I'm currently (belatedly apparently!) planning an early May trip...our first ever! DH and I don't have little ones, so this is just a pair of supposedly grown up kids going out to play. With work obligations, 2 pups to board and a limited budget, we're thinking a 4 night stay. It looks like our dates have lucked into at least discounted rooms if we stay on site. I will say that Disney's reservation system online is seriously confusing...but maybe that's just me. Is staying on site the best option for first timers? There are some really cheap rates out for off site hotels, but by the time resort fees and parking fees are tacked on, the rate isn't *that* much cheaper. Are the value resorts with their perks worth ~$25/day? With 4 days worth of tickets, which park would be the best to get the short shift or left out entirely? I've read that both AK and HS are "half day parks." Would it be crazy to skip one totally in favor of hitting MK on arrival day plus another day? Ok, that is enough pestering of y'all for now...but I will be back with more LOL!