Normally we stay on Disney property, but decided to give the Gaylord a try. We are very glad we did. There were so many diffrent things going on at the hotel, that it was a nice change of pace after you got back from the theme parks. The rooms are very clean and modern...the only complaint is that I prefer a shower stall rather than a bath tub...other than that the rooms were comfy. The shuttles that run to the theme parks only run every hour in the afternoon, so we chose to drive to the Magic Kingdom and park, which was less convienient than the shuttle, but saved us time due to infrequency of the shuttle departures. I definitely would recommend this family friendly, fun hotel..Did not get to use the pool as it was too cold out, but it looks like a blast for kids with several slides, a mini waterpark. My son enjoyed the clean arcade and we are planning to come back to do ICE next month and will stay here again.