My family is going to the Grand Floridian on November 27 thru December 3 (when value season starts). We love this resort. This will be our third stay. We have not tried any of the other resorts yet. It has been very convenient there with small children who love Magic Kingdom. We are going to be flying in early on November 25 which is the day after Thanksgiving. We had considered staying offsite these first two days until value season kicks in, but I just booked us at the Yacht Club for the first two days. I had thought about trying Port Orleans, but when I checked online I only saw rooms for 4. There are 5 of us - 2 adults and a 10, 7 and 3 year old. Then I checked Animal Kingdom, but the only availability was a room that was over $500 per night. I got the Yacht Club water view with a AAA discount for $364. The standard view was $334 per night with no AAA discount available. Is it worth it for the water view over the standard? The CM asked whether we wanted a view of the Stromalong Bay or the lake. Which view/location is the best? Is the pool view very noisy? What are the pool hours? Our GV room at Grand Floridian is $296 per night. We could upgrade to Sugar Loaf Concierge if we cancel our Yacht Club reservation and stay offsite the first two nights. Would this be a good option? Or we could just try to book a separate reservation for GF GV for the first 2 nights to avoid moving and still get the value season savings beginning on Nov 27. Is two nights at another resort too short to enjoy? Would it be better to get settled in for an eight night stay at the GF? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.