AFter much debate we ended up going to DL despite the words of warnings about gangs and diversity. So far it is just wonderful. We arrived late afternoon and upacked then walked around DTD. We showed our bags once on the way in and once on the way out. It was amazing to see the parks with enterances front to front and DTD in the middle. My first thought is how compact everything is! DTD is just a quick walk straight down and back up. It was very nice. The CM's are so nice here and do remind me of the Cm's at WDW. Cheryl a janitor walked us down to the pin trading booth to get our lanyards and talked to us the entire time. She even told us a secret to enter the park quickly by going to the monorail to get into the park. This morning we all over slept and now have about 1/2 hour to kill for regular entry to the park. I guess you would have to sleep to wake up so technically I have not woken up. The noise at HoJO's is terrible. Trucks all nite long, traffic and noise!!!! We are on the sixth floor facing the park. I did watch and listen to the fireworks from our room last evening, they looked spectacular and I can't wait to see them in person from the park. How lucky people are to see the fireworks from their yards. I really do wish we had a microwave in our room or free breakfast but I don't want to pack and move to new place so it will be just be a few nites of noise. I would not pick HoJo as our first pick. The walk to the park is just a block if that and only 5 minutes. The pool is beautiful and the hotel doesn't have people all over as BWPPI but for the money BWPPI with a free breakfast and micro would have been better for us. JMO. The staff has been very helpful and experienced in tourists. The weather to day is cool but we are just going to wear sweatshirts with t shirts under. I am packing a short outfit for DS but not for me. I met a woman who's family was picked on to open the park for YOMD and had a beautiful story of being picked out, given lanyards, pin and first in line for the entire day. It was so sweet for her to share her story. That is it so far, just waiting for SW ding MCO-SLC so if you see if please pm me. We are off to DL!