I keep tossing back and forth. I've researched links regarding both the AKL and WL (also BC/YC). All of them sound great. The WL, visually looks quite beautiful, in fact the views of the lake in the background is just how I would imagine a National Park to look. DS is 10, and MK isn't where we spend most of our time. Does it make sense to stay there then? And since WL is closer to MK, I assume transportation to MK is quite good, but what about to other areas, EPCOT, MGM, BB, DD, AK? As far as AKL, the rate is slightly higher than WL (with new fall codes) and it seems to be a little farther away from everything. It too looks beautiful, and the upside is that's it's newer (hence probably cleaner and fresher). What did you find to be the major pluses that convinced you this what the best resort. I have read on this board that the restaurants are quite good at AKL, is it the exotic variety, or the quality, the value, ...? For those of you who have stayed at other on-site locations, which others might you choose over AKL, (keep in mind, I have a limit, can't spend 6 nites at GF) or if you have stayed at AKL previously, would you stay there again or opt for some other? What room view did you have? If it was of the savannah, what made that so special every day. I live in an area with a world class zoo that simulates the native habitat, how is the savannah any different than going to a zoo and seeing giraffes and antelope? Sorry, if I just don't get it, just need convincing. Personally, when I look at WL and AKL, essentially I see the same resort, other than one is a National Park in the US and the other is a National Park in Kenya. So other than looks, what are the special features of AKL. I know I've rambled, but that is an indication of my struggle with which resort to choose, maybe I should just split 3 nites at each. Another question I have, is in regards to transportation. Do I use Disney's or do I rent a vehicle? If you had your own, did you find you used that quite a bit? Obviously, one has a limited vacation budget, and my question is, do I spend the $100 plus for a weekly rental or am I better served using Disney's transportation and spending the $100 on some other aspects of our stay? Is the transportation efficient (time wise that is) in getting you to the various parks, including DD, the Boardwalk, and mini-golf (DS wants to do this)? I've used Disney's in the past, and I found it quite efficient, however, I had no other choice, and used it primarily from resort to Parks. Any thoughts on this, thanks for your help. Like I said, I keep going back and forth on this, AKL vs. WL issue. I need to be sold on AKL, help.