We began planning a trip for Dec. for our family of 6 (3 adults and kids 9, 14, 16). We just found out we have the option for the following but we've never not stayed at a Disney resort - w/ the exception of a quick one day trip. The package would be: Swan resort room w/ 2 queens, mini-fridge, coffee maker,etc. for $168.75 a night which includes resort fee/parking fee -- obviously we'd need two rooms. 8 day park hopper tickets w/ the 8 plus options (this is the water-park, quest) for $228.00 per person -- my understanding is that these aren't tied to our room keys bec of the special rate, but that we would still get the Early park admission w/ staying at the Swan. I'm thinking this would be a good rate - am I correct? We have options to add other events also at discounts - Cirque De Soleil, Sea World, Universal, etc. we would be more likely to do those w/ the great rates than if we were paying the higher rates at the Disney resorts. Any opinions on the extras? It's during Free Dining - but my understanding is free dining isn't part of Swan. We always like the re-fillable mugs - I'm not seeing if those are available at Swan - anyone know? My little one wants to know if we'll still have the Disney programming on the TV like in the resorts? I've been trying to read through the 70+ pages on the Swan thread to get more info and other Swan threads. It seems many really like the Swan, but others don't have the love for it since it's not Disney. My dh teases that I'm a Disneypod - I admit it's a little hard to think of no Mickey icons throughout the resort - but the price sure seems right. The other resorts we're looking at are AK villas or Key West villas -- we've also considered a couple rooms at mods or deluxe. Our other quotes we've received have been bet/ $7500-10,250.