This property is huge and you will be glad you booked. Everything is very tropical and it seems like they could call this one over here the Key West Resort, and the beach is wonderful. Everyone knows that vacations are a lot better when you can be on the Monorail line.
It was nice to be able to let the kids go on their own to the theme parks without adults dropping them off, since they can just go on the monorail right from the lobby. If you have small children that need to be monitored, the hotel offers supervised children's activities which are a lot of fun because they're Disney related stuff right from the movies.
Using the Disney sidewalk pathways for park access is a bonus. Mom, dad and kids will have tons of fun! The alcohol is nice at the beach bar. Do not forget where to go Shopping near Disney, as The Mall millennia is close. This has got to be the new favorite spot.
It is fun here or making plans to stay at one of the Deluxe resorts. The Polynesian has been high on my list and I love the poolside bar. After several Disney stays at the value and moderate resorts, we are into the step up resorts.
Booking at the Disney resort hotels is a good way to go. I love how absolutely stunning everything is in the hotel room, and even the bathrooms are superclean. Being able to hop on the Monorail was an extra nice plus.
We only used the car a few times for instance to go to the Ikea store and stopping for groceries at the Aldi. You will get plenty of fitness for sure with all the walking so you need a lot of water and of course we sucked down so many Michelob light beers in the evenings, as there's nothing like a Disney buzz!