I appreciate all of your insight. Since we have never stayed so close to a resort, we don't want to underestimate the importance of park hoppers. Having the ability to walk to Epcot to pick up lunch or snacks while the kids are in the pool with DH sounds fabulous! It sounds like you have shared so many important points, that this may be the direction we will go. Of course, my favorite suggestion was to do the extra day and keep the park hoppers! Hopefully that will be a a possibility the closer we get to vacation.