Hello, first post here and don't really have any specific questions yet. We have been to DW several times and have always stayed on property. Our last visit, in '07 was in our RV at Fort Wilderness and we loved it. Our oldest will be a senior in high school next year and we have friends whose family has never been to DW. So, on July 2nd, we'll be arriving at a house we rented on vrbo.com in Emerald Island Resort. There are 4 adults and 7 teenagers so a large house with pool, etc. was the best option for us on this trip. I did a search on EI resort and most of the posts seem to be in this forum, so I thought I would follow suit and post here as well. Just curious, for now, of anyone's thoughts or experiences of staying in that area and commuting back and forth to the DIS parks and possibly those "other" parks in another part of town? We are all buying parkhopper passes and don't plan on doing any waterparking while we are there. We have a beautiful property rented with 7 bedrooms with a private pool and gameroom. We can't wait!