms were very clean and the grounds were immaculate. Bus service was also wonderful, except that All-Star Movie is the last stop. I would definitely stay here again. It's the only way to go. Staying on Disney property and using Disney transportation. You don't have to worry about parking or anything. We plan to try it again in 5 years.
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