My family (DW, DS8, DD6) is planning our first trip to DLR the weekend after Easter 2007 (3 days, 2 nights). We're from NJ and have been to WDW 3 times in the last five years and always stay inside WDW. The last time we stayed at POR and LOVED it. However, we generally do not spend very much time in our hotel room. I usually plan to hit the parks 30 minutes before opening and stay til closing. We also love to eat at WDW and it seems like the best eating places in DLR are at the hotels. I have some questions regarding staying inside DLR and I'm looking for other people who go to WDW regularly and have stayed inside or outside DLR recently. 1. Is it worth the extra $$$ to stay inside DLR? 2. Paradise Pier and Disneyland Hotel cost about the same with Disneyland costing slightly more. Which resort is better? (proximity, restaurants, theming) 3. Is it worth the extra $300 to stay at the Grand Californian? Thanks for your help!