I'm getting some great rates and can actually afford these places this time, so I'm considering a full stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge, a full stay at Poly, a combination of AKL/ Poly or a combination of Deluxe / POR to save a little money for miscellaneous "fun" in the parks. What can you tell me about AKL or Poly? I've visited Poly twice last Sept for dinner at Kona and Ohana's - - LOVED the lobby, but some of the interior pics of the rooms seem....seedy? We love the fact that it's a monorail resort, has the Electric Water Parade, can probably see the MK fireworks at night, can transfer at the TTC to monorail to Epcot, outdoor theming is to DIE FOR.... So, big Poly fans just from our limited exposure to it as restaurant patrons. Oh, and loved the lei-making station for the kids while we waited! AKL I know less about. A friend stayed there and loved it. I've heard it has a cult following just like Poly does, but some say it can be dark and is not close to water or the other parks. Our kids would love to see the animals on the savannahs and the dining options sound nice. How does it rate in the "fun factor" especially for the pool and things to do outside? And lastly, how much of a downer is it to transfer to a moderate midway through a stay? If we stay at Poly, we would stay there first and front-load our days at MK and Epcot to coincide with our time at the Poly, and go to POR for the second half of our 8 day trip, seeing MGM and AK and hanging out at Ol' Man Island or the POFQ pool some too. If we stay at AKL, we'd stay there the second half of our trip, upgrading from POR to AKL at the end. Somebody please help me choose between AKL and Poly! And talk to me about the mid-week resort downgrading - - how hard is that to do, logistically and psychologically? (LOL, I mean it's STILL Disney, and POR is gorgeous! We stayed there last Sept and LOVED it...) Thanks!