Wow, what a great time to visit Disney. We just returned from a spur of the moment, nine-day trip and had great luck. The weather was decent. We had thunderstorms the first and last days of our stays, strangely enough, but nothing else. There were warm evenings and temperate days. My son stayed several hours in the pool each day and/ or evening, of course, given it was stormalong bay! How gorgeous is this pool?! I got some great shots of my son in the current part during sunset. The windmill was all lit up and the clouds were billowy against the dim sky, it was beautiful. I was very relaxed eating loads of ice cream from Beaches and Cream and refilling my mug at will while he swam. I didn't brave the "kitchen sink" on my own, but I did have a no way jose, a milky way sundae, scoops of coffee, butter pecan and chocolate in the waffle cone. Hopefully all our walking around the parks helped any probable weight gain issue here. Other than that, we spent a lot of time at Epcot because of the Food and Wine festival. I loved the New Orleans and the Pear festival booth areas, they were really nice. I tried a lot of the samples and the best (IMHO) were the Istanbul Turkey stand for the pita dip and the pistacio baklava, the praline bread pudding at Louisiana, the Italy booth for the ziti and pizza, the ginger caramel ice cream at the China booth, and the San Francisco stand for the roasted beet salad. We loved the Rose and Crown restaurant as usual but had difficulty getting in with a few of the other restaurants I wanted to try. We had a view of the Crescent lake which was divine and had some nice walks on the Boardwalk after sundown. We had a couple nights at the Animal Kingdom lodge toward the end of our stay and had a savannah view off the Kudu trail, way toward the end of the hallway. It wasn't the Arusha savannah, it was facing the other way and had a great array of animals all the time. There was a lot of work being done on the resort, plus they are building the vacation villas and we could see the construction work from our view. We had a lot of pool time here too and this is my favorite resort to hang out in the jacuzzi because there's nothing like being under the stars at night with animals nearby while you relax in the water. The jacuzzi areas are really nicely done with pretty plants and trees all around as well.