Aloha everyone! First, I want to thank everyone for all of their insights and tips. It made our 15-day trip a truly wonderful one. My DH was so impressed by the planning of our trip and I told him it was because of DISBOARDS!!!! Just a few thoughts about our trip... 1) we were able to stay at OKW for 7 days by renting through a DVC member. I was a little hesitant at first because of the cost and space, but I am so glad we did! We were able to stay in a beautiful 1 Bdrm suite. OKW is very spacious and I like the interior decor. We truly felt like we were at "home". We had a water view which was a joke because the trees blocked the view but my DH didn't complain. I loved the jacuzzi tub...a great way to unwind after a long day at the park. I was great to have a washer/dryer too. The bed was very comfortable and my DS said the sofa bed was comfortable too! I would definitely stay there again! I just wish their general store had a better selection of food items. It would have been nice to have some items in smaller quantities (ie butter, cheese etc). JMHO! 2) We ended our vacation by staying 3 nights at AKL. It was really beautiful! We had a great room (5419) savannah view but close to the elevators too. As soon as we entered our room, we saw 2 giraffes and 3 zebras! my DS's were so amazed. The feeling I had when I entered this resort was that it was so PEACEFUL! It was a nice way to end our hectic vacation. The room had bunkbeds a queen and a daybed. It was a little crowded for us (DH, DS15, DS12, DS6 and myself) but we were okay with it. I loved the decor and the tile in the bathroom! so beautiful!! There was a fridge...a small one but perfect for drinks. We did do concierge and DH loved the lounge. The food during breakfast and evenings were the best!!! the appetizers were awesome! I don't know if I would spend the money to do concierge again but I'm glad we did it this time. We did do the sunrise safari and that was great! Kinda pricey though for a family of 5. The breakfast buffet after the safari was good though. Everyone at the AKL was friendly and helpful. We did eat at Boma and the food is good...but everything had a sweetness to it. I'm glad I tried it though. All in all it was a good trip...long and tiring but fun! If you have any questions, I'll be glad to answer them. Mahalo again to everyone for all your help! This trip was a success because of you! cyansmom!