Prepping for a trip to Disneyland, our first. Been to WDW several times, and pretty much always stayed on site with the exception of the very first time. I really enjoy being on property at WDW, partially because of the ease of getting around, and partially because of the atmosphere of the hotels. As of right now, we're planning on staying at one of those condos west of the Disneyland Hotel. That still puts me close enough to walk so I'm not really concerned about it from that standpoint, but will I miss being at a Disney resort? For what it's worth, price is about the same, but the condo will give us a washer-dryer, full kitchen, and a LOT more space, which is why we're likely going that route. I do get that this is a completely subjective question, but is the theming and atmosphere at the DLR hotels such that they really add to the experience, like they do (IMO) at WDW?