I was one of the Disney time winners and we are trying to get a plan for when Disney contacts us. We are hoping to go in October, We want to spend 4 nights at the Polynesian, and 2 nights at another resort. I really love the idea of staying at the AKL, but its really out of the way, and its more money than we might want to spend. My problem is that I dont really LOVE any of the Mods. I would be happy to stay at the POR in a princess suite, mainly to avoid staying in the Alligator Bayou, but otherwise they dont really appeal to me. Is there a way to guarantee staying in the mansions any other way? So what I am thinking is, because the Poly is so central to MK and Epcot, we could get most of our touring done at those parks, probably DTD, and maybe HS done while we stay there, then when we are at the AKL we could do the AK and 1 of the water parks. Would this work, or is it still just too secluded? What is the transportation like from the AKL? I wonder if its actually better because it maybe doesnt share a bus with other resorts? I like the beach club as well, but Im not sure I can convince DH to pay for a Deluxe without "trading" my dream of going to Africa for staying somewhere that "feels" like Africa.