Hi! I am new here, I have been lurking for almost a year getting tips from you all (Thanks!) We enjoyed our first Disney Vacation this summer, and had so much fun we decided to go back next summer! When we went this summer we rented a house a few miles away, and drove. It just seemed easier w/ 5 little kids (including a baby) to be able to come and go as we pleased. This year we are thinking of flying, staying on-site and using DIsney transportation. The problem is I can't figure out where to stay! Our family is me, my DH, and kids ages 10, 8, 5, 5 and a newly 2 year old (she turns 2 the week before we go)! Here are the places I am thinking of... AoA- This is the cheapest option, and I love the decor! THe kids would love it, but I worry it will be too small and tight. Our kids usually go to bed pretty early, and I also worry about the noise. I would also like to know how long the bus waits/rides are. This is a top pick in regards to room decor and price, but not sure if it's worth the trade off if it takes a long time to get from place to place. Beach Club- $$ but looks so nice! I would probably have to rent 2 rooms or a 2br villa w/ DVC pts. But this one I can walk to Epcot and also quick to DHS. MK is a bit farther, but still very close. Contemporary- DH loves the idea of the monorail and being able to walk to MK. It would be $$, but we would have to get either 2 rooms or a 2BR Villa w/ DVC pts. I think it's the same price as the BC villa. Port Orleans FQ- This one seems to get great reviews, we would do 2 rooms, the price would still be less than the BC or CR. WOndering how transportation is, and how quiet the rooms are. THe pool leaves a lot to be desired when comparing to the BC or AoA. Do you have any other ideas on where our family should stay? Budget is not the biggest factor, convenience is. But I also don't want to spend 10K, I"m thinking somewhere in the 5-7K range. We plan to stay 7 nights, and spend 2 days at MK, probably 2 at EP, and one day at AK and HS. I don't know if we will park-hop much or not? I will have one stroller if that makes a difference. I am fine w/ eating a few meals in our rooms, but want to eat at sit-down meals at least once per day. We will probably go to the pool a few times, but not daily. It's hard to do a pool w/ 5 kids! I am open to any suggestions of other places to stay as well! We typically get up early, and will only stay out late for fireworks one or two times the entire trip. The rest of the time we will be back in our rooms sleeping by 9PM or so. I called and Disney did say they could guarantee rooms that adjoined since my kdis were all so young and it's just DH and I (if this is not correct please LMK if you think there is a chance we wouldn't have ajd. rooms!).