The pools at All-Star Movies Resort are some of the most unique on Disney property. With one pool based on the animated classic Fantasia and another themed to The Mighty Ducks films, these pools are sure to please guests of all ages.
This article will preview both pools at Disney’s All-Star Movies. Then you can decide whether the resort’s feature pool or quiet pool is suitable for your group. Or you might spend some time at both during your stay.
Not only do the pools at All-Star Movies offer fun theming, but they also provide the perfect place to relax before or after a day in the parks. And children tend to enjoy making a splash at the pool while the adults rest.
Since All-Star Movies is a value resort, it only offers one feature pool and one quiet pool for guests. The resort grounds are laid out similar to the other two All-Star Resorts.
For reference, the three All-Star value resorts are Sports, Music, and Movies. They are all located in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area and sit side-by-side.
The only difference between each resort is the theming. For example, everything is themed to Disney movies at All-Star Movies, including the pool.
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We’ll first look at the resort’s feature pool area. The Fantasia Pool is themed to look like a movie theater.
At the back of the pool, there’s the framing for the stage. This is where a large fountain of Sorcerer Mickey sits. It makes for a fun water spray element.
You may remember the pool at All-Star Music is shaped like a guitar and features a similar water spray element.
Unfortunately, there are no water slides at any of the value resorts.
The maximum pool depth is around 5′ deep. Pool hours were between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on this visit.
However, those hours can vary given the time of year. Make sure to check the exact pool hours during your visit. They’ll be posted at the resort.
Additionally, there are lifeguards at both resort pools at All-Star Movies. Life jackets are available at every pool at Disney World.
All-Star Movies offers several recreation activities by the pool. These activities usually include a pair of cast members at the pool for a few hours each afternoon. In addition, they’ll play a few games and trivia with the children at the pool.
There are a few extra-cost craft items throughout the week, like making tie-dye t-shirts or DIY ears. These will be listed on the resort’s recreation calendar.
While I haven’t participated in the tie-dye shirt activity, I’ve been told that you’ll want to have enough days for the shirt to dry out if you’re flying. If not, you’ll need to wrap it up well in your suitcase.
Additionally, Movies Under the Stars are held at The Reel Spot instead of the pool. The Reel Spot is located close to the lobby, which is only a few steps away from the Fantasia Pool.
Behind the Fantasia Pool, there’s a separately fenced kiddie pool and water play area.
The kiddie pool was pretty busy on this afternoon, so I didn’t get a great photo. And the splash pad wasn’t in use. However, you can tell there are several shaded seating areas.
When All-Star Sports reopens, I’ll try to remember to swing back by for a better photo.
Next door to the pool area is the guest laundry room.
You can always do a little laundry while you’re at the pool if needed.
Next, we’ll preview the Duck Pond, the secondary pool at All-Star Movies.
This entire wing of the resort is themed to The Mighty Ducks. The pool is designed to look like a hockey rink, except it’s a rectangle.
The Duck Pond Pool has a maximum depth of 5′.
Restrooms and a laundry room are located outside the pool area. These buildings are themed to look like locker rooms.
And Goofy is guarding the net down on one end of the pool.
We’ll have a little more coverage of All-Star Movies coming up this week. In the meantime, you can view all of the articles related to the resort here.
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So, what are your thoughts about the pools at Disney’s All-Star Movies? I kind of prefer Music over Movies. Do you have a preference?