OK. I’ve looked at Guidebooks, read a bunch of websites and forums (seriously lurked here for weeks) and am STILL confused about a bunch of things. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is where we stand now: We (spouse and 2 kids ages 4 and 7) want to go for our first Disney trip next year. We are going to take the kids out of school for the week. 1) We were going to go in March, but decided the better time would be April 5-13. This seems to be after all the March spring breaks are over. A few schools have off in April, but not until the end, so we are hoping for shorter lines and nice weather. Does this sound right? 2) Our first thought was to stay at an All Star resort because the kids would love the theming (and they would). Of course the rooms are not the biggest. We are not considering a moderate, because most seemed too spread out and the rooms are not much nicer then at the Values. We semi-considered the Swan/Dolphin, but that would be more for us then for the kids as the beds are supposed to be really comfortable. Ultimately, our game plan now is to hold a Value, and then try to get a room at WL when the discounts become available (if the prices don’t drop to within 100/night of the Value we might just stay in the Value range). 3) The biggest issue now is the way to book everything. We E-mailed dreams unlimited and they are in the process of getting us quotes. FROM WHAT I’VE READ, IT LOOKS LIKE THE BEST DISCOUNTS ARE GIVEN TO ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS??? We do have AAA, the Disney Visa card, the entertainment book, etc but it seems the best options are as follows [btw- we figure 1) we will hit the parks about 6 days, do a water park one day, then do DisneyQuest for a day, and 2) We are going back in 2009}- -Everyone gets an annual pass (with water parks) and we go to whatever parks we want in 2008 and 2009. -I get an annual Pass (and hopefully get the room discount) and we buy a 10-day hopper/water park/ no expiration pass for everyone else and use the rest of the day in 2009. -We forego the Annual pass and look for a package deal either just for this year, or with the 10 day no expiration for all of us. I’m not sure if the package deals will save us more money then waiting until the discounts come out (apparently about 2-3 months before we go). Adding the Magic Your way stuff makes things more confusing, especially when trying to figure in the new dining plan cost vs regular dining. Again, I’m going to lock up a Value resort so we know we have a place to stay, but I’m hoping for some big discounts if attendance is low. Also, how low can I reasonably expect the WL to go? We have no problem with a standard room. I saw the Swan/Dolphin seems to go down to about $169 at times. Is that likely for the WL or am I looking at closer to $200 at best? Do the better deals work out to be when you book everything separately, or book a package? Any advice you can give (and from the previous posts I’ve read most of you give great advice) would be appreciated. Thanks! BTW- This is my first post! When I get a chance I’ll scan a picture of my son’s arm. He has a birthmark that I swear is shaped like a hidden Mickey!