Booked AKL for the first week of Sept. Thought we would try AKL for the first time but having hesitations. My understanding-- the animals are great but the rooms are dark and more important the bus rides are long. DH feels we should not spend the money since we are out of the resort by 8am and will not have time to enjoy the resort. As much as we force ourselves to relax.... that's just not what Disney was designed for-- because we try to get your monies worth out of the parks. We have the hopper and water park ticket. We plan to go to the water parks for two afternoons shower and off to another park. So these are the questions I am struggling with: Maybe I should skip the water park ticket and enjoy the hotel pool?? Maybe we should just plan a trip the AKL for a day visit? Choose a hotel closer to a park....WL maybe? Down grade to CB? Base the hotel closer where we will be dinning? Kona, Ohana, Coral Reef, Chef Mickey and Le Celler My favorite hotel is BC but just can swing the cost. Any thoughts?