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Reviewing a Wheelchair Accessible Room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

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With over 20 resorts to choose from at Walt Disney World, choosing your home away from home can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re in need of a wheelchair-accessible resort room and don’t know what to expect

All-Star Movies Toy Story Building

For guests looking to book an accessible room at an on-property resort AND within a budget, there are a number of options!

Disney’s Value Resorts are the most affordable category of resort hotels at Walt Disney World, and they consist of Pop Century, Art of Animation, All-Star Sports, All-Star Music, and All-Star Movies.

While Pop Century and Art of Animation are newer in comparison to the All-Stars, the latter is often a bit cheaper and similar to one another in layout and design.

Our park reporter Chrissy recently checked out a wheelchair-accessible room at All-Star Movies to give guests an idea of how what to expect from this category of Disney resort hotels. Here’s what she found out!

During her visit, Chrissy experienced Room 5818 located on the second floor of Building 5 and in the Fantasia-themed area of the resort.

Now, even though this accessible room is located on the second floor, be aware that all buildings housing resort guest rooms have easy access to elevators.

Room 5818 is considered a Preferred Room since Building 5 is considered one of the closest to the main building.

Chrissy found that it only took her two minutes and nineteen seconds to reach Cinema Hall (that lobby) and the World Premiere Food Court.

Let’s take a look inside Room 5818 at Disney’s All-Star Movies!

First of all, in addition to the key scanner, the room door offers an additional lock that’s easy to access from a wheelchair or ECV.

The curtains can also be closed by an easy-to-reach handle.

There’s a decent amount of space between the door and the room’s furnishings which include 1 queen bed and 1 queen-sized pull-down bed.

That pull-down bed is actually hiding behind the table and chairs. Pulling down on the two handles, and removing the chairs, allows the table to collapse and the bed to fold down.

Here’s a look at the room – and the available space – once the bed is down…

… as well as a peek at the All-Star Resorts-themed artwork hiding inside!

Here’s another view of the room and its size from a different perspective.

The dresser under the TV is where guests will find the room’s safe, as well as shelf and drawer space.

The coffee counter to the right is where guests will find a basic coffee maker, a small assortment of coffee and tea, plastic cups, an ice bucket, and the room’s mini-fridge.

The countertop appears to have been lowered for guest use, along with the closet/storage space’s hangars.

For comparison, here’s what this coffee counter space looks like in a standard room at All-Star Music.

Now, the bathroom in this All-Star Movies accessible room is separated from the bedroom by a sliding door.

Unlike standard value resort rooms, and to allow for better use of space, the roll-in shower is just to the right of the vanity and the toilet is to the left. There is no separated water closet.

Here’s a closer look at the space a guest can expect between the vanity and the roll-in shower.

Yes, the dreaded mounted pumps of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are here. Boo.

But we give the resort props for the Spaceship Earth-inspired tilework!

The shower also has the option of a pull-down seat.

While the vanity space is pretty basic, the sink appears to have been designed for wheelchair access.

Again, here’s a picture of a standard All-Star Resort bathroom vanity to compare.

Guests will find the iron and hair dryer on the shelf space between the vanity and toilet.

Here’s another look of the bathroom from the viewpoint of the shower…

… as well as a different view of the space around the toilet and the various handrails.

During Chrissy’s visit, a one-night stay in Room 5818 was priced at $203.41 including all taxes and fees. However, rates vary depending on the day of the week and the time of year.

So that’s an idea of what to expect from a wheelchair-accessible room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort!

But what do you think of this accessible room’s accommodations? What’s your opinion of Disney’s All-Star Resorts? Let us know in the comments!

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Savannah Sanders

Savannah has been visiting Disney World since she was a year old and has gone back almost every year since. In the real world, she teaches high school history and government and enjoys writing about all things Disney. Savannah can be reached on Twitter @DisneyParkSavvy.

9 thoughts on “Reviewing a Wheelchair Accessible Room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

  • I agree that the ads are super-distracting. I would rather pay more for my subscription and not have ads.

  • Thank you for the review of the ASM resort handicap room.

    The wheelchair roll-in shower appears to have the more preferred “hard surface” fold-down shower seat for the transfer versus the difficult “soft-mesh” fold-down shower seat for the transfer. This is a better option and more secure. And instead of an adjustable pole for the hand-held shower, there is a single lower height holder and a separate higher regular height shower head.

    Wheelchair roll-under bathroom counter and the extra space for the wheelchair between the toilet and bathroom counter to help transfer is the same as PCR.

    The beds are also lower to help wheelchair users manually transfer from their wheelchair to the bed and vice versa. The space under the bed is lower than in regular rooms if trying to store luggage.

    The lower shelves on the counter for reaching the ice bucket are also new.

    The extra doorway space is due to the recessed foyer being removed, unlike the regular room doorway.

    The addition of the handicap ring handle rods for the window curtains should make it easier to use and hold.

    The new things I noticed:
    1. Two shower head options are better designed.
    2. The lower shelf above the fridge cooler counter is better designed.

  • This looks identical to the Pop Century refurbished wheelchair rooms, which are very nice.

    One missed benefit in the article is that your electric wheelchair or scooter can park perfectly between the door and the tv cabinet while it charges, but we found it unreasonable to fit 2 if the Murphy bed is lowered.

    In addition, collapsible wheelchairs are available (or have been in the past) for loan at the resort. They fold up nicely and can be used while electric chairs recharge.

    If this continues at the value resorts, they are wonderful for groups with one wheelchair/scooter user per room, but for two I would recommend going to a moderate resort where the extended room length makes a BIG difference.

  • I don’t see any ads. I’m using Chrome as my browser.

  • I agree with Angela! I would much rather pay more for my subscription than have all these ads distracting me. The permanent bar at the bottom of the page, covering up the blog content, is the worst. If this stays I will stop being a faithful reader of the blog, which has been my favorite for many years.

  • So are the sidebar ads, bottom ads, and the ads under every single picture a new thing for the site, or is that just my computer? Because…

    • Hey Jess! We’re testing ads on the blog – this is day #1. Can you email me a screencap of what you see, please? Thank you!

      • As an fyi, I’m seeing 19 ads within this one article. They are distracting and make the actual content very difficult to follow. I’d prefer to pay more for my Touring Plans subscription to avoid the ads.

      • I made a screen recording and am trying to send it to you. Lots and lots of ads.

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