I love how people will fly from 1,000 miles away to visit Disney...but then an extra 5-8 minutes tacked onto their commute from the resort to the parks is a worrisome distance. AKL is our favorite resort. It's beautiful, it has some of the best cast members around, offers a slew of unique activities, and has fantastic restaurants. The bus service is fantastic. The service is shared between AKL and Kidani, but with Kidani only a moment away, it takes no time at all. Our last stay in October was at Saratoga Springs. It took forever for the bus to make its way around all the various stops, so I wouldn't really consider that any faster than AKL's service. Our stay before that was at BC, twice. Convenient if you're going to Epcot or DHS, of course, but if you're not? Be prepared to wait forever for a bus to MK that you have to share with several other resorts. With four deluxe resort stays in 2012, I can tell you that AKL's was the fastest and most efficient with the fewest amount of stops. The extra miles in-between AKL and MK or other parks really didn't create an issue.