Since I will be leaving in 19 days, I need some advice pretty soon. I am trying to budget everything. We have to stick to a tight food budget, etc. if we want to do the parks and buy my nephew some toys, which at Disney is a must. I am not too thrilled with my selection of hotels, but it could be worse. From what I gather on this site it's a clean and decent hotel. I have a trip planned for July for 2 adults & 1 6-year old for 14 days. I really wanted to stay onsite, but it's just too much for us. Even a value hotel at $99.00 plus tax - $110.38 a day cuts down everything else we want to do. I found a great rate of $49.00 a night with the Magic Card for Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista and there's a refrigerator and microwave in the room - this really helps cut down the cost of food. The only problem I really have is that I don't drive. I did some research on line, and I found that there is a Winn Dixie not far -- about $4.00 plus tip for a cab each way -- not bad so I can do a food shopping. We plan on taking sandwiches to the parks and eat breakfast in the room since most posters on this say that the free continental breakfast that Comfort Inn offers is stale cereal and hard waffles. I would like to know if anyone has stayed there recently and if they ate there for dinner and had the buffet. How was it? How much did it cost? On Comfort Inn's website it says that kids "eat free" with 2 full-paying adults. The Magic Card also gives 15% off the entire bill at Comfort Inn, so that wouldn't be a bad price for me for a dinner -- but not if it stinks. I am getting a bit nervous because last night I read something on Tripadviser that a person said that they wouldn't recommend this hotel to their worse enemy. Is it really bad? Is it really falling apart and with spider's webs on the lamps? I purchased 10 day MYW tickets with the waterpark option. Has anyone used the shuttles at Comfort Inn LBV? How are they? Do they go a few times in the morning and have a few pick up dates? How much would a cab cost from Downtown Disney to 8442 Palm Parkway where Comfort Inn is? I would really like to go to the park as late as I can since we can't take a break in the afternoonand stay until they close - or the last pickup, but I do want to see the fireworks at Epcot and MK so I will need to take a cab back to the hotel on those nights. I read a posting by someone else on this site who is going to be staying at the same hotel, that from Epcot to the Comfort Inn a cab would cost about $11.00 - not including tip. Would it be cheaper from Downtown Disney to get a cab back to Palm Parkway and would it be easy for me to get from any of the theme parks to Downtown Disney - even late at night? Since I got the waterpark option, how can I get from Palm Parkway to the water parks. I checked on the Mears Transportation website and a cab from Typhoon Lagoon would be about $9.00 - not including tip. I would do that going back to the hotel in the afternoon or evening, but I don't want to take a cab to get there. What is the best way for me to get to the waterparks? Comfort Inn doesn't offer shuttles to the waterparks. They claim they have shuttles to all 4 theme parks, but I doubt that. What park should I go to in order to go to Typhoon Lagoon? Which park should I go to in order to go to Blizzard Beach? How do I get to the waterparks, what is the easiest way? Can I get a bus from DTD to go to the waterparks? Please help. Thank you for any advice you can give. It looks like I'll be spending my entire trip on buses.