Hi all - we were the family that had the sick son and went after much discussion. It all turned out fine - he is still on the mend, but it was a great break. Now - for the SSR report. First - we loved it. Since we have only stayed at OKW and concierge at AKL, we are not as seasoned as many. I was worried after reading some of the reports, but we found it a beautiful and quiet resort we will love to make our "home." Some thoughts however: it will be HUGE. When we were there, 85 of the 87 rooms were occupied (told that by CMS.) Eventually - at the rate they are building NOW - there will be almost 2800 units!!! According to the diff reports we had from CMs, they are up to selling the 10th building, with room for 12. Another Cm told us they are going to tear down the "Treehouses" and expand there with beautiful gold course views- but another CM told us that the Treehouses have become a designated wetland and there will be no building. As to the pools - the theme pool is great - but size wise, a joke. Even with the few units filled, we couldn't always get a shady chaise. We were told the idea (by numerous CMs) will be to keep the small pool, and build lots of quiet pools. I will say the quiet pool by Congress Park was lovely - elegant and an incredible view of Downtown Disney and the lights. (or, as we called it "BUG CITY" music please...) Now the restaurant - don't get me started. Wonderful help, and a very very small selection of good entrees. (One Cm tried to tell me that the best restaurants only serve a few selections.!! This is a good but glorified food court with maybe 16 selections...not a restaurant at all.) Heard many different stories on this. 2 CMs told me they are def. adding seated dining. 2 DVC salesmen completely disagreed with each other (in front of each other) as to future dining prospects. One said - he seemed more in the know - the biggest complaint he hears is the lack of dining options and "trust me, they are hearing the complaints, and they are listening." The other salesman disagreed, saying "they will not add anything. DVCers like to cook in their rooms (OH REALLY WOMEN ARE ON VACATION TOO!!!) and can walk to Downtown Disney." So - I don't know. They did tell me to complain... Our view of Downtown Disney (or as I said the "evil pleasure seekers pontooning their way to sin city" (we were a tad jealous!) was STUNNING and enjoyable every night. We saw the fireworks from our bed. !! The decor was lovely - granite countertops, etc. I know people have said the place is kind of industrial - I think the hurricane took a lot of plantings out. i don't think the size will be too much of a problem bcs its really really spread out. We enjoyed the outer hallways bcs we are from Minn and are fine with any weather. The Turf club was great, and the check in is cavernous and shd accomadate the vast hordes in the future. The SPa was lovely. The Spa ladies told me that eventually there will be horses roaming the paddocks. So, enough rumors for you? Anyone who worried, rest assured. We loved it, and I think, to paraphrase Frasier Crane , "They are listening." Oh yes - the Food and Wine Festival ROCKED! I need to add a new counter!