Originally Posted by GrandCalifornian
We love the Grand Californian (we got married there) and at WDW we stay at WL. While it has a lot of similarities to GC, WL is so massive and beautiful that it impresses us each time. For location though, I think you are on the right track, since Beach Club has the location that location that allows you the opportunity to walk to two parks, and with older kids that should be great. It isn't quite as close as GC is to DL and CA Adventure, but it is pretty nice. Then the added benefit of the SAB pool probably pushes it over the top. When you are in the area though it might be worth swinging by WL to check it out. It is a short boat ride from MK, and might be worth a visit.
Enjoy your trip!
Thanks! I realize the distance won't be quite comparable, but sounds pretty manageable. I definately will check out the WL though... and maybe next time...