We got in late last night from our first stay at OKW. We surprised our daughter with this trip. We drove 2 1/2 hours to the airport. Dh sat her on the trunk and asked her if we could fly somewhere, where would she go? She of course said Disney World. I've watched the video 3 times. The look on her face is priceless. Checked in at 2 am. No Welcome Home, but the lady at the front desk was perky. She loaded our stuff into a van and said she had one stop to make before taking us to our unit. I wasn't too thrilled to be sitting outside someone else's unit in a minivan for 20 minutes, but I didn't say anything. She said there was a "challenge" she had to take care of. Disneyspeak for problem, I guess. We had room 4325. Second floor. It was the connecting room to a one bedroom. It was fine for the 4 of us. We were near the pool and Turtle Shack, which was closed. I had requested to be on the first floor near the hospitality house. I actually liked our location better. I wouldn't want to have to ride the bus through the whole resort before being dropped off at night. I didn't mind the no housekeeping thing. I think the towel rule is a little excessive. I use one for my hair and one for my body. I think there ought to be a toaster in the studio. We tried the walkway from MGM to Boardwalk one night. It was nice and quicker than waiting for the boat. We were trying to walk to Epcot for Illuminations. Made a wrong turn somewhere and ended up lost at the Yacht or Beach Club, not sure which. Dh saw enough of the Boardwalk to want me to try to switch our Dec. reservations there. He likes to go to the hotel bar after the kids and I are asleep, which is hard to do at OKW. He made do by having a beer on the little balcony. Enough negatives. Most times the wait for a bus was minimal. Once we got there just as the MK bus left and had to wait awhile, but we were still at the park w/in 30 min. of leaving the room. My 5 year old loved the pool, even though it was in the upper 50s and raining. She's looking forward to trying out some of the scheduled activities next time. There was a pair of ducks that she made friends with and a bunny we saw a couple of times. I was very smug one night on the bus back to the resort when she asked if we'd be home soon. I thought she meant Alabama and told her we had two whole days left. She said she meant the hotel. She said, "Let's not call it the hotel. Let's call it home, because it's kind of like our home only it's at Disney World." EXACTLY!